Our Story

Scooter’s Lawn Care was founded by Jacob Godar in spring 2014.

From its conception, it was Jacob’s dream: to combine his entrepreneurial goals with an industry he already knew and loved, while paying tribute to a dear friend who had affectionately nicknamed him “Scooter Boy.”

We began as a lawn maintenance company and quickly transformed into a multi-faceted landscaping company specializing in property transformations.

Landscaping and hardscaping remain our core focuses, but we continue to expand our lawn maintenance department year after year.

Our mission is simple: to provide the type of quality care to our clients that will ultimately allow them to spend more time enjoying their lives and enhance the way they experience their home.

As our company grows, we continue to create local careers, participate in community organizations and events, and embrace the small business values that have made us great.

Local Recognition

In September 2020, we acquired Chatham-based lawn care company Lawn Perks.

Jacob Godar was named in 2019’s Springfield Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

We were voted “Best Landscape Company” and “Best Landscape Designer (Jacob Godar)” in the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield 2018 and 2019.

We have been nominated and named finalists for several local awards the last few years, including: “Best Lawn Care Company,” “Best Landscape Company,” “Best Paver Company,” “Best Gutter Service,” “Best Landscape Designer,” the “Innovators Award,” the “Emerging and Energized Award,” and “Best Collaborators” in The State Journal-Register’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield Awards, and the Local First Springfield Awards, respectively.

Recent Articles, Podcasts & Features

Scooter’s Lawn Care Acquired Lawn Perks by Springfield Business Journal

Best of Springfield Winner Blurb by IT Staff

“The Bottlenecks Keeping You From Reaching $1M” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

“Road to Success” on The Entrepreneur’s Edge Podcast

“Light the Way” in Lawn & Landscape Magazine

“More Than a Mow-And-Go Crew” in Green Industry Pros Magazine

“Scooter’s Lawn Care Adds Versatility” in Ditch Witch News

“Control Burnout” in Turf Magazine

“What’s In My Truck” in Turf Magazine

“How Jacob Godar Built Scooter’s Lawn Care” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

“The Business Owners’ Marriage Survival Guide” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

Springfield Business First on The Brian Pierce Show on WMAY News Talk 94.7 & 970

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