By Jan Rahn
As the weather improves and it looks and feels more and more like spring, look for a new lawn care business in the area. Lawn Stars will be out and about taking care of homeowners’ yard needs.
As part-time joint business partners, Perkins County Deputies Kip Bradley and Scott Miller have purchased equipment for mowing, power raking and aerating lawns for customers. Lawn Stars will not apply chemicals or do sprinkler maintenance.
“We are excited to offer Grant and the surrounding area a lawn care service,” said Bradley.
Having purchased the aerating portion of the business from former city superintendent Tyson McGreer in September 2012 and the mowing equipment and current customers from former resident Ron Cochran in October, Lawn Stars is ready to take on yard maintenance.
“We look forward to providing a truly professional lawn care service to residents in the City of Grant, Perkins County, and the outlying communities,” said Miller.
Since there is not a storefront or building to house their business, Lawn Stars will have mobile advertising from their pickups that haul trailers with their equipment.
Bradley has a background in lawn care, having grown up helping his father with a similar business in McCook. Since the age of 14, he has been mowing and doing related yard work.
“Lawn care is something I enjoy and I don’t look at it like a job at all,” said Bradley.
Bradley has lived in Grant since September 2007. He currently serves as Chief Deputy at Perkins County Sheriff’s Office and is engaged to be married in August to Juliana Johnson.
Miller said several years of construction management experience in his background will contribute to this new line of work with Bradley as his partner.
Both deputies consider their present jobs with the sheriff’s office to be their main focus, but look forward to working together in taking care of lawns this summer.
“My main focus is serving the community in the capacity of a deputy,” said Miller, “and lawn care is strictly part time.”
Originally from Mission Viejo, Orange County, Calif., Miller moved to Grant in February 2011 with his wife Stephanie. They have two young daughters, Savannah, four, and Seylah, eight months old.
To contact Lawn Stars call Kip Bradley 308-340-0274 or Scott Miller 308-352-6719.