PAPCO Helps U.S. Lawns Encourage Greener Fuels

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PAPCO Inc., a leading fuel supplier in the Eastern United States works with Orlando based U.S. Lawns’ franchise in Hampton Roads, VA as they convert their mower fleet to propane, a cleaner fuel burning fuel.

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Steve Ferguson (Center) with Richard Reddington and Peter Ryan from PAPCO, after conducting a safety training for Hampton Roads US Lawns franchisee employees.

Helping keep the grass 'greener' in Hampton Roads.

“We kicked off our mower fleet conversion with a Field Day for our employees, which included safety training by PAPCO, a highly respected energy supplier. We are happy to be working with them to support our complete conversion of gasoline-powered commercial lawnmowers over to new John Deere propane-powered models,” said Steve Ferguson, U.S. Lawns franchise owner in Hampton Roads, VA.

John Deere dealer East Coast Equipment partnered with U.S. Lawns in Hampton Roads to convert their mower fleet to propane. Virginia Beach, Virginia based petroleum marketer PAPCO Inc. will lease 72 propane lawnmower cylinders and cabinets for U.S. Lawns’ 16 new propane-powered John Deere mowers, in addition to providing ongoing propane supply.

As part of the conversion, PAPCO General Manager Peter Ryan conducted four 30-minute sessions of Propane 101 Training for U.S. Lawns’ employees. “PAPCO is committed to a safe work environment at our own facilities, and we are constantly sharing best practices in safe operations with our customers as part of our extensive line of energy products and services,” said Ryan.

“U.S. Lawns franchisees continue efforts to convert equipment to greener fuels in locations around the country,” said Ken Hutcheson, president of U.S. Lawns. U.S. Lawns encourages franchisees to be mindful of water conservation, minimize waste, protect natural habitats and promote plant health and longevity. “We have strived to be a green company, before ‘green’ was a buzz word,” continued Hutcheson. “We seek to create a more sustainable planet; because quality of life makes all of our lives better.”

"We are very excited about our partnership with U.S. Lawns to fulfill their goal of converting to safe, clean-burning propane,” said PAPCO Sales Consultant, Richard Reddington. “We look forward to helping them keep the grass greener in Hampton Roads.”

PAPCO, with over 30 years in the industry, is a leading petroleum and energy supplier in the Eastern U. S. and markets refined fuels, lubricants, risk management products and fuel card fleet management programs to a broad customer base, which includes industrial, retail, marine, commercial transportation companies and federal, state and municipal government end users in the eastern United States.

For more information about PAPCO visit or call 800-899-0747.

PAPCO Media Contact: Frank Daniels | frank(dot)daniels(at)papco(dot)com | 757-321-4468

About U.S. Lawns
Founded in 1986, U.S. Lawns services commercial landscape customers through a network of over 260 locally owned franchise locations nationwide, providing customized commercial landscape management and snow & ice management services to corporate campuses, retail, industrial parks, multi-family communities and other commercial customers. U.S. Lawns also provides multi-location property managers and owners with centralized billing and one point of contact through Strategic Accounts. For more information, visit and

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