Bizwatch: Mountain Valley Ventures
Vail, CO, Colorado
Business name: Mountain Valley Ventures.
Date opened: April 1, 1991.
Owners: Jana and Don Donohue.
Contact info: 524-6906.
What goods or services do you provide? Mountain Valley does it all! We are the most innovative commercial/residential applicating company in the valley. We provide tree spraying, deep root feeding, lawn spraying, weed control, mowing, aeration, tree removal, irrigation repair and pest control. We’re a total property maintenance company.
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What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from the competition? As a locally licensed applicating company, we are the only company that provides all of these services for our customers.
Our lawn spray program uses a slow-release liquid fertilizer, with wee control and iron. This application is done all at once. The result is a thicker, deep green, weed-free lawn.
Our tree spraying and deep root feeding program will help your trees, shrubs and flowers live longer and grow faster.
What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers, expect from you? Mountain Valley has been a local company since 1991. We are owners and operators of our business. We are licensed and do all the applicating ourselves. We personally talk with all our customers and make sure the job is done right.
Tell us a little about your background and experience: We are licensed commercial and residential applicators, and qualified supervisors. We are educated and tested in field work through the Colorado Department of Agriculture and are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? When we spray at a location we leave a yellow flag to let people know we were there. We went to pick up the flags one day and a little boy had put them all on his trike and used them for handlebar pompons.