Glenn Burton is a Property Maintenance specialist offering a range of year-round services from regular lawn care, spring/fall cleanups to snow removal.
How do you describe your business – your 30 second pitch?
I am an owner-operated property maintenance business serving in the east Scarborough and Pickering/Ajax area. I have been in operation for 6 years, with over 10 years experience in the field. Provide grass cutting, snow removal, hedges, junk removal, gardening, small interlock repair, etc.
What motivated you to start your business?
I wanted to be in charge to make sure my neighbours were getting better quality for what they pay for.
How long have you been in business?
6 years as a registered company, several years of experience before hand.
How many people do you currently employ?
One full time and a couple part timers.
What motivates you to go to work every morning?
Love the work I do talking with long term customers and letting people come home and relax to a manicured yard.
What skills are required in your position on a day-to-day basis?
People skills, strong work ethic, attention to detail, respectful, responsibility and determination.
What parts of your job do you find most challenging and how do you overcome them?
The weather. It’s unpredictable which makes setting appointments hard and I work longer days and weekends to accommodate for lost time.
What parts of your job do you find most enjoyable?
Hearing that people are happy and recommend me to their peers.
How many hours do you work in a typical week?
Always on call 24/7, average from 40 to 70 hours a week.
Why do your clients select you over your competitors?
Good recommendations, seeing my work first hand (driving by), pricing is competitive.
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