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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Landscaping bridges


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Thanks to the GopherHaul show, I had a great chance to meet up with Rod of http://www.redwoodbridges.com.

You have some fantastic products and I noticed you are located in Arkansas. We have quite a few members on here from your state!

Could you give us a little tour and tell us a little how you got started in this business? It's really fascinating!

Do you have any pictures of your shop where you make your products? I'd love to see!
__________________
- 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

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 01-13-2008, 11:40 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
These are very nice. could work this into a landscape or renovation very easy.

I saved the site link

thanks Steve good one!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2008, 07:18 AM
RodBird RodBird is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 7
RodBird
Default

HI Steve and thanks for your kind words about my garden bridges and woodcrafts. Yes I am out here in beautiful Mena, Arkansas right at the foot of rich mountain.
I started out about 9 years ago in woodworking by building a small footbridge for my wife to go over our small pond. A few people saw it and wanted me to build them one. I started building them in my front yard( In California at that time) people stated stopping by to ask me to build them bridges and before long I had to quit my computer related job to build garden brides full time.
I opened my website back in 1998 and after a few years it started bringing in enough customers where now I get most of my businss from the website( www.Redwoodbridges.com) I continue to add new designed products when I get a chance to design and build them. Some people have referred to me as "The Unknown Craftsman" I guess it was a friendly way to say" Who is the guy who bulds the bridges?"
Thanks again Steve its a great forum you have here and I appreciate the chance to introduce myself here to all your members and viewers.
All the best from Rod The Unknown Craftsman



__________________
Rod Bird
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2008, 02:35 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Rod,

That is an amazing and inspirational story! Thank you for jumping in here!

Free Redwood Landscape Bridge Giveaway!

Rod was very kind enough to allow us to give away "one of my 30 inch or 36 inch decorative footbridges. I sell them for 99.00 on my website." for FREE. Including shipping (you must live in the 48 states of North America)



If you are interested in winning this bridge, please make a post and say Hi to Rod, to tell us you are in!

I am going to be promoting this in the next GopherHaul as well.

Visit http://www.redwoodbridges.com for more bridge products!
__________________
- 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 01-14-2008, 03:56 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 28
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 7
makbootzy
Default

Hi Rod,

I checked out your website and you do really good work. I have always liked woodworking and watch just about every new yankee workshop. I think you could give Norm a run for his money!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2008, 06:46 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Rick's in! Who else would like a free landscape bridge?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 01-15-2008, 09:51 PM
dclark2037 dclark2037 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
dclark2037
Default

Hey Rod,
Thats some sweet work you do. I have a customer that has Koi pond with a 20' stream leading down to the pond and one of your bridges would work great. I will be refering her to your site. And Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks and keep up the great work here on gophergraphics.
David
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2008, 10:25 AM
pmblair
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Rod! Very nice work and a gorgeous product! I wouldn't mind having one of these myself, but also, I agree with Tim... these SHOULD be a fairly easy sell. I'm going to use some of the pictures, if you don't mind, and put them in a book to show to my customers.

By the way... I'M IN!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2008, 02:13 PM
RodBird RodBird is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 7
RodBird
Post

Hello this is Rod again and just wanted to say thank you to evryone for all the kind words and compliments on my woodcrafts. I really appreciate it!
thanks also to everyone who enters the contest and I will be happy to build the winner a very nice decorative bridge!
Take care and best wishes from Handcrafted Garden Bridges and woodcrafts from Rod
__________________
Rod Bird
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-02-2008, 04:46 AM
aclawncareservice aclawncareservice is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 0
aclawncareservice is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hey Rod,
I checked out your website and you do really nice work.
I've got about three people that may like to have one this
spring or summer around there house. GET'R DONE!

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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
Yesterday 10:17 AM
Today 08:32 AM
by kslawn
2 70
snowplowing
jshak40
Yesterday 07:20 AM
Today 08:15 AM
by kslawn
6 128
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Today 08:01 AM
by kslawn
6 169
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Today 07:29 AM
by grassdoctore
4 128
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 259
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
08-31-2014 04:48 PM
by avetslawncare
6 240
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
by Lsmain
0 94
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
08-30-2014 07:00 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
2 186
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
08-30-2014 05:04 PM
by stevef1201
1 116
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
08-30-2014 09:49 AM
by BLC7
10 417
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
08-29-2014 05:39 PM
by jrs.landscaping
1 140
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 560
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 81
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 105
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
08-28-2014 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 643
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
08-28-2014 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 249
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,297
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,701
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 544
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 224
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,883
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 314
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 389
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 261
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 234
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 270
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 517
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 770
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 240
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 573
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 542
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 282
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 398
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 310
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,143
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 596
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,713
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 773
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,975
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 406
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 524
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 360
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 629
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 509
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 605
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 654
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 908
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 448
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 513
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 406
» Popular Tags
2wd advertisement apartment complex article marketing bid blades charge christmas lighting courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating ditches employee problems escrow exmark ferris foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn growing a lawn care business holiday lighting how much to charge installation landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf leaf removal lighting brass outdoor lights marketing native plants new buisness online classifieds outdoor environments payment podcast property management company redmax running a business savannah scag seo snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky toro trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walk behind walker zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

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