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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Landscaping bridges


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Thanks to the GopherHaul show, I had a great chance to meet up with Rod of http://www.redwoodbridges.com.

You have some fantastic products and I noticed you are located in Arkansas. We have quite a few members on here from your state!

Could you give us a little tour and tell us a little how you got started in this business? It's really fascinating!

Do you have any pictures of your shop where you make your products? 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

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


  #2  
Old 01-13-2008, 11:40 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
These are very nice. could work this into a landscape or renovation very easy.

I saved the site link

thanks Steve good one!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2008, 07:18 AM
RodBird RodBird is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 8
RodBird
Default

HI Steve and thanks for your kind words about my garden bridges and woodcrafts. Yes I am out here in beautiful Mena, Arkansas right at the foot of rich mountain.
I started out about 9 years ago in woodworking by building a small footbridge for my wife to go over our small pond. A few people saw it and wanted me to build them one. I started building them in my front yard( In California at that time) people stated stopping by to ask me to build them bridges and before long I had to quit my computer related job to build garden brides full time.
I opened my website back in 1998 and after a few years it started bringing in enough customers where now I get most of my businss from the website( www.Redwoodbridges.com) I continue to add new designed products when I get a chance to design and build them. Some people have referred to me as "The Unknown Craftsman" I guess it was a friendly way to say" Who is the guy who bulds the bridges?"
Thanks again Steve its a great forum you have here and I appreciate the chance to introduce myself here to all your members and viewers.
All the best from Rod The Unknown Craftsman



__________________
Rod Bird
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2008, 02:35 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Rod,

That is an amazing and inspirational story! Thank you for jumping in here!

Free Redwood Landscape Bridge Giveaway!

Rod was very kind enough to allow us to give away "one of my 30 inch or 36 inch decorative footbridges. I sell them for 99.00 on my website." for FREE. Including shipping (you must live in the 48 states of North America)



If you are interested in winning this bridge, please make a post and say Hi to Rod, to tell us you are in!

I am going to be promoting this in the next GopherHaul as well.

Visit http://www.redwoodbridges.com for more bridge products!
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 01-14-2008, 03:56 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 29
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 8
makbootzy
Default

Hi Rod,

I checked out your website and you do really good work. I have always liked woodworking and watch just about every new yankee workshop. I think you could give Norm a run for his money!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2008, 06:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Rick's in! Who else would like a free landscape bridge?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 01-15-2008, 09:51 PM
dclark2037 dclark2037 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
dclark2037
Default

Hey Rod,
Thats some sweet work you do. I have a customer that has Koi pond with a 20' stream leading down to the pond and one of your bridges would work great. I will be refering her to your site. And Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks and keep up the great work here on gophergraphics.
David
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2008, 10:25 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Rod! Very nice work and a gorgeous product! I wouldn't mind having one of these myself, but also, I agree with Tim... these SHOULD be a fairly easy sell. I'm going to use some of the pictures, if you don't mind, and put them in a book to show to my customers.

By the way... I'M IN!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2008, 02:13 PM
RodBird RodBird is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 8
RodBird
Post

Hello this is Rod again and just wanted to say thank you to evryone for all the kind words and compliments on my woodcrafts. I really appreciate it!
thanks also to everyone who enters the contest and I will be happy to build the winner a very nice decorative bridge!
Take care and best wishes from Handcrafted Garden Bridges and woodcrafts from Rod
__________________
Rod Bird
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-02-2008, 04:46 AM
aclawncareservice aclawncareservice is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 0
aclawncareservice is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hey Rod,
I checked out your website and you do really nice work.
I've got about three people that may like to have one this
spring or summer around there house. GET'R DONE!

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
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
Today 08:23 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 3,291
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Today 05:50 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 262
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
Today 05:40 PM
Today 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 18
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
Today 05:32 PM
Today 05:32 PM
by Girlfriend
0 19
Billing methods
jcurr33
Today 01:33 PM
Today 01:33 PM
by jcurr33
0 32
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
Today 01:22 PM
by chris2500hd
7 153
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
Yesterday 04:22 PM
Today 12:44 PM
by Steve
4 108
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
Yesterday 09:29 PM
Today 04:49 AM
by avetslawncare
2 82
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
Yesterday 08:57 PM
by SGL1
9 432
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
Yesterday 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 442
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
Yesterday 08:04 PM
by avetslawncare
4 141
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
Yesterday 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,463
How do you get...
ESREVER
Yesterday 01:30 PM
Yesterday 07:20 PM
by avetslawncare
6 119
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
Yesterday 03:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 234
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
Yesterday 03:26 PM
by ESREVER
25 2,295
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
Yesterday 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 258
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 141
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,618
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
Yesterday 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 271
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 98
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-24-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 95
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 162
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 98
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 94
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 379,811
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 798
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-23-2015 11:48 AM
by BLC7
18 436
Need some advice about...
Wolf4dk
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
by Wolf4dk
0 154
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,514
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 231
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-21-2015 01:53 PM
by Bradcook21
4 265
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
03-20-2015 10:00 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 3,561
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 152
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 508
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 244
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 437
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 321
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,266
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 04:07 PM
03-18-2015 02:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
21 1,991
new to the site
bigdaveha12
03-17-2015 09:13 PM
03-18-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
1 177
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
03-17-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
17 824
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
03-17-2015 08:15 PM
by SGL1
3 236
mulch questions
Bradcook21
03-08-2015 08:37 AM
03-17-2015 07:00 PM
by Bradcook21
23 933
Scag hydro w/b frame...
Just for Cuts
03-11-2015 03:32 PM
03-17-2015 06:37 PM
by lxarth
11 461
Buy new or used?
lxarth
12-26-2014 09:50 PM
03-17-2015 06:11 PM
by lxarth
14 1,665
New to 2015
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 08:29 AM
03-17-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 263
Pulling trailer was...
SGL1
03-07-2015 07:14 PM
03-17-2015 08:11 AM
by SGL1
30 1,093
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 09:59 AM
03-16-2015 03:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
10 602
trimmer racks.
apmAkron
03-12-2015 09:07 AM
03-16-2015 03:17 PM
by Steve
4 326
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-16-2015 03:11 PM
by Steve
4 320
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping administration aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook ferris foreman google gravely growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower per hour service pricing pto secrets to landscaping seo shell snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree up sell employee virtual assistant web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 PM.

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