By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2010
Fairway Lawns offers professional products and services to ensure beautiful, healthy lawns and shrubs. (L to R): James Parker, Kathy Wilder, Mike Lane, John Ketchum and John Robinson. Not shown: Ross Harrell.
If you’re considering contracting lawn care for your home or business, you want to be sure the company you select is well established, knowledgeable and professional in their care of lawns and shrubs.
James Parker, branch manager for Fairway Lawns, says that their Tulsa branch employees have nearly 90 years of cumulative lawn care experience. James himself has 24 years with Fairway. The company was founded 31 years ago in Little Rock, Arkansas, and this is their fourth year serving the Tulsa metropolitan area. They have a total of nine branch operations located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
“When you call Fairway, you’re going to be greeted by a real person, not a recording. We’re proud of our company, especially the growth and expansion that has been made possible by our loyal customers and our Fairway team of employees,” says Parker. The company takes pride in these relationships rooted in trust and integrity. Fairway Lawns continues to grow, but core values remain the same today as they were when the company first started in 1979.
Fairway will come to your home or business, inspect your lawn, and provide you with a recommendation for treatment and a cost estimate – for free. You will know exactly what treatments your lawn needs to ensure that it will remain perpetually healthy. Your personal “greens keeper” will always be straightforward with you. If the condition of your lawn requires additional applications the first year to get it under control, he’ll tell you upfront, so there are never any surprises.
The first and foremost objective when treating your lawn is to get rid of weeds – all of them. After treatment, your lawn will thicken and appear greener. Fairway’s goal is to exceed customer expectations. If your lawn does not respond after treatment, they will re-treat it at no cost to you, or possibly recommend more aggressive procedures to reach mutual objectives. “The vast majority of our customers are more than pleased with the company’s standard proprietary OnPar© System of weed control and fertilizer,” says Parker.
When you become a Fairway customer, make a referral, and your referral becomes a customer, not only will you receive up to $50 off on your next application, you will also be entered into a drawing for free lifetime lawn care from Fairway Lawns. When visiting with one of their specialists, you will receive full details about the referral program.
If your lawn is diseased or infected by bugs or poor soil conditions, you will receive a recommendation for treatment along with information on Fairway’s optional applications, including preventive grub control and Sup-R-Soil. Sup-R-Soil is an environmentally-friendly product that loosens and aerates compacted soil, forces sodium down below the root zone, and is completely natural and biodegradable.
In addition to making and keeping lawns healthy, Fairway also offers services to aerate and over-seed in the fall, plus tree and shrub spraying and fertilization.
“Throughout the years, Fairway’s growth has been steady and strong, thanks to the faithfulness of our customers and the hard work of our employees,” says Parker. “It’s been a fun journey, and we look forward to continued success.” Integrity, respect, legendary service, safety, fair treatment, professional image – that’s Fairway Lawns. Start thinking green and join the Fairway family. They’ll take good care of your lawn and shrubs.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.