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Our Story

I started Lawn & Landscape Solutions in 2001, as a kid out of high school with no formal education or resources but with years of experience at a high end nursery and working as a personal estate gardener. I had a passion for the industry: the colors, the design, the care process for the plants and the installation of a beautiful landscape. I focused on my ability to listen to others and translate their visions for outdoor spaces into reality. I dedicated myself to hard work, staying true to my word in business dealings and forming long lasting relationships with my clients.

Today, 15 years later, I remember the people who encouraged me to pull myself up by my bootstraps and become the best version of myself that I could be. I feel it is my duty to give back the direction and opportunity that was given to me. Our team works hard to celebrate individual stories of success and personal growth, encourage employees who are in college to stay in school and offer training opportunities regularly. We come to work every day and consider how to enhance the lives of our employees by instilling faith in each person that someone cares enough to invest in them. At Lawn & Landscape Solutions, we are not only building landscapes, we are building people.

Sean Baxter,
President

OUR MISSION

Lawn & Landscape Solution’s mission is to produce first in class work every time we serve our customers. While doing so we will conduct ourselves in a professional, honest and respectful way making every interaction the company has, a positive one for both our clients and our team. Doing these things well will gain us the respect of both our customers and the local and national green industry of which we are proud to be a part of.

Administrative Team

Sean Baxter, President, Landscape Design/Project Manager, has over 18 years green industry experience. He has worked in and managed all facets of the business since its inception. He is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician with the National Association of Landscape Professionals. He is a Kansas and Missouri certified pesticide applicator. Sean has a passion for turning his client’s design ideas into reality and conceptualizing their vision while building long term relationships. At home, he loves to run, garden and play with his kids.

Erin Baxter, Business Manager, has a Bachelor Degree in Business Communications from Ottawa University. She left the Business Reference Department at the Johnson County Library in 2006, after eight years of research/reference experience, to partner with Sean at Lawn & Landscape Solutions. She and Sean have been married for over a decade and share four amazingly cool kids together. Erin loves to read, practice minimalism, ride her Peloton and go glamping every chance she gets!     

Jamie Gorkow, Landscape Design/ Project Manager, has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Landscape Design Studies from Iowa State University. He is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician with the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Jamie’s extensive landscape and design experience help him create innovative, creative ways to improve our client’s landscapes. At home, he loves boating, sporting events and spending time with family and friends in Colorado.

Kendell Lolley, Landscape Design/Sales, Kendell has been in the Horticultural industry for over a decade and has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. Kendell has also completed a 3-year residency at the Willow Lake Student Organic Farm. She loves creating sustainable outdoor living spaces that bring joy, contentment, and beauty. She takes special consideration to ensure proper placements for optimal health, beauty and function. She likes to hike with her dog, work in her garden/farm, and enjoys learning to play the violin.

Mark Reese, Client Relations Manager, Mark began working in the Landscape Industry in 2006. In 2009 he worked as an Irrigation technician for eight years. In 2017, Mark transitioned into sales working as a Landscape Sales Representative. He began working at Lawn & Landscape Solutions in July of 2020 to maintain and grow clientele. Mark married his wife Kate in 2012, they have two kids Riley (5), Hudson (3) and Baby #3 is due in April 2021. He enjoys boating and traveling with his family in the summer, while still finding time to get a few rounds of golf in and working in the lawn.

Quintin King, D&B Division Manager, Quintin started mowing lawns at Lawn and Landscape Solutions in 2012 after getting out of the Navy. He was the Turf Department Manager from 2015-2018. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Now, as the Production Coordinator, he enjoys the challenge of controlling the day to day operations of our Landscape Department! Quintin likes to BBQ, spend time with his family and go to Chiefs and Royals games in his spare time!

Ashley Stewart, Maintenance Division Manager, Ashley has worked in management for the better part of a decade. She started in the office of Lawn and Landscape Solutions in April 2019 as the Client Services Coordinator and is now working as the Maintenance Division Manager as of July 2020. She enjoys working at Lawn and Landscape Solutions and enjoys the relationships that she has built in working with the wonderful clients that we have. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and dogs, listen/watch to true crime podcasts/documentaries, and loves going on float trips!

Deanea Boydston, Office Manager

Faith Wagner, Client Services Coordinator, Faith started working at Lawn and Landscape Solutions in 2019 in the Maintenance Department. She began her career in the landscape and gardening industry in 1998. She’s worked in multiple plant nurseries as well as worked on commercial and residential properties for maintenance and landscaping. Before moving to the Kansas City area she worked as a private landscaper and gardener in Iowa. During her free time she enjoys playing in her garden, hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with her family.

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