- Waihi & Waihi Beach
- Te Aroha
John is the local Crewcut operator for Athenree, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Te Aroha, and Paeroa. There are also plans to grow his round into a few other towns in the East Waikato and Hauraki regions. Along with his lawn mowing he also does some garden work for the clients that need it, which includes hedge trimming and basic pruning. In his trailer he carries around his Walker ride on, Rover Pro-cut push mower, and Stihl tools for everything else that he needs including blower and weed eater.
Before the move to join Crewcut John spent 17 years dairy farming with his wife around Morrinsville and more recently in Walton. John didn’t start his career in agriculture, he spent 6 years in the Navy and left the Navy to work in electronics, repairing cellphones and managing a service department. Now that he’s with Crewcut his goal is to grow the business, give great customer service and run his business successfully. With a bit of help from his wife on the computer side of things, his business runs as smooth as it can.
When he’s not busy maintaining his clients properties, he is focusing on the renovation of his own house which is going under a decent amount of expansion. John also likes to make sure that at least one day in the weekend is dedicated to a game of golf which he will play on courses all around the area.
John finds that common sense is a great skill to have, which helps with any problem solving he may come across. He also finds that ensuring your communication skills are strong is extremely important in this industry. If you’re open to communication with clients you will be able to solve your customer’s problems. John also finds that good time management helps in making sure he can deliver a great service. This time management works in with understanding the grass you’re working with. In his case, with his run quite spread out, understanding the grass in different areas is important which might lead him to needing different equipment in each area. A bit of advice to anyone who is considering the lawn mowing industry is to understand the scope of work you’ll be taking on with the different services you offer and to also be aware of the distance you travel daily. When he started with Crewcut the physical side was surprising too. There were parts of the body that obviously hadn't been used that often that were feeling it now. John enjoys the feedback he receives from his clients and delivering a professional, friendly and affordable service.