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Richfield Springs Mercury
Chris Mayer works the security detail on the graveyard shift at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown."It's a good job, but it's not what I wanna be doing," said Mayer.His real love is landscaping.Mayer, 25, is the founder, owner and operator of Leatherstocking Landscaping and Contracting, of Richfield Springs.Founded only one year ago, Leatherstocking has done jobs in Richfield Springs, Cooperstown and all across the Mohawk Valley.
"We're getting busier and busier," said Mayer
.Leatherstocking Landscaping and Contracting
offers its customers an array of lawn services, from mowing, to stone walkways, and tree trimming, something Mayer
joked of doing last week in Cooperstown after a thunderstorm ripped trees down throughout the town.A 1997 graduate of Richfield Springs Central School, Mayer then went on to study criminal justice at Herkimer County Community College.
Since then, he
has been working the night shift, full time, at the Baseball Hall of Fame
has been doing landscaping for almost his
whole life."It is something I have been doing since I was yea high," he
said."It's a great line of work, very self satisfying; you can do a job and look back on it."
Mayer's current headquarters are at his
home, in Richfield Springs
."I'm running out of room for all my equipment though," he
own equipment, from lawn mowers, rakes, and landscaping stone, to trucks used for foliage removal.
...Leatherstocking Landscaping and Contracting
is just beginning to make a name for itself, but Mayer
prides himself in detail and consistency.
"It's the little things that make the big difference," said Mayer