DryJect, LLC, a privately held entrepreneurial company focused on specialized turf aeration and soil modification services, today announces a change in ownership from its founders, Peter Van Drumpt and Chris des Garennes, to John Paddock, who has served as company Vice President and head of Product Development and Production since 2010.
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The company operates on a franchise-license based business model, and comprises over 35 North American and international franchises, also known as DryJect Service Centers. The Centers serve turf aeration and modification services to golf courses, sports fields, soccer pitches and a wide range of applications where high quality turfgrass is critical to athletic performance.
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DryJect holds patents on its proprietary equipment, which features the only proven technology of its kind. High pressure water penetrates the turf root zone, and dry amendments include sand / peat mixtures, inorganic soil amendments and more are injected into the resulting aeration holes. Among the key benefits are speed, labor savings, and increased profitability for golf courses, which rely on a maximum number of days offering high quality putting surfaces to optimize revenue.
We know that the business Peter and I built up since 1998 is in good hands with John Paddock at the helm. He is a good administrator and carries a vision for taking DryJect to the next level in growth. – Chris des Garennes, DryJect co-founder
I have come to appreciate the integrity and the strong brand reputation that DryJect has earned with superintendents and turf grass professionals. We intend to expand that strong presence, and have new products and services in the pipeline that are ready to launch. It’s an exciting time to be associated with DryJect. I look forward to building the brand along with each employee and franchise owner as we move ahead in the coming months and years. – John Paddock, new DryJect owner and CEO
Beyond golf course and sports field aeration services, DryJect has a strategic alliance with BASF for the manufacture of its H.P. termiticide injection equipment, based on DryJect patented technology. In addition, DryJect is rated among the top ten franchises by Landscape Management Magazine, and is included alongside companies like Scotts LawnCare, Weed Man and Lawn Doctor.
Des Garennes will continue as a special advisor over the next two years to help guide company growth and advise on key business strategies.