Kelly Giard, founder and CEO of Clean Air Lawn Care, Inc was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Giard attended Boston University and earned a BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy, a BA in Economics, and a Masters in Economics (1996). At BU, Giard was a Trustee Scholar and led the men’s varsity crew team to a 6th place finish nationally.
In 1997, Giard began a 7 year career with A.G. Edwards as a retail stockbroker. In 2005 he opened his own LPL brokerage franchise in Fort Collins, CO and successfully sold the business in 2008.
In 2006, Clean Air Lawn Care, Inc. began service in Fort Collins out of Giard’s garage. Twenty months after franchising the business, Clean Air had 27 territories owned by 18 franchisees. Giard was voted Northern Colorado Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and on a national level was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009.
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