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!

Veterans Lawn Care Systems


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 05-05-2012, 01:43 PM
veteranslawncaresystems veteranslawncaresystems is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: granite city illinois
Posts: 62
Rep Power: 5
veteranslawncaresystems is on a distinguished road
Default Veterans Lawn Care Systems

Hello to everyone. I started cutting lawns back in middle school and high school. And I did pretty well. I enlisted in the military in 2006 right out of high school. I was forced out of the military in 2010, due to medical reasons. I started this business when I got out of the military back in 2010. Reason I started this business Is because no one would hire me because I am a disable vet, or If I did get hired my doctor would call and let them know about my health issues and I would be terminated from my job. My doctor got fired from his actions. I made this company so when people in my area get out of the military, they can come to me and I can give them some work, till they can find a better job. I did not want to see prior military be pushed around by businesses that do not want to give them a chance. I did not want to see a brother or sister that could not feed their family or keep their house, because they could not afford it. The economy sucks and I know it does and work is far and in between. To me its not about the money its about the job we do, the people we help. We enlisted to serve this great country, and to help and change this world we live in. I may not be in the military anymore, but it was in my blood to serve people and help out. That is what my company is about. I help people that are less fortunate than me.
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 05-05-2012, 03:18 PM
hawthornelawncare hawthornelawncare is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: saint petersburg, fl
Age: 35
Posts: 112
Rep Power: 0
hawthornelawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by veteranslawncaresystems View Post
Hello to everyone. I started cutting lawns back in middle school and high school. And I did pretty well. I enlisted in the military in 2006 right out of high school. I was forced out of the military in 2010, due to medical reasons. I started this business when I got out of the military back in 2010. Reason I started this business Is because no one would hire me because I am a disable vet, or If I did get hired my doctor would call and let them know about my health issues and I would be terminated from my job. My doctor got fired from his actions. I made this company so when people in my area get out of the military, they can come to me and I can give them some work, till they can find a better job. I did not want to see prior military be pushed around by businesses that do not want to give them a chance. I did not want to see a brother or sister that could not feed their family or keep their house, because they could not afford it. The economy sucks and I know it does and work is far and in between. To me its not about the money its about the job we do, the people we help. We enlisted to serve this great country, and to help and change this world we live in. I may not be in the military anymore, but it was in my blood to serve people and help out. That is what my company is about. I help people that are less fortunate than me.

Hi there welcome to the forum and such. Hope buisness is good for you. Maybe you can post some pics of your lawn set up and share any tips or ideas too. I am not a fellow service man but do give my full support to any service man and women. Thank you for your contribution for keeping us safe.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-06-2012, 02:26 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 5
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default

I hear you brother I'm a veteran as well and could not find work anywhere so I started my lawn care business and am glad I did because I enjoy it and feel like I have a knack for it. I am just a one man crew right now but I plan on doing the same and hiring veterans and military once I get off the ground. Very admirable what you are doing and helping our brothers. I have a link for the wounded warrior project on my website so people can donate to them and when I talk to customers I like to mention the wounded warrior project so they are aware. Any tips or advice let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-06-2012, 03:05 PM
veteranslawncaresystems veteranslawncaresystems is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: granite city illinois
Posts: 62
Rep Power: 5
veteranslawncaresystems is on a distinguished road
Default

i was part of the wounded warrior project. i spent 2 months in a hospital. since i am a disable vet. every 5 dollars i make a donate a dollar to disable vets of america. so if i make 30 dollars doing lawn mainteance i will make a donation of 6 dollars. a lot of customers like that. when i tell them about it they want me to do lawn maintenace.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 803
Rep Power: 6
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the forum. Semper Fi
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-06-2012, 10:18 PM
JeffK26
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by veteranslawncaresystems View Post
i was part of the wounded warrior project. i spent 2 months in a hospital. since i am a disable vet. every 5 dollars i make a donate a dollar to disable vets of america. so if i make 30 dollars doing lawn mainteance i will make a donation of 6 dollars. a lot of customers like that. when i tell them about it they want me to do lawn maintenace.
I'm a vet as well and I donate to Wounded Warriors and Backstoppers.

People appreciate it. Most don't even mention it, but the few that do make ya feel good.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,970
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Welcome to our forum!

What a great introduction! Have you considered contacting the local newspaper and telling them your story? I bet they would write an article about you and that would bring you ALOT of work!
__________________
- 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
Napkin dispenser lawn care marketing idea. GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show. Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 9 07-27-2009 10:43 PM
Napkin dispenser lawn care marketing idea. GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show. Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 07-23-2009 03:04 PM
Lawn care customer sales funnel - GopherHaul 39 Lawn Care Business Marketing Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 06-23-2009 04:39 PM
Two veterans and friends start an lco Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 05-28-2007 06:46 AM
War Veterans run a lawn care operation Steve General Business Discussions 0 02-15-2007 09:39 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Today 08:46 PM
by Chilehead
13 646
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
Today 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,047
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
Today 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,086
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
Today 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 2,991
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Today 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,351
Checmial Applications
acrajchel
Today 06:44 PM
Today 06:44 PM
by acrajchel
0 12
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Today 06:28 PM
by acrajchel
5 102
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 250
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 335
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,354
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 772
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 140
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 295
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 286
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 398
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 504
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 196
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 318
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,714
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 134
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 437,506
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 121
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 458
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 289
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 469
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 724
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 264
Hello from Alabama
pruzilla
05-25-2016 01:20 PM
05-26-2016 08:14 AM
by pruzilla
2 253
» Popular Tags
become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.

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