Dan and Melissa Viehmann were featured in Walker Talk, Volume 32, when they owned two Walker Mowers; today, they own four. Their company, Dan Viehmann Landscaping and Property Management in Kennebunkport, Maine, also nearly doubled in size, with employee numbers growing to five full-timers and 15 in high season.
Consistency is paying off for three brothers in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Tobin, Dana and Brett George maintained 500 yards with 40 employees and 18 Walker Mowers in 2011. They also provided three service offerings: lawn maintenance headed up by Dana, landscape installation by Tobin and fertilization by Brett, along with snow removal.
When featured in Walker Talk, Volume 18, Joe and Tracy Martoccia, owners of Top Job Landscaping in Scottsdale, Arizona, had four full-time employees, none of which were family members. More than 15 years later, it’s Joe, Tracy, son Johnathen and daughter Santina who do the work. The company doesn’t mow 300-plus yards like it did back then, Joe explained. His business model is fewer customers, but better customers.
It’s been more than four years since Cutzgras appeared in Walker Talk, Volume 41. The family-owned business has a nice niche in Port Charlotte, Florida, and Pat, Mark and Dennis Jontos have no desire to shake it up. To the contrary, it’s steady as they go.
Howard Jensen has a long relationship with Walker Mowers. He purchased his first one in 1990 and was a dealer for more than 25 years. “Walker Manufacturing is virtually the same company now that it was when I purchased my mower,” he related. “Even the younger generation there holds the same values that have successfully driven it for years.”