The Grass Is Greener

New web-based Houston lawn service aims to mow down the competition with Uber-like efficiency

New web-based lawn service aims to mow down the competition

Robin lawn care mow yard
Robin simplifies yard work.  Robin Lawn Care/Facebook

Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side. Robin, a new lawn care provider, is bringing contemporary convenience at a competitive price to the Houston, Dallas and Austin.

From scheduling mishaps to unmet expectations, lawn upkeep can be a pain. And during the notoriously hot Texas summer, who wants to maintain a yard? Robin officials say their service makes it easier than ever to schedule lawn care, communicate with providers and pay for the work done.

 Robin officials say their service makes it easier than ever to schedule lawn care, communicate with providers and pay for the work done. 

“With Robin, we’ve taken an industry that often causes frustration and changed it into an effortless experience for both the customer and the provider,” said Robin founder and CEO Justin Crandall. “By creating a better customer experience and helping providers improve their business, we’re making everyone a whole lot happier.”

With just a street address, Robin’s technology delivers an instant quote to customers in seconds. Customers are also notified automatically of any scheduling changes.

Robin users can rate their providers. Vendors with the highest ratings are rewarded with more jobs in proximity to increase efficiency.

Founders Crandall and Bart Lomont, who live in Austin, developed and designed Robin in partnership with Dialexa Labs. Crandall has been involved in fast-growing startups and local marketplaces at Bazaarvoice and FrontYrd. Military operations veteran Lomont is a past political aide to the governor of Indiana and a former Uber driver.

Through Memorial Day, Robin is hosting a competition in which participants can win free lawn care for the summer. To enter, visit tryrobin.com/freesummer.