About Our Business


Hollar & Penn Mowing & Towing, LLC is a fully licensed and insured, family owned and operated business located in Fairfax, Virginia. We are a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business and have a Class A Contractors License with the Landscaping specialization with the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are a member of the Northern Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (NVNLA) and the Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC). Mowing & Towing, LLC handles residential and commercial customers including neighborhood pools and churches. Mowing & Towing, LLC offers lawn services such as mowing, trimming, edging, fertilizing, aeration, overseeding, and dethatching. We can also spruce up your beds in the spring or fall by weeding and laying mulch. Yard clean-ups can include bush trimming and shrub and small tree removal. In the fall we offer full yard leaf clean-up and curbside removal using powerful backpack and push blowers and a high powered leaf vacuum. Need delivery of bulk materials? Can't get that junk to the dump in your car? We can handle all your material delivery and removal needs. We have dumpsters for rent and now offer grading and excavation services.

About the Owner/Operator

James Penn has over 25 years experience in the field of lawn maintenance and over 200,000 miles of trailer driving under his belt. He is the founder and owner of Mowing & Towing, LLC and has been involved in the day-to-day operations of the business since its inception in 2002. James, who was born and raised in Fairfax, VA, is a Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator, Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator, an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician, a Virginia certified Responsible Land Disturber, an Eagle Scout and he holds two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Automotive Technology (one with an Emissions Specialization) from Northern Virginia Community College. When not working, James enjoys welding and fabrication, working on his diesel trucks, playing in the skidsteer or mini excavator and getting his hands dirty. When he's cleaned up, he enjoys teaching Cadence and Allegra about lawn mowers, welding and other noisy machines and taking the family out in the camper.

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About the Business Manager

Gillian Penn has been working with James and Mowing & Towing, LLC since 2002. Born and raised in Arlington, VA, Gillian holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology-Anthropology from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Gillian handles the administrative side of the business including customer correspondence, invoicing, bill paying, scheduling, taxes, etc. She has previously worked as an event planner and executive assistant among other things. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys ringing handbells, reading, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and traveling with her mother and children. James and Gillian were married in June 2006.

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About Boss Lady #1

Cadence Penn has been working with James, Gillian and Mowing & Towing, LLC since she was born in August 2009. Currently, she is in sixth grade, taking tap and jazz dance lessons, and playing violin. Her pastimes include anything art related--painting, sewing, crocheting, reading books, organizing anything she can and deciding whether she likes having a younger sister or not. She loves to play with our two cats, and make little crafts from videos she sees.

About Boss Lady #2

Allegra Penn has been working with James, Gillian, Cadence and Mowing & Towing, LLC since she was born in November 2011. Currently, she is showing third grade who is boss, taking jazz and ballet classes, reading, and learning about the world. Allegra is an excellent puzzle maker, like her mother. She is a “willful” child, full of the dramatic and keeps everyone on their toes but is very social, a great eater and she loves hugs.

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