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When Jarod received a non-running car for his 16th birthday, he needed to find a way to make money. He had been doing odds jobs for his aunt and she asked him to mow the yard one day. Her neighbor saw him mowing and then asked him to mow hers as well. At that moment in 2012, Bull Dog Lawn and Landscaping was born.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jarod and his family moved to Deland, Florida 5 years. "Coming from the cold winters in Buffalo, I was super excited to move to a warmer climate. I heard nothing but good things about the Deland area and it has not disappointed," Kolmetz says.
Bull Dog Lawn has grown to servicing 75 homeowners per week and just added some commercial properties in Orlando.
Not only will Bull Dog Lawn & Landscaping handle your regular landscaping needs, they will also handle low level tree work, cleanups, check sprinkler systems, leaf removal, mulching, sodding, aeration, shrub and bush trimming, and build your patio or deck.
When asked what has helped him grow his business so quickly, Jarod relied "We want to be the easiest company to work with." He goes on to add, "We send our customers newsletters or upcoming services they may need, we send text messages when we are on our way, and we get to know all of our customers on a first name basis, " Kolmetz says. "Our crew will make sure that the customer is always getting what they want."
What brought and is keeping Jarod in this industry is his love for the work. "Growing up, I always loved riding on tractors and being outside. Tractor is a little different now, but I get to do that every day and I still enjoy it," Jarod laughs.
Extreme sports are another one of Jarod's passions. He enjoys snowboarding, playing football, riding ATV's, and going mudding.
He also loves spending time with his family who all live in the Deland, FL area as well.
When he is hungry, you can find him at LaSpada's Original Cheesecakes & Hoagies off of Volusia Ave.
Jarod graduated from Deland High School and is currently pursuing a Finance and Marketing degree with a minor in Entrepreneurship at Stetson University.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
I moved to Florida from NY, I started this business at age 16. I started with 2 gravely walk behind mowers. Now I have 7 mowers and 3 rigs. I am a hard working young man. I got into this business to help pay my way through Stetson University Business school. I want to grow and get bigger
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
We here at Bulldog strive to make your life easier. We pay attention to detail, and we work with you to give you the service you need and desire. I have a great work ethic from my parents and I use that to make my work stand out. I treat your home as if it were mine and how I would want it to look. I want you to be happy with our work.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Here at Bulldog, our motto explains how we work. our Motto is "We work hard, so you don't have to!' If your the type of person who would like to see a hard working young man succeed and pay for his own college and build a business, Then invest in Bulldog and myself. I am working hard so I don't bury myself or my parents in debt for college but yet want to become a success and allow my family to be rewarded for their belief in me and my work.
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
It takes hard hot work doing lawns, But I have a good crew that works for me and I can make money to pay for college and get my business degree and become more successful.
What areas do you mainly service?
We are based in Deland, but we service Deland, Deltona, Sanford, Lake Mary, Port Orange, But we will try to accommodate anyone who contacts us to be a client so if you like us and would like a free quote let us know and we can let you know if we can help you.
2790 Magnolia Roadt
Deland, FL 32720