Allen SweeneyAs many young kids do, Allen Sweeney started mowing grass for 3 of his neighbors at age 10. At 10 years old the motivation was to save up enough money to pay for a dirt-bike, which Allen was able to do in the middle of the summer. At age 16 when Allen got his drivers license he realized that he could now branch his mowing services into other neighborhoods and have more customers in order to make more money. At 16 years old the motivation to keep working was to save enough money to buy a new truck. Mid-way through Allen’s Junior year in high school he was able to save enough money to purchase a new truck. At age 17, Allen incorporated his business and was able to provide enough business records to the Franklin County Public School system that he was able to co-op for his own business his senior year of high school (2004). In 2005, Allen decided not to go to college but to continue working and growing his lawn and landscape business. In the same year, Allen was approached by a local landscape company owner to buy his company; with the support of his parents, Allen was able to purchase Green’s Lawn Care in Frankfort KY. This purchase increased Al’s employee basis from 2 employees in 2004 to 8 employees in 2005. In 2012 Allen decided to sell all of his residential business in Frankfort and Lexington and focus solely on commercial and equine grounds maintenance. Over the last 5 years Allen has been very blessed to be surrounded by great employees who have helped to grow the company to be one of the leading equine maintenance companies in Central KY. Today, Al’s employs over 140 people peak season and has locations in Frankfort, Lexington, and Louisville.
Allen Sweeney thanks God each and everyday for the personal and business blessings that have been bestowed upon him in such a short amount of time. If not at work, you will find Allen either spending time with his family or working at his church. He and his family enjoy pastimes such as wakeboarding on the KY river and four wheeling on one of their farms with friends.