Tyce Pender, 14, started his own lawn service to help fund an inspiring project.
CAYCE, SC-Tyce Pender from Cayce recently started his own lawn care business at just 14-years-old.
“Right now I have seven people signing up,” Pender explained. “Three of them have already been booked and two have gotten quotes from me.”
After his older brother got a job, Tyce felt inspired to start looking for work as well.
He tried contacting the Facebook community for help, but didn’t have much luck finding a place to hire at a very young age. This did not deter the young entrepreneur, because he had an idea.
“I was cutting grass with my older brother, and so I thought … I’ll just cut weeds,” Tyce said.
He went to his mom, Marcy Jenkins, and asked for a small business loan to get rid of his startup.
“I’m glad he wanted to do it and even if he never did anything good for him … We’re very proud of Tyce and he’s trying so hard and he has so many goals,” Marcy said.
Once he had supplies for the lawn service, he went back to Facebook to ask the community if anyone was in need of lawn mowing services, and received more than 100 responses.
Within a week he already had lawn care appointments. One of the appointments was Sarah Larrabee of West Columbia, who says Tyce is a cut above the rest.
“It was so good, he was a sweet kid, polite and just as happy to be there and excited to have his first job, and it was so sweet,” Larabee said.
Tyce said he plans to continue running his lawn care business until he graduates from high school, and he hopes that by that time he can raise enough money for a special purpose.
“I have a step dad … and I want him to adopt me so I plan to raise a lot of money to help pay for the lawyer,” the boy explained.
Tyce says he doesn’t set a price for his lawn service right now, but if you call him for service he’ll work with you based on what you can afford.
When he leaves school for the summer over the next few weeks, he hopes to cut more weeds.
If you are interested in contacting Tyce for lawn care service, you can contact him on Facebook or contact him by phone.
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