KEARNEY – Graczyk Lawn & Landscape has planned a grand opening and customer appreciation event from 4-6 p.m. on October 20 at its Kearney store at 1170 30th Ave.
The event will begin with a ribbon cutting presented by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce at 4:00 p.m. NebraskaLand Bank will serve burgers and hot dogs while customers and vendors enjoy food, music and facility tours.
“I started mowing lawns when I was 14 and never thought we would have made this business what it is today,” said Josh Graczyk, co-owner of Graczyk Lawn & Landscape. .
“I cannot thank our employees enough for their hard work, dedication and courage. We couldn’t do what we do without them, our families and this community,” he said.
What started in 1998 as a summer gig for Graczyk has grown into a full-service landscaping and lawn care business.
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Now, 24 years later, Graczyk Lawn & Landscape is your “one-call-does-all”, providing lawn and landscape maintenance, landscape design and installation, commercial snow removal, decking walls retaining walls, outdoor patios and kitchens (Grindstone Hardscapes), paved sidewalks and driveways and concrete curbs (Curb-It Inc.).
“Back then, before I could drive, my mother (Cindy Graczyk) drove me to the houses I had to mow. I can’t thank her enough for believing in my passions and helping me achieve this dream,” Graczyk said. “We know she’s been with us every step of the way and continues to watch over us from above.”
After beating breast cancer in 2006, Cindy passed away in February 2015 after a battle with thyroid cancer. It’s only fitting that the company continues to honor him in their hearts every day; and, more publicly in October.
In fact, in October, Graczyk Lawn & Landscape plans to raise funds and donate to Forever Pink, a local 501©(3) founded to help Kearney and surrounding communities by providing focus, support and resources to help, financially and emotionally, those fighting breast cancer.
At the Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Event, customers will have the opportunity to give back to this great cause.
“We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Kearney and the surrounding communities, and we are excited to welcome our valued customers and vendors to our new space,” said Kristen Graczyk, co-owner of Graczyk Lawn & Landscape.