Zaarly: Living the life of my dreams

Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher

By Michael Fisher

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

The landscaping bug bit me at an early age as I shadowed my dad in his residential development company. During that time, I handled everything from moving dirt to watering lawns (a lot of lawns!) and enjoyed the process of watching pieces of vacant land transform into neighborhoods with beautiful homes and landscaping.

I worked my way from up from unofficial water boy to project manager, overseeing residential development and learned a lot about real estate, which eventually led me to a successful career in the mortgage industry. It was pretty rewarding. But I found myself yearning to be outside again, like when I was a kid following my dad around and wanting to follow in his footsteps of being a small business owner.

In 2010, I traded in my business suit for a new pair of work boots … resulting in new blisters as well! I opened my own irrigation and landscaping business, AquaPro Irrigation, and am also part of Zaarly – and have never looked back.

Every day offers a new challenge, but I’m helping customers create the outdoor living spaces of their dreams, and fulfilling my dream of working outside and owning my own business. My company focuses on three core services:

  • Irrigation installation – Installing drainage as well as sprinkler systems
  • Hardscapes – Designing and building outdoor living spaces, concrete patios, built-in bars and fire pits
  • Landscaping – Building new landscapes, mulch beds, river rock design and retaining walls

Today, I’m busier than I’ve ever been, even employing up to 12 people during our busy season. But no matter how busy I get, I still want to be on every single job to ensure my customers are completely satisfied.

Is every day pure bliss? Of course not. But I’m blessed to do what I love, so the craziest days are still among the best ones.

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About Zaarly: Zaarly is more than a referral service; we pride ourselves on only representing people who love what they do and show that in their personal care for your home. Zaarly offers a $10,000 money-back guarantee and never hides online customer reviews.