Backstory: Chris Lambton

June 23, 2017 -  By

Chris Lambton
Owner/President, E. Lambton Landscaping
Dennis, Mass.

Education

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
Yarmouth, Mass.
Class of 1995

Providence College
Providence, R.I.
Math and chemistry
Class of 1999

“Whether I’m doing patios or stonework, there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t use the Pythagorean theorem.”

Work Experience

2001
Fidelity Investments
Mutual fund analyst
Boston

“It was like that movie ‘Office Space.’ I had seven bosses. I was working long hours inside. It wasn’t healthy, and I wasn’t happy.”

2002
Cement Cutting
Demolition worker
San Diego

2003-2007
High School of Economics and Finance
Teacher
New York City

“It made me appreciate landscaping. The hardest day I can have at landscaping is easier than the easiest day I can have teaching.”

2007-Present
E. Lambton Landscaping
Owner/President
Dennis, Mass.

“I really like to do quotes and backyard plans for people. At night, I’ll sit there at my desk, watch whatever Boston team is on TV and lay out landscaping plans.”

2010
The Bachelorette
Runner-up Season 6

2011-present
Host HGTV/DIY Network
Going Yard, Yard Crashers, Lawn and Order

2017-present
Build. Design. Live.
Host of “Controlled Chaos”

Did you know?

Lambton was inspired to launch his new project when his wife, Peyton, who hosts her own HGTV show, was pregnant with now 7-month-old Lyla. The web show, “Controlled Chaos,” is now airing on BuildDesignLive.com. The show is designed to help new parents create kid-friendly living spaces—or as Lambton puts it, “control the chaos” that is parenting.

“The American dream is to have your own house and have your own place to entertain. We’re helping people turn their ugly yards into something they’re proud of.”

Words of wisdom

“A lot of markets are so saturated that you have to find a way to set yourself apart, but it takes time. Every job you do is another step towards name recognition. Anyone can mow a lawn and undercut you, but if you’re honest and fair and constantly do a good job, you build up your reputation and your name.”

Photos: Chris Lambton; ©istock.com/benjaminec/VasilyevD/baona

Dillon Stewart

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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