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Troy here is a great article that potentially deals with topics similar to those you are facing. Maybe you can compare and contrast what you are doing with what Dan is.

Grows lawncare business the natural way - When Dan Hageney decided it was time to leave the corporate world, he recalled his high school days when he worked during the summer for a lawn-care company in his hometown of Thornwood, N.Y.

But by 2002 he wanted out. While still living in New York City, he acquired lawn-care equipment and storage space in Greenwich to start his business ** Connecticut Green L.L.C. ** and commuted to the suburbs. It was a slow process, as getting a series of pesticide licenses alone took 14 months. “There was a lot of pressure in the sense that I was married and I had to rely on my wife for three years to get (the business) started. Two years after that I started making serious money.”

Hageney moved to Fairfield County in 2003 and bought a house in Darien last year.

Building a client base is a hurdle for any new business, but Hageney said being an owner-operator made things easier. “It’s not as tough as you think when the guy who owns the company does the work himself.”

In its first year in business Connecticut Green had 35 clients and four years later that number grew to 400. Hageney declined to reveal revenues but said the sales volume has doubled every year.

Hageney said he has established relationships with landscapers who are not licensed to work with pesticides, but who can recommend Connecticut Green to their clients.

“We have relationships with 10 or 12 landscapers in Fairfield County,” Hageney said. “In a general sense, our service is broken up into three components, lawn care, shrub care and tick sprays.”

The majority of Connecticut Green’s work is done in Fairfield County by Hageney and his two employees ** former high school buddies.

Connecticut Green is equipped to perform environmentally friendly lawn care using organic fertilizers and ingredients, Hageney said.


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I would like to learn more about him. Does he have a website?

Thanks for the article
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Troy, check out the article link and see if anything in the story gives you ideas. I would also like to hear your reflection on how you feel his company is doing.
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I think that it is great. Kind of reminds me of myself
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I totally thought of you when I read this
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Quote[/b] ]Hageney said he has established relationships with landscapers who are not licensed to work with pesticides, but who can recommend Connecticut Green to their clients.

“We have relationships with 10 or 12 landscapers in Fairfield County,” Hageney said. “In a general sense, our service is broken up into three components, lawn care, shrub care and tick sprays.”
It made me wonder if you were reaching out to enough landscapers.
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I reached out big time this past spring. Remember I teamed up with one lawn care company and mailed business cards out with their letters. I also sent out letters to local LCO's, irrigation companies, landscapers, and nurseries and even called some as well. I probably get referrals from approx 3 local companies
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Good work!

It's nice to be able to compare and contrast your business with others and I hope some information in that article was helpful.
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I grew up in Fairfield County, and I have a lot of family still there. From what my brother tells me, the market is absolutely wide open up there. They can't get enough landscapers, and everyone is willing to pay. It's a major high cost area, CT. being one of the most expensive states to live in.

That's why I hang my hat in Texas!!

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How do you see the Texas market and the CT market differing?
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