TAG: Lawn Doctor

Five Questions: Mike Caprio

March 22, 2019By
Mike Caprio (Photo: Seth Jones)

Mike Caprio Regional business consultant Lawn Doctor, Holmdel, N.J. 1. What all does your job entail, and do you enjoy it? I provide business, agronomy, financial and human resources support to our franchisees in the Southeast. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Lawn Doctor offers custom lawn care solutions to residential and business consumers. I’ve been with... read more

Get in early: the lowdown on early order programs

October 16, 2018By
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Lawn care operators share five considerations for participating in early order programs. About five years ago, Brian Wiese began taking advantage of the early order program offered by his fertilizer supplier. Each December, Wiese, the turf division manager for SunCo in Omaha, Neb., preorders enough fertilizer for rounds one and two at a discounted rate and with delayed payment terms.... read more

Lawn Doctor acquires 80 percent equity interest in Mosquito Hunters

September 24, 2018By

Lawn Doctor acquired an 80 percent equity interest in Mosquito Hunters, a franchisor of mosquito and pest control services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “There isn’t a company out there in the franchising world with a better reputation, both in terms of franchisee satisfaction and innovative services, than Lawn Doctor,” said Andy Fuller, founder and CEO of Mosquito... read more

Companies in the News: BrightView rebuilds recreational area for nonprofit; Brandt completes construction of new lab; Lawn Doctor of Grand Rapids under new management

February 28, 2018By

Employees from BrightView’s landscape development, landscape services, and tree company service lines teamed up to build a child-safe recreational area at Ruby’s Place, a nonprofit organization in Hayward, Calif., that provides shelter and support services for people affected by domestic violence and human trafficking. BrightView teams removed the existing structures from the three playground areas and transformed the space by... read more

So long, summer

August 1, 2017By

As summer winds down, LCOs should focus on repairing the damage caused by months of hot, humid weather. Fall is a time of renewal for turf. So as summer winds down, lawn care operators (LCOs) should focus on repairing the damage caused by months of hot, humid weather. For cool-season grasses, fall is the time for LCOs to fertilize, seed... read more

Companies in the News: Lawn Doctor launches West Houston franchise; Caretaker, Heads Up awarded; more from Toro, Case, Kioti, Marty Grunder

March 29, 2017By

Lawn Doctor opened a new lawn care franchise in West Houston. The franchise provides customized lawn care services, including fertilization, weed control, aeration and shrub care. Houston resident Shahul Hameed, who has a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA, owns the new franchise. “It matters that I give my customers comprehensive information about our services, with sufficient technical detail to feel... read more