Mowtown Teen Lawn Care is a for-profit enterprise in Clark County that directly employs students within our program. It is a landscaping company whose primary goal is to provide teens and some young adults with their first job opportunities. Mowtown does lawn maintenance and a variety of other landscape project for folks in the Vancouver and Camas area. Students are challenged to problem solve, self start, and as they learn, may make a mistake but this is part of the learning process we strive to achieve.
Parr Lumber came to us about 1 year ago to see if we could supply them with some qualified applicants for full time benefited jobs. Parr has had difficulty at times finding workers who can show up on time, work hard, and pass a drug screening. We felt that we could provide them with qualified applicants. To date, we have only placed one student in their company, but we are hoping to increase that number as our program develops and grows. They have a culture that HIGHLY values their employees and their benefits are amazing! They tend to promote from within and every single employee begins as a sales associate, no matter their educational level, so that they can learn the culture of PARR.
Park Rose's former owner, Bryan Ableidinger, is one of our mentors and a board member. Park Rose has supplied us with discounts on equipment that we have needed for our landscaping projects at lower cost and has also advertised about our program in their stores. They are a wonderful partner!
Shorty's Garden Center and Nursery has been a great resource for Mowtown. They have provided us with materials, plants, and even some customer referrals.
J's Custom Landscaping has sent some business our way, and as well as providing advice and occasional employment opportunities for some of our students.