Direct labor costs ~45% of the total revenue generated from lawn mowing. Graze eliminates 50% or more of the labor costs and 100% of the fuel costs.
Machine learning and computer vision will allow Graze to map job sites, plan and execute mowing paths, avoid obstacles (i.e. trees, people), and collect and apply data to further optimize for precision and efficiency.
Graze mowers are electric with boosted run times from solar panels. Customers will save significantly on fuel and maintenance costs, and will be able to operate effectively and quietly at night.
"Lack of labor is a barrier to growth in the landscape industry. Effective autonomous mowers would allow LandCare to reallocate team resources to spend more time on other landscaping services. The anticipated results being higher margins, improved overall job quality, and higher customer satisfaction & retention.”
#7 largest US Commercial Landscaping Company
$160M Gross Revenue, 2018
1 of 2 Corporate Partners of Graze
John has more than 35 years of experience in the landscaping industry. As CEO of Jensen Landscaping, John negotiated its sale to private equity-backed Monarch Landscape Holdings. Now, he is ready to disrupt an industry that he helped shape.
Roman has more than 22 years of experience in robotics, mechatronics and automation engineering. He was recruited by NASA at age 17, where he created test bed designs for the landing platforms for the Curiosity Mars Rover. He holds over 60 patents.