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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    participating here on lawnsite? How many guys do you employ? How long did it take you to get where you are today?

    Just curious...
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647


    I have no recolection

    I will plead the 5th ammendment for fear that any answer I provice may incriminate me................:blob3:
  3. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    2 full-time including myself, 2 part-time college kids.
    I started 10 years ago as a part-time mowing company, jumped in full-time this year as a full service grounds maintenance contractor. After working for someone else my whole life, love being my own boss.
  4. EmeraldLawncare

    EmeraldLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16


    I employ 1 (myself)
    It has taken me a month and a half.

  5. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I employ about 9 to 12 on average.
    I have taken my lco from one push mower to 5 new trucks and too much equipment to put on a little list for show and tell. I have also opened a full service Garden center and supply my competition with products(That's a novel idea).I am in the process of opening a pond store(target september) as soon as i go to closing on property. I provide full medical for my employees plus bonuses. It has taken me a little over ten years to get this far and i ain't now where yet. Wanna know my secret. Don't follow the follwers. Copy the leaders. Don't be a talker be a doer. Don't reinvent the wheel.

    Too many followers trying to give advice. Sometimes the one who listens more than talks is wiser....
    For all you know I could be making all this up...or not.
    Don't like tooting my own horn but beep beep. I think i can.
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Amen LawnDOG
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Lawn Dog is top dog? Thanks for your comments LD
  8. mottster

    mottster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I don't believe there are any employees that are members on here but here in Wichita there's a LCO called Suburban Landscape Managementor something...we just call them Suburban. Anyway...they hve 20 mowing crews and in peak summer weeks they have over 90 employees. They have a guy that isfull time just hiring and firing people. they go through 4 or 5 guys a week cuz they have a rule where if you're late or mess something up you're on a 6 month probation....anything else and you're gone. Crazy stuff.

    As for the company i work for...at the beginning of the year we had 8 all together...now we have 5 due to some just walking off the job...one got fired...and another got a better job at Coca Cola.

    Good times.
  9. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Youve been reading that Aquascape mag. too many times....:D :D :D
  10. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,917

    2 full time (including me) 1 part time.

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