In the summer of 1999 I decided to take the leap from working as a gardener for a local garden maintenance company and branched out (pardon the pun) to working for myself and so Greenman Landscapes was born! With a start-up loan form the bank I purchased my first van and garden equipment. I started to quickly build a good residential and business customer clientele, mainly by word of mouth. I worked mainly in Rochdale and Oldham and things were going really well. Then in 2001 I had my Van and its contents stole from my driveway, I was devastated that morning when I noticed it was gone. It was recovered by the Police later that day Abandoned & Irreparable; I was back to square one!
Once the Insurance paid up I used the money and some of my saving to buy a bigger van and took on an apprentice at the same time. Pretty soon I was back on my feet and business was better than ever. I still have not advertised by this point, but word was spreading that we provided a good reliable service with a very competitive price base.
In the winter of 2002 I finally got the Sign Writing done on the Van, my first form of advertising. It was also at this point I decided to have a go at building my own web site. Knowing nothing about computers or programming, I taught myself the basics and managed to pull it off! All be it quite naive looking. I started to get more calls than ever as people would say they had seen the van in their area or looked at my website and wanted garden maintenance. I was off and running!
Now at nearly 16 years down the line with more staff, including my wife and my Nephew! Working for the business we have created Greenman Landscapes has turned from a small locally based Garden Maintenance service into a well-run Business respected and Award Winning! I could not wish for a better result for all the hard work that had gone into making my business. We have a great down to earth rapport with all our customers old and new. I really enjoy what I do and get great satisfaction from seeing a job well done and carried out professionally! We look forward to creating more Great Gardens and meeting more new customers and are excited about our future in this industry and new horizons and projects to come!
Thank you for taking time out of your day to look at our site and I am sure you could be one of our future new customers! We look forward to meeting you!