Last summer, Zach Easler created Scoopers – a dog poop removal and disposal service. Easler said he’s always wanted to work for himself and thought the poop-scooping industry sounded like the perfect ticket.
He spends his days mowing and landscaping for Perfection Lawn Care and was working at a house last year when he noticed a gentleman removing dog excrement from someone’s yard. He said some friends and family laughed at him when he pitched the idea, but slowly and surely, his clientele is growing.
“I knew right then that it was my shot,” Easler said. “I’ve had people laugh at me every step of the way, but we’re continuing to grow and expand.”
He said the questions everyone asks him are why and how?
“I’ve always had the goal to work for myself, and I thought this was my shot. You would be surprised at how many people get too busy in life to complete certain tasks,” he typically replies to them. “No, I’m not out there picking it up with a grocery sack. We have tools that help significantly.”
Scoopers offers three rates regardless of the size of the yard. It costs $30 for a one-time service, $30 for bi-weekly services, and $20 if you use the service weekly.
He said the homes and yards he services vary drastically by size and style. He has several repeat customers with the ultimate goal of growing to 50 yards and adding employees.
“I love dogs; I have some of my own. It’s easy to just put my earphones in or turn some music on and stay busy,” Easler said. “My ultimate goal is to spread this business all over the tri-state.”
He added that he’s also learned a lot about dogs during his ventures, such as their tendencies. He even referenced a couple of occasions where he suggested that owners take their dogs to the veterinarian due to irregularities in their stool.
A native of Owensboro, Easler is also the proud father of a newborn, hoping to one day use the business to teach his daughter the “value of the dollar.” He is proud to serve Owensboro and hopes his efforts will inspire others to chase their dreams.
“I love Owensboro – I was born and raised here, and I’m proud to be a part of this community,” he said. “I want to make my mark, keep this as a family business, and lead by example.”
To learn more about Scoopers or inquire about their services, visit them on Facebook.