SUNAPEE & NEW LONDON
Matt and the fleet of Pleasant Acres vehicles. 2012
Business students at Colby-Sawyer were required to complete an internship as part of their degrees, but McClay had a different idea: "I talked them into letting me start my own business, which they'd never done." Given his side work, McClay opted to develop a landscape business for his project. He composed a business plan, computer models, and all the hallmarks of good business building that Colby-Sawyer taught, and in 2001 the skeleton of Pleasant Acres was born." - Brian A. Canning; Kearsarge Magazine Fall 2014.
An early Pleasant Acres business card.
"The seeds of Pleasant Acres were first planted while Matt McClay was an undergrad at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. A local woman asked him to watch over her house during an absence, for a little money. She eventually hired him to mow her lawn, and little by little McClay picked up more and more lawns to make extra money while in college." - Brian A. Canning; Kearsarge Magazine Fall 2014.
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