About Us

Your smile is your logo, Your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. 
– Jay Danzie

Grass Hoppers …

… here at Grass Hoppers, we are not just a company, we are family! As a family run business, we pride ourselves on the work we do. With 30 years’ experience under our belts, we will show up to your business or home with the knowledge and professionalism to handle just about any project. When you hire us, you are getting all the experience of a big company with that small-town feel.

The crew at Grass Hoppers has experience working all over northern Michigan for many known companies such as Chemical banks, PNC banks, Walmart and Home Depot to name a few.

Our residential clients are so much more than customers. Over the years, many of them have become close friends. We are proud to live in a community where we can support and sponsor our local businesses. In return, we appreciate all the business that has come back our way.

We always say, “the job is not done until we know the customer is happy.”

Tree, Hedge and Shrub Maintenance

Seasonal Flower & Shrub Planting

Lawn Seeding

Power Washing & Debris Removal

Retaining Walls

Salting Parking Lots & Driveways

Plowing & Shoveling

Tree Trimming & Removal

Stump Grinding

Bush Removal

Clear Cutting

Achievements / History

In 2016, we were rated top 5 landscapers by chemical bank corporate managers.
More than 30 years of experience

The owner of Grass Hopper

… is the same friendly voice you will hear when you call our company. Walter Smith Jr. takes a lot of pride in running his business and making sure he works directly with his customers. You will see him working alongside his crew and getting his hands dirty.

Wally grew up in Presque Isle playing in the woods, landscaping and maintaining his forts.  It’s obvious he never outgrew his love for being outside. Even as a kid he was always so motivated to work. As he got older, he started mowing the neighbors’ lawns. He always loved working for himself. His first business was a window washing business in Petoskey, Michigan. He later moved to Alpena where he started up Mason Disposal while still doing landscaping on the side. He was always successful in his businesses but his love for being outside pulled him back to doing landscaping full time. For the last 10 years he has been back at it doing what he loves most.

Wally doesn’t run the business alone. His wife, Michelle, takes care of the paper work. They make a great team with Wally playing in the dirt and Michelle behind the desk. Running a business is a lot of work with great satisfaction. They also leave time for play. Raising 4 daughters requires a lot of side by side rides through the woods and also gymnastics. If you ask Michelle, she will tell you that wally is her biggest kid. If she can’t find him it’s probably because he’s out in the woods making trails or hiking their property; it’s by far his favorite hobby.

Wally and Michelle work hard to keep a good reputation and give their customers the comfort and satisfaction of getting the job done right.

“A lawn service that I could depend on”

I am currently a part time summer resident at Long Lake in Alpena. Since I am not there consistently, it was very important to find a lawn service that I could depend on. Grass Hopper’s fills that need! They are always there when I need them and do a fabulous job keeping my lawn in great shape. Additionally, they can always be depended upon to do a superb Spring and late Fall cleanup. A great lawn service at a reasonable price!!
– Merle Schneider

Get In Touch

(989) 884-1316

14743 N US Hwy 23 Spruce, MI 48762

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