Home Grown Success: LawnAmerica
This week I had the pleasure of having coffee with Lisa Barnes Laughrey, Director of HR and PR at LawnAmerica and the first ever female on their leadership team. Lisa is a Bartlesville native herself with her family still residing here. I could see as we talked that Bartlesville still has a special place in her heart! It was so interesting to learn about all of the services LawnAmerica offers and what a wonderful company they are all around!
They have several locations that allow them to service all of N.E. Oklahoma and a portion of North Carolina. They employ over seventy people across their company; fifty-one percent of whom have been there for over four years. Wow! I think that alone speaks to the quality of work environment they create. It’s no wonder they will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary in January!
Lisa told me they recently received some extremely exciting news. LawnAmerica was awarded the designation of Landscape Industry Accredited Company by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Making them the first in Oklahoma and only the 7th in the nation to ever receive this designation as a company! Their superior customer service, highly trained staff and excellent safety, financial and ethical business practices were a few of the many things that landed them this huge accomplishment!
LawnAmerica offers services from weed control to mosquito spraying, to Christmas Décor light displays, and so much more to their 16,000 customers (wow!) 1,100 of those being in Bartlesville. That is not a small feat! Lisa told me that the company goes through over 12,000 pounds of fertilizer per day in their June through August season.
They have several promotions currently going on including 10% off mosquito control for new customers when they prepay (through July 31st). They also have an offer specifically for Chamber members that gives them $10 off one mosquito application or $35 off the full four step program (through July 31st).
The Chamber used LawnAmerica last year to design and implement their Christmas Décor light display for the first ever Christmas in the Ville! I can personally tell you they were so great to work with. For a staff of just seven women it was definitely out of our league to create our own Christmas light display to the magnitude we wanted. We had just a few short meetings with Team Leader Kurt Bashford about what we had in mind and never had to worry about it again! They were so easy to work with and truly put our minds to ease at a time that it was just a llllliiiittttllllleeee hectic here at the Chamber.
Our beautiful display was made possible by Kurt and his team by using 100 feet of red velvet wrapping, 80 feet of lit garland, one half mile of power cords, over 10,000 LED lights and 150 man hours! We could have never done it without them!
If you’re interested in having LawnAmerica do your Christmas light display, they currently have a Christmas in July special available. Your choice of either 7% off your estimate or a free 36″ wreath for your display when you complete payment in July (expires July 31st). They are also offering a $50 referral promotion for existing customers when someone they refer signs up (expires December 20th).
LawnAmerica is truly a great company that helps give back to the communities that support them. Their main focuses are often programs that benefit children with special needs or local education programs, but they proudly provide churches and nonprofits with discounted rates as a thank you for their contributions to the community. It was so great to meet Lisa and get to know more about this company that is doing such big things!
You can reach LawnAmerica to request a free estimate or set up a service by calling (918) 249-5296 .
Thank you to LawnAmerica for making Bartlesville a place everyone wants to live, work and play!
Lisa Barnes Laughrey, Director of HR and PR at LawnAmerica