TruGreen West Yorkshire

September 2014: New owner for lawn care business in West Yorkshire

A local businessman has taken control of a thriving lawn care franchise following the very sad death of its former owner, Bob Anderson. The business, which operates across West Yorkshire, was launched in 2004 by Bob and his wife, Anne and has grown from strength-to-strength in that time.

Mr Anderson’s successor, Darren White, is relishing the opportunity to continue and develop TruGreen West Yorkshire and bring in new staff to help grow the business. A former postman and DPD franchise owner, Darren has local and technical knowledge to offer customers award-winning lawn care programmes and treatments.

Darren said: “Bob was highly regarded within the lawn care industry and the TruGreen national franchise network and it’s an honour to be serving his customers. Alongside my wife, Rachel, we aim to build a successful operation, employing more local staff as the business develops.”

TruGreen West Yorkshire is a franchise of ServiceMaster Ltd, a national franchisor based in Leicestershire and benefits from technical expertise of Steve Welch, TruGreen operations brand manager who has over 30 years’ experience in the lawn care industry and as a sports groundsman.

Steve said: “Bob’s passing was a real tragedy and he will be greatly missed. We are so pleased that Darren has joined the TruGreen family and is committed to building the business that Bob and Anne started 10 years ago. They were passionate about changing tired-looking gardens into beautiful, attractive lawns and this reflects the ethos of Darren also.”

Darren commenced trading as TruGreen West Yorkshire in mid-August, following his graduation from ServiceMaster Ltd’s training academy in August.