Earlier this week, I was searching for some information on Lawn and Landscape Online and I noticed an article about Brad Johnson of LawnAmerica in Tulsa’s plans to hike the Appalachian Trail later this year. It piqued my interest for a variety of reasons – I am originally from the Tulsa area and I am really jealous of the opportunity to spend four months hiking the Appalachian Trail, so I clicked through to the special website he has set up to blog while he is on the trail and soliciting sponsors who will contribute to select charities (and whose contributions will be matched by LawnAmerica). The website can be found at www.at2010tulsa.com.
His story on the website is very interesting. He attributes his decision to take on the Appalachian Trail to pondering what he would do if he sold his business (which he is not considering) after receiving an acquisition inquiry from a major lawn care company.
I really didn’t expect that story to have an acquisition angle.
Visit www.at2010tulsa.com to read Brad’s story – and consider supporting one of the charities he’s lined up. He promises to sneak off the trail every few days and find an internet connection to report on the trip.