The Howard Hurd Landscaping Story
I started working for another landscaper back in 1980. The company consisted of the owner, myself and one other guy. Shortly after starting work, I came down with the flu and was unable to work for several weeks. To help me keep the job, my dad, Howard Hurd Sr., replaced me temporarily, as he had recently been laid off from his job at the shipyards.
When I finally recovered, I returned to work and the owner decided to keep both my father and me on the job. Together, we worked for him through the remainder of the season.
The owner of that company was a great salesman but his skill as a landscaper left much to be desired. My dad and I knew that we could do better for ourselves but, more importantly, we could do much better for our customers. We therefore decided to start our own business and launched Howard Hurd Landscaping in 1982 with a simple business license. In 1984 we made the investment to became bonded and insured.
The company started out slowly, buying only the tools and equipment we could afford with cash. Our business at that time consisted primarily of lawn maintenance. My father retired in 1996 and my wife, Candy, joined the company the following year.
My heart had always been in design and construction so in 2002 we eliminated the maintenance portion of our business, shifting our focus to design and construction. Always striving to expand my skills, I attended a synthetic rock building course in 2005 in Gigs Harbor, Washington. That’s where I learned to build stairs, water features, and retaining walls. With the knowledge gained from that course I can build virtually anything. Designing and building is my passion. I enjoy it so much that I spend many of my leisure hours building projects for friends and neighbors. You could say that my work is my hobby.
If you have any questions or wonder how my skills might help you achieve your landscaping dreams, please feel free to call. Consultation is always free. Thank you for your interest in Howard Hurd Landscaping.
We are happy to provide new clients with a list of references to ease any concern you may have. Once we have completed your first project, we’re confident that you too will join our list of satisfied clients.