About Aspen Lawn
Aspen Lawn & Landscape is your best choice for Lawn Care in Overland Park & Landscaping in Overland Park. We have provided professional services to South Kansas City since 1985. During this time, we have achieved a customer retention rating of over 97% annually. We have attained this remarkable rate because we truly believe in creating lasting relationships. Other than making Kansas a more beautiful place to live, our # 1 goal is to provide our customers with exceptional service every time. Over the years, we have put together an impressive team of people whose knowledge and experience in the industry are unsurpassed. Our success is directly related to our people’s strict adherence to our corporate values of quality, integrity and strong work ethic.
We will achieve this by…
- Providing prompt, courteous and dependable services to all our clients.
- Diligence, Integrity, Respectability and a Relentless pursuit of a common goal.
- Doing all to enhance the well being of our employees
- Profiting fairly through our efficiencies, innovation and extra effort
- Conserving our natural resources and being environmentally conscious at all times
In 1985, I started Aspen Lawn & Landscape with a lawn mower borrowed from Dad and a couple buddies. Slowly growing, I had to start purchasing equipment from local garage sales. My company vehicle consisted of a 1976 Matador pulling a trailer which doubled as my personal car on the weekends. I worked hard everyday to gain both my customers trust and respect. I always strived to go beyond what they expected of me. I wanted to give them the best service possible.
30 years later I have surrounded myself with people as good or better than myself. At Aspen, we make a strong commitment everyday to maintain the same level of performance I first gave my customers in 1985. It is our employees that make the difference. Through our efforts, our customer retention level remains very high. My promise to you is that I will always give it my all to see that the service you receive is my best.
– Kent Girton, Owner/Founder
Kent Girton / Owner
My name is Kent Girton. I am the owner and founder of Aspen Lawn and Landscape. My job is to create a team that will provide you with a service that will exceed your expectations every step of the way. My belief is that if you take care of your employees they in turn will take care of your customers, and we work hard to live it every day at Aspen. When you call in for a service bid on your lawn there is a good chance I will be the one coming out to meet with you. I love working with people and helping them understand what services are best for their lawn. When not at work I enjoy going to the lake and hanging out with my 3 grown kids, my new grand daughter and my wife.
Justin Simpson / Vice President
I started with Aspen Lawn and Landscape in 2004 as a mowing crew leader. I have served in many different capacities during my career here ranging from Turf & Mowing Department Manager to Landscape Designer. In my current role as Vice President, I manage a portfolio of residential and maintenance provided accounts while also overseeing and offering support to our sales, account management & production teams. During the winter months, I head up our Snow Removal Operations. I am the resident “Tree Guy” at Aspen as a Certified Arborist and Horticulturist. In addition, I am a Certified Pest Control Applicator in both Kansas and Missouri for Turf, Tree & Shrub, Pest Control and Wood Destroying Pests.
I’m originally from Nashville, TN and have been in the industry for my entire adult life in one capacity or another. My wife and I live in rural Miami County and are the busy parents of young triplet boys! When we aren’t busy with activities and sports, we spend most of our free time at the lake boating and fishing.
Throughout our entire organization is a strong passion for turning an otherwise ordinary experience into a memorable relationship. I hope to see you on your lawn very soon.
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Ashley Lewis / Controller
You might not recognize me without listening to my voice, but it is possible I have spoken with you in the past if you have called into the office. I originally started going to K-State to study Radio & Television Broadcasting but my love for the outdoors and gardening got the best of me and I switched majors to Horticulture. I came straight to Aspen after graduation and worked in Landscape Detailing, planting annuals and maintaining many of our residential properties. Eventually I worked my way into the office and management. I do love trees and shrubs but my real passion lies with flowers and houseplants. I bleed K-State purple so my garden is usually packed full of every lavender, violet and plum color spectrum available. I love experimenting in my yard and pots with all the new annuals that come out each year. I am also a fanatic with tropical plants. It resembles Christmas in the Bahamas when I have to bring all them inside for the winter months. If you ever have a question on a flower and how it withstands Kansas climates, feel free to ask…..I probably have it growing outside my front door!
Craig Lofquest / Villa Account Manager
Commercial Account Manager
Year I Started At Aspen: 2014
Years I Started Working in the Industry: 2000
Work Duties: Project Sales • Vendor Relations • Negotiation • Team Leadership Communications • Budget Development & Adherence • Customer Relations • Lawn Maintenance
I have worked in just about every department in the lawn and landscape industry giving me the ability to assist customers in about any need they have. I enjoy building and maintaining relationships with my customers on a professional and personal level. Aspen made my decision to join the team easy because of the friendly work atmosphere and professionalism of the staff.
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Tarah Elston / Administrative Assistant
You may not know my face but you will know my voice. I am Tarah Elston and many of you I talk to at least once a week.
I have been with Aspen Lawn and Landscape since June of 2008. My job is filled with many tasks but my number one priority is receiving and executing customer calls and requests.
I enjoy being a part of the outstanding team Aspen Lawn and Landscape has created. Every person on our team has a great knowledge of lawn care and their specific departments.
When I am not at Aspen my time is focused on my family. I am married and we have a four year old son.
Talk to you soon!
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Whitney Boan / Administrative Assistant
Hello! If you call into the office I might be the one who answers your call. I have been working at Aspen since 2014 and spent some time in Landscape Detailing before working in the office. I love working at Aspen because of my hardworking and fun coworkers and the mission behind it all: making the outdoors just as inviting as the indoors. I spend my free time hanging with my husband, cheering on the Chiefs, Royals & Jayhawks, and at the dog park with my two goldendoodles, Olive and Clark.
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Marc Renfro / Account Manager/Designer
I’m Marc, and started with Aspen Lawn & Landscape in 2015. I am a Commercial Accounts Manager and Designer here at Aspen. My main focus is to cater to clients’ lawn & landscaping needs. This can be anything from providing a detailed design and estimate, to making sure that our provided services are the best they can be. Working for Aspen is very
rewarding because I have the opportunity to help improve and beautify an outdoor living space. I also
enjoy great coworkers along with a positive environment
I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Horticulture Landscape Design. When I’m not at
work, I enjoy watching and playing sports, hunting, and anything outdoors. I look forward to meeting you!
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Chris Schulz / Turf Manager
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Adam Humphrey / Irrigation Department Head
I have worked for Aspen Lawn and Landscape for 8 years and I have a total of 11 years experience in the Irrigation industry. I enjoy the challenge and problem solving needed for working in the industry. When not at work, I enjoy spending time working on projects at my new house with my girlfriend Shawna. However, projects at home have been slow moving since welcoming home our new baby boy, Parker, in January 2015. I also enjoy watching football and going fishing on the weekends; and being originally from Omaha, Nebraska I particularly enjoy cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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Robert Ashley / Mowing Quality Control Manager
Hi! I’m Robert. I have worked at Aspen Lawn and Landscape since August of 2007. I started working in the field as a mowing crew member working on some of our HOA communities. I quickly became a mowing crew leader for several of our Villa communities including Hallbrook, Berkshire, and Pavillions. After several years of being in the field, I wanted to do something more for Aspen and started my job as the Mowing Deparment Quality Control Manager in 2013. I assist the mowing crews with training, equipment safety protocol and I perform quality checks on all Residential and HOA properties.
I like working at Aspen because of our family-oriented environment. If there are any issues, we all help each other out and come together as a team. We all enjoy each others company throughout the year at company functions such as company picnics, Cinco De Mayo parties and Christmas parties.
I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife, Melissa, and my two kids taking occasional trips to the zoo, Worlds Of Fun, and vacationing.
Lena Heimsoth / Landscape Designer
George Dille / Landscape Designer
Danny Jordan / Turf Manager
Zach Jordan / Turf Manager
My name is Zach Jordan. I am happily married to my wife, Shyla, and a proud father to my daughter, Bailey. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. We spend quite a bit of time outside, going to the zoo, a park or just our own yard. I also enjoy playing and watching soccer and working in my yard.
I am a Commercial Turf Manager for Aspen Lawn and Landscape. I really enjoy my job here at Aspen because they offer a professional work environment and I am surrounded by friendly, hard-working and passionate employees. I like being able to keep our customer’s yards looking nice and tackling the challenges that may arise while doing so.
Jacob Rhoades / Turf Manager
My name is Jacob Rhoades and I am a Turf Manager. I have been working with Aspen for two years. The great family atmosphere here at Aspen is what makes my job so enjoyable every day. I love getting to know and building relationships with our customers. My wife and I reside in Olathe. She is a Middle School math teacher for the Shawnee Mission School District. I received my education from Mid-America Nazarene University. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, playing basketball and golf.
Dustyn Seip / Turf Manager
My name is Dustyn Seip and I look forward to speaking with you about your lawn care needs and the Aspen Lawn and Landscape Turf Program. I have over 15 years of experience in the horticulture field. I have lived my entire life in Overland Park. I started working at Family Tree Nursery where I gained a vast interest in the lawn and landscape industry. I am currently working towards my Horticulture Science Degree at Johnson County Community College. During my free time my hobbies and interests include: Frisbee golf, bicycling, enjoying sporting events, and attending concerts.
I have worked at Aspen for over 2 years and started in the Landscape Detailing Department. I worked my way up to be a Residential Turf Manager. I now manage over 500 accounts in the turf program. We strive to be a company that makes sure that every detail is covered and our customers are more than happy with their experience.
James Robinson / Tree/Shrub & Pest Control Manager
My name is James Robinson. I have been employed by Aspen Lawn & Landscape since 2003. Aspen is a wonderful company to work for because their employees are treated like family. Customer service is a top priority at Aspen. I am the Pest Control Specialist at Aspen and I have been in the Pest Control industry since 1985. My main duty is to diagnose & treat pest infestations with the most current and effective pest control solutions.
I have been happily married for 25+ years to my wife, Lisa. We have 3 teenagers, Paige, Mackenzie & Tyler, who keep us very busy. My hobbies include motorcycles, Royals baseball, Chiefs football and spending weekends with my family.
Kevin Lanning / Irrigation Technician
My name is Kevin Lanning. I’m an Irrigation tech here at Aspen Lawn & Landscape. I’ve been working for Aspen for 4 years and I must say I love my job. Outside of work I am a single father that enjoys my daughter’s little league sports and outdoor activities fishing, boating,camping. I look forward to meeting you and addressing all of your irrigation needs. Here at Aspen we strive for customer appreciation working together as a team to bring you the highest quality service.
Tyler Humphrey / Irrigation Technician
Hi my name is Tyler Humphrey and I have been working for Aspen Lawn and Landscape for 7 years. I have been in the landscaping business all my life. I started my career in maintenance and have worked my way up to being an irrigation tech. I’m proud to say that I am one of only two employees that are certified for backflows in the company. I take pride in the quality of work that I give our customers as well as building relationships. The two things that keep this career interesting and I on my toes are the everyday challenges and problem solving needed to complete my tasks.
When the weekends hit I enjoying going home to my recently married wife Jessica, spending time with our two dogs Herbie and Bella, and hanging out with close friends and family. Also, originally being from Nebraska; nothing beats cheering on my home team the Nebraska Cornhuskers in my man cave.
I look forward to connecting with you and helping with all your irrigation needs. If you have any questions or concerns with feel free to contact me. All of us here at Aspen strive to making our customers happy and providing great service.
Stan Lopeman / Irrigation Technician
This will be my 5th season with Aspen Lawn and Landscape. This year will be my first year working in the Irrigation Department. I have previously worked as a Turf Manager and Residential Accounts Manager here at Aspen. I’m looking forward to the challenge of starting in irrigation in 2016.
When not working I love watching my two daughters in their numerous athletic and dance activities. I also spend a good amount of time officiating high school basketball and college football in the fall and winter. I also try to go to as many Royals games as possible. I look forward to meeting and working with you on your irrigation system.
Alan Rourke / Irrigation Technician
Hi, I’m Alan! I started with Aspen in May of 2016 after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Horticulture Landscape Design. While at K-State I had the opportunity to learn a lot about landscape irrigation systems and I quickly found my passion! In the spring of 2016 I won the Irrigation Design event at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/collegiate-landscape-competition/collegiate-landscape-competition/about.aspx). I’m also a Landscape Industry Certified Irrigation Technician.
My focus at Aspen is making sure that your sprinkler system is operating at the highest efficiency and that whenever an issue arises with your system it is resolved in a timely manner. I look forward to helping you with your sprinkler system and can’t wait to meet you!
When I’m not at work I enjoy going back to Manhattan to watch the Cats, as well as going back to western Kansas to visit my family and friends.