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Western PA Landscapers!

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Cool. If you have guns and a 4x4 you'll feel right at home!
    I suspect you made a good choice.

    Welcome to PA!
  2. cmos123

    cmos123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Guns yes 4x4 not yet. So far we are likin the area, but we have been living in a Motel with 3 kids, so that is getting OLD and EXPENSIVE!
    Should be moving into our home this weekend, then gonna try to nab some late season customers.

    Are there any flat areas any where here LOL!
  3. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,163

    Flat area what is that?
  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Flat? Nope.

    You'll get a good bit of snow in that area too, so 4x4s aren't just for looking cool.

  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,937

    The kitchen table... :waving:
  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Man, this "day off" stuff is nice. I should try it more often.

    I busted my ass and got almost everyone done early this week and only had to mow 3 small jobs yesterday (4th of July).
    I still have a bunch of extra work I need to get to (hedges, hedges, and more hedges), but I said "screw it - I'm taking a day off."

    I've done nothing productive today - and I don't feel bad about it. :)

    I generally don't work Sundays either, but I do volunteer work at the animal shelter with my wife on Sundays pretty regularly, so today's "stay at home and do nothing" day was a rare treat.
  7. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    Looking forward to a day off tomorrow too. I'm gonna don the speedo and head to the pool with my wife and try to even out the farmers tan before the honeymoon. :cool2:
  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,163

    Oh ya. I think business is good round here cause if you are tough an do not mind cutting hills there is not much competition. Like someone out of shape with a fancy mower does not have a chance round here n'at! :drinkup:
  9. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I have thought about getting out as well. For now I am still in. I have dropped some customers and thinned the route down a bit. I will only accept new business in neighborhoods I currently work in. I have pulled all lettering off of the trucks and have told current customers not to reccomend me to anyone unless they are on same street. Just trying to get this year over with and regroup over the winter.
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  10. planetlc

    planetlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Hey guys just checking in! Hope all is well in the landscaping and lawn care world. I gather it's been a rough season rain wise. I've talked to a couple of you sporadically.

    I also wanna throw this out there. I couldn't completely step out of the self employment world, and started an independent distributorship with a health and nutrition company. I've been hooked on pop and five hour energy drinks for years and I know many of you understand why, especially if you plow. I kicked those habits in a matter of days with one of the supplements. If anyone has any interest at all, let me know! I also dropped 35 pounds on some of their other products, and have kept it off and continue to lose. For those of you who don't know me personally I was a college offensive lineman up near 300 pounds. I wish someone had shown me this stuff while I was still landscaping.

    With that said, I'll leave you with this. Never forget why you got in this industry. The days you're stressed because of a week straight of rain will just be replaced with different stress if you decide to quit. There is nothing like being self employed. Keep up the good work!

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