Rodney and Denise Steidinger were married in Illinois in 2000. Having both been raised on farms, we knew the meaning of hard work and the challenges of growing strong crops. In 2006, Rodney and Denise headed west to sunny Arizona. Rodney decided to work what he knew best; growing plants. He worked in the landscaping trade for another company and Denise took care of the bookkeeping and marketing.
In early 2008, the economy declined and the owner of the company where Rodney worked suddenly left the state, leaving Rodney with a young family to raise without a job. We prayed for wisdom about what to do next and decided to start our own business. Initially, when TKHaley Yard Care was founded in 2009, the inspiration for the business name came from our three daughters. Rodney's good friend, Jacob, with Rock-N-Earth Landscaping suggested that we name our new family-owned business TKHaley. T is for Trinity, K for Kiley and then little Haley stole the show with the rest.
After five years of being involved in the Prescott community, we saw a major need to help less-fortunate children. In March 2013, we became licensed foster parents. In April of 2013, a little three-year-old girl named Ella came into our home. The goal of the State was for her to be reunited with her biological father. Throughout the process his parental rights were severed. The State asked us if we would be interested in keeping her. We prayed about adopting her and thought, "what would we desire if we were in Ella's situation?" In August of 2014 Ella officially became part of our forever family. Frequently during the first year, Ella asked if we would change the name of the business to TK Ella. We tried to figure out a way to include Ella in our business name, but struggled to come up with a solution, as we had no idea what the future holds. There is always the possibility that another child like Ella will enter our life.
After much thought, we decided not to name it after our children. Our goal was to brand our new company name in a way that would not be easily forgotten. TKHaley Yard Care became ZebraScapes, LLC on January 1st, 2015. Our continued goal is to stand apart from other companies through our quality and integrity. One very happy family. One very happy business.