Photo courtesy of Eric Engman, Daily News-Miner

When he retired from the U.S. Army, Christopher Jeter started taking care of the yards of local elderly residents and some of his neighbors. He got so busy, the former military police officer eventually hired workers and formed the company Lawn Enforcement, according to an article by the Daily News-Miner.

Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, Lawn Enforcement offers both lawn maintenance and landscaping services for residential and commercial properties.

Jeter says he learned about lawn care growing up in North Carolina, where he cared for his family’s lawn. He says it never seemed like a chore to him and that this type of work is gratifying when you see the finished result of a renovated lawn or landscape.

He says he hires young people saving for college or in need of a second chance.

Jeter’s not only looking to put them to work – he asks them about their short-term and long-term goals and hopes to inspire them.

He says that through his lawn care business, he just wants to offer the same kind of professionalism that he showed as a police officer in the Army.