Owners Marty Ponak and Lori Dyer-Ponak opened Picture Perfect Lawn Care Service, Inc in the winter of 1989 after working together for several years at a national lawn care provider. Lori graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in horticulture, and Marty came to the lawn care industry after seven years as a steelworker. They became licensed in professional lawn care and have since gained knowledge in tree, shrub, and lawn care through years of experience in the industry.
The opening of Picture Perfect Lawn Care Service, Inc came just three weeks after Marty and Lori’s marriage. “We began our first season with just the two of us. Lori traded her Mustang in for a 3/4 ton pick-up, which became our first spray truck. We also had a small truck that we used for maintenance work. Thanks to many of you, we serviced about four hundred customers in our first year. We have grown steadily since, adding employees and trucks as needed to keep up with a growing Northland community. We moved to our current location in Smithville in 1992. We officially became incorporated in 1994. In 2001 we built a new 4,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Smithville along with a 900 sq. ft. office building to better suit our growing needs. We have provided jobs for more employees as we have grown, as well as provided community service.”
Throughout all the changes that have come to Picture Perfect Lawn Care, Inc through the years, one important thing has remained the same: Service is Our Product. Providing outstanding services to customers, as well as high-quality lawn care products, is always the number one priority. “One of our original thoughts was to try to meet the people we would work for,” says Marty. “We still practice this concept today. We want our customers to know us and feel comfortable when the time comes that they need to call.”
“Our goal is to provide you with the best lawn care available,” explains Lori. “Quality has always been our emphasis, whether it means the product we are buying or the manner in which we apply it. We chose the slogan “Service is Our Product“, emphasizing the word “service” specifically to express to you our intention to provide you with outstanding service.”
2019 marks Picture Perfect Lawn Care’s 30th anniversary of providing service to their neighbors in the Northland. “We are happy to be here and appreciate the opportunity to help you have a Picture Perfect Lawn!”