When Jan Abrahams was ten years old, he suffered from a hip ailment that threatened to deprive him of any type of active future. “My mom asked a specialist if I would at least be able to be a gardener,” recalls Abrahams, “and the specialist said ‘yes’, so I decided that is what I wanted to be.” And that is exactly what the 54-year-old from Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands has done.
In the village of Neftenbach, the blocks of affordable housing have a variety of lawns and gardens, and to take care of these areas the right equipment has to be used.
Happy customers are what makes a successful business. Michel Dovelde of Waterloo Belguim shares how his background as a diary farmer has informed his success as a one-man landscape business.
In 2001, Damien Gouverneur of Auchy les mines, France was looking for a compact mower that could do more than just mow tight spaces. He wanted a machine that could do both small and large areas and doing them beautifully. What he found was the Walker Mower.
In the town of Someren Netherlands, you may run into a sleek green Land Rover with the name “Rudi Swinkels” on the side. He will most likely be pulling a trailer with a Walker Model MD in it and some grass clippings.
Just outside of Zurich in the village of Mägenwil, you can find the main office of Hauswartprofis AG. While there, you will also find eight Walker mowers that are used by this highly successful company that not only does exterior maintenance with 25 employees but also interior building maintenance that brings the total of employees to around 200. With additional branches in Baar and Zurich, Hauswartprofis, has strategic coverage of their customers.