Cottage Hills landscaping business marks 40 years

COTTAGE HILLS – Jim Murphy’s Complete Landscaping at 121 Stanley Road in Cottage Hills is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Owner Jim Murphy said it was “unbelievable” that he has been in the business for so long.

“I don’t know where the time has gone,” he said. “It happened so quickly. It’s a daily joy because I love doing it. “

Murphy, who turned 60 this June, started his business at the age of 20. He remembers starting out with an “old, battered” car and truck.

“It kept growing until I had enough money to improve over the years,” he said.

Murphy said a lot has changed since he started his company.

“You used to paint your truck and then put your name on it,” he said. “You haven’t even heard of vinyl lettering. Now it’s just trucks and cars with vinyl lettering. “

Anyone who wants to start a business takes dedication, Murphy said.

“I don’t care what you do, you have to like what you do,” he said. “Do what you love because life is short – very, very short.”

Murphy said he didn’t currently have a special event planned for the company’s fortieth anniversary because he was so busy. “I don’t really have time to party,” he said.

He’s hoping to have some sort of meeting in the off-season. For more information, please visit Jim Murphy’s Complete Landscaping Facebook page.

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