WHO WE ARE
Founder of Foxscapes, Nathan Fox has spent the majority of his life working with plants, shrubs, trees, and grass. In his early years, Nathan spent his days working out in the yard redesigning flower beds, mowing and trimming trees with his father. After he was tall enough to independently mow the lawn, he felt inspired to pursue this kind of work. He realized it was his dream and passion to do this type of work for others in his community, and eventually to serve those customers with the highest quality of service.
HISTORY OF THE COMPANY
2009 — 2012
From the age of eight to eleven, Nathan began mowing his neighbors’ lawn with his family’s push mower. Over the following spring, summer, and fall, he developed his skills and connected with his neighbor Mike who owned a lawncare and landscaping company. Word began to travel about the type of work he was looking for, and within a few weeks, he had ten accounts. In his third season, his need for a tractor was filled when a very generous friend at a local lawnmower shop provided one to borrow while he saved money for the zero turn mower he would eventually purchase.
2013 — 2014
When Nathan was twelve years old, he began growing his company and started offering small landscaping services in his neighborhood. He also developed his skills and his knowledge was improving drastically with each project he completed. His work quickly grew out of the machines he owned, and he upgraded as the company began to prosper. His customers were satisfied and he was creating authentic relationships with those customers in the community. That’s still something he holds as a core value of Foxscapes. Eventually, Nathan was able to expand his service zone to many more homes in the area.
2015 — 2017
Between the ages of fourteen-sixteen, Nathan continued to grow the relationship with his mentors Mike and Bryant and grew his mowing route to over twenty five accounts. During this time, Nathan was learning about other aspects of landscape business including snow removal, landscape design, and operating an efficient and successful company. He ended up buying a truck from Mike and began to expand his service area. Offering additional services, such as snow removal came along with this growth. During this eighth season, Nathan was grateful to have been offered the opportunity to purchase over 20 customer accounts. He expanded his Holt service area and was able to enter the Okemos market. Through all of these experiences, he gained fruitful knowledge and relationships that he still maintains to this day, with his customers, and with his industry.
2018 — Present
Since, Nathan has graduated from Holt High School and is currently attending Michigan State University for Landscape and Nursery Management. He is excited to continue his learning process all while continuing to provide excellent service to his community. He now employs two to six people seasonally and offers full landscape design-build-maintenance services.
In early 2020, Nathan launched Foxscapes, rebranding his former company, with a new vision for his mission and core values. In the near future, he aims to share his knowledge with those trying to start their own companies and organizations, just like what Mike and Bryant did for him. Foxscapes’ mission is to build connections, provide service over a lifetime, and invest in others, and that’s what he aims to do here.
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