Tools of the Trade: U.S. Lawns

“I really enjoy using the Light Assignment Module that plugs into my iPhone so I can wirelessly program FX Luminaire LED fixtures.”

David Pursell, Owner
U.S. Lawns
®
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Employees: 45

The Company

Established in 1986, U.S. Lawns is one of the largest commercial landscape maintenance franchisers in the country. David Pursell joined U.S. Lawns in 1998 after learning about the benefits of becoming a franchisee at the Green Industry Expo. He has owned and operated his own landscaping company for over 20 years.

Pro Insights 

What are some of your favorite tools?

Workwear: Branded L.L. Bean® 3-in-1 winter jacket, frogg toggs® rain gear, Red Kap® workwear
Boots: Ecco® GORE-TEX® boots
Software: Microsoft® Outlook software, Pipedrive CRM software
Vehicle: 2020 GMC® Denali 2500 4WD truck
Tech: iPad®, iPhone® 12, Dell® desktop computer, and Armada Technologies underground electrical testing tools
Other: Fish tape, foam rubber pad for kneeling

How do you use these tools to grow your business?

These tools help us work efficiently so we can get more done during the day and help our customers save money. These tools also save many hours of troubleshooting. For example, a simple tool like fish tape helps me locate pipes. Another one of my favorite simple and cheap tools is 1½" (40 mm) PVC pipe cut into two pieces about 18" (45 cm) long. There always tends to be one annoying head next to the controller. These are great for slipping over rotors or pop-up sprays while they are running to keep you from getting wet.

What is your favorite Hunter or FX Luminaire tool?

While the videos are great training tools, I really enjoy using the Light Assignment Module that plugs into my iPhone so I can wirelessly program FX Luminaire LED fixtures.

How does this tool help your business?

Hunter and FX Luminaire training videos help me continually train my employees. I personally cannot be that consistent. The FX Luminaire Light Assignment Module is convenient and saves a lot of footsteps.