What started as a part-time job in college mowing lawns has become a story of local entrepreneurial success for Anne Arundel County native Adam Colgan, as his lawn care company celebrates its 25th anniversary.
In 1997, Colgan incorporated his business On The Green Inc. At the time, he had a handful of employees and the company focused primarily on landscaping and hardscaping.
As the company grew and his knowledge base and certifications expanded, Colgan shifted the business model to comprehensive lawn care and pest control. Today, Colgan employs a team of 30 plus, with his wife, brother and longtime friend assisting him at the helm.
“We really pride ourselves in using quality, top-line products and customer service — our referrals are what really grows our business,” said Dawn Colgan, who handles human resources and accounting for the company.
And grown they have. On the Green Inc.’s client base not only encompasses Anne Arundel County but also extends to Prince George’s, and Howard counties, as well as the Eastern Shore.
Colgan’s crew provides the community with more than just lawn care. Along with donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), sponsoring local youth sports teams and the Bowie Baysox, the leadership team of On the Green Inc. has a strong connection to the military community through their families. As such, it offers free lawn maintenance to military spouses during deployments through Project Evergreen.
When he’s not busy running and growing his business, Colgan enjoys hunting, fishing and attending his three kids’ school and athletic events.
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