Doing Business Since: 1-99
I grew up in St Petersburg Florida and have spent my entire life here. I attended high school at Gibbs High School in Pinellas County, and I have been in the landscaping industry for over 20 years here in St Petersburg. My inspiration to start my lawn care company came from my mentor who was a customer of mine at the Auto Parts distributor I worked for previously. I observed him as he grew his lawn care business, we became friends, and so I also worked from him part time initially.
I started working for his lawn care company pulling weeds, and little by little he taught me how to edge sidewalks the right way and mow turf the right way, as there is a skill to mowing lawns. After I worked for him 4 or 5 years, I began to learn the lawn care business from the ground up. He really taught me the right way to run a landscaping company in Florida.. He taught me how to do job right the first time, as he used to always say, “ If the customer happy , you're happy”
I got my start running my own lawn care business one day when he asked me if I wanted to take 20 single family residence customers off his hands, because at that point he had grown his lawn maintenance business servicing large accounts such as shopping centers. So I took the leap of faith and I started out with those 20 lawns At the time I was working for AutoWay, I worked there for about 15 years, and and with my accumulated month's worth of vacation, I started out mowing those 20 lawns and I never looked back. I'm glad I did, I really enjoy working for myself in the lawn care industry.
Over the years I have grown my service area to all of St Petersburg, including the areas of Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, Treasure island , Gulfport. and Seminole. I will serivce lawns as far north as the Skyway Bridge and Gulf to Bay Blvd .
I have been able to grow my business to 50 ongoing lawn care customers. For most of my lawn care service customers, I will do the mowing , trimming of the bushes., and keeping the weeds out of the mulch beds. If a customer comes to me with a need that we do not offer, such as tree work, I will do my best to refer a local reputable business in St Petersburg for them. For example, for tree work I will refer tree work to my friend Lee with Sparky's tree removal. He is local, honest, and does good work, just like me.
In addition to weekly mowing, I offer full service landscaping, such as plant replacement. we also offer red mulch and brown mulch installation. Recently we did an installation of Shale Rock for a customer in Treasure Island, and it turned out real nice, I was proud of that job. For several of my customers I am serving their second homes, and beach homes. They are usually away from half of the year, and I am happily their eyes and ears while they are away, looking out for their biggest investment.
Some things we do differently than the other guys mowing lawns in St Petersburg, first off, we show up every week, year round. So on my route I still go by each home every week even during the winter, so we can blow them off, and rake up leaves, and keep the property in tip top shape. I learned that from my mentor, the little things add up to big things. I have found that when my customers see me every week and that's what separates me from the ton of other guys mowing lawns around St Pete.. The other thing is that we are trained and certified in Landscape Best Management Practices by Pinellas County, my license number is 5634, so rest assured, you're in good hands with Andy’s lawn care here in St Petersburg, Florida.
I have been in business for over 20 years, serving Pinellas County. I am licensed and insured. Specializing in regular monthly maintenance, residential and commercial and clean-outs Service Days are Monday-Friday CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
20 yeas in business love doing lawns.
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
We are reliable and dependable and treat all of our lawns with care.
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
Making the lawn look beautiful every week and throughout the year
What areas do you mainly service?
St. Pete, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, Seminole, Largo, and Beaches. Service days are Monday - Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.