Kelso's Clippins Lawn Care
What is your first and last name? Business name?
Kelsey Houston, Kelso's Clippins Lawn Care
Where are you located? City, State
How long have you been a landscaper?
How long have you been using Gravely?
Why do you choose Gravely? What makes Gravely stand out from the competitors?
Reliability, durability, comfort, cut quality, striping ability, user friendly, and the warranty kicks butt.
What Gravely product do you have? How does it help you to be successful in your lawn care business?
We have two Pro-Turn 460s, a Pro-Turn 260, and a Pro-Stance 60. The 460s help us with our large properties to save time, keep us comfortable, and lay unbelievable stripes. The 260 has the bagger unit. We use it for our medium-size accounts that need to be bagged and kept looking prim and proper. We use our Pro-Stance 60" on our small residential yards where quick turns and minimal turf damage is a must. We can roll through small accounts with ease, sometimes solo averaging 3-4 accounts per hour.
What does “Gravely Pride” mean to you?
Having pride in representing the brand. I take pride in Gravely because of the quality of the machines. The results they deliver allow me to take pride in my work and how it makes my business look. Without gravely, my business would not be where it is today, and I’m thankful for that. That's what makes it easy to have pride in representing the company and machines.
Why did you want to be a Gravely Ambassador?
To share how Gravely has helped me and how amazing their products are. It would be hard to not want to represent Gravely. Between the products, family, and staff, it truly is an amazing company.
What advice would you give to others starting their own business in the landscaping industry?
Stay focused, work hard, and never give up. You will want to quit at times, but you have to remember why you started. Great things don’t come to those who wait, you have to work your butt off. Customer communication and service are key. Take care of your equipment, because in the end, it will take care of you.
Please include anything else that you'd like to add about yourself, Gravely, or the lawn care industry.
I am blessed to be a part of the community and to have chosen Gravely. I'm proud to represent them and only them, as our fleet is now 100% Gravely.