Tom has been my yard guy since he joined Zaarly about a year ago. Since then, my life has been better than it was before.
I’d used a few different yard services from the proverbial kid next door, to one of the larger outfits in Kansas City, to just taking care of things myself.
But I can confidently say that Tom is the best there is.
Here’s how I know…
I asked Tom to just “take care of things” and he actually knew what that meant. From cleaning out the dark corners of the yard to planting flowers right where you knew something should go, Tom and his crew just take care of things. He takes care of my yard like I would if I had all the time in the world and knew the difference between a white ash and a white oak tree.
He comes as often as he needs to so that things always look great. It’s not unusual to see Tom at my house three or four times in a week - just cleaning up things or attacking a little piece of the yard we hadn’t really thought about.
He surprises us. We recently moved into a new house (and took Tom with us) and on my previous months invoice I noticed he hadn’t charged us for a Japanese Maple he had planted. It turns out that he considered it (and the work that went into planting it) a “house warming gift.” How awesome is that?
It seems like the last thing he cares about is money and the first is that we’re genuinely happy to drive up to our house. That’s a feeling that you only get with the very best folks.
During our last visit to Kansas City, many Zaarly Storefront Owners teamed up to complete an extreme makeover for two rooms at the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families with children that are hospitalized in nearby Kansas City hospitals.
While families are supporting their little ones, the Ronald McDonald House strives to provide a beautiful and comfortable space to stay. The goal of our weekend project was to spruce up two rooms in the house. We had about 15 people come out to help with everything from painting, to hanging shelves, to donating handmade decorative goods. We came up with a theme for each room and had a blast working together and giving back to the community.
Zaarly works with a talented team of professional photographers in each of our cities who help Storefront Owners craft beautiful listings, showcasing their products and services. Just like our Storefront Owners, these guys are hard working businesses. When they aren’t busy shooting for Zaarly, you can often find their handy work in amazing places…
Check out what Kansas City photographers (and talented Zaarly Photo Team members) Chris Mullins and Brooke Vandever have been up to! Pick up a copy of The Pitch and take a gander at Chris Mullins’ amazing cover shoot OR head on over to their website and peek at Brooke Vandever’s inside look at the West 18th street fashion show.
Every year the Kansas City Crossroads District kicks off the summer by hosting an outdoor fashion show using the heart of the art district, West 18th street, as its runway. The featured designers are incredible representations of the local creative community and the evening guarantees some great spectacle! Soak up more of the beautiful designs photographed by Mullins and Vandever at this year’s show, Gilded Summer, Saturday June 8th at dusk.