Arbor-Nomics Lawn Care Nashville

Prof. Blade Tells the Legend of Arbor-Nomics® Nashville

As a young lad growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Dick Bare would spend as much time as he could working at the family's nursery and garden center because they paid him, and it was much better than doing the chores at home for free.

With nothing but his experience at the nursery and his love of dirt, Dick enrolled at Ohio State and majored in Horticulture and Arboriculture - and he took a handful of business courses for good measure.

After graduating, Dick decided to go into business for himself. In just three years he built a company that was bought by a larger ornamental tree service company. And he stayed with that company until, one day, he received a fateful call from ChemLawn.

They were starting a horticultural spraying division, which was exactly the kind of work Dick had wanted to do. So when ChemLawn made him an offer he couldn't refuse, he moved to Chicago to become one of the first managers of the Ornamental Tree & Shrub division.

Then fate took a hand and Dick was transferred to Atlanta, where he fell in love with the climate, ornamental trees, mountains, and the grass. Atlanta was becoming an international city, a growing metropolis, and like so many others who thought they were coming for just a few years - Dick decided to stay. He was smitten with the South.

When ChemLawn offered him a transfer to Pittsburgh, Dick said "no thanks," and in 1980 he started Arbor-Nomics. He was on his own again.

As his company started to to grow, Dick sought out other entrepreneurs. In 1985, he helped start the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association (MALTA), an organization dedicated to the education of landscape professionals. He was also President of the Georgia Turfgrass Association.

Dick soon needed help to manage the business. In 1996, Doug Cash joined the company as vice-president and general manager. Doug spent 20 years in the business, working his way up from a lawn care technician to become the regional manager with one of the largest lawn care companies in the country.

Today, Arbor-Nomics Turf in Atlanta serves more than 12,000 customers and millions of acres in Atlanta. In 2010, the company expanded into Nashville and is constantly increasing its presence in this new market. The company has always relied on old-fashioned customer service to keep its business strong. Every employee's extension is listed on the website and in the newsletter, "The Buggette," which is given to every customer, after every treatment. "I encourage people to call Doug or me with any questions or concerns," says Dick. "We want to be as accessible as possible to our customers."

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