Robotic Lawn Mowing Arrives in Pinellas County
High-tech Mowbot franchise brings future of lawn maintenance to the St. Petersburg area
October 28, 2020 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mowbot, the nation’s premier robotic lawnmowing service, is opening a new location, Mowbot of Pinellas.
Husband and wife team Tim and Kim Church, of St. Petersburg, are 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 Pinellas County.
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 $99.5 billion lawn care industry with its clean, green, and quiet solution to lawn mowing. It’s the perfect way for homeowners, landscape companies, recreational spaces, property management groups and homeowners’ associations to save time and the environment in caring for Florida’s fast-growing warm-weather grasses. The bot mows the lawn on its own, day or night, rain or shine.
Making an Impact
With backgrounds in business and franchising, Tim and Kim Church saw the unique opportunity Mowbot provides with its advanced robotic technology, and the impact it can have in a busy tourist area with 500 miles of coastline.
“This is a great opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint,” said Tim Church. “Mowbot really aligns with our core values of taking care of the environment and taking care of customers. Plus, it’s just so cool. I can’t wait to become ‘The Mowbot Guy’ in town!”
While other businesses shut down during COVID, lawn crews are still operating. And Mowbot’s benefits are especially attractive during quarantine and the uncertainty surrounding the transmission of the virus. Mowbot eliminates reliance on traditional multi-person 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 Pinellas County.
North Carolina-based businessmen Tony Hopp and Jeff Dudan founded Mowbot because they see the robot revolution that is coming. Also, there is an opportunity to be a major disrupter in the outdated and dirty lawn care industry that will benefit from a high-tech, environmentally friendly alternative.
“We are very excited about how enthused Tim and Kim Church are to join the Mowbot family,” said Tony Hopp, Mowbot CEO. “With Tim coming from a franchise consulting company, he has seen a variety of opportunities but chose Mowbot. We are going to make a great team!”
Mowbot of Pinellas Mowbot of Pinellas serves St. Petersburg, Clearwater, The Beaches, Seminole, Largo, Gulfport, and surrounding areas. For more information on Pinellas County’s newest hi-tech business for lawn care, visit their webpage.
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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