Gravely Ambassador

James Nelson

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“My dad had some different Gravely riders when I was growing up, so I’ve been around Gravely my whole life. When I got my first one I was hooked – I own three of ‘em now.” - Jim Nelson

  • Location: Lake City , Florida
  • Profession: J & J Lawn Service
  • Years in Industry: 10
  • Years as Ambassador: 2020 - 2022

Jim Nelson wanted to be in the majors as a kid and loved collecting baseball cards. To finance his collection, he started cutting yards at 12 years old for $3 a pop. After a 20-year career in the U.S. Military and time in law enforcement, Nelson now cuts grass for the fun and passion he has for lawn maintenance. Plus, it’s a way for him to spend time with his son – the other “J” in J & J. As the oldest member of the Gravely Ambassador group with experience in lawn care and retirement fund management, Nelson says he enjoys being like a big brother to the younger guys in the industry – teaching them about the importance of saving and the best practices in doing so.