Franklin Lawn & Garden Center and Justin’s Lawn Service
Published 8:29 am Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Name of person featured: Justin Overby, owner
Name of business: Franklin Lawn & Garden Center and Justin’s Lawn Service
Street address: 26433 Crossroads Drive, Franklin
Phone number: (757) 562-0186
Operating Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, open on Sundays seasonally
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature of Business: Complete service lawn and landscape — full service garden center
Year Founded: Lawn service 1997, garden center 2003
Prior Location: 111 Commerce Park Road, Franklin
Number of employees: Approximately 13
How’s business? Like most businesses, slow — but looking forward to fall. People will be looking forward to cool weather, seasonal color for the yard and a time to just get out and enjoy fall.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: That we have moved — lots of people still don’t know that we moved from Commerce Park Road over a year ago.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Come visit us in the country. We have the willingness to go the second mile to find what customers want.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be willing to hang in there through the tough times.
Your first job: Cutting grass. My grandmother helped me purchase my first lawnmower at the age of 12.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): Too many to name. All people in some ways affect your character. That is why it is important to treat others as you want to be treated.
The key to a successful business is: Your customers are your greatest asset. Treat them with respect and they will continue to support you.