About Lawn Crack
My name is Ryan Sciamanna.
I am the founder of Lawn Crack. Just wanted to welcome you to my site.
Below is my lawn and landscape story in a nutshell.
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I got serious
I worked at TruGreen and several other lawn and landscape related businesses before I got serious in 2007. Along with my 2 prior years of experience at TruGreen, I also worked at a fertilizer, herdicide, and salt distributor and the largest local mulch supplier, Ohio Mulch.
2007 is when I responded to a Craig’s List ad and was hired on at a local family owned landscaping company. I am forever grateful to Gary and Raymond Wagner Lawn Services for teaching me so much and treating me so well.
I got started
1.5 years after I was hired on at Raymond Wagner, I asked Gary if I could start push mowing lawns after work. He told me and I quote, “There is enough grass for us all to cut.” I thought that was classic!
So, I did!
I had my parent’s John Deere push mower, Homelite weed eater (curved shaft POS), and a Craftsman electric handheld blower. I also used my mom’s SUV to haul it all around!
Talk about a humble beginning!
I hired my First employee
I stuck with it though. I ate, drank, and dreamed about my lawn care business 24/7/365. I soaked up every bit of knowledge I could get my hands on. I didn’t know about YouTube back then! LOL
My main source of info was simply trial and error. But, honestly a lot of the credit goes to Audible and the amazing authors of business books who exponentially sped up my learning curve. If you are serious about being a better person and/or business owner, grab to 2 free Audible audiobooks here.
Check out my most highly recommended books here.
$643K In Revenue
This year almost killed me.
At this point I had 7 trucks and too many employees to count. There was no point in counting them, because they came and went so fast! It was damaging my business’ reputation. I had to do something…and had to do it fast.
Over the winter break between the 2015-2016 season I made a tough business decision. We stopped offering everything but lawn mowing and lawn treatments. Or, in other words, we stopped performing the services that accounted for $300K+ in revenue the year prior. Pretty crazy…
I Cashed Out
It certainly worked out though!
After dropping all of the services my employees simply couldn’t perform to my standards and playing to their strong suits, my companies’ revenue certainly went down. But the profit went up! And, my time involved in the business went way down. It was the best decision I ever made.
I made $200K the day my lawn care business sold 9 years after starting it part-time on the side.
If I can do it, so can you!
Now I make YouTube videos on the Lawn Crack YouTube channel. I wrote a book that goes into great detail on exactly how I built my business. One of my newer companies builds websites for lawn care and landscaping companies.
I wish you all the best in life and business.