Doing Business Since: 07/15
Green Thumb Lawn was started in 2015 by Charlie Harper. After over 7 years working with a larger landscaping company, he decided to venture out on his own. "I know after my first year of working for somebody else that I wanted to start my own company," Charlie says. "I saved up all of my money over the years and the first opportunity I got, I started Green Thumb." Prior to his career in the landscaping business, Charlie was a literal life-saver and worked as an EMT in Hillsborough County.
Now Charlie runs a full time crew and loves serving his customers. The Brandon, Florida native has grown his lawn mowing empire to over 110 residential customers and also has commercial accounts including all of the PDQ restaurants in Hillsboro County and various Dollar General stores. "We service everything east of Interstate 275 to South Tampa," Harper explains. "We mow lawns in Brandon, Seffner, Valrico, Lithia, Plant City, and even have done some landscaping in Lakeland."
When asked what has led to his business' tremendous growth, Charlie stated, "following up and communication with the customer." He goes on to explain, "When you are honest in your pricing and in your work, the homeowners will show loyalty and will tell their friends and neighbors. Every time we cut it's like an audition for the neighborhood. We love getting referrals and having people admire our work."
Other than your regular landscaping needs you can also rely on Green Thumb to get your aeration repair and installation done, mulching, sodding, clean outs, pressure washing, low level tree trimming, shrub and bush trimming, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, and pesticide work done.
When asked what drew him to this industry, Harper explained that he "loved being outside in Florida." "It's great to be able to make the landscape change and make it look better than it did before," Charlie says. "Nothing else I would rather be doing than mowing lawns here in Florida."
When Charlie is not out running his company you can find him spending time with his 11 year old daughter and his 5 dogs. Charlie has a black lab, two Jack Russell's and two terrier mixes. Bear, the black lab, has been known to sometimes help Charlie on his mowing routes.
If you lawn is needing a little CPR to get it back into shape or just the occasional lawn maintenance, let the pros at Green Thumb Lawn Services get you squared away.