A Dream Achieved
In April 2011, CDC launched Higher Ground Landscaping, LLC. It was a simple but ambitious plan: hire unemployed and hard to employ men from our community to cut lawns and get customers who would pay for their lawn to be cut. With over 200 customers this last season, we would say that was a success! The men we employed over the seasons have grown from men without hope of employment to men with promise who want to work even more than what we can give them. In many we are seeing character growth too, and that is exciting.
Our fantastic crew supervisor had a dream too – be the owner of Higher Ground Landscaping. CDC has had the privilege of passing the torch on to Craig Grissom, the crew supervisor, after 4 seasons with us. Mr. Grissom attended the Prosper US entrepreneur training classes held here at CDC, and it has given him the skills to manage his own business. We are excited for Mr. Grissom and wish him great success as the new owner!