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Young Entreperneur Landscaping LLC

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

  1. zzach001

    zzach001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    WOW, Just read through all this conversation. I am not too active on lawnsite but come on every now and then to browse and stay up to date. But my story is similair to your guys. I just turned 22. Have had my landscaping business since 15. I do not mow or do maintenance I am actually more involved in sodding and supplying of sod. And also alot of landscape designs and clean ups. Mulch rock etc. I have done pretty well and for kids our age it is extremely rare what we are doing compared to most our age. I have a 2001 4 dr f 450 with the 7.3 as the main work truck and hauler. A 2001 bobcat 863 and my personal/ estimator/work truck 2005 dodge ram 1500.... What are your guys expectations in the next 5 years? And what are your best ways for handling the stress that comes along with us being in charge at such a young age?
     
  2. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    my basic plan is to get through college and see where the business is then. so far we have grown signifficantly each year. so i have 3 more years to make the decision to go full bore, run it on the side, or sell it.
     
  3. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heres some pics of me doing tree work and a big azz stump from one monster tree

    tree removal.jpg

    tree temoval.jpg
     
  4. KPZ Enterprises

    KPZ Enterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    dam ur climibing in shorts!! i hate doing treework in shorts....the saw dust gets in ur boots.. nice to see u have a helmet on tho, i see a lot of amatures around me not wearing helmets n ropes from the home depot. lol
     
  5. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah i dont like to but it was one of those hot days.
     
  6. Copacabana

    Copacabana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    Great setup! What made you go from Scag to Exmark? Keep up the great work!
     
  7. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i really like both equally. being that standers are really hard to find used at a good deal i went with what i could find and knew was a great platform. i liked that i can fold up the platform for transport and tight spots if needed too. i cant say enough about scag walkbehinds though. i had a tiger cub and for what it was it was great but i needed to get something a bit more versitile and with a bigger engine to handel wet grass better.
     
  8. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Another Cincy Guy! Im 18 and own a tree and landscape company that focuses mainly in total tree care. A buddy of mine who I went to high school with owns a good size lawn and landscape company too.

    Do you climb much?
     
  9. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i dont really do too much tree work. i do pretty basic climbing stuff and drop what i can. i have a buddy who i sub out the bigger stuff to.
     
  10. W&Wlawncare

    W&Wlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Barrett, you still go to Xavier?
     

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