In her book Cows Save The Planet, journalist Judith Schwartz argues that the key to addressing carbon issues and climate change lies beneath our feet. Schwartz says that proper management of soil could solve a long list of environmental problems.
“The thing to realize is that while we think about this as a sky thing — that it’s all about all the fossil fuels that we’re burning and all that spewing into the atmosphere — it’s actually also a ground thing,” she tells NPR’s Neal Conan.
Schwartz explains how livestock can help restore the land and get the carbon cycle back in balance.
To read the full article or listen to the interview, click here
Noon Turf Care honored as a 2013 Finalist for Annual Family Business Award in the First Generation Business Category.
It was a fun evening for the Noon Turf Care team members as they had the privilege to attend the Massachusetts Family Business Awards Ceremony where their company was honored at the ceremony. The Annual Family Business Awards select only six finalists out of hundreds of applications that they receive each year for the award. Noon Turf Care’s team members attended the awards dinner to represent their company as one of the finalists.
“It was a privilege to be honored by such a prestigious award. My brother Christopher and I are very proud to own a first generation family business that also employs a large team of such smart and hard working professionals. In essence, out entire company is like a family to us and we strive to be the very best at what we do.” Says Noon Turf Care’s President, Matthew Noon.
It was Noon Turf Care’s first year being nominated for the award and it is one of the 5 awards their company was nominated for this year.
Matt Noon and Chris Noon of Noon Turf Care have been nominated for 2013 Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts.
The have been nominated for the category of First Generation Family Business
To listen to the interview click here
The ceremony takes place on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Cocktails at 5:45 p.m.
Dinner promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Tickets are available for purchase here
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-218-2077.
Marlborough, MA: Noon Turf Care is Proud to Announce the Hiring of Jerry Fuller as Their New Commercial Sales Manager
Jerry Fuller has over twenty years of experience in the lawn care industry as well as outside industries where he found much success in sales. He also found entrepreneurial success building his own company, Fuller Green Lawn Care. Noon Turf Care recently acquired Fuller Green and Jerry has agreed to an offer to join Noon Turf Care’s commercial sales team. Noon is excited to have recruited such a talented individual in the Green Industry.
“Hiring Jerry Fuller and acquiring his company has really been a win-win for both parties and most importantly for his loyal customers. They will still have opportunity to be serviced by Jerry so not much will change in terms of service. We are very fortunate to bring an entrepreneurial individual like Jerry who has very similar values as all of the team members at Noon Turf Care. Mr. Fuller is going to add a tremendous amount of expertise to our company and now he will be supported by a large company where his professional career can continue to thrive,” says President Matthew Noon.
Prior to joining Noon Turf Care Mr. Fuller built his own successful lawn care company. His experience will help Noon continue to build better their commercial division and help turn it into a much larger and professional division. Prior to his own start-up, Mr. Fuller worked at various lawn care companies both large and small. The sale of his current start-up to Noon Turf Care was closed this past October.
Check out this photo of Rory L’s lawn in Westwood, MA!
Photo courtesy: James Mello II, their lawn technician
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Photo courtesy: Tad Bengston, their lawn technician.
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Photo courtesy: Eric Taylor, their lawn technician
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Photo courtesy: Brian Sabine, their lawn technician
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Photo courtesy: Derek Brierly, their lawn manager
Marlborough, MA : Noon Turf Care is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Jonathan Todd as Their New Service and Routing Manager
Jonathan Todd joined Noon Turf Care over two years ago as the routing supervisor for Noon Turf Care’s Hudson service center. As routing supervisor Jonathan was responsible for the scheduling of nearly 30 lawn specialists and the service of over 7,000 customers. The past two years Jonathan has exemplified the leadership qualities Noon looks for in their managers and executive team. In his new position, Mr. Todd will be managing the entire inside service and routing department for Noon’s headquarters in Marlborough, MA.
“We are excited to announce the promotion of Jonathan Todd as our new client service and routing manager for Noon Turf Care. With his 15 years of experience in the golf and turf industry it was the next logical step for him within our company.” says President Matthew Noon.
Prior to joining Noon Turf Care Mr. Todd worked for a large golf course as the assistant superintendent. His 15 years plus of experience in the golf and turf industry will help Noon continue to grow ensuring that all inside service and routing is properly managed. Jonathan is a leading team player and is a true lawn care expert in the field at Noon Turf Care. He brought a new level of professionalism and expertise when he joined Noon in 2011. He is a 2000 graduate of UMass Amherst where he majored in Turf Management.
Click here to view his profile on the Boston Business Journal’s “People on the Move” page.
— Noon Turf Care (@NoonTurf) October 11, 2013
JT Todd and James Mello, of Noon Turf Care take second place in the MALCP Golf Classic 2013
This past October 3, 2013 MALCP and Butter Brook Golf Club in Westford, Massachusetts hosted the annual Golf Classic which raises funds for schools in the state of Massachusetts.
Many different companies from the industry joined in together to play this classic game. Some of the other companies included Pro Lawn, Nestma, Lueders, Lexington, Northeastern, TruGreen, Charles Hart, Noon Turf, NE Nurseries, Button Turf, John Deere Landscapes, and many more. It was a very competitive match says customer service manager JT Todd, “We definitely had our work cut out for us. This was the first time I have played on this course before and it was definitely a challenge, but it was a lot of fun”.
James Mello, one of our Lawn, Tree and Shrub Technician’s said, “The grounds were in fantastic shape. They definitely take great care of this property. I asked one of the groundskeepers how often they core aerate, and they said they aerate every 3 months. They even told me they use a product similar to Noon Turf Care’s WaterSaver. Everyone that worked there was very professional and courteous and the drinks and food were fantastic. I want to thank everyone involved in putting on this tournament today.”
The Noon Turf Care team thought they had nailed a first place finish , but a late card submitted by the team from Tom Irwin company ultimately was their demise. On the close finish, JT Todd said, “That was a close match all around and I congratulate Team Irwin for their victory today.” When asked if Team Noon would be back next year, Todd states, “We will be back next year, but I will gladly take a rematch any day of the week”..
— Noon Turf Care (@NoonTurf) October 10, 2013
Noon Turf Care is proud to announce the acquisition of Fuller Green Lawn Care of Shrewsbury, MA.
Fuller Green, owned and operated by Jerry Fuller has been servicing the Boston West area for over 10 years. They offer premium service and products to a large base of residential and commercial customers in Eastern part of Massachusetts. Like Noon Turf Care, Fuller Green has established a strong customer base as a result of their commitment to quality service.
“We are excited to welcome Fuller Green customers to our family. We are looking forward to delivering the same level of quality service that they have grown accustomed to. It is clear that Noon Turf Care and Fuller Green operate under the same philosophy of delivering superior client service and quality to their clients. We are proud to also welcome owner and president of Fuller Green, Jerry Fuller to our sales team as our new commercial sales manager. Mr. Fuller has done a phenomenal job building a quality customer-centric service and we are ready to continue this tradition with him,” Says Christopher Noon, CEO of Noon Turf Care.
Fuller Green services hundreds of customers in the same market as Noon Turf Care’s Boston West Service Center. Noon Turf Care’s management team is looking forward to having owner and President Jerry Fuller continue to service his existing customers. With the additional capital and support provided by Noon Turf Care Mr. Fuller will also be able to expand his reach and volume of clients when he joins Noon Turf Care.
About Noon Turf Care: Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher Noon, Seton Hall graduate class of 2000, and Matthew Noon, Boston College graduate class of 2002. It started as a small internet based Lawn Care Company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs. Noon Turf care is a privately owned company that prides itself on providing exceptional and personal service in an industry dominated by large national chains. Noon Turf Care services over 8,000 customers and has a team of over 50 lawn and horticulture specialists working for the company. They are currently the fastest growing lawn care company in New England.
— Noon Turf Care (@NoonTurf) October 10, 2013
Noon Turf Care, Marlborough, MA is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Derek Brierly as Branch Manager.
“It is with privilege and honor to promote Mr. Brierly as our new branch manager of Hudson, MA. Derek has proven to be an excellent manager and a great leader. Everyone at Noon Turf Care looks forward to working with Derek in his new position.” says President Matthew Noon.
Prior to joining Noon Turf Care Mr. Brierly worked for one of largest lawn care companies in the country. His 18 years plus of experience in the lawn care industry will help Noon continue to grow ensuring that all production, sales and customer satisfaction benchmarks are met for Noon Turf Care’s Boston West Branch. Derek a great colleague and is a true lawn care expert in the field, and he was an extremely successful manager at his last company and the same holds true at Noon as well. He is a 1993 graduate of Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA where he majored in criminal justice and holds his Category 37 applicator license.
Congratulations to Derek and best of luck in his new position!
About Noon Turf Care: Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher Noon, Seton Hall graduate class of 2000, and Matthew Noon, Boston College graduate class of 2002. It started as a small internet based Lawn Care Company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs. Noon Turf care is a privately owned company that prides itself on providing exceptional and personal service in an industry dominated by large national chains. Noon Turf Care services over 8,000 customers and has a team of over 50 lawn and horticulture specialists working for the company. They are currently the fastest growing lawn care company in New England. Noon has been listed on INC magazine’s 5000 fastest growing company list for three years in a row.
— Noon Turf Care (@NoonTurf) September 30, 2013
That stretch of grass beyond your front (and back) door can derail your Saturday plans if you’re the one who has to maintain it. But if you’re the one who counts “mowing the lawn” on your weekly list of chores, there’s good news — the scent of freshly mowed grass can boost your mood, relax you and help you live longer.
This factoid was revealed on online retailer eReplacementPart’s infographic on lawn maintenance. Though fall usually signals the end of this chore, you might be surprised at just how much time you’ve spent this year just keeping the grass green (four hours a week, on average). Click the infographic below for more surprising stats.