A reputation for customer satisfaction has made Yard Boys a household name in the Southern Georgian Bay Area and is what sets Yard Boys apart.
Yard Boys got its start in 1993 when Chris Millsap, the CEO of Yard Boys, attached a wooden cart to his bike and started towing his lawn mower around to cut neighbour’s lawns. By the time Chris was in grade 10 he had 3 classmates as employees. He named his fast-growing business ‘Yard Boys’. When he graduated from high school and went off to the University of Guelph to study agriculture a partner kept the business running.
The defining moment for Chris came toward the end of University. On a visit, back to Creemore for a hockey tournament, Chris had to make a decision. The business had grown to $150,000 in annual revenue and had reached the point where he had to sell it and move on to other endeavors or get serious about Yard Boys. He got serious.