If a dog is a man’s (and woman’s!) best friend, then Black Dog Lawn Care and Landscapes is your lawn’s new best friend! Owners Steven and Arnold Beck have a combined 40 years of experience in creating and maintaining beautiful outdoor spaces. Having grown up in High Point, they found there was no better way to make use of their talents than offering services to make their community more beautiful. They do everything from residential to commercial lawns, including full service installations of all those mulch and pine straw beds that make yards look that much more polished (and who doesn’t want that?). We had the chance to interview Steven Beck about Black Dog Lawn Care and Landscapes and learn about the attitude and vision behind this tenacious local business.
Q. Tell us about your company in about 10 words.
A. Reliable. Professional. We’re “Lawn’s Best Friend.”
Q. Why was it started and what was the vision?
A. Black Dog began with hopes of portraying virtues that I (owner, Steven Beck) gained at an early age. I learned much of my landscape knowledge from my grandfather, who completed lawn maintenance and landscape projects. Also, with a dad who was a veterinarian, I spent plenty of time around pets that seemed to want nothing more than to please you. From this, Black Dog was about getting back to my roots to give clients the best lawn care and landscape servicing, built upon years of expertise my grandfather had shown me, while offering a unique-to-the-industry style of customer service you would easily recognize in “man’s best friend.”
Q. What is one thing people would be interested to learn about Black Dog Lawn Care and Landscapes?
A. That we actually have mascots that are black dogs. Our namesake is a 9-year-old black lab named Sailor. Our team also recently added a 1-year-old black lab named Hank. They love to meet people and go on consultations and estimates.
Q. What are the highlights and challenges of working in High Point?
A. High Point presents a great opportunity for us because of its growing core city that allows plenty of commercial partnerships. But it also has a very large rural and developed residential scene at the same time.
Q. Why did you choose to locate your business in High Point?
A. I was born and raised in High Point. From my upbringing, through college, and now as place where my family has settled, this is home for me.
Q. How has High Point changed since you started Black Dog Lawn Care and Landscapes?
A. High Point’s development and ingenuity from various new business ventures has significantly increased. It’s clear many things about the city are on the rise!
Q. What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
A. The biggest challenge has been our rapid growth. When I decided to make this my career, I had no expectations our success would balloon as quickly as it has. Staffing, equipment, operations, and continuity have all been things we’ve had to manage because of this.
Q. How have the citizens and community of High Point supported you?
A. We’ve been fortunate to have various connections with many throughout the community, but even today are excited to be partnering with new friends!
Q. If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out in High Point, what would it be?
A. Take advantage of a great opportunity. High Point has everything you need – you just have to take advantage of its offerings.
Q. What are you excited about for High Point’s future?
A. I’m most excited to see the investments of time and energy people have made, and are making, to grow and revitalize different parts of the city.
Q. How can the HP Discovered audience find you online?
A. Our web home is blackdoglandscapes.com. We also have pages where we share great landscape info, interaction, and examples of our work on Facebook, Instagram (instagram.com/blackdoglawncare) and Tumblr.
So take some time this season to give your lawn the tender love and care it deserves, and contact Black Dog Lawn Care and Landscapes!
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