Proud to be the Wichita KS #1 choice in
lawn and tree care companies
Passionate. Impeccable. Extraordinary.
This describes each and everyone of our team members.
Founder & President
I started Countryside in 1985. Before that I had worked in Kansas City for a company called Evergreen Lawns. I went to work for them right out of college, where I graduated from Ottawa University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on horticulture. I knew that I wanted to work towards owning my own business and working outside was a plus.
One of my first jobs after graduation was working for a company called Evergreen Lawns. I worked there for 10 years, during my time there I continued to learn about sales, marketing and service. My main responsibilities while there were running the Service Department and Marketing. During my time there I help build the company from 1000 to over 10,000 customers.
I left Evergreen to move to Wichita to take a job for Longhofer Lawn and Tree Care to help build his fledgling lawn care business, running his Lawn Care Department. Worked there for 5 years building his business to over 4,000 customers before starting Countryside Lawn and Tree Care.
I got into the business because I enjoy working with people and I love being outside, this seemed like a perfect profession to do both of my passions, working with people and being outside.
I have always prided myself on customer service, making sure that we do everything we can to keep our customers happy. I worked hard teaching my employees how to provide good customer service and passing my philosophy of customer service to my employees. This, I believe one of my strongest attributes, working with employees to make sure they take the same attitude towards customer service that I have. I think this really shows through. That is the basis for our company receiving the reader’s choice award from the Wichita Eagle for the last 3 of 4 years.
Customer service is our #1 goal, it even reflects that in our Company’s Mission Statement as follows:
Our goal is to consistently provide the highest quality service through our combined efforts by demonstrating a positive attitude, a sincere concern for customer’s needs and to continually strive to develop better communication.