Young Entreperneur Landscaping LLC

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Barrett Landscaping, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Grant11

    Grant11 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hows spring 2016 treating you guys?

    I've been tearing out groundcover all day and was curious- how did you remove the ground cover in post #1116 before you laid sod? I have yet to find a productive means to doing it
     
  2. supperdude16

    supperdude16 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Use a sod cutter. It will cut out an inch or two below the grass/weeds then you can roll it off easy. Rent at Home Depot $50-100 a day
     
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    Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been a while since posting here! We are slammed still and trying to keep up. The ground cover for that job was torn out with a skid
     
  4. CleanCutsLC

    CleanCutsLC LawnSite Member
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    Hi Barrett,

    I am using the winter time now to polish things up for this upcoming year and I was thinking about this thread. It was been a big help in the past wanted to keep it going.

    I had a couple questions just off the top of my head. I know you said in the past that you re-invested almost all the money made back into the business for a long time time. About how long did you do that?

    I am going into my 2nd year full time. Here is what my first few years were like...

    1st year, part time, ended year with 4 customers, $3,500 gross (experiment year), re-invested everything

    2nd year, part time, ended year with 14 customers, $8,500 gross, re-invested everything

    3rd year, full time, ended year with 32 customers (many one time jobs too), $32,000 gross, reinvested everything. I could have made more this year but chose not to, due to risk/reward for family and health.

    Hoping my fourth year, I will have 60+ customers.

    When did you start taking a reasonable take home pay?

    Thanks for any advice! This thread has helped lots in the past
     
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    Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man... time to knock the dust off this thread. Due to this site changing configurations and not being as user friendly as well as being EXTREMELY busy I have been dormant here for a while. This year past season was another record season. We are finally getting established as one of the brand name companies in our area that do everything from maintenance to full design and build. We went from 4 to 12 employees by the year's end. Invested heavily once again in the business to get us over the $750k revenue plateau while taking a healthy personal pay. At year's end I finally brought on a minority partner who had been working as an employee for 8 years and finally graduated from college with a finance degree. Lastly, we bought out another large reputable company in our area that specializes in large estate care and hardscape/mason work in the high end residential market. To get to where we are now has been a long time coming but has been a great learning experience and journey. We are continuing to grow and will be well in the seven figure range on sales. My biggest advice to those starting out is to always try and keep overhead low and invest in your business whenever possible. Always seek advice and try things.
     
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    Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here are some photos over the season

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    Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Barrett Landscaping

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    Building another "super truck" that is a twist on ETW's for our heavy insall crew

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  10. nsejda

    nsejda LawnSite Member
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    Your thread is very inspirational. I've read it start to finish these past few days. Any other advice other than keeping cost low and always trying things? This is my first year starting on my own, will take any advice I can get, haha.
     

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