Southland Landscaping, Inc. began over 40 years ago by John French. John smiles when he describes himself as that kid you see pushing a lawn mower through the neighborhood with a milk jug used as his gas can. His grandfather gave him a 3.5 horsepower Briggs and Stratton lawn mower from Western Auto in 1974, and the business began.
Over the past 40 years the business transitioned into doing apartment communities and commercial properties. John says he feels very blessed to have over 75 apartment communities as well as several commercial and industrial properties. Southland Landscaping, Inc. offers full 12-month landscape maintenance programs tailored to fit each property. (These services include mowing, trimming, edging, pruning, shrub care, lawn weeds and fertilization programs, mulching, plant installation and design). One service offered, that most other landscape companies subcontract out, is tree care. Southland has its own fleet of tree trucks and chippers, which allows them to give very competitive prices.
John's business philosophy is "you reap what you sow". He always strives to give the very best service possible, to treat people fairly, and to do what you said you were going to do. He considers the trust managers have in him to be sacred. He considers his relationships to managers to be long-term; in fact he has some management companies that have placed their confidence in him for over 30 years. Keeping the manager happy is job one. Sometimes this means going the extra mile.
John says he has been blessed to have attracted many talented people. He has some team captains that have been with him for many years. He also has excellent mechanics on staff to keep everything in tip-top shape. John is very proud of his management staff, which has come to him with diverse and extensive experience.
- Ben French - Systems Administrator
- Janet French - Assistant Chief Financial Officer
- Kerrie French - Chief Financial Officer
- Tommy Griffiths - Operations Manager
- Suzy Huber - Office Assistant
- Barbara Olds - Quality Control Specialist
- Debra Pound-Wiseman - General Manager
Southland Landscaping, Inc. would love to put its experience and talent to work for you; to make your property be the very best it can be. Call or email Southland Landscaping today!