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September 2022 Contractor of the Month is: The Grounds Guys of League City

The Grounds Guys of League City is a full-service lawn maintenance company for both residential and commercial properties. We deliver high-end, world-class lawn care services, that are grounded in our values. You won’t find that with just any company.

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Tell Us About Yourself & Your Company

We own a Grounds Guys Franchise so we have always been in the landscape field. We started offering landscape lighting about 8 years ago after a class through our franchise. We have about 30 employees and are a full-service landscape and maintenance company that specializes in maintenance, design, build, lighting, drainage, turf care, and irrigation.

The Interview

  • Can you tell us about your business?

    We are The Grounds Guys of League City, Texas. We have about 30 employees and are a full service landscape and maintenance company which specializes in maintenance, design build, lighting, drainage, turf care, and irrigation.

  • How did you get into the landscape lighting business?

    Landscape lighting was a natural add on to our existing business. Since it did not have to be licensed (in Texas) it was an easy additional service to include.

  • What percentage of your business is landscape lighting/what other services do you provide (ie: landscaping, irrigation, electrical…)?

    Landscape lighting install and design is about 5% of our business. Our other services include maintenance, turf care, irrigation install and repair.

  • How long have you been installing landscape lighting?

    I’ve been installing landscape lighting for around 8 years.

  • What AMP products do you prefer to use? Which fixtures are your favorite?

    The AMP® PinnaclePro MR16 Spotlight (Lamp-Ready) and AMP® 24” Brass Path & Area Light (Lamp-Ready) are our “go-to” fixtures. We also love the AMP® PolynesianPro Torch Light (Lamp-Ready) and the Adjustable Beam Angle LED MR16 Lamp (2700k). The Slimeline Transformers & Timer is also a must-have on most jobs.

  • What tips or tricks have you learned that have benefited your work from a design/installation perspective?

    Taking a look at what some of my peers within Grounds Guys have done using AMP Lighting has helped for design options. Always testing the systems before and after an install has also saved me from return trips.

  • Tell me about your sales process. How do you find your customers? What is your sales process? Do you use sales tools such as a free demo?

    We use a design software that will show the customer how their lighting will look. We also show our customers previous jobs we have completed.

  • Where do you find inspiration for your lighting designs?

    I find inspiration in the work of my colleagues and other Grounds Guys franchises.

  • What do you feel is the most personally rewarding part of installing a lighting system for a client?

    I love the way lighting transforms the entire look of the house and property. It brings the landscaping to life at night.

  • Tell us a little bit about you personally: What do you like to do outside of work? What are your hobbies?

    I have two young children, ages 3 and 1, so chasing them is my main hobby! Outside of that, I like to golf, travel, and spend time at my family river house.

AMP® Lighting appreciates the Professionals that make us who we are and why we strive, daily, to fulfill our vision statement. Our outstanding AMP® Pros deserve to be recognized for their exceptional landscape lighting work and to highlight some of our AMP® MVPs (most valuable professionals)!

Interested in being featured as an AMP® Contractor of the Month?

Contact Zach Evensen at: zache@amplighting.com

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