George Carrette, owner and operator of EcoQuiet Lawn Care, studied horticulture at the UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture before starting the company in 2014. At the time, he realized there was a significant carbon footprint associated with landscaping technologies. He decided to address the biggest pollution generator in the industry - landscape maintenance - and targeted 2-stroke engines as the main culprit for polluting the environment in the lawn care industry. Since then, he has been collaborating with Dan Mabe from the American Green Zone Alliance and Jamie Banks from Quiet Communities, both of whom have worked diligently to inform municipalities and landscapers on how to move forward using electric and eco-friendly landscaping methods.
George enjoys experimenting with electric landscaping equipment and contacting manufacturers to inform them on how to adopt greener landscaping practices. He also believes strongly in consumer protection, making sure to circulate information and about the best and the worst landscaping equipment brands in terms of durability and cost, and informing clients about any misleading marketing tactics that brands might be engaging in to gain their business.
Besides focusing on green lawn care methods, EcoQuiet is dedicated to promoting a livable wage for its employees with a competitive pay rate, bonuses, and yearly raises. The company also creates a clear guideline to raises and offers free training classes to provide workers with careers, not just jobs.