Spotlight on the HBA: WD Yards

Name of Business: WD Yards, Inc.
Business Address:  577 N. Westgate Drive, Grand Junction
Phone Number: 970.243.1229
Member Name:  WD Christensen

Q: How long have you been a member of the HBA:
A: About 20 years

Q: Give us a brief description of your business and how you think your business benefits from being a member of the HBA:
A: WD Yards is a landscape and environmental management company providing services in lawn care, hydroseeding, landscape construction and environmental reclamation in western Colorado.  The benefits of being part of HBA include professional networking and having access to a wide variety of local, reputable companies.

Q: How many employees do you have?
A: 20

Q: What’s unique about your business?
A: Our company is unique because we can do any or all the work involved: we can mow the lawn, fertilize or aerate, we can plant the lawn or build the park, reseed the side of the highway, test the backflow device, build the picnic shelter, hang the backstop and the thing is, we love doing all of it.

Q: Anything else we should tell Grand Junction about you?
A: The people at WD Yards are what make our company great. Everyone with our company has a genuine love of our area and the people here.  We strive to add value to the community.

Q: What are some of the lessons learned from 2009, and how will that affect how you do business going forward in 2010?
A: The events of these recent times have shown us all the same old lesson:  As an individual, a business, a community, or a country we must all add value by who we are and what we do.

Q: What new trends do you see becoming significant to your business and your customers?
A: I think that one new trend that I am encouraged with is a greater sense of community and neighborly feeling. It is a great thing when we as a community care about each other and share in each other’s successes. We are all neighbors and friends.

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