The Best Lawn Care in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This
October, it’s James A. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Macomb, Rochester, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 282 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.96 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: July 2019

Not everyone can lay stripes as nice as these and while James may be a rookie provider within LawnGuru, he’s quickly proved to be just as capable and diligent as any of our long-tenured veterans! Read more

The Best Lawn Service in Atlanta, Georgia

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This
September, it’s Jeffrey E. in Atlanta!

📍 Service Area: Atlanta, Decatur, Fayetteville, Locust Grove, McDonough
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 230 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: May 2018

McDonough Lawn Service

Jeffrey got his start in the outdoor service industry over 15 years ago, but it was only in 2018 that he decided to go out on his own. That’s where we come in! From our first call with him, we knew (and secretly hoped) he’d become part of the LawnGuru family. He is one of those people that you feel you’ve known forever after just a few minutes of conversation. He’s a skilled landscaper and enjoys adding flowers & mulch to transform a blank canvas Read more

The Best Lawn Care Service in Redford, Michigan

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This
August, it’s Vincent N. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Redford
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 1,481 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: April 2017

Behind every great lawn, is an even better provider! Our August Provider of the Month, Vincent, has mowed nearly 1,500 lawns with us since 2017. That’s 10.9 MILLION square feet of grass! To put it into perspective, if football fields all had grass, that would be eight years of consistent lawn maintenance at the Big House. While Vincent is a jack of all trades, he says, “nothing will ever beat a quality grass cut.” Read more

April Provider Leaderboard

Where do you rank? Check the top 100 list below to see where you stand. If you’re not listed, don’t worry – the season has just begun and we expect to see a lot of volatility as upstarts challenge reigning heavy-weights.

April’s Top 100 LawnGuru Providers

RANK First Name Last Initial Market Last 4 of Phone Number
1 Evan A DETROIT 8425
2 Rafael HOUSTON 9435
3 Aiden ATLANTA 9779
4 Zach A DETROIT 2618
5 Nate CHICAGO 4333
6 Julio G HOUSTON 9063
7 Dan G CHICAGO 0112
8 Justine H DC 8243
9 Alec G DETROIT 9900
10 Brandon DETROIT 4598
11 Michael C DETROIT 3858
12 Keith L DETROIT 1597
13 Bryce W HOUSTON 9032
14 Anthony A DETROIT 9707
15 Tammy H ATLANTA 9669
16 Branden D DETROIT 9332
17 Nathan I HOUSTON 0244
18 Antonio G ATLANTA 3113
19 Jeffrey E ATLANTA 7074
20 Mark K ATLANTA 1442
21 Juan G HOUSTON 7818
22 Brian DETROIT 6366
23 Jody ATLANTA 4684
24 Manuel A HOUSTON 0130
25 Stephen H ATLANTA 5562
26 Anthony DETROIT 1791
27 Michael H HOUSTON 0487
28 Mike HOUSTON 5296
29 Mondo D DETROIT 6556
30 Danny HOUSTON 5226
31 Raquel Z HOUSTON 1984
32 Jacob A HOUSTON 6721
33 Devin H ATLANTA 1332
34 Jeremy C ATLANTA 5830
35 Delton F ATLANTA 6397
36 Eli D HOUSTON 9777
37 Gilbert V DETROIT 9897
38 Francis ATLANTA 8310
39 Tim C HOUSTON 9504
40 Charles D HOUSTON 2888
41 Billie R DETROIT 8096
42 Erik C HOUSTON 6795
43 Bobby R ATLANTA 6562
44 Jerry G HOUSTON 0920
45 Chad M HOUSTON 3067
46 John L DETROIT 6724
47 Quinton A ATLANTA 2174
48 Marv DETROIT 9814
49 James C HOUSTON 8917
50 Reggie L ATLANTA 2942
51 Albert C DETROIT 0780
52 Erik C HOUSTON 1910
53 David R ATLANTA 6848
54 Corey DETROIT 3349
55 Elliott G HOUSTON 9323
56 Justin ATLANTA 7665
57 Diane C DETROIT 1828
58 Bobby L G ATLANTA 7489
59 Jason DETROIT 1922
60 Craig C ATLANTA 9317
61 David J DETROIT 2400
62 Matt C DETROIT 2283
63 Ishmael J ATLANTA 4961
64 Alfred J ATLANTA 7822
65 Buddy M ATLANTA 5160
66 Nick DETROIT 4047
67 Paul D HOUSTON 0516
68 Maurice W DC 8980
69 Jimario W DC 9585
70 Juan L ATLANTA 6769
71 Roy C CLEVELAND 7419
72 Ben A ATLANTA 6409
73 Alesandre D DC 4869
74 Mark W DETROIT 6680
75 Joseph A HOUSTON 2711
76 Carlos ATLANTA 8587
77 Jose G DC 2408
78 Dequale HOUSTON 0301
79 James ATLANTA 9478
80 Norm D DETROIT 0336
81 Katrina C ATLANTA 4987
82 Brian J DETROIT 3492
83 Danelle R HOUSTON 3552
84 Rick T DETROIT 2900
85 Nathaniel ATLANTA 4865
86 Daniel HOUSTON 5594
87 William and Jaime PHILADELPHIA 3501
88 Ray DC 7239
89 Gerald H ATLANTA 6290
90 Christopher DC 1095
91 Carvin DC 2327
92 Shiwila W ATLANTA 9748
93 David M DETROIT 2545
94 Daniel H DC 5263
95 Marlon A ATLANTA 1493
96 Rick M HOUSTON 1084
97 Raul G HOUSTON 1745
98 Randy J HOUSTON 0553
99 Justin D HOUSTON 4061
100 Nathan H HOUSTON 7063

The Best One Time Lawn Care in Hazel Park, MI

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This April, it’s Brian S. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Warren, Southfield
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 565 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.91 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: January 2016

Growing up just blocks away from one of the top restaurants in Michigan, (shoutout Mabel Gray), Brian’s standards were set high from a very young age. He’s been known to call himself a perfectionist and that quality shines through in his work.

Whether Brian is faced with an unruly lawn that hasn’t been mowed in years or one that’s been pampered on a weekly basis, the end result is always the same – Brian isn’t loading mowers back onto his trailer until the lawn is in pristine condition. After all, his work is his billboard, and he wants to make sure he’s always on-brand with his advertising.

one time lawn mowing michigan      One Time Lawn Mowing Ferndale, Michigan

While some homeowners are happy with the routine service they order for their yard, many want advice from top quality professionals like Brian. Brian uses his 10+ years of experience to ensure his customers’ lawns are always showroom ready. His expertise extends beyond grass cutting, which is why you’ll often find Brian giving his clients simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Brian understands how his customers think and what they want, Pinterest worthy lawns that rule the neighborhood without blowing up the budget.

Exemplary professionalism and performance didn’t happen by accident, where did Brian get started?

Brian worked for a local landscaping company when he was younger and quickly climbed the ladder to become a foreman. It was there he learned how to assemble and run an effective crew. In fact, Brian believes a small team of highly committed guys is what enables him to accomplish more work that is completed to a higher standard; teams populated by the best will consistently outperform their peers.

This managerial experience and focus on the result is something he says he’ll use every day for the rest of his career. Kudos to the company that taught Brian, we’re grateful for you, and so is he!

Human Size Weed in Michigan     Lawn Mowing in Detroit Michigan

Still, it wasn’t always sing-alongs, rainbows, and butterflies for Brian.

As a foreman with a baby on the way, he was forced to pick up an assortment of side jobs to make ends meet. Being a seasonal professional, Brian was accustomed to being laid off, however, each year his pride plummeted as his compensation was relatively flat while his responsibilities climbed higher and higher.

“I felt cornered and helpless. Being the breadwinner, this time of year used to be downright depressing.”

With steady work coming to an immediate halt and a beautiful baby boy arriving soon, supporting his family became incredibly challenging. Brian knew he needed to make a change.

He couldn’t just wait for work to present itself, Xavier was coming into this world and he knew he needed to build a life for him.

Green front lawn in Hazel Park        Father and son ride motorcycles in Hazel Park

He talked to his family, did a lot of self-reflecting, set goals, focused on his passions and decided creating his own work was the only solution. It was then that Mr B’s Outdoor Service was born.

After establishing himself and his company, Brian stumbled upon LawnGuru in the app store. Unsure if it could help him, he signed up and became a certified LawnGuru Pro anyways. It wasn’t long before he realized that his business wasn’t just seasonal, with the order volume LawnGuru was able to offer him, he could finally keep busy year round.

One thing we have to say about Brian is he has grit. And when that fails, he has Xavier. Brian’s now 8-year-old son is his inspiration. The two enjoy basketball, football, fishing and even get down on Fortnite together.

Hazel Park Lawn Care Company         Hazel Park elementary school lunch time

So what’s Brian’s favorite thing about LawnGuru?

“The best feature would have to be the Map View. It’s the main hub of all the job offerings on LawnGuru with markers differentiating the type of job. It shows me where I have to be that day so I can easily plan my route on and off the app. LawnGuru only alerts my phone with new jobs within my specific service area, but if I’m ever in a different area for anything, the map view allows me to quickly pull out my phone and take on some one-time services near me for extra money. The gas I use going to one job can let me take on an extra 2 or 3 with LawnGuru.”

One Time Snow Removal Oak Park, Michigan        One Time Snow Removal Detroit, Michigan

What Are Brian’s Customers Saying?

“Top notch and Brian kept his promise to get us cleared out before the 5am commute! If I could give six stars I would!” said Yaro on Vernon Ave in Huntington Woods.

“Brian did an awesome job! We were out of town for Thanksgiving and came home to a clean yard. Thank you!” said Kelley on Brownell Ave in Plymouth. Read more

Provider Add-Client Feature

LawnGuru is built by providers for providers which is how we try to spot and prevent problems. We share the same problems so it only follows that we should share the same solutions.

When Skye and Brandon were their own two man crew, they never wanted to

decline sales for services that were outside their box and hated tracking down past-due invoices in order to get paid.  Read more

20 / 70 / 10 Overview

Overview: 20 / 70 / 10 Ranking System

20/70/10 is how we view our business, customers & providers. We borrowed this thinking from Jack Welch of GE fame, and it’s essentially Pareto’s principle on steroids. It has proven itself over and over again as an effective way to break up and understand all our users.

2019 Overgrowth Policy Update

Why Make A Change?

Overgrowth was built into our app from the beginning when we were only offering on-demand cuts to customers and had to protect providers from abuse or wasted time (money).

Over the course of 2017 and 2018 mowing seasons, we realized we’d lost more than two thousand recurring customers after an overgrowth charge. TWO THOUSAND! 

We really hadn’t reanalyzed it since 2015, and seeing this outcome and what it could’ve meant for your bottom line we knew we had no choice but to find a better way.

Recurring customers are the foundation upon which we Read more

Provider 911: Bullet Proof Your Business

We had an epiphany this year which we believe is a game-changer for you. Seriously.

In the near-term this is going to put out fires for your business, in the future it will allow you to represent your business as all-capable and unlock revenues you aren’t able to capture today.

If you’re planning a vacation, have a personal emergency, or equipment issues you can now make sure your non-LawnGuru customers are taken care of for you by fellow LawnGuru Pros, profitably. 

How?

By extending our seamless link to encompass provider to provider cooperation, you’ll be able to ensure your customers are always serviced. Individually we accomplish a lot, but with this ability to work together we’re all big, fast and flexible. This is in its infancy but validated from our experience as providers and what we all see in industry facebook groups.

This is version 1.0 and 1.1 is already on the way. For now, we’re calling this “Provider 911”

How it works:

  • You opt-in (email support@lawnguru.co)
  • You give us your customer addresses and the price you can pay for each (ie: you charge $40, you can pay $35) We store this on file so you’ve got your math pre-baked ready for emergencies (or spontaneous trips!)
  • We map the properties, put your payment on file, and keep them ready for you
  • Shit happens or you decide to take a break, you text the DEDICATED PROVIDER 911 NUMBER (734-707-9594) the addresses to activate at the prices you set.
  • We activate those jobs immediately and place them into the marketplace for you
    1. Conversely, you can now pick up jobs and help out your fellow providers
    2. We are taking nothing on these, just credit card processing fees. Yep. We’ve got you.
    3. The price you choose is important, make sure you’re paying enough to get the jobs filled but not losing money.
    4. Read more

  • The Best Lawn Care Provider in Brighton, MI

    Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This February, it’s Jason P. in Detroit!

    📍 Service Area: Brighton, Hartland, Highland, Howell, Milford
    ✔️ Background Checked
    🌿 201 Jobs Completed
    ⭐ 4.90 Customer Rating
    📅 Joined LawnGuru: December 2018

    This fire fighting, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu training, all-around outdoorsmen has earned MVP status in our book.

    We’ve never featured a “rookie” Pro before, but when we saw the results Jason put on the board, we knew we had to recognize his remarkable performance!

    Joining LawnGuru just this winter, Jason took the platform by storm, literally. He plows an average of 50 jobs per snowfall and consistently earns high customer ratings, which is incredibly rare for a new Pro.

    Hartland Pure Michigan Snow Removal     South Lyon Pure Michigan Home Snow Removal

    He pays close attention to the ratings his customers are leaving him and uses that to improve his customers’ experience & service; learning that Judy on Packard St. requires extra salt on her front steps while Randy on Greenview Dr. prefers being near the end of Jason’s route so his driveway is cleared after the city plows his street.

    Jason is also a power communicator, extending his tactics from scheduling roofing appointments to his LawnGuru customers to ensure they always feel empowered and in the know. He knows first hand how many headaches he can avoid for himself and how much satisfaction he can create for his customers with quick replies and useful updates.

    South Lyon Michigan Snow Removal       Novi Michigan Snow Removal

    The best ideas have a way of popping up in the least expected place exactly/precisely when they’re needed, so it’s no surprise to hear how Jason first got word of LawnGuru. Absolutely stuffed to the gills, just as the tryptophan began to kick in, he overheard his cousin say something that piqued his interest.

    “I learned about LawnGuru at Thanksgiving dinner this year when my cousin said she uses it for a house she has in another state.”

    We did a fact check, and lo and behold his cousin is a LawnGuru user in Cleveland! On the spot, Jason downloaded the app and applied to become a LawnGuru Pro and the rest, well, you’ll learn his story here!

    While Jason is new to LawnGuru, he’s no rookie in the outdoor service industry. Like most pros, he started mowing neighbors’ lawns as a teenager with his buddy and quickly expanded his service offerings. He was skilled enough to become a roofer and crazy enough to love it, but in Jason’s mind, nothing seemed over his head – pun intended. Then, the recession hit.

    With his cash flow drying up, he was forced to lay off his employees and close his roofing business. Read more