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Etc Services's Story
We are a local lawn care company who strives to complete quality, professional, and affordable service to all customers!
I'm originally from upstate New York in the Rochester area, I relocated to Tennessee in the fall of 2010, after my wife and I spent our honeymoon in Nashville and the Smoky Mountains.. We immediately fell in love with the area and the people. Something about the southern hospitality and the warmer weather convinced us to take the plunge and relocate here.
I had a small lawn mowing business back home. When I was a kid I just liked mowing the yard, and ironically my own yard required a commercial zero turn mower, so then, I realized I could cut some of the neighbors houses. Eventually, I got to about 7 or 10 homes to mow weekly in my neighborhood. Thats how I cut my teeth in the landscaping business, so I decided to do it full time.
When I settled down in Hendersonville, I had to start my business all over again. I started with a 48” walk behind mower and picked up 10 or so customers, and they started telling their friends about us, and my landscaping business just grew from there.
After we grew a small base of residential mowing customers we expanded into property preservation, maintaining bank owned properties and our reputation for good consistent landscape maintenance grew that way.
I've never really had to advertize, we have always grown our business just by word of mouth; after a certain point it snowballs. I have found that by doing reliable solid work around middle Tennessee that my business grows on its own.
Most of what we do is weekly and bi-weekly lawn mowing for homeowners. During the spring and fall we will do a lot of landscape cleanups, mulch , trimming, fall cleanups, leaf removal etc. . Usually we will mow a customer until the end of October and then we will help them with leaf removal in November. We service a lot of mature homes in East Nashville and Old Hickory that really need fall leaf removal. In the off season during the winter months we will do Christmas light installs for high end homes in Brentwood and Franklin , along with our leaf removal work
I really enjoy making things happen for our customers. I have an elderly client that will request us to do little things around the house, and they were super appreciative of everything we did for them and that's satisfying to me. I just really like helping people out, if someone's lawn is overgrown and out of shape, I just like making it right. Last week a client even offered to give me a tip. I really appreciated her generosity, but tips are not necessary, so I kindly declined.
As of right now we have grown our business to over 120 lawns a week. I have two 2 man crews that will try and do 10-15 lawns a day and then I go out by myself to mow and check up and making sure everything is running smooth. We have a pretty wide service area footprint in middle Tennessee for lawn service. We service Hendersonville, Gallatin, White House, Portland, Mt Juliet, Madison, East Nashville, 12 south , West Nashville, Antioch, and Donelson. We service a pretty big area.
When I'm not mowing yards and making sure everything's running smooth with my landscaping business, I like to ride my my Harley, I like to take my kids camping , and recently I bought a boat. I really enjoy taking the family out to Old Hickory Lake. We have a boat slip there and and that's some of the best money I have spent for my family. Luckily my experience fixing lawn mowers has helped fix my boat when it's broken.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
I have been in the buisness since 2006 when my passion for working outdoors got me in a set of a mower - and since then things took off and I never looked back!!
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
We pride ourselves in quality work - others say that they do but we actually stick behind it. Plus we preform other work besides just cutting grass so we are a great overall company since we preform multiple other projects throughout the year.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Simply do your research and let the customer reviews speak for themselves. Of course there are always a few bad apples in the mix but if you look at the overall statistics, along with the drive for us personally to do good work - we go out and get it done and get it done right!!
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
Working outdoors and making customers happy by improving and maintaining their landscapes!
What areas do you mainly service?
Davidson, Sumner, and parts of Robertson counties.
Etc Services's Service Range
4619 Highway 31 Wt
Cross Plains, TN 37049