Spring-Green Lawn Care – provider of residential and commercial lawn fertilization and weed control – is proud to announce its newest franchise owner, Aaron Knepp of AK Irrigation in Columbus, OH.
Aaron Knepp, a seasoned Green Industry expert who sought to expand services to meet both his current customers’ needs and the growing market needs of Columbus and the surrounding areas. He will be offering customers a seven-application fertilization and weed control program. In addition, Knepp is excited to expand his mosquito services, aeration and seeding, as well as tree care programs.
“The timing is right to expand my business, and the market needs a local professional to provide lawn care services,” said Knepp.
Knepp started AK Irrigation in 2006, which has grown from its humble beginnings to a 15 truck, 17 employee company. Knepp cares for over 4,000 lawns while performing irrigation and sprinkler system maintenance, new system installation and other related services. In the past, customers had to use a different provider for their lawn care services. Now, the Knepp’s will provide those services through his Spring-Green franchise.
“I wasn’t looking to build another company from scratch, I wanted a system to follow and something more turnkey” said Knepp. Knepp and his wife, had a plan to begin offering weed control and fertilization services, but were hesitant to get started knowing the work involved in a new business. Franchising wasn’t even a consideration until learning about Spring-Green and understanding how the businesses could work in conjunction with each other.
Knepp chose Spring-Green Lawn Care because he values the marketing and branding, as well as how the Spring-Green services compliment his Irrigation’s business. He likes that it provides a local, family-friendly feel while providing the purchasing power, systems and support of a large company. This is a key differentiator Knepp says. “We need to be able to grow faster and larger than the average mom and pop business, but we don’t want to sacrifice our high level of service. Working with a franchise system allows us to do both while also growing the irrigation side of our business.”
The Knepps along with their five children are excited about the potential growth that the Spring-Green opportunity will deliver to their family.
“It’s always rewarding when a successful Green Industry business owner recognizes the value in our franchise and sees the opportunity to build a recurring customer base that works in conjunction with their existing business,” said James Young, President of Spring-Green Lawn Care. “Expanding to Columbus, OH with Knepp is a perfect example of an owner understanding the power of combining resources to propel them further and faster than they could do independently. Together we can do great things!”