In 1994 Cory Kehl began working part time at Perk-a-Lawn gardens. His responsibilities quickly grew from helping water at the garden center to running a landscape installation crew. It was during this time a love for landscaping and an interest in horticulture developed.
While attending high school and college at Vincennes University Cory maintained part time employment with Perk-a-Lawn until transferring to Indiana University in Bloomington where he would receive a degree in biochemistry. Following college Cory had a successful career in selling and maintaining high value water treatment equipment and chemicals.
Throughout this time his love of nature and the outdoors had always led his mind back to the days of installing landscapes. Eventually a decision was made to leave the water treatment industry, and after much consideration agreed to purchase Perk-a-Lawn in December 2010.
Cory’s decision to purchase Perk-a-Lawn Gardens was made easier with the support of his loving Daughters Addelyn and Alivia, and son Carson. Cory continues to assert the honest family values that has made Perk-a-Lawn successful for the past 39 yrs.
Perk-a-Lawn Gardens was established in 1979 by former owner Michael Perkins as a lawn care company. The business has grown over the years and now is composed of six divisions: Landscape installation, landscape maintenance, lawn care, irrigation, garden center/nursery, and gift shop.
We are committed to delivering the highest quality workmanship, and materials to our valued clients. Perk-a-Lawn develops beautiful unique landscapes that have been the hallmark of the company’s commitment to creativity, quality, and service.
To be continually dedicated in delivering the best landscape design, quality installation, and retail firm that will give lasting confidence, trust, service, and value to our clients.