Scott Denker, owner of Aqualawn, has always been a self-starter. Combining that with his entrepreneurial mindset, Scott devised a way to pay for college: he started his own business.
1987 marked the launch of Denker Lawn Care that within 3 years grew to the point of taking on a partner. The company was then renamed Springfield Lawn & Landscape, LLC. Owning a business while attending college was quite a challenge for Scott, but he stuck to it and in 1998 graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in International Business.
With his new degree, Scott could have chosen to close the doors of his successful landscaping business and move towards other career goals, but instead thought of not only the hard work and dedication of his employees, but also the relationships he’d established with his clients and could just not see himself doing anything else. He loved the business and could easily see into its future success.
As business grew, Scott and his team worked to beautify the landscapes of homeowners, businesses, and apartment complexes. The team often found upon arrival that once gorgeous landscapes had withered away simply for lack of care; and lack of irrigation.
So in 2002, Scott opened Aqualawn, LLC, a lawn irrigation business structured to give owners an easy and affordable way of protecting their landscaping investment, giving their lawn and landscape years of life and beauty. The company designs irrigation systems specific to the needs of the property and the goals of the owner. Aqualawn technicians will then install the systems using minimally invasive techniques, top of the line products, and long lasting materials unique to the industry like copper and PVC.
2010 brought another evolution to the business when Scott was approached with a franchise opportunity with The Grounds Guys. His current business aligned perfectly with the model and ideals of the franchise, so in 2011, Scott’s landscaping division was merged with The Grounds Guys of Toledo and continues to flourish, bringing customers one-stop servicing for all their lawn and landscaping plans.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Aqualawn and The Grounds Guys of Toledo are proud supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. They began providing services in 2011 and continue to take care of seasonal lawn and landscaping needs today. Scott loves being able to take that task of the plate of RMHC’s workers, allowing them to focus on taking care of the families they serve.
This is a testament to Scott and his entire team. They genuinely care about the people they serve. They show it in the way they present themselves; clean trucks, uniformed personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, and making good on their 3 hour call-back guarantee.