Doing Business Since: 11/14
Being a public servant all his life, Dennis Blake has always had a strong connection with helping and serving people. This retired New Jersey Police officer and volunteer fireman needed to move to a warmer climate so he decided to move to Dacula, Georgia. When he first moved to Dacula, he noticed that he was not able to get consistent, high quality lawn care. "I tried to find someone to mow my lawn but couldn’t find anyone that had the attention to detail like I wanted it," Dennis replied. "After 2 years of this, I knew that I could do a better job myself so I bought some professional equipment and never looked back." So in 2014, All Trimmed Up Landscaping was born.
He has now lived in the area for over 6 years and doesn’t miss the northern weather. "I am able to be outside more and do what I love," Blake says. "I am here in Dacula, Georgia to stay."
Dennis services all of Gwinnett County including Lawrenceville, Snellville, Lilburn, Norcross, Suwanee, and Buford. Blake and his crew service many homes in the Del Mar and Wolf Creek neighborhoods in Dacula. He also services a few properties in DeKalb County and Hall County and will also mow lawns in Johns Creek. He occasionally cuts lawns in Marietta, Georgia.
Dennis has grown his customer base to over 100 residential properties and is currently looking for commercial properties as well.
He attributes a few things to his success: Going above and beyond for his customers and paying attention to every detail. "I will not put the key in my ignition until the homeowner is happy and there is nothing I can do to make the property look better," Blake says. "I will treat your lawn like its mine every time I mow and my standards are very very high." Dennis will also give the homeowner any recommendations for improving the appearance of their lawn. "Most lawn care pros will try to up sell their homeowners but If I know its something they can do on their own to save them money, I will tell them exactly how to do it," Dennis explains. "That is how you earn trust. It's not all about making money."
Other than your standard lawn mowing, All Trimmed will take care of mulch, low level tree trimming, shrub and bush trimming, pine straw, gutter cleaning and pressure washing. Dennis has a 48" Ferris mower and also a 36" Exmark mower for those fenced in properties.
Dennis loves serving and helping people and that is what drew him to this industry. "Being a former police officer, I was able to help and make an impact," Blake explains. "I like to think I am still helping people make their lawns look great."
When he is not out mowing, Dennis loves nature. You can find him at any of Gwinnett County Parks including Mulberry Park, Rabbit Hill Park, and Harbin's Park. He also loves spending time with his fiancée, Dawn, and his son, Todd. Todd also helps Dennis with the day-today operations of the business.
Dennis and Dawn love to frequent Longhorn Steakhouse in Buford and also Fernando's Mexican Restaurant off Dacula Road.
The next time your lawn is needing to be rescued, let Dennis and his crew protect against any of your lawn blemishes.