R&S Lawn Service was started in 2001 after Rick Smith and Scott Hulen combined their individual lawn services. Rick and Scott have been residents of the Northland for their entire lives. They lived down the street from each other growing up and went to Winnetonka High School together, becoming life long friends.
Owner / President
Rick Smith took some college at Maple Woods Community College after graduating high school. He then went into the Army Reserves for 8 years. During that time he got married and has 3 children. He is still a resident of the Northland. As an owner of R & S Lawn Service, Rick oversees the sprinkler crews and the fertilizer crew. He is out everyday meeting with customers and is an essential part of our sales force.
Owner / Vice President
Scott Hulen went to Longview and Park Colleges graduating with a degree in Business Management. Scott also went into the Army Reserves for 6 years. Scott is married and has 3 children. He is also a resident of the Northland. As an owner of R & S Lawn Service, Scott oversees our landscape crew and our mowing crew. He is also a vital part of our sales force.
Sherry Smith started working for R & S Lawn Service in 2006. Her first position was working on the sprinkler crew – installation and repairs. After working on the sprinkler crew for a year, she had the opportunity to move to the office, where she has worked since. She now oversees all aspects of our office. She also goes out and does fertilizer, mowing, and landscape bids.
Dustin Smith has been with R & S Lawn Service since 2012. He is a full time student at Northwest Missouri State University. He is pursuing a double degree in Marketing and Business Management. Dustin is one of our sprinkler technicians. He has completed a sprinkler class at Longview Community College during his Associates Degree, Rain Bird sprinkler design class in 2016. Dustin is passionate individual that enjoys helping customers understand sprinkler problems and how to prevent them.
Jerry Carpenter has been with R & S Lawn Service since 2006. After retiring from NKC High School and Earl May Nursery, he decided to join our staff as a part time landscape designer. Jerry has extensive knowledge of plants and his landscape designs are spectacular. Jerry has excellent communication skills and is able to develop innovative designs for our customers.
Dave McAdams has been with R & S Lawn Service since 2013. When Dave started with R & S Lawn Service, he was with the landscape crew. Since then, he has moved to our sprinkler technician position. Dave is a dedicated employee. In his spare time he enjoys doing home remodeling and his own landscape projects.
Jarod Hulen has been with R&S Lawn service since 2015 as part time employee. He has during this time learned about being a sprinkler technician. As of 2017 R&S Lawn service has added a new team member that has been trained for the past three seasons. Jarod graduated high school and now is a full time employee. While in high school he was involved in soccer and the local robotic team.