small business, big story

Scooter’s Lawn Care was founded by Jacob Godar in spring 2014.

From its conception, it was Jacob’s dream: to combine his entrepreneurial goals with an industry he already knew and loved, while paying tribute to a dear friend who had affectionately nicknamed him “Scooter Boy.”

What started as a typical “one man band” lawn care company in 20214 quickly transformed into something incredible.

By 2018, we were an award-winning company with a strong team.

In 2021, we expanded to a second location in Cape Coral, Florida.

our mission
is to create:

luxurious everyday life for our clients through property transformations;

a redefinition of the industry through exceptionally high service standards;

and a positive culture for our employees that nurtures and facilitates growth without limits.

Landscaping and hardscaping remain our core focuses, but we continue to expand our lawn maintenance department year after year.

Our goal is simple: to provide the type of quality care to our clients that will ultimately allow them to spend more time enjoying their lives and enhance the way they experience their home.

As our company grows, we continue to create local careers, give back to our community, and embrace the small business values that have made us great


We are committed to consistently giving back to the community. Our company gives away Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams to deserving people and families each year (based on community nominations). We host service giveaways throughout the year – like free property clean ups, landscape plantings, and our most popular: our Annual Year of Free Lawn Care Giveaway. We regularly seek out opportunities to raise funds for charities and local groups through community event participation and sponsorships (like the Patrick Sheehan Benefit Fund, Everyday for Emmie, Top Tier Springfield, and more). 

CEO Jacob Godar was named in 2019’s Springfield Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

We have been voted “Best Lawn Care Company” (2021), “Best Landscape Company” (2018-2020) and “Best Landscape Designer (Jacob Godar)” (2018-2019) in the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield.

We were voted the “Best Lawn Care & Landscaping Company” in 2022 and named finalists in several local awards from 2018 – 2021, including: “Best Lawn Care Company,” “Best Landscape Company,” “Best Paver Company,” “Best Gutter Service,” “Best Landscape Designer,” the “Innovators Award,” the “Emerging and Energized Award,” and “Best Collaborators” in The State Journal-Register’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield Awards, and the Local First Springfield Awards, respectively.

Learn more about us in the following articles, podcasts, and features:

Scooter’s Lawn Care Acquired Lawn Perks by Springfield Business Journal

Best of Springfield Winner Blurb by IT Staff

“The Bottlenecks Keeping You From Reaching $1M” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

“Road to Success” on The Entrepreneur’s Edge Podcast

“Light the Way” in Lawn & Landscape Magazine

“More Than a Mow-And-Go Crew” in Green Industry Pros Magazine

“Scooter’s Lawn Care Adds Versatility” in Ditch Witch News

“Control Burnout” in Turf Magazine

“What’s In My Truck” in Turf Magazine

“How Jacob Godar Built Scooter’s Lawn Care” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

“The Business Owners’ Marriage Survival Guide” on The Profit Roadmap podcast by Service Autopilot

Springfield Business First on The Brian Pierce Show on WMAY News Talk 94.7 & 970

Jacob Godar




Every service we provide is personal. It is an honor and privilege to work on our clients’ properties, to serve them, and to play a role in the pride they take in their home. We understand that a client’s home is their paradise, and we take great pride in our work. To give them time back in each week to enjoy their paradise… it’s more than a job, it’s our way of changing lives.