About Us

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Mission Statement

To provide the ultimate customer service experience, while maintaining the beauty and wellness of the environment that we live, work & play in.

Lush Lawn is a family owned and operated business founded in 2004 in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Lush Lawn specializes in lawn care, tree care, and pest control services, serving the needs of over 16,000 customers from the Detroit area to Saginaw. Lush Lawn employs 85+ hard-working individuals who work out of our four branch locations: Grand Blanc, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Saginaw and our new location in Plymouth. Lush Lawn is involved in many community events from sponsoring Little League teams to exhibiting works at cultural centers. Aaron and his team at Lush Lawn are obsessed with making sure that every customer receives an amazing lawn care, tree care and pest control experience! Learn more about the awesome members of the Lush Lawn family that make the vision of this incredible company possible.

 

Meet The Lush Lawn Family

 


 

Aaron Gardner Samson

CEO & Founder

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Aaron Samson is the founder and CEO of Lush Lawn and Safari Tree. He grew up in Royal Oak Michigan and later went to Walsh College for accounting. Aaron has a family and children in Troy Michigan where they go to school. Later he developed a passion for lawn care and started Lush Lawn with 1 truck and service about 500 customers out of a small office and garage. Today Lush Lawn and Safari Tree services 17,000 customers, employs 90 people and supports many community activities. Aaron spends a lot of time recruiting, training and developing his staff so that they best serve customers and communities. It is Aaron’s goal to support his family, employees and communities that his companies are a part of. In addition to lawn care and tree services, Aaron also owns and operates real estate in southeast Michigan. He has innovated many of the new methods and practices within the industry such as; separate branding of tree services, tipping practices, soil testing services, wage/revenue matching in cost accounting, water maximizer, applying Scinetific management principles to lawn care, organic mosquito control and the new Xtender program that provides for all lawn care needs for one same price. Aaron has also contributed time and money to local charities and community activities such as fund raisers for Whaleys Children center in Flint, sponsorship of exhibits for Sloan Museum and contributions with the Mower Gang in Detroit to restore parks there.


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Seth Sines

COO/Chief Operating Officer
Hi I’m Seth Sines of Lush Lawn. I have been with Lush Lawn and Safari Tree for 11 years now and in the industry for 16 years. I started here as a lawn tech and worked my way up to the position I hold now. In each step of the way my focus is that we can provide the best service in every avenue to our customers. I enjoy anything that has to do with sports, especially University of Michigan sports (Go Blue!). I really enjoy being in the outdoors and have since I was a kid. Guess that’s why I picked a career that has to do with helping everyone enjoy outdoors.

 


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Grand Blanc

Kiel Williams

Branch Manager

Hello, my name is Kiel Williams, and I am in my 8th year with Lush Lawn and Safari Tree.  I started off as tech working out of the Grand Blanc office, after 2 years of treating lawns I moved my way up to Field Manager, Production Manager and now I am in my 3rd year as Branch Manager, with onee year in Brighton and now my 2nd year in Grand Blanc.  I live in Grand Blanc with my wife of 12 years and our 2 amazing children.  We have a 5 year old son who loves just about every sport there is and our 2 year old daughter who is the sassiest little thing in the world.  When I’m not working I really enjoy working out, playing baseball, softball, shooting pool or just hanging out with some friends.  When it comes to football season I’m a huge MICHIGAN fan and I follow them every week.  As a Branch Manager I use Leadership, Passion and Engagement to push my rock star team to be successful.   Lush Lawn and Safari Tree is such an innovative company that prides itself on customer service and maintaining the beauty and wellness of the environment that we live work & play in.

 


Rochester Hills

Rob Carnell

Branch Manager
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Hello my name is Rob Carnell, I have worked for Lush Lawn since June of 2017, though I came from another industry, I am enjoying this change.  My wife and I have 4 beautiful kids and we are very much engaged and passionate abut their education:  one has graduated from Ferris state, one is finishing her junior year at Western Mich, another is a freshman at Grand Valley, and a daughter about to finish 10th grade. My wife and I enjoy the outdoors and spending time at our home in Cadillac, Michigan when time permits.  We love spending time outdoors such as  snowmobiling, fishing, golfing, and hunting. With Lush lawn and Safari Tree, I love that I work in such a diverse environment, and as the Branch Manager, I am responsible to apply my love for lawn care to inspire my teammates into becoming leaders of our industry.

 


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Brighton

Ken Jesso

Branch Manager
Hello, my name is Ken Jesso.  I am currently the Branch Manager at our Brighton location and I am going on my fifth season with company.  I have spent time as a Lawn Technician and as a Production Manager before moving into the Branch Manager position.  I love spending time with my wife and my beautiful 2 year old daughter.  I also enjoy participating and watching many sports.  Staying physically active is important to me, and I love the outdoors, especially sand volleyball and golf.   The Brighton Team looks forward to helping beautify the community, one lawn at a time!

 

Plymouth

Kristen zahr

Branch Manager

Hello, Kristen.jpgmy name is Kristen Zahr and I have been with Lush Lawn and Safari Tree since December of 2017.  I bring to my role here 10+ years of management experience.  I love animals, boxing, football and anything you can do in the water.  I am very passionate about customer service, creating a supportive team environment while accomplishing personal and company goals.


 

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