Lawn Care, Inc., based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been providing the local community lawn care service since 1997. Lawn Care service currently offer standard lawn care services such as fertilizing, weed control, snow clearing, lawn cutting, weed eating, pruning of trees and bushes. The company primarily consists of field service techs with a small office staff which is responsible for answering phones, billing, accounting, sales, marketing and production of the news letter which is sent to existing customers. With the limited staff and limited customer contact, management feels that drastic measures are needed to reach new customers, expand current customer services, increasing understanding of customer desires, increasing the customers' knowledge of lawn care, and continue the growth of Lawn Care, Inc. With this mission, the following changes in operations have been developed for review. Proposed Organizational Changes
In order to gain a better understand of the needs and wants of the Tulsa Market, Lawn Care needs to make drastic changes in order to gain a perspective of what customer wants or needs. These changes need to be both cost efficient, customer oriented, and revenue focused. The first area of change is a reorganization of the back office staff to support the changes. Accounting / Budget
The accounting department for Lawn Service Inc. will be broken into two divisions. The first will be on our web site; this section of the web page will let the customers see payments, make payments, and set up payments. Companies or individuals will be able to make payments on the web page using their credit card or customers could set up an automatic withdrawal from their checking accounts. The accounting department responsibilities will involve being interactive with the customer so there is not any confusion between how to pay, when the customer is going to make a payment, and what to charge each customer. The second division of the accounting department will...
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