U.S. Lawns Inducts Three New Members to Their Hall of Fame

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U.S. Lawns, a commercial landscape maintenance company, recently announced the newest members of their Hall of Fame. Franchisee Chris Seaborne, Franchisee Tim Harrell, and President of U.S. Lawns Ken Hutcheson, were all inducted in 2016.

Hall of Fame Inductees 2016

This is the company’s most prestigious award.

Chris and Tim have known each other since high school. They started their Frederick, MD franchise in March 1999 after connecting with a U.S. Lawns franchisee nearby. Both were about 20 years old and had been working for other companies - Chris trimming trees and Tim doing residential lawn work. They wanted to own their own business. With a truck, mower, weedeater and a chain saw to start with, they had a vision. They attended a U.S. Lawns Annual Conference before signing their franchisee agreement. They liked what they saw, signed, and they hit the ground running from day one.

Seeking ways to generate a bigger base, they purchased their second territory in Winchester, VA in early 2015. Hiring the right people was key. Austin Elliott was a perfect choice to lead the charge in Winchester, equipped with a BS in environmental studies from Shepherd University. And within six months, they were happy with the income and it continues to grow.

Chris and Tim have built their businesses utilizing the tools and systems of U.S. Lawns. Their 16 years of experience with agronomics, providing quality, professional grade service and building great customer relationships have given them a depth of knowledge that is a very valuable resource. They are always glad to give sage advice about the green or the snow management industry to newer franchisees, as they are also very successful in the snow & ice management business and are respected by their peers as experts.

U.S. Laws President Ken Hutcheson joined U.S. Lawns in 1995 and helped grow the company from a regional 18-franchise network to an industry leader with over 250 commercial landscape management franchises nationwide offering year-round grounds services. To honor his longevity and commitment to the company in its 30th anniversary year, Ken was inducted into the U.S. Lawns Hall of Fame.

“I was proud to see Tim Harrell and Chris Seaborne inducted into the U.S. Lawns Hall of Fame," said Ken Hutcheson. "Watching them over the years grow as individuals, grow their families, grow their team, and grow their business has been inspiring to me and many others. They are a great example of what this industry, this country, and U.S. Lawns offers people who are willing to commit to a dream and work diligently to turn that dream into reality.”

Hall of Fame members are individuals who exemplify the mission and vision of U.S. Lawns. This is the company’s most prestigious award.

About U.S. Lawns
Founded in 1986, U.S. Lawns services commercial landscape customers through a network of over 250 locally owned franchise locations nationwide, providing customized landscape management and snow & ice management services to corporate campuses, retail centers, industrial parks, multi-family residential communities and other commercial customers. For more information, visit http://www.USLawns.com and http://www.USLawnsFranchise.com.

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