We had the good fortune of connecting with Phillip Vanarsdel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Phillip, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Being the early bird feels like one of the most important things. Starting my day at 4 am helps me get ahead. It puts me in a place of accomplishment by the time most people are rolling out of bed. Everything is quiet, leaving me to a Keurig and production.
What should our readers know about your business?
One of the things I get most excited about are dramatic before and after shots. Coming in to a property that has lost it’s way and being able to change the curb appeal to be more desirable for a brand new homeowner is my jam. I love landscape cleanups with a purpose. During the pandemic, a lot of kid’s birthday parties moved to the backyard instead of out in public. To be able to come in and cleanup that backyard for the boy’s birthday that’s coming up this weekend is exciting. To see the sigh of relief on the overwhelmed parent’s face is a straight goosebumps walkway experience. Since this year has been so tough for a lot of people, we see them putting up their holiday lights a lot earlier this year to help boost the in home morale of their family. I am so proud to be able to spread joy and cheer and create such big smiles with out professional Christmas light installation services.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We actually really dig going downtown to Fort Worth and eating at Del Frisco’s Grill. The upstairs bar has a really low maintenance vibe. You can relax, eat, and drink, then duck out before ever having to put on for anyone. Pair that with a stay at the Embassy Suites there in downtown for their free happy hour and breakfast and you’ve got yourself a solid weekend getaway right around the corner from the house.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to my mechanic Tommy Frantzen of Quantum Mechanix in Mansfield. He keeps all of our trucks running properly for our crews. He makes Handsome Lawn Service feel like a priority. The trust we have in him is unlike any mechanic we’ve ever worked with. Thank you!