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 > Business > Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!

Boyd Coddington the "King of Hot Rods"


Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions

Are you interested in starting your own lawn care franchise or are you interested in buying into one? Let's talk about different franchise opportunities and how to build your own franchise. Also we discuss different entrepreneurs who inspire us!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-01-2008, 03:04 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,351
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I was a big fan of Boyd and all his automotive creations. I loved watching his show American Hotrod.

He really lived the car lover and manufacturers dream.

What did you think of him and what he created?

A little background.

Coddington grew up on a farm in Rupert, Idaho, reading all the car magazines he could, and got his first car (a 1931 Chevrolet truck) at age 13.[2] He attended machinist trade school at Idaho State University and completed a three-year apprenticeship in machining. In 1966, he moved to California building hot rods by night and working as a machinist at Disneyland during the day. He soon became known for building unique hot rods and in 1977 he opened his own shop, Hot Rods by Boyd, in Cypress, California. His first customer was Vern Luce whose car (a 1933 coupe) won the Al Slonaker Award at the 1981 Oakland Roadster show, a prestigious award for those "in the know."

In 1988, Coddington founded Boyds Wheels, Inc., to manufacture and market custom automobile alloy wheels made from billet aluminum. His aluminum wheels were an industry first and many innovative designs are credited to Boyds Wheels. By 1997, Coddington (along with his then chief designer Chip Foose), was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame



Boyd Coddington: 1944-2008
__________________
- 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 12-12-2008, 07:59 PM
bcseo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
It was an interesting show, but I hope the way he treated his staff was just for drama on the show. I have owned several businesses and I know the value of good people. When I find a good employee I treat them well, so they stay with me and make my business stronger. Boyd seemed to often treat staff poorly, I know I would not work for him very long.

But he did produce some beautiful machines
RIP Boyd
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-12-2008, 08:43 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,351
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very true. Watching his show always made me cringe as far as the way he treated his staff. I think a bunch of them went off to work with Chip Foose. In fact, I think Chip Foose also got his start with Boyd. What a talented group they are!

Quote:
I have owned several businesses and I know the value of good people.
What kinds of businesses were they? What did you like or dislike about them?
__________________
- 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
  #4  
Old 12-14-2008, 08:33 PM
rlcs08's Avatar
rlcs08 rlcs08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CIncinnati
Age: 26
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
rlcs08 is on a distinguished road
Default

Im sorry, but he was a D!CK! I met the man once and treated me like dirt just b/c he saw my truck and "didn't care for rat rods" I didnt really care for his type of trailer queen work either, but thought he might be worth meeting. I was wrong. I know first hand why some of his employees left him and went to Foose. I would have too...
__________________
I go by Hot Rod, its been my nick name since I was born.
'98 F150 4x4 (for sale)
'34 Ford Truck Hot Rod
'95 Sportster
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,351
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What do you think causes that? I mean here he was, very talented. He was surrounded with what I thought he loved, working on hotrods, yet it seemed the love he had for it didn't shine through.

Did it all just burn him out?
__________________
- 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 12-15-2008, 12:32 PM
rlcs08's Avatar
rlcs08 rlcs08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CIncinnati
Age: 26
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 7
rlcs08 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What do you think causes that? I mean here he was, very talented. He was surrounded with what I thought he loved, working on hotrods, yet it seemed the love he had for it didn't shine through.

Did it all just burn him out?
I dont think he was much of a people person to begin with honestly.
__________________
I go by Hot Rod, its been my nick name since I was born.
'98 F150 4x4 (for sale)
'34 Ford Truck Hot Rod
'95 Sportster
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-15-2008, 08:32 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,351
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I dont think he was much of a people person to begin with honestly.
He seemed so good at what he did, I just have to wonder if somewhere he lost his love for everything because running the business was tough. I think he had gone through bankruptcy in the past with his wheel business. Maybe that effected him.
__________________
- 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
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
Today 03:03 AM
by jrs.landscaping
7 170
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Yesterday 09:13 PM
by Chilehead
2 63
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
Yesterday 09:10 PM
by Chilehead
13 711
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
Yesterday 03:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
4 141
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 68
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
Yesterday 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 76
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
Yesterday 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 83
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
Yesterday 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 130
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
Yesterday 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 368
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
Yesterday 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 192
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 260
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,444
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,165
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 509
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,825
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 816
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 389,863
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 119
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 220
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,019
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 229
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 161
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 276
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 705
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,504
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 297
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 523
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 654
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 518
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,119
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,034
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,073
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 427
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 443
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 353
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 479
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 356
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,006
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,046
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 300
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 352
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,133
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 379
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 415
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 441
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 412
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 824
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 721
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 485
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 587
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark blades bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration design ditches door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer estimate flyers free advertising google grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic jobs landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business toro tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design website website design winterization won't return wood wright stander rh www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:17 AM.

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