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!

First Post


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 11-07-2012, 01:02 AM
AmericanEagleLawncare's Avatar
AmericanEagleLawncare AmericanEagleLawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
AmericanEagleLawncare is on a distinguished road
Default First Post

Hi my name is Brian. I own American Eagle Lawncare & Landscaping in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Been in business since 2005 and provide service to 80 weekly lawn customers. I employ one part timer. Most of the work is done by myself and i work 80-100 hours a week for a good part of my 8 month growing season. My biggest challenge has been trying to find good, dependable hard working help. I run a 2008 dodge ram 3500 srw 4x4 diesel long bed crew cab truck pulling a 14 ft big tex trailer. I run all scag mowers. 1 52 v ride stand on, 1 48 hydro wb, 1 36 z cat 0 turn, 1 32 belt wb. Mostly echo 2 cycle with some stihl. Other equipment 2 ryan aerator, 2 bluebird power rakes, 1 little wonder bed shaper, 4 snowthowers, 5x8 trailer and a jeep wrangler. Looking forward for the season to come to an end and to prepare for the snow season. I will post some pics within the next couple of weeks when i get a chance. Thanks
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 11-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 730
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to the forum.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2012, 10:42 AM
cuttingedgeron cuttingedgeron is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 3
cuttingedgeron is on a distinguished road
Default

That is a lot of customers with just you and a part timer.

Welcome to the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-07-2012, 11:13 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,141
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Brian,

Welcome to our forum!

I look forwards to seeing your pictures.

What advice do you have for the newer startup business owner? Where do you see so many of them going wrong?
__________________
- 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 11-07-2012, 01:53 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome. Sounds like you have a good business going. Now all you have to do is find some good help so you can focus on other parts of your business(advertising, branding, etc.)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-07-2012, 04:42 PM
CHEESE2009's Avatar
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 11
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I live in Wat5150's attic, and have been for several years.

I watch him sleep at night.


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-07-2012, 05:14 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
I live in Wat5150's attic, and have been for several years.

I watch him sleep at night.


I thought I smelled something.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2012, 07:34 PM
AmericanEagleLawncare's Avatar
AmericanEagleLawncare AmericanEagleLawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
AmericanEagleLawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys for the warm welcome. Getting back to Steve questions. Some advice I would give to a newer business owner in this industry would be first have a game plan. Decide what services you will provide. As you grow determine if you need to add services or maybe cut something of the list. Making the right equipment purchases that fit your needs. The areas where I see owners going down hill would be lack of skill/quality of work, not making the commitment to the business, bad luck and bad decision making. The northern regions the season is shorter than the warm climates hours need to be put in to carry you through the slow/rough times. At the end of the day money makes or breaks business.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-07-2012, 08:36 PM
AmericanEagleLawncare's Avatar
AmericanEagleLawncare AmericanEagleLawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
AmericanEagleLawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Some equipment pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Profile pic.jpg (152.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg pics 2.jpg (69.8 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg pics 1.jpg (71.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg pics 4.jpg (82.2 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg pics 3.jpg (57.9 KB, 10 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 AM
chadj chadj is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 3
chadj is on a distinguished road
Default

Like your set up. Your working yourself to death lol but, thats a good thing. Good luck and take your time finding a good helper.
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
first post swabby67 Introduce Yourself 2 03-05-2011 05:50 PM
first post geneslawncare Introduce Yourself 4 10-01-2008 06:17 PM
Can you post? Team Gopher Community Assistance 7 06-22-2008 04:26 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
Today 02:57 PM
Today 02:57 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 15
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
Today 02:40 PM
Today 02:40 PM
by Pattersonllc
0 11
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Today 02:21 PM
by Steve
35 4,102
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
Yesterday 10:14 PM
Today 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 48
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
Yesterday 09:47 PM
Today 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 41
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Today 02:09 PM
by SGL1
9 170
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Today 02:00 PM
by Steve
6 152
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Today 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 97
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
Today 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,614
Hydro oil
googus
Yesterday 06:45 AM
Today 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 76
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Today 12:33 AM
by CCandALawnCare
8 289
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Yesterday 11:09 PM
by SC93
9 259
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
Yesterday 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 633
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
Yesterday 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,474
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
Yesterday 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 615
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
Yesterday 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 444
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
Yesterday 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 433
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 447
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
Yesterday 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 213
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
Yesterday 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,508
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
03-29-2015 05:13 PM
by avetslawncare
8 258
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 164
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 620
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 220
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 295
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 266
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
03-27-2015 12:25 PM
by biglee
10 366
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 816
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,235
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,638
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 355
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 233
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,702
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 570
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 157
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 257
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 171
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 152
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,589
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 895
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,629
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 298
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 203
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 592
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 311
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 533
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 505
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,373
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 04:07 PM
03-18-2015 02:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
21 2,059
new to the site
bigdaveha12
03-17-2015 09:13 PM
03-18-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
1 238
» Popular Tags
apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems equipment rental facebook ferris flyers free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic introduction 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 sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky toro grand stand tractor auger trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind 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 04:34 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:34 PM.

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