October 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, TENN. (Oct. 6, 2015)…Bartlett-based Herbi-Systems, Inc., has always embraced the giveback. For more than a decade, President and owner Kenny Crenshaw has participated as a volunteer leader in the Arlington National Cemetery Renewal and Remembrance project in D.C. And he spent seven years as a volunteer leader for the Memphis Area Action Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) where he lobbied for small businesses in Tennessee. This year, he has turned that energy and dedication toward community service in his own backyard.
In an effort to give back to the Bartlett community, Crenshaw said he wanted to show his support for the new school district and to get their athletic fields off to a good start.
In the spring of 2015, his company began treating (spraying and fertilizing) all the athletic fields for the Bartlett City Schools. This gratis effort is inclusive of the softball, soccer, baseball and football fields located at the high school and also at or near W.J. Freeman Park, according to Herbi-Systems’ Industrial Vegetation Territory Manager Jason Pope. That translates into roughly 11 acres of coverage.
“It is important for a business to do more than provide a service. That business needs to be invested as a community partner,” said Crenshaw. “We want to add value to the community as a whole where the children of our employees and customers attend school and participate in extracurricular activities.”
“We are very thankful to Herbi-Systems for providing at no charge exceptional care to all of our athletic fields. What a tremendous partner they are to Bartlett City Schools and we appreciate their contribution to our student athletes,” said Superintendent David A. Stephens.
Overall, Herbi-Systems has handled municipal weed control and fertilization for the City of Bartlett since 1997, which includes government buildings, public parks and school districts, as well as roadside weed control.
Headquartered in Bartlett since 1984, Herbi-Systems has been a vital part of the fabric of the Bartlett community for more than three decades. Crenshaw also is an inspiration to budding entrepreneurs, proving that with tenacity and ingenuity, one can build a business from the ground up and turn it into a continuum of success – – even as a perpetual frontrunner among competitors. In addition, Crenshaw’s signature tagline, “Lemme Kill Your Weeds®” is a household phrase and brings regional and national attention to the Memphis suburb.
Herbi-Systems is the largest locally owned lawn care provider in the Greater Memphis Area serving more than 8,000 homeowners as well as industrial, governmental and commercial entities. The company specializes in weed control and fertilization of turf and ornamentals, as well as industrial and right-of-way weed control. Herbi-Systems added irrigation maintenance and repair to its roster of services in 2013. For more information on Herbi-Systems, call 382-5296 or visit www.herbi-systems.com and follow the company on Facebook.