Trad’s was founded in 1971 when Betty and Lou Trad opened Trad’s Garden Center on San Jose Boulevard. The Garden Center business was a natural fit for Lou Trad, a graduate of the University of Florida’s Agriculture School and also for Betty Trad, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. Trad’s Garden Center quickly gained a solid reputation among the San Jose community for providing superior knowledge, winning service and healthy, beautiful plants.


Responding to the needs of the growing community, Trad’s Pest Control was started in 1979 and gained the same solid reputation. Trad’s is a full service pest control offering Lawn & Shrub Spraying, Pest Control Service, Termite Control and Protection, and Fumigation. Trad’s is certified by Florida Green Industries and is certified in Integrated Pest Management for schools and facilities.


Today, Trad’s of Jacksonville, Inc. offers all of the services necessary for keeping Jacksonville yards, gardens and homes beautiful and pest-free. The original founding family is still an active and integral part of the business. The old fashioned principles the business was originally founded on are still practiced by the company today – hard work, honesty, exceptional knowledge and a commitment to service.