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Old 02-08-2014, 02:13 PM
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It was after 1992. Somewhere around 1997. How did they do sales prior to that period?
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:24 PM
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It was after 1992. Somewhere around 1997. How did they do sales prior to that period?
Someone else can probably answer that better than me. But I think it was around the mid-1980's when both ChemLawn and TruGreen (separate and independent companies at that time), started their annual early spring telemarketing campaigns. Before then, it may have just been print advertising. It was in 1987 when they both got bought and owned by parent companies. I would presume that is when they really ramped up the telemarketing.
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ATTN: Any & all OLD ChemLawn employees. Just as an f.y.i. there is a wall on Facebook titled "CHEMLAWN alumni association". This is an informal group of all old ChemLawn employees from the pre-1992-93 ServiceMaster acquisition. Specifically the Dukes & then Ecolab years from the late 60's thru early 90's. This FB wall is an open group, and has some rather interesting reminiscing and old CL photos from employees of the "original" ChemLawn!
I have noticed that there is both a website and Facebook page for a company called "Chemscape Pest Control and Lawn Care" out of Hendersonville, Tennessee. (About 225 miles n.e. of TruGreen's headquarters in Memphis, TN.)

I'm just curious about the origin of this company's name "Chemscape", and if they have any old affiliation with the former ChemLawn Corp. Anyone?
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My first ChemLawn truck was #804 (February 1979 south Dallas, TX branch). My favorite was truck #1444 -- ChemScape tanker (north Dallas) >> Three (green) tanks + two 100 gal tanks toward the back. Two 1/2 inch hose reels underneath plus a one inch "tall tree" hose reel on top of the bed. Hydraulic agitation paddles in all five tanks.

These Chemscape trucks were DECADES ahead of their time >>> Even to this day nothing compares! Serious!

Then the Duke family started selling their company business -- so Chemscape trucks switched to (cheap) "lawn care style" tankers to "save money". Instead of spending over $50,000 for a "space-age" unit, ChemScape tankers cost just under $30,000 (similar to the lawn care tankers).

From that point on, ChemScape went downhill forever. ((I have many other reasons regarding this, but won't post here because the list is long)).

Photo is me August 1984. Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Space shuttle "Challenger" in the background.
Check out the vintage (1980's?) ChemLawn TV commercial...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAaUPQubGqQ
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