In the year 1977, Mike Stewart (along with a former business partner) began a janitorial service in the northern Columbus, Ohio area. Little did he know that this would lay the groundwork for what would later become Stewcare.
The snowy winter of 1977 brought upon opportunity, so they were inspired to purchase a Willy’s pickup truck and a manually-angled snow plow to begin shoveling sidewalks and clearing parking lots. Fortunately, this invested commitment geared them up to tackle the great blizzard of 1978. With the money earned from the record-breaking snowfall, they were enabled to grow their business with the purchase of two more trucks. Mike knew that spring was around the corner and proposed the idea to expand the company by offering lawn mowing services. So he placed a mower on their Sears tractor, along with a Yazoo mower they had purchased, and began mowing lawns. Their first lawn care client was an apartment complex in Columbus, Ohio. It included 848 dwellings and 53 buildings, making it the third largest complex in Columbus at the time.