Rising Sun Industries LLC was unknowingly started in 2003 when two brothers, Cade and Cai Yamamoto, began mowing lawns during the summer to help cover the cost of ski racing during the winter. The brothers would take turns running the weed-eater and walking behind the push mower as they traveled around in Cade’s Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup. Slowly, the business grew enough to warrant two push mowers and a small utility trailer.
In 2009, Cade left for college, leaving Cai to run the business with the help of his mother, Claudia from time to time. Cai continued with the summer mowing schedule and yard cleanups until it was time for him to leave home and go to college himself. This was also the same time Cade graduated from college and returned home, unsure of what he would do as a “career”.
With Cai heading off to school Cade decided to purchase the business back from his brother. May 1, 2014 Rising Sun Lawn Care was born. This time, it was Cade hauling the push mowers behind his 89’ F-150, taking as many mowing, clean up, and install jobs as he could get.
Each summer the business continued to grow. In late 2015, RSLC added it’s first riding mower to the fleet. This helped to speed up the mowing and add more clients, while also creating more time for install work. As the service offerings expanded, RSLC became more than just a lawn care service.
This expansion led to the company name changing. Rising Sun Industries LLC was founded in early spring of 2019. What was once just a summer break push-mow service is now a year-round landscape management company.