What is TruGreen?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by the point man, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. the point man

    the point man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Hi Guys....So many peopleon these boards mention TruGreen,
    and I feel like an idiot, but I have to ask....
     
  2. TruGreen is a fert company. BIG fert company. They do other stuff too, but that is mostly what they are known for- lawn treatments.
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    trugreen chemlawn is a commercial lawn steroid company
     
  4. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Vipermanz could not have said it better.
     
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    I really love how everyone pokes fun at TruGreen. While some of their work is shoddy, some isnt too bad. I sure would love to be the one who cashed in on that IPO.
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    There landscape division does nice work! There chemical division does 100% shotty work!
     
  7. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    TruGreen ChemLawn is the largest lawn and landscape care company in the world. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, they serve 3.5 million residential and commercial customers with lawn care, tree and shrub care, landscaping, consumer products, and International services.

    Their parent company, ServiceMaster, is a fortune 500 company with 29 consecutive years of growth in revenue and profits. TruGreen ChemLawn is a partner in the ServiceMaster Quality Service Network, which consists of 8 national and international companies: Terminix, Merry Maids, American Home Shield, American Residential Services, AmeriSpec, Furniture Medic, Rescue Rooter, ServiceMaster Clean, and TruGreen ChemLawn.

    Hope this answers your question. ;)
    Kris
     
  8. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    Kutnkru, you work for TruGreen?
     
  9. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Nope. Thats what it says they are on their website. I edited it so it doesnt make me sound like part of the problem -LOL!

    Kris
     
  10. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    They are made up of: 90% marketing sharks
    10% lawn tech's
    They are basically a marketing company who found an untapped market (in the 70's it was lawncare) They started out great but declined in the following years. Now they are bloodsucking vultures who would devour any plaid-suited used car salesman. They are well fortified with superfast "smart computers" that will seek-and-find any homeowner in an area who is not a host. Their first objective is to seek out the weak and wounded. Some young couple who just bought their first house and doesn't have a clue. A little old lady with alzheimers who's lawn will "surely die" if it doesn't get 7 apps of crap. And when they call... don't think your'e
    going to say "not interested". You'll just get put back on the computers call list. They will call-and call- and call until you break down into convulsions and say the majic words "OK" But, it's not over yet, no no. They will continue to call. every week. offering some new app. that you need RIGHT NOW. If you say no- they call the next night. You have to buy. You must buy. There is no way out. Well, I guess there is ONE way. You have to DIE. But I don't want to DIE!!! I want to live! I wan't to live!!!!!!!Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:cry:
     

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