Companies in the News: Greenscapes owner wins All-Star game package; Lush Lawn & Safari Tree expands; and Clean Air Lawn Care celebrates 10 years

January 17, 2018 -  By
Photo: Echo

Left to right: Joe Coia, Vince Coia, and Ron Coleman

The website named Ron Coleman, owner of Greenscapes Professional Outdoor Services, the winner of its 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Package.

ECHO Means Business (EMB) is a web portal, for professionals too network and grow, sponsored by Echo. When EMB launched in April 2017, registrants to the site were eligible to win daily, monthly and weekly giveaways. Each member who participated in different features of the website were entered for the prizes, one of which included an MLB All Star Game Prize Package. The trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the MLB All Star Game taking place in July.

Not only is Coleman in the green industry, he runs a 400 player little league organization in his hometown of Rootstown, Ohio.

“I can’t believe I won!” said Coleman. “This is incredible! Baseball is my life when I’m not working.”

Along with Ron, Joe and Vince Coia from Ron’s dealer, Coia Implement, of Ravenna, Ohio, also received the game package.

Lush Lawn, a division of Safari Tree, is opening a new branch location in Plymouth, Mich. The building will offer customers a local team that will provide all their lawn, tree and pest control services.

“Along with the new year, I am looking forward to the new branch location that will expand our services into Plymouth, furthering our reach and ability to continue in servicing the local communities in Southeastern Michigan,” said Aaron Samson, CEO. “As our ultimate goal is delivering and creating the best customer experience, by opening a new location in Plymouth, will provide us the necessary staff and resources to ensure that all of our customers will receive the attention and care they deserve.”

Lush Lawn & Safari Tree have also opened up new locations in Brighton and Rochester Hills in the last five years.

Clean Air Lawn Care is celebrating 10 years of franchising its sustainable, solar-powered, organic lawn care business model.

“When we started this company in 2006 we faced skeptical customers and inferior equipment. Our only competitive advantage was great people,” said CEO Kelly Giard. “That culture of exceptional people lives today.”

Improvements to electric lawn equipment, restrictions on noise pollution from small engines, and a growing awareness about chemicals used on lawns and expelled into the air by gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment have all played a part in Clean Air’s growth. Setting a blue sky goal for 2018, Giard’s hope is to open 18 more franchises across the nation this year.

Opening for business in 2006 from the garage of CEO Kelly Giard, Clean Air Lawn Care has grown to include more than 50 franchise owners across the U.S., operating in more than 60 territories.

Photo: Echo

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