The national landscaping company began in Monmouth County in 1966, and has never left.
It began in 1966, when Tony Giordano owned Harris Hardware in Matawan. Giordano was the go-to guy, and eventually he became so well-known, residents began to call him The Lawn Doctor. Giordano decided to take his knowledge and expand, partnering with a local engineer named Bob Magda. They began a company called Auto Lawn in 1967, creating unique landscaping equipment and a unique franchise opportunity that today has made its way around the county. Giordano and Magda combined their business and engineering knowledge to create what is now a national change, creating proprietor equipment and a support system for franchisees around the country. And it's all done from a warehouse in Marlboro. The equipment began with the Tractor Combine in 1966…
Will Stallmeyer assists the organization with landscaping projects
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Dw. Dunphy
Friday, May 13, 2011
Cynicism may be the most prevalent malady of the day, especially across generational lines. Adults sometimes see young people as too disconnected from the world around them, while the young might feel the adults have done so much to that world that pulling back might be futile. Every now and then, someone helps break the deadlock and shines a light on other possibilities. Will Stallmeyer just might be that someone. The 16-year-old Middletown High School South student flipped through a manila folder stocked with receipts, financial tallies and work orders. "I had to look around for the right price for materials, and had to handle budget management," he said, immersed in his latest volunteer project. "... ask vendors what prices they would …