*As seen in Total Landscape Care magazine- September 2013
Adam Linnemann, owner of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping offers custom landscaping, design and installation along with snow and ice removal for clients in the Columbia, IL, area and still finds time to give back to his community through programs like Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops. After almost 20 years in the lawn care and landscaping industry, Linnemann takes pride in the fact that the business he started when he was 14 years old now has over 20 employees and 600 regular customers. But that’s not the only measure of success for Linnemann: he says it is also incredibly satisfying to work with the SnowCare for Troops—a program that offers free ice and snow removal services for the families of deployed armed services members. Local snow removal professionals such as Linnemann volunteer their time and equipment, while the cost to manage the program is underwritten by THE BOSS Snowplow.
In fact, Linnemann says that THE BOSS Snowplow’s sponsorship of the program was what originally caught his attention. He owns several pieces of THE BOSS Snowplow equipment, and says he chose THE BOSS because of its dependability and dealer service. “If they were involved in the program, then it must be a good one.”
He says he connected with the SnowCare for Troops program because he appreciates the struggles military families have to go through when one or more family member is deployed. Linnemann says his goal is to help ease the burden of snow removal for the family members left behind. He recalls how he felt when he first connected with a prospective SnowCare for Troops client. The woman’s voice was tense and a baby screamed in the background as she explained that her husband would be deployed until May 2014. Linnemann’s company is now maintaining her yard through Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program and will be plowing her driveway this winter. The two sister programs strive to create healthy landscapes and stress-free environments for military families.
“These men and women are fighting for our country, and their other half has a lot of stress on them,” he says. “It’s a little piece we can help out with. My goal is to take out some of the shock and worry that they might have.”
Linnemann urges other snow removal company owners to consider volunteering for SnowCare for Troops. “Even if they can’t do the work themselves, they can donate money or gas cards, or they can loan the needed equipment to volunteers. It’s more about truly helping than just good public relations, Linnemann says. “I’m a big believer that if you do good deeds, it comes back around.”
Q: Who funds SnowCare for Troops?
A: The costs to manage the SnowCare for Troops are underwritten by THE BOSS Snowplow.
Q: How do you sign up to help a military family with their snow removal services?
A: It’s easy to volunteer and you can sign up by visiting the Project EverGreen website or the THE BOSS snowplow website at www.bossplow.com. Hundreds of snow removal companies have already signed up for the Project EverGreen SnowCare for Troops program and many more volunteers are needed.