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Semper Fi Services
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I provide QUALITY recurring lawn care to home owners. If your goal is cheap and infrequent lawn care during the warmer months only, please consider another provider. Currently 96% of my work is rated 5 stars which corresponds DIRECTLY to my work quality and thorough customer communications. I also am a former United States Marine. As such, I look upon all my equipment as weapons that need to be continually maintained and prepared for battle, to include my level of physical fitness, which is absolutely top notch. I'm early to bed and early to rise and I truly enjoy what I do for a living, where I work and the gracious clients I serve, not simply work for.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
Semper Fi Services was established in 2010 and currently has a client base of approximately 50 homes. I operate my business without hired helpers as I have found them costly and unreliable. When you hire Semper Fi, you hire the SAME proven professional to complete your lawn care each and every time. I started working in this industry at the age of ten, and worked doing lawn care for myself through middle and high school. After I departed the Marine Corps in 2010, I went right back into lawn maintenance because I know the ins and outs of this industry and Pinellas County very well. I have top notch commercial equipment and duplications of equipment, and this being the case I rarely have to delay or reschedule service due to mechanical issues. I enjoy setting my own work tempo and schedule vice punching a clock as in corporate America. And now unfortunately with COVID 19 upon us, I feel absolutely blessed to do what I do! By working alone and outside, absent the congestion of people, and by continuing to social distance and never tempting more than a grocery store once monthly and a gas station weekly, I can better assure prospective customers that I am COVID free, healthy and always ready and able to get the job done.
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
Other than being liability insured and trained and certified through Pinellas County to provide landscape maintenance, Semper Fi Services: 1) Provides recurring clients with a service schedule that I work very hard to adhere to. 2) I service with smaller commercial equipment, not oversized, heavy equipment. Do you really want a super heavy, commercial tractor cutting your lawn, potentially damaging your turf and/or property? 3) I always return customer calls, text and emails promptly.4) I always pick up debris and trash before servicing a lawn. 5) I respect all clients' property by identifying and avoiding hazards and obstacles such as sprinkler heads, paver barriers and lawn decorations when working. 6) I service between the hours of 8 am and 6pm and try NOT to work during weekends or major holidays, as nobody prefers to hear lawn equipment operating during non business hours or in and around your backyard gathering or pool party time.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
1. I notify my clients of my estimated time of arrival (ETA) prior to service. 2. I take pictures of the front AND back yard post service and send them to my clients. Greenpal only REQUIRES providers to send clients a completed picture of the front yard. 3. I ALWAYS return text and phone calls from my clients. 4. My company is liability insured. 5. My company is registered with Pinellas County as a certified Landscape Best Management Practices provider. 6. Regardless of the metrics Greenpal uses to rate my reliability, I notify my clients 100% of the time when schedule changes are necessary (chiefly due to inclement weather delays). 7. The vast majority of my work is rated 5 stars. 8. I am a United States Marine Corps veteran, and I apply the best of what I learned in military service to my work.
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
I enjoy working for clients who truly appreciate the post service appearance of thier lawns.
What areas do you mainly service?
Semper Fi serves clients in the cities of Largo/Clearwater (South of Belleair Road), Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Pinellas Park, Lealman and Saint Petersburg (north of 22nd Avenue North).