Lawn Love looks for green in Exeter partnership
On-demand service works with local small businesses to compete with corporate lawn care companies
exeter – Large landscaping corporations may provide lawn care, but only local gardeners love your lawn.
That’s why one California company has created software that is helping hundreds of small businesses by offering them with the resources they lack, such as scheduling, job routing, and payment software to streamline their operations.
Lawn Love, a tech-startup that provides on-demand lawn care services, announced it is launching in Exeter this week.
“The average lawn care company in the US has only two employees and lacks the resources to modernize their business models. We are trying to democratize software for these small businesses so that they can compete with dominating lawn care corporations such as TruGreen and BrightView,” said CEO and founder, Jeremy Yamaguchi.
“Lawn Love is great for growing a small business and expanding it to something larger’’, said Lawn Love provider, Albert Milam.
The five-year-old tech-startup aims to streamline the outsourcing of lawn care services for Exeter residents. “Traditionally homeowners have had to wait for a lawn care provider to physically come to their property, offer a quote, and then schedule a service. It can take weeks to get the job done after the initial contact is made” Yamaguchi said.
Homeowners can access Lawn Love through both a website and an app. The platform instantly generates a quote using satellite imaging technology to map the lawn size of each property. Customers are then paired with a local independent contractor.
The concept for Lawn Love was born when Yamaguchi spent hours searching for quality lawn services for his property in San Diego. “I realized that outsourcing lawn care was a serious hassle for homeowners, and that was because service providers had zero technology to better their operations. So I decided to build something that makes the entire experience more streamlined for both customers and lawn care professionals” Yamaguchi said.
Each independent contractor goes through a background check and an assessment of their lawn care skills before they can begin work. Users can schedule a wide range of services including lawn mowing, weeding, aeration, gutter cleaning and more.
Lawn Love was launched through the Y-Combinator Summer 2014 Batch. It raised funding from notable investors such as Joe Montana, Alexis Ohanian, Barbara Corcoran, Bullpen Capital, and more. With a head office in San Diego, it is now one of the fastest growing startups in California. The company has partnered with more than 5,000 independent lawn care businesses who operate in 120 cities, across 43 states. For more information, please visit lawnlove.com