Home Turf Yard and Home Maintenance, LLC - About Us
When it comes to lawn care and home maintenance, there are some common mistakes that homeowners often make. Some of the errors are minor, like not watering the lawn enough, watering at the wrong times or fertilizing improperly. But other mistakes are more serious, such as choosing an unlicensed or disreputable lawn service or home repair company. In an economy that has sprouted many part-time handymans and make-shift landscaping businesses, it’s more important than ever before to ensure that you know who is working on your property. Hiring a company that isn’t professional often leads to a damaged lawn or a shoddy repair, or at worst, a job that was paid for and never performed.
At Home Turf Yard and Home Maintenance, located at 386 Route 9 in Waretown, owner Alan Thatcher says that, “We are a family-owned business growing in hard economic times because we offer a professional service and stand behind our work.” Home Turf is licensed and insured, and a member of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. They are a full service landscaping, hardscaping and home maintenance company providing lawn cutting, tree and shrub care, yard cleanups, driveway sealing and fish pond installation, among a bevy of other services for both residential and commercial clients.
Alan Thatcher, who says he has been “in the construction field most of my life,” has worked in the landscaping and home maintenance industry since 1989. He has also worked at a local municipality doing similar jobs. His considerable experience in the business is one of the factors that make him a successful owner. “ I’m a hands-on owner,” Alan Thatcher says. It is important to Thatcher that his business is professional and he takes pride in the fact that “our trucks are fully lettered and are relatively new, our equipment is newer and my workers wear uniforms.” What started with one truck two years ago has grown immensely, and Home Turf now boasts five trucks, two full-time office workers and a crew of eight. Alan Thatcher runs the business with the help of his wife, Denise, and their 15-year-old son, Jeffery. Denise runs the office and Jeffery, who attends Southern Regional High School, is learning the ropes of the business from the bottom up and is their go-to “IT” guy. Home Turf is family owned and operated, and this family extends to include Home Turf’s customers. The Thatchers say that, “We like to build friendships with our customers. We treat all our customers like family members.”
Denise Thatcher explains Home Turf’s approach to customer service when she says, “We treat every job as if we are working on our own house.” With this approach to their business, the Thatchers are quite successful in fulfilling their goal of customer satisfaction. They know what level of quality they would expect if someone was working on their own home, and they hold their work up to these standards. Denise adds that, “We stand behind our work.” Home Turf provides not only a manufacturer’s guarantee but also a labor guarantee.
Aside from offering great, professional customer service, Home Turf Yard and Home Maintenance differs from their competitors because of the diverse services that they offer. From simple indoor maintenance such as changing hard to reach light bulbs to building beautiful koi ponds, there’s little that the team at Home Turf can’t do. They specialize in hardscaping; creating custom ponds, patios, retaining walls, walkways and more. Alan Thatcher says that at Home Tur f, “We have the ability to make a backyard into a living paradise.” With their talent at designing the yards that their customers envision, it is clear that Home Turf is much more than your average landscaping company. When winter comes, and you can no longer enjoy your beautiful backyard, you can call Home Turf for all your snow removal needs. Home Turf handles major snow removals for both residential and commercial buildings. When you call Home Turf for any service, Alan Thatcher comes to your residence to give you a free estimate. Home Turf believes that each job is unique in its own way and they price ac c ordingl y. They are willing to work wi th their customers to find solutions that fit their budget. Customers receive a written contract for the work to be done. Home Turf offers reasonable prices for quality work, they offer budget payment plans and accept checks and major credit cards. While they focus on doing jobs in Ocean and Monmouth counties, they have done work throughout all of New Jersey and even in New York City. In their interest to provide complete customer satisfaction, Home Turf even replies quickly to emergency calls from customers.
When they are not working, the Thatchers enjoy hunting and fishing. They are local Waretown residents, and with the success of their business, they have been given the opportunity to give back to the community. Home Turf has worked with and sponsored local Boy Scout troops, local cheerleading teams and have participated in Chinese auctions for the local school district. They also participate in the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s holiday toy drive every year.
As their business continues to grow, the Thatchers want to stay true to their roots and values of honesty, integrity and quality. For more information on the landscaping and indoor and outdoor home maintenance services that Home Turf offers, call the office at 609-242-0063. Whether it’s lawn cutting or home maintenance, Home Turf Yard and Home Maintenance offers great customer service and always does a quality job.