Follow Your Dreams!
Our first blog post will be covering how an unemployed man turned an opportunity into a career. Ten years ago when I began Pinette Lawncare and Landscaping I was under no illusion that it would be an hard venture to start. I had some experience in the field as I had started my first company called Carpin Landscaping in 2006 with a small push mower, electric hedger and blower and one weed whacker. As a novice in the industry it was trial by fire and as I look back now I shake my head at all the mistakes I had made. People say I am a slow hard learner but making those mistakes and learning from them has helped me overcome adversity over the years. Do I still make mistakes? Absolutely.
I want to take this opportunity to thank my Dad who has since passed away. He had given me many of the tools to begin this adventure and early on lent a hand when ever he could. For that I will always be grateful.
Carpin lasted till 2008 when my dad had a pretty bad stroke and I myself had some health issues we had to take care of. I had prayed for a job the following year but that never materialized. It was in the fall of 2010 that the clouds parted and God gave me an opening. I didn’t have much equipment but I had something else, determination, perseverance and hope. In the Bible, Matthew 10:26, Jesus said "with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible". I have taken that as our motto that with hard work, perseverance and above all with God guiding you anything is possible. I am thankful for the business and like to think of our customers and contacts as our mission field. The harvest is ripe but the laborers are few.
Year after year the seasons change in New England and since we no longer plow snow we are chomping at the proverbial bit to start our spring lawn care. Lately it seems that our seasons are starting earlier and earlier here up north.
At the end of each fall season it’s a good idea to thoroughly clean the equipment. Whether you have a home owners mower and a few small tools or hundreds of pieces as we do maintenance is the most important winter ritual.