Doing Business Since: 07/2010
Chris Hartzler has been a salesman all his life. From Insurance to radio and television advertising, he knew that the life on the road was something that would soon come to an end when his son was born. Before deciding that he wanted to home more and see his son grow up, he decided to go in business for himself. Having done lawn care in the late nineties, he knew that lawn care was something that he could start again and be home in the evenings. This is why and how Just Ask Chris was started.
Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, Chris and his wife have now lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia, since 2008.
Chris and his crews service most of Gwinnett County including cutting grass in Johns Creek, Lilburn, Duluth, Norcross, Dunwoody, Roswell, Suwanee, and also mow lawns in Alpharetta. "We service a 30 mile radius of Lawrenceville and would love to expand our business to Atlanta," Chris says.
Hartzler has amassed a Rolodex of over 200 satisfied customers and wants to keep growing. When asked what has led to this growth, he replied, "We personalize every lawn to what the customers wants." Chris adds, "We will leave each homeowner a personalized note on their door letting them know if we notice something that needs to be done on the property. This type of proactive maintenance helps us earn trust with each and every homeowner even if it's something that we are not able to do."
Chris' love for being outside makes the landscaping industry more of a passion than a job. "For 16 years, I lived in a hotel and my car was my office. I am most relaxed when I am outside in the sun," Chris states. "There is nothing better than seeing the sun shine and the scenery changing on a daily basis."
Chris and his crew not only handle your regular lawn care needs but they also do mulching, sodding, fertilization, pressure washing, deck building, gutter cleaning, aeration, over seeding, leaf cleanups, and also can do your interior home maintenance.
When his is not out building his lawn empire, you can find Chris coaching his 12 year old daughters softball team. They travel almost every weekend and he finds that time to bond with his daughter very special. "Hunting and fishing used to be my past times, but coaching my daughter is my new hobby," Chris laughs.
Chris and his wife, Lisa, have a 21 year old son as well. Lisa helps Chris with the day to day operation of the company including maintaining the website, scheduling appointments, invoicing, and billing.
Chris, a self-proclaimed beer connoisseur, loves grabbing a hot dog at Empire State Pizza & Dogs on five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville.
Next time any work is needed to be performed inside of outside, Just Ask Chris.