By John Lehndorff
Being a homeowner means never finishing your long checklist of building and landscaping tasks to get done each season. However, that doesn’t mean you have to contact a dozen Northern Colorado companies whether you need a wall removed, a dumpster delivered or the best battery-powered equipment to cut and trim that lawn.
Greeley’s NS&S Service originally focused on landscaping and installing sod and sprinklers, but as customers requested other services, they expanded the nearly 20-year-old family-owned company.
“Now we specialize in doing a little bit of everything,” says Maria Martinez, a manager at NS&S.
“Everything” includes fencing, painting, cleaning, demolition, property maintenance and more.
NS&S Service also rents roll-off dumpsters for clean-up jobs of all sizes. “A lot of people rent a small 6-yarder for a bathroom demo or a garage clean-out. Unlike trash companies, we rent them by the day and week, not just by the month. We also have pickups for bulk items like couches if you don’t want to go to the dump,” Martinez says.
In the past year as home-bound homeowners took on new building and landscape improvement projects, many realized their old power tools just weren’t up to the job.
As a result, it has been a hectic 12 months at Longmont Outdoor Power Equipment, a family-owned authorized Stihl Dealer that sells new and used equipment and services all makes and models.
“What we have seen is a lot of customers transitioning to equipment powered by newer lithium batteries from gas-powered or corded equipment. The new equipment is more powerful, cleaner and quieter,” says Ryan Brown, manager of Longmont Outdoor Power Equipment.
The Longmont company sells more than fifty pieces of equipment that all can use the same quick-charging battery. “There are several different platforms and price points depending on what you need,” Brown says. His biggest piece of advice for homeowners is to make sure your power equipment is clean, lubricated with cutting surfaces sharpened regularly.
> Longmont Outdoor Power Equipment, 1116 Colorado Ave, Unit A, Longmont, 303.776.0075, longmontoutdoorpower.com
> NS & S Service, 1429 6th Ave., Greeley, 970.515.6401, nsnsservices.com