My name is Cameron Yow. I am the owner/operator of Big Dreams Lawn and Landscapes. My wife Christie Yow, is now part owner and runs all of our office work. I started this business when I was 14 years old (2003) and have continued to grow since then.
I started by putting out fliers in my parents neighborhood. I picked up 14 customers in my first year. I did not have a license at this point, so I rode my mower to my jobs. I mowed with my dads riding mower, weedeater, and blower. It was a great first year.
I continued my business on the side through the rest of my high school years. I also worked another job as well. Once I went to college I had more time to invest into the business and a little more capital as well. We bought new equipment and that is where it all began.
I went full time at the beginning of the 2014 season with the encouragement of my wife. I went from maintaining 20-25 properties per week, to maintaining 40-60 properties per week. During this same time, we picked up a couple contracts redoing all the landscaping for houses that were being purchased for rental. That averaged 3-4 install jobs per week.
I am looking forward to growing in the future and can't wait to see what it brings.