Dexter Pfeifer, owner of Pfeifer Landscaping, has demonstrated how hard work can grow a business. He created the business because of his love of landscaping and desire to own something of his own. What started as a passion has developed into a full-fledged landscaping business with a complete list of services including, but not limited to installing and repairing sprinkler systems, lawn maintenance, and landscape design. During the colder months, the business even offers snow removal services.
The business is located in Colby, Kansas, but has expanded to serve much of Northwest Kansas. Mr. Pfeifer reflects, “The greatest challenge was getting started.” His Kansas SBDC consultant sat down with him and went through the business plan and loan process step-by-step. “It taught me a lot about business and marketing I did not know before. It helped me look at the business at a different angle,” explained the owner.
Mr. Pfeifer is constantly surprised by the demand for services. One of his biggest successes has been the positive response to the business’ quality work. Even as the business grows, Dexter is planning for future expansion. His advice for budding entrepreneurs, “Make sure your heart is in it. Make sure this is something you want to put 80-100 hours a week into and still wake up with a smile on your face, ready to go to work.”
SECRET TO SUCCESS
“Working hard. When it comes down to the business you don’t have any days off. you learn from your mistakes and get better the next day.”
Owner: Dexter Pfeifer
Nature of Business: Landscaping Service
City, County: Colby, KS
Phone/E-mail: (785) 462-0134 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Structure: Sole Proprietorship:
Employees: 3 full-time, 3 part-time
KSBDC Consultant: Megan Horinek
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