I met Jason Hagood so long ago I can’t honestly remember when it was. We have played against each other on the tennis court (he beat me a lot), and we have been friends since we were both kids. If you want to meet the real deal from right here in this region, Jason is “good people”. Take a minute to catch up with ole Hagood. You will be glad you did.
BRIAN: Jason, thanks for taking time to do this. Start at the beginning and tell us, where did you grow up?
JASON: I grew up primarily in Kingsport. My parents were from Rogersville so I spent a lot of time down there also. We lived in Chicago for 3 years when I was 5 years old. Thankfully we came back and I got to be in Kingsport and Rogersville. I love both places very much.
BRIAN: This area is truly unique and the people are a big part of that regional personality. Why do you love it here so much?
JASON: I love it here so much because it is so beautiful here. I love the rivers and the mountains. It’s so peaceful and safe. I love the outdoors. I like to camp, fish, and ride horses. I love mowing the yard. I love to be outside. I love the fact that here we’re not suburban, not really. We’re not like the bigger cities either. I like the small town feel to this area. I love the fact that we still have a strong sense of community. We take care of our families but we also care very deeply for our friends and neighbors. This is just a great place for families. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
BRIAN: Family is an important part of who we are, what does family mean to you?
JASON: Family is extremely important to me for many reasons. My mother has been there good or bad for the entire ride. My parents and grandparents did everything they could to teach me right from wrong. They all were very patient when I made mistakes. My parents and grandparents were very good teachers. They got after me when I needed it and believe me I did. [Laughs] They were great. My whole family has always been there for me. When we lost my dad, it was rough. Mom has been very supportive of me ever since then. That event had a huge effect on my life. It put a delay on my marriage to my wife. We didn’t marry back then because of complications. We’re married now though and have a strong bond because she was there for that. It bonded all of us. I wouldn’t be anywhere without my family. They love me and keep me on track. I love them all very, very much.
BRIAN: Another part of our regional identity is religion. How does your faith impact your life every day?
JASON: Faith is a huge part of my life. It’s the reason I’m alive. Faith is what keeps me going. Faith gets me up in the morning and keeps me moving forward. I wouldn’t be where I’m at without faith. Like anyone else, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. Faith in God, his Mercy and forgiveness are the reason I’m alive. Every good thing in my life has come from God. I’m very lucky just to be here. My faith has saved me and made me what I am. I’m very thankful for God’s grace and mercy. Lord knows I’m far from perfect, but I’m extremely blessed.
BRIAN: And we have to talk about your work. What do you want people to know about what you do and how can they learn more?
JASON: My work? I’m so glad you asked. I am the owner and operator of All Star Lawn Care. I started the business in 2011. We primarily do mowing and lawn maintenance. We have started doing quite a bit of landscaping over the past couple of years. I love doing the work. I get to do it with my wife, Pennie. She and I have dated off and on since high school. We also played mixed doubles together in many tennis tournaments so we know what it’s like to be partners. Our son Lincoln is also getting involved as he grows so it’s great because it’s a family business. We hope to grow and prosper over the coming months and years. We value the customer. The relationship with the customer is vital for a great working relationship. Anyone that needs quality lawn care, please give us a call for a free estimate.