Robotic Lawn Mowing Arrives in Oklahoma
High-tech Mowbot franchise brings future of lawn maintenance to the Edmond area
September 04, 2020 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Mowbot, the nation’s premier robotic lawnmowing service, is opening its first location in Oklahoma - Mowbot of Central Oklahoma!
Local business owner Tom Pearson is partnering with Mowbot, a new, cutting-edge national franchise, and Husqvarna, the world’s leader in outdoor power products, to bring robotic lawnmowers to lawn-loving businesses and homeowners in the Edmond area.
The small bot, which operates with GPS technology and artificial intelligence, lives in homeowners’ yards and runs entirely on battery power. The high-tech lawn service is disrupting the dirty $99.5 billion lawn care industry with its clean, green, and quiet solution to lawn mowing. It’s the perfect way for homeowners, campuses, recreational spaces, property management groups, landscape companies and homeowners’ associations to save time and the environment in caring for Oklahoma’s grasses.
Post-COVID Career Switch
After a 30-year career in IT, and being laid off during COVID, Pearson decided it was time to switch gears and create his own job by investing in the explosive robotics industry with Mowbot. Robotic mowers have always interested him, and he has experienced first-hand the problem of traditional lawn crews canceling because of labor shortages or weather. Mowbot eliminates those problems, as the bot does the work on its own, day or night, rain or shine, while the home and business owners are free to do other things.
“There is not anything like this in the Edmond area,” said Tom Pearson. “Oklahomans will respond to the green aspect, and quickly embrace Mowbot as the right company for maintaining their grass. Once people see it in action, they are hooked! My background in technology makes Mowbot a great fit for me and this area.”
Pearson says Mowbot’s benefits are especially attractive during COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the transmission of the virus. Mowbot eliminates reliance on traditional lawn crews, who move from yard to yard. With the bot, there is no need to worry about social distancing and disease spread. Plus, the battery-powered bot’s quiet motor is a welcome alternative from the noisy blowers and mowers disrupting the workflow happening in home offices throughout Central Oklahoma.
North Carolina-based businessmen Tony Hopp and Jeff Dudan founded Mowbot because they see the robot revolution that is coming. Also, the opportunity to be a major disrupter in the outdated and dirty lawn care industry that will benefit from a high-tech, environmentally friendly alternative.
“This is the right place and right time for Mowbot to be introduced in Central Oklahoma,” said Tony Hopp, Mowbot CEO. “We are very excited to continue bringing this world-class technology to new areas and welcome Tom Pearson to the Mowbot family.”
Mowbot of Central Oklahoma serves most of Edmond and Witcher. For more information on Central Oklahoma’s newest hi-tech business for lawn care, visit the Mowbot of Central Oklahoma website.
Mowbot is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, and was founded in 2017 by a proven team with experience building a vast network of home service franchises as well as building businesses around new and innovative technologies. The team has a unique background combining deep technical platform understanding with franchise operations. Mowbot comes to market with a proven franchisee support infrastructure and a business concept that is dedicated to providing robotic lawn care for residential and commercial customers in the most responsible and efficient manner.
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