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.
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.
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.
Like all of us, Jason’s survival instincts kicked in and he reverted back to what he knew would pay the bills, lawn mowing. He teamed up again with his high school friend to tackle weekly lawn routes. He was grateful to land on his feet but, like any entrepreneur, he wanted to build something he could call his own so he started his lawn & landscaping company in 2009.
His motivation has always been his daughter, Bella. She’s what drove him to start his own company which would grant him the ability to provide for her along with the scheduling flexibility to be the father she needs.
“She’s been riding on the mower with me since she was young and last year she mowed her first lawn by herself.” We’re with Bella, and are casting our ‘Father of the Year’ vote for Jason.
So why join LawnGuru if you already own your own company?
“LawnGuru allows me to do a lot more work since I don’t need to go to the job and give a price which saves a lot of time. Additionally, the quick pay really helps with cash flow.”
Jason will tell you exactly what it’s like to be a real-deal Snow Guru, and he’s looking forward to extending his mastery to the lawn side of the app this spring.
If you’re a LawnGuru customer in southeast Michigan, you may even catch Jason out mowing while jamming to some tunes or enjoying a podcast, and when he’s not striping lawns, you better believe he’s fishing, camping or kayaking with Bella.