During this time of year, not a day goes by that we don’t hear, “Wait, you guys are LawnAmerica, you do Christmas lights too?” I chuckle to myself and wonder what they’d think if they knew the whole story of the long ribbon of history Christmas Décor weaves throughout LawnAmerica’s 20-year tenure. Or if they knew that we’ve been doing Christmas lights longer than we’ve been LawnAmerica! When our founder, Brad Johnson, was between lawn companies, he decided to solve the problem that plagues most seasonal companies. That problem being the struggle of being able to provide consistent work for his hardworking employees all year long.
Brad found a Christmas light decorating company that had just started franchising out of Lubbock, TX called Christmas Décor. He dove in head first, and we became the 6th out of the first original 7 franchises in 1996. The Christmas Décor brand now serves over 40,000 customers in 48 states and Canada. He was now able to provide financial stability to his employees which allowed him to attract the best talent in Oklahoma and subsequently Oklahoma’s premier weed control and fertilization lawn care company: LawnAmerica!
From the very beginning, LawnAmerica was founded on the idea of putting family first and adding a Christmas light service for the winter time was just one of the numerous ways Brad made sure he took care of his employees and their families.
Twenty years later, we’ve now grown to provide year-round employment for 70 employees and their families throughout two states! LawnAmerica continues to be the premier lawn care company for all of N.E. Oklahoma, and North Carolina’s Asheville and Charlotte, but we’ve also continued to be the premier Christmas light service company that flew under the radar. You might be hearing that we install Christmas lights for the first time by reading this, but I can almost guarantee you’ve seen our work around town. This year alone, we’ve had the honor of installing light displays for The Gathering Place, Chick-fil-A at 71st and Garnett, the City of Bartlesville’s Light the ‘Ville festival and the City of Claremore’s Christmas festival.
We recently had the honor of visiting with Maureen Wurtz from KTUL’s Channel 8 News who aired a video segment on our Christmas light service last Thursday, Nov. 29th. While we really appreciate the opportunity to showcase one of our favorite customer’s Christmas Décor display, Frosty Turpin of Owasso, OK, we realize media companies will always look for the angle they think is most eye-catching, such as how much the price tag can be for an extremely large property. The bottom line is that we’re in the Christmas light business to take care of our families and bring joy and the Christmas spirit into the hearts of people in our communities.
To view the fun video segment from Channel 8, click here
So, the secret is out: LawnAmerica is in the Christmas light decorating business. Unlike the one-person operations that seem to pop up every November, you can trust that we’ll continue to be here year after year to continue taking care of all of your lawn care and Christmas light needs. Our Christmas light packages start at $750 for a standard sized home, and it’s not too late to ask for lights for your home this year!
As this year winds down, we want to wish you the happiest of holidays and the merriest of Christmases for you and your loved ones. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve you.