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!

Hey Boys


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 11-25-2009, 02:33 PM
soloplow soloplow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 6
soloplow is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Hey Boys

Guys im new to the forum. starting up my own plowing busisness still in highschool. a local contractor went outa buisness and i seen to oportunity to make money. they had over 1.2 million dollars in accounts that everyone is scattering to pick up. i have a ford ranger now and would liek to outfit that wiht a light plow although the air damn could use major revamping and that not what i want to spend my free time doing. All in all i hear rangers are nice little plow trucks alhtough the transmissions dont hold up. leading me to the process of buying a new truck hopefully already set wiht a plow. if i had to keep the ranger what would you guys recomend for a plow, preferable hydrolic chain support lift not a cheap snowbear. give me our input on what you guys think. Cant wait to hear your positive thoughts and constructive criticism. Thanks Guys.
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 11-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,356
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

In an earlier post, we were talking about smaller trucks and what kinds of plows they should use.

One member talked about the benefits of a plow that has downward pressure.

Like this:
http://www.snoway.com/index.cfm/act/downpressure

What kinds of things are you doing to promote your new business?
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 11-25-2009, 03:43 PM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 6
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome and Happy Turkey Day!!
__________________
Artie Crowley
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2009, 07:09 PM
soloplow soloplow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 6
soloplow is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up bussiness

right now to get contracts signed im looking at who may not be recieving there plowing this winter due to there contractor going under. We also do own a mowing bussiness and run a three mower crew and do aproximantly 46 lawns a week on the side, not as a primary sorce of income. Me my dad and uncle run the bussiness as a sorce of payment to take care of toys such as snowmobile four wheelers, boats and cabins. Upon mowing we snow blow about 26 drivwasy of those customers we mow. my uncle is sick of being out working in the cold and using the time when he has two boys in hockey. he will be loaning those job sites over to me. Looking for a succesful winter. I find plowing to be enjoyable with my grampa when he gets up early morning 3.30 4 am to plow driveways after a winter storm. thannks for the warm welcome and insider to the site. Have an enjoyable evening and once agian thanks for your time.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2009, 07:43 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,356
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
not as a primary sorce of income. Me my dad and uncle run the bussiness as a sorce of payment to take care of toys such as snowmobile four wheelers, boats and cabins.
I love it!

You gotta show us some pics of the cabin or the four wheelers or some of the toys!

That is great!
__________________
- 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 11-26-2009, 01:54 PM
soloplow soloplow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 6
soloplow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I love it!

You gotta show us some pics of the cabin or the four wheelers or some of the toys!

That is great!
10-4 boss. will do. i gather some up and post them. Is there a good spot in the forum for that?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,356
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Is there a good spot in the forum for that?
Right here would be fantastic! I bet you guys have a lot of fun.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 11-26-2009, 07:57 PM
TeamDynamic's Avatar
TeamDynamic TeamDynamic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 51
Rep Power: 7
TeamDynamic is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forum! If your looking to get into commercial accounts you might want to think upgrading to a 3/4 ton truck or larger. When I first started with snow removal I only had an s-10. I towed a trailer with a 2-stage snow blower and a quad with a plow. I was limited to residential accounts till I could afford a larger truck. There is a lot of money to be made in residential accounts due to the fact that most big snow companies won't go near them. Plus getting new residential snow accounts helps set you up for lawn accounts in the spring.
__________________
www.TeamDynamicOnline.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
contract, november, plow, ranger, snow, winter

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For all the good ol' boys yet again MikeO General Talk 1 09-15-2009 02:22 PM
For all the good ol boys in here MikeO General Talk 4 08-19-2009 10:49 PM
Boys and Girls, wash your hands. StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 1 12-03-2007 05:45 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Things your lawn care...
Steve
Today 11:48 AM
Today 11:48 AM
by Steve
0 16
I can't believe people...
ExtremeLawncareServices
05-25-2015 10:29 AM
Today 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
9 211
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
Today 11:35 AM
by Steve
5 157
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
Today 11:28 AM
by Steve
14 736
Pissed off customers
stonegatedesigns
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Today 11:26 AM
by Steve
3 95
Great start to the season
jcurr33
05-25-2015 08:49 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
2 76
uploading video on here?
holymoly
05-24-2015 08:13 AM
Yesterday 01:37 PM
by Steve
2 85
new here ! need help
pgrace
05-23-2015 11:29 PM
Yesterday 01:35 PM
by Steve
1 90
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
05-21-2015 04:33 PM
Yesterday 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 139
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
Yesterday 01:25 PM
by Steve
14 380
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
Yesterday 01:22 PM
by Steve
5 201
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
05-24-2015 04:37 PM
by SGL1
12 268
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
05-22-2015 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,451
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
05-22-2015 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 9,175
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
05-21-2015 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 519
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,839
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 824
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 389,959
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 126
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 229
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 2,028
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 235
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 166
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 281
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 711
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,515
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 304
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 530
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 662
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 524
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,130
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 1,041
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,083
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 435
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 448
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 359
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 486
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 364
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 4,014
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 1,053
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 306
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 358
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,141
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 385
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 420
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 446
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 418
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 831
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 727
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 491
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts ditches edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers foreman google grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag scripts sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns swzt theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website won't return www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 PM.

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