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. After doing more research, he learned that 2-stroke engines are the main culprit for pollution in the industry - but thankfully, there are battery alternatives. He recognized electric landscaping as an opportunity to offer a rare and valuable service to environmentally-conscious consumers.
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 also enjoys experimenting with new electric landscaping equipment and contacting manufacturers to inform them on how to adopt greener practices.
Besides focusing on sustainable 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 promotions and offers free certification classes to provide workers with careers, not just jobs.