While most youngsters have spent their summer sleeping in and playing, three hardworking brothers have set up their own business and it’s proving to be a success in their local town.
Brothers Marcus, Travell and Marcelino McBride are just 12, 10 and 9 but have already set up their own business in their home city of Saginaw, Michigan.
Eldest brother Marcus decided he wanted to start a lawncare service a few months ago and with a little help from mom Terri Reed they started 3 Amigos Lawncare Service.
“Marcus told me that he wanted to start his own business doing lawn care work,” mom Terri told Michigan Live. “So, the following day, I got up and I purchased all their equipment and their work clothes.”
Now, with lots of hard work and determination, they have a long list of regular customers.
“I’m very proud of them,” their mom added. “They’re some hard working young boys.”
Now with the summer season nearing fall the three brothers plan to offer all-season services, clearing leaves and snow.
Proud mom Terri said her eldest son didn’t have any lawn care experience at the time, but he had a vision and “he likes to work.”
Throughout the summer the brothers have been busy mowing, weed whacking, edging, trimming, bagging and cleaning up.
“It’s going great. I didn’t expect them to be as busy as they are. It’s been crazy,” Terri said, who owns a number of rental properties in the area.
Now, with around 40 regular customers in the books the boys have earned enough money to put into an investment property.
“They are enjoying it,” she said of the business. “They have their weekly pay days and everything else goes into their business accounts.”