I started mowing lawns at 15 because I didn’t want to make $4/hr working at Dairy Queen or Sonic. I mowed yards through high school and was making more money than many of my teachers.
My dad is a successful artist… growing up I never saw him go to an office and as a result never thought I needed to work for someone else. Through mowing lawns I got the taste for being my own boss and making good money.
My freshman year of college I got out of the lawn care business… I was burned out (late 2004 I got back in the business).
Since that time I’ve founded and been part of multiple companies. Several in the service industry and several in the software industry. The businesses I’m part of now and have been part of in the past experience annual earnings ranging from 5 Million to the low 8 figures per year.
Business is really good but I’ve made plenty of ‘learning’ mistakes along the way. Daily I learn something new.
I love marketing, applying technology to systems and building companies. I’d go broke before I went to work for someone else to build their company.
Today I own two companies. One is a lawn maintenance company that has over 6000 full service residential and commercial clients. Through another, Service Autopilot, we coach savvy business owners on how to build fast growing companies that can run without their daily involvement.
Service Autopilot is also the most comprehensive lawn care software solution in the lawn & landscape industry. We currently have 15000 users and invoice several billion in revenue per year on behalf of our members. It’s the exact same solution that runs my lawn care company and made it possible to grow quickly.
I live just north of Dallas TX. I’m married with two boys. When my schedule permits I prefer to spend my time auto-racing, snow boarding or traveling.
I also enjoy sharing what I’ve learned. Hence… LawnCareMillionaire.com. A completely FREE site for guys like you and me working to build lawn care companies.