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!

Hello from Mobile, AL


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 10-18-2010, 12:15 PM
Rodriguez11 Rodriguez11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 102
Rep Power: 5
Rodriguez11 is on a distinguished road
Default Hello from Mobile, AL

Hi everyone, I am on my 3rd year of business. I started my company after i graduated highschool with a little help from the parents. I am a senior now in college still maintaining customers as a part time thing until i get out of college and go full time.. I first started off with a home made trailer, used $100 riding mower, one weedeater and one edger (used), and an electric blower!! REALLY NEWBIE, but you have to start somewhere right. Well one month later my entire trailer got up and walked away one day and was never seen again! So NEW equipment, I ran out to Home Depot cuz we know thats the best place, I got a 2006 rzt50 23kH and an echo weedeater and edger, and gas blower and 5x8 trailer pulled with my grand cherokee... 3 years later i still have the same equipment with the addition of a 2010 tank m48 with 25kH, another weedeater and edger, blower and push mower pulled around in a 16x8 vnose car hauler... Moral of my story is keep your stuff locked up and in good shape!! It helps.. Oh and read where to post stuff, I already posted in the wrong section haha.
__________________
2008 F-350, 2006 rzt50 23kH, 2010 tank m48 with 25kH, 16x8 vnose car hauler, echo edgers and weedeaters.
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 10-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,256
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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

That is a very interesting situation you ran into with the theft of your trailer.

How were you storing it before it got stolen and how have you changed that since?

I think a lot of members could benefit from your advice on this.
__________________
- 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 10-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Rodriguez11 Rodriguez11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 102
Rep Power: 5
Rodriguez11 is on a distinguished road
Default

When I first began I kept it at my parent's office (only two miles from the house) but on one of the most travelled roads in Mobile. It remained behind a 6' chain link fence with barbwire and pad locks (plural) on the gate.. But that did not stop a truck from cutting the chains off the gate and hooking up and going. I now no matter what I am doing keep locks on the ramp and side door along with receiver pin lock and a ball lock when not hooked up to trailer.. And although it is an enclosed trailer if someone really wants to they can get into it. So I keep it in well lit spots at night and always think about what can happen given the opportunity
__________________
2008 F-350, 2006 rzt50 23kH, 2010 tank m48 with 25kH, 16x8 vnose car hauler, echo edgers and weedeaters.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,256
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
When I first began I kept it at my parent's office (only two miles from the house) but on one of the most travelled roads in Mobile. It remained behind a 6' chain link fence with barbwire and pad locks (plural) on the gate
Do you think it came down to the fact that it was visible from the road? Was that the biggest problem? If it weren't visible, do you feel that could have helped avoid this?
__________________
- 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 10-19-2010, 10:06 AM
Rodriguez11 Rodriguez11 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 102
Rep Power: 5
Rodriguez11 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes visible, but at the time I had no better option.. We also had dump trailers and flatbeds, my trailer just happened to be the closest and easiest to haul away.. That's why i always make sure to lock up every trailer every time
__________________
2008 F-350, 2006 rzt50 23kH, 2010 tank m48 with 25kH, 16x8 vnose car hauler, echo edgers and weedeaters.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2010, 11:27 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,256
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you think maybe some wooden fencing around the trailer would have hid it better and might that have helped? Or maybe even one of those made out of a tarp?
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mobile home bid renecooke87 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 5 04-23-2010 12:11 PM
Mobile office! kc2006 Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 24 03-21-2008 08:33 AM
Mobile Signs? Steve Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 2 08-09-2006 01:10 PM
Doom for mobile phones? Steve General Talk 0 05-18-2006 07:39 PM
Mobile Computing Lawn Magic Community Assistance 1 06-13-2003 01:23 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
Today 09:46 AM
by SEM
5 132
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
Today 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 166
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
Today 05:34 AM
Today 05:34 AM
by jrs.landscaping
0 30
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
Today 05:01 AM
by jrs.landscaping
64 2,701
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 11:37 PM
by biglee
5 317
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
Yesterday 11:30 PM
by biglee
11 261
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 10:29 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
65 5,443
Help with a truck
bdodson89
Yesterday 08:15 PM
Yesterday 08:15 PM
by bdodson89
0 42
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
Yesterday 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 262
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
Yesterday 04:49 PM
Yesterday 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 62
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 84
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 168
mowfinder
scaypa
Yesterday 05:44 PM
Yesterday 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 33
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
Yesterday 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 126
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
Yesterday 05:40 PM
by Steve
2 114
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 104
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 264
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,557
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 145
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 239
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 411
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 476
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 545
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 376
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,038
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 206
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
04-21-2015 12:47 PM
by Steve
25 1,060
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 297
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 520
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,707
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 645
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,060
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,076
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 565
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 473
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 592
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 236
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 625
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 607
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,425
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 296
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,090
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 272
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 318
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,318
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 921
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 355
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 380
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 622
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 343
» Popular Tags
apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape web design website website design winterization won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 AM.

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