Prairie Profiles: An untapped service

Published 10:01 pm Monday, June 11, 2018

Area teenager offers lawn care work for dock sites on lake

Fifteen-year-old Jack Jellinger mowed his first lawn when he was 11.

Now, four years later, he has started up a new lawn care service for people looking to have the grass mowed around their dock sites on Fountain Lake.

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Jellinger, the son of Mike and Michelle Jellinger, said he started out mowing one dock site, a neighbor’s lawn and a few other yards when he tried to figure out a way to expand and come up with a service that wasn’t as tapped into. He figured expanding to more dock sites would be more successful.

“People don’t like having to bring trimmers and mowers,” he said.

He charges $150 a year for the mowing service, but because the season has already begun, he said that price has been prorated to $125. He mows once a week.

His mother said they have advertised the service on Facebook and on fliers and thus far have received a lot of good feedback.

Though he doesn’t think the service will be a long-term career after high school, he said it is giving him some good work in the meantime.

He doesn’t know yet what he wants to do for a career once he graduates high school.

Aside from the lawn care service, Jellinger said he plays a lot of baseball and has been working at his grandmother’s house.

He is on the VFW baseball team, and umpires little league baseball once a week. He also enjoys playing hockey.

For questions or to sign up, people can contact Mike Jellinger at 402-0524.