TruGreen and Scott’s Lawn Service have merged to form a company with 2.3 million customers and $1,300,000,000 in annual revenue. This is great for all the smaller, local companies that compete against them.
We don’t need bragging rights about the number of customers we have. We prefer to know their names.
We don’t need to brag about the number of employees we have. We prefer to know the spouses and children of all of our team members and be able to get together with them a couple of times a year.
We don’t need to have regional call centers where your call gets routed so that you are never able to call the branch in your own region. We prefer our one office in the community that we service.
That being said, it is nice to have a company the size of TruGreen with deep pockets and scientists to disprove the misinformation of the anti-pesticide activists. These activists prey on fear and emotion, which trumps science and data every time.
The downside of this merger is the many people that will be losing their jobs in cities where both Scott’s and TruGreen both have branches.