Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

getting started


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-28-2008, 09:16 PM
cowboy52806's Avatar
cowboy52806 cowboy52806 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: davenport, ia
Age: 45
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
cowboy52806
Default

I just picked up my equipment. I got a toro ztr 50" cut model 5000 , a robin weed eater, racks for trailer, and 6x10 enclosed trailer, all for about 5600 from sle equipment out of tn. not a bad deal. and also getting pro locks. pro locks lock your rider or walk behind into place. and they are d.o.t. /fmcsa compliante. I have 1 account so far. and working on others. Not bad for a trucker driver trying to get off the rode. lol I also wanted to say thanks for all the posts and replies that everyone has done. It has really helped me to make my decisions. oh before anyone asks. all equipment is new with factory warrenty. and i am going to go with the name of Don's Lawn and Snow Plow Services.
__________________
donnie montegna
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2008, 09:30 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Cool deal, Sounds like a good rigg to start with! *I do hope you have some cash to fall back on though man, $5600 in equipment expense is pretty steep with only 1 customer on the books. *Your gonna need to spend some more cash (& pray a bit) to advertise to get the business to pay for it all.

*Not the end of the world by any means just an obstacle. *I guess what I'm saying is if you have the backing that's great I jumped in with both feet too. *If that was the last $5600 to your name.... *(I'm not teribbly religious but) PRAY ALOT & start knockin on doors! ... really, put the computer down right now & go say hello to your neighbors, spread out from there.



__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #3  
Old 04-28-2008, 09:55 PM
cowboy52806's Avatar
cowboy52806 cowboy52806 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: davenport, ia
Age: 45
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
cowboy52806
Default

thanks for the reply musicman!!!!!!! my payments are only $197 a month for 3 years. i wont get out of truck till end of year. my wife gets done eith school in june and starts working then. so its not all bad. my first account will bring in about 250 a month and i have more bidding to do. again thanks to all in advance that replies
__________________
donnie montegna
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2008, 11:59 PM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Those payments are pretty good. All in all you got a sweet deal going there it seems. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2008, 05:51 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,697
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Donnie,

What made you get out of driving a truck and wanting to start your own lawn care business?

Can we see some pictures of your set up now?

I'd love to see!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2008, 08:45 PM
cowboy52806's Avatar
cowboy52806 cowboy52806 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: davenport, ia
Age: 45
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
cowboy52806
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ April 29 2008,5:51)]Hi Donnie,

What made you get out of driving a truck and wanting to start your own lawn care business?

Can we see some pictures of your set up now?

I'd love to see!
i will work on thse pics. you van see all tralier packages at www.sleequipment.com. my camera is messed up right now.they are great people to work with.i am just tired of always being away from family and our pay for driving hasn't come up in years.



__________________
donnie montegna
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2008, 08:48 PM
cowboy52806's Avatar
cowboy52806 cowboy52806 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: davenport, ia
Age: 45
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
cowboy52806
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (UniversityLandscapers @ April 28 2008,11:59)]Those payments are pretty good. All in all you got a sweet deal going there it seems. Good luck!
thanks dave. with my contacts and my brothers i should be ok. but even better next year.
__________________
donnie montegna
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2008, 07:32 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,697
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I just checked out the site www.sleequipment.com

WoW They got a lot of stuff there! That's where you buy your equipment?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Landscape maintenance...
Steve
Today 08:47 PM
Today 08:47 PM
by Steve
0 1
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Today 08:38 PM
by Steve
39 9,942
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
Yesterday 11:57 AM
Today 08:35 PM
by Steve
1 68
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Today 08:28 PM
by Steve
8 286
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 08:23 PM
by Steve
190 16,830
Georgia Boys!
Chilehead
12-18-2014 10:23 PM
Today 08:21 PM
by Steve
3 143
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Today 08:19 PM
by Steve
10 398
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
Today 07:56 PM
by Steve
6 233
Has Obamacare helped or...
Steve
12-18-2014 04:37 PM
Today 07:53 PM
by Steve
4 171
Stander Vs. Zt
totalscape
12-20-2014 07:57 PM
Today 06:50 PM
by Chilehead
7 171
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 05:07 PM
Today 12:02 PM
by SuperiorPower
11 353
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 12:52 AM
by rmccutchan
31 9,097
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
12-17-2014 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 3,050
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
12-17-2014 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,202
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
12-17-2014 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,411
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 355
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 344
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 423
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 320
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 873
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 866
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 334
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 4,176
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 449
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,459
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 691
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 550
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 962
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 493
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 482
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,327
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,798
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 1,039
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,328
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,514
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 679
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 755
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,294
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 922
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,314
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,928
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 780
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,522
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 691
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,583
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,553
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,565
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 758
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,339
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,254
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast pto push versus ride running a business savannah scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy