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The Weed Man Arlington Heights, IL team lives and works in the communities that we serve. Offering quality service is our main goal for our customers and neighbors. Meet your Arlington Heights, IL Weed Man team of lawn specialists who are professionally trained to manage all of your lawn care needs. We're happy to introduce ourselves!

Brandon Burns - Co Owner/President: Brandon graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in Soil Science with an emphasis on Turf Management and Environmental Studies.  Prior to opening Weed Man, he worked as an Assistant and then Golf Course Superintendent at several private golf clubs in Chicagoland. Brandon enjoys spending time enjoying his lawn with his Wife, Angie and their two children, Maddie and Cooper.  His days are filled with attending his kids sporting events, golfing, and trying to keep up with his yard work.
 



Daniel Davis - Co-Owner/Director of Operations: Daniel attended Kishwaukee College where he graduated with  Associates Degrees in Sports Turf Management and Landscape Design. Dan has been working in the Green Industry since 2002 and prior to joining Weed Man in 2012, he ran a Landscape Design Build company. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, disc golf, keeping up with the newest space news, and traveling to the far reaches of the globe.
 



Michael Brown - Co-Owner/Director of Sales and Marketing: Michael earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from The University of Nebraska. Michael brings over 25 years experience in the Lawn Care industry to Weed Man. He ensures our Sales Teams are properly trained and delivers our message and service promise with passion and integrity. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children, taking an Annual Trek to Disney World, Fishing in Minnesota and Cruises through the Caribbean.
 



Luke McGhee - Co Owner/Branch Manager: Luke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science-Turf Management and served as a manager for the Wisconsin Men's Basketball team. Prior to Weed Man, Luke has been the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at multiple high-end golf courses; most notably, Wisconsin's newest golf destination, Sand Valley Golf Resort. In 2017, Luke married his wife Katie and also started Weed Man Racine-Kenosha where he was presented with the Weed Man Rookie of the Year Award. In the Winter of 2019, McGhee partnered with Brandon Burns, Dan Davis and Michael Brown. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog (Daisy), cooking, being outdoors, DIY projects and Mopar muscle cars.
 



Madeline Kayes - Office Manager: Madeline graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs. During her college experience, she had the pleasure of studying abroad for a semester at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris. Before entering the lawn care industry in 2018, Madeline spent time as an Office Manager at Northwestern University. Her favorite aspect of working in lawn care is creating the ideal customer service experience. In her spare time, Madeline enjoys running and playing with her dog Buddy and cat Ellie.
 



Mike Do - Sales Manager: Mike started working in the Green Industry in 2001 and brings with him over 17 years of sales experience. Mike’s forte is in building long lasting customer relationships built on honesty and always providing an energetic and positive experience. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and his husky. 
 
 

Adam Rybak - Branch Manger: Adam holds a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from THE Ohio State University as well as an Executive MBA from Cleveland State University. He has been in the green industry since he was 14, working at a local garden center and golf course before deciding to pursue a degree in the field.  Adam spent 8 years in Baltimore, MD after undergrad where he met his wife Tiffany before returning back to Cleveland in 2012 where he took a position as an Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, OH. Adam enjoys cooking, especially when getting to use the grill or smoker, spending time with his two daughters, Berkeley and Ainsley, and their dog Camden and heading out on a day trips experiencing all that Cleveland and the surrounding area has to offer.



Lance Willis - Marketing Manager: Lance graduated from Southern Illinois University Spring 2017 with a degree in Advertising and Integrated Marketing. He moved to Cleveland after finishing his degree to pursue a career with Weed Man. In his spare time he likes spending time with his dog Trax, golfing, and all sports on that have a board.
 


Greg Simmons - Service Manager: Greg graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting with a degree in Communications. Greg brings with him 15 years of experience in the communications and customer service field (from radio to casinos) as well as 5 years of Green Industry experience. Greg enjoys working with the Weed Man family as well as its customers. In his free time Greg enjoys spending time with his 5 children and has even spent time touring the country while in a band.