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

Phil Fogarty

Phil Fogarty began working in the green industry in 1980 when he purchased Crowley’s Lawn Service from entrepreneur and inventor Tom Crowley. Crowley’s grew substantially by offering a variety of services including residential and commercial lawn care, industrial and residential vegetation control, tree and shrub treatments and outdoor pest control. In late 1997, Phil negotiated a merger of the lawn, tree and shrub portions of the company with Scott’s Lawn Service. After an 18-month assignment with Scott’s Lawn Service as a consultant, Phil resumed management of Crowley’s Vegetation Control and established the initial WEED MAN Franchise in the Cleveland area in early 2000. Phil also provided team building and management consulting through J.P. Horizons for service businesses throughout the Midwest from 1998-2000. Phil operates Growing Opportunities LLC., the Master Franchiser of the Weed Man system in Ohio, Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Growing Opportunities, LLC offers franchise opportunities and currently supports 15 franchise partners in over 40 territories.

Mary Jo Cassese

Mary Jo is the General Manager at Weed Man of Greater Cleveland.  She has worked on and off in the lawn care industry for over 20 years.  Throughout the years, she has gained experience working in several different departments in the industry. When she isn’t at work, she is spending time with her family or watching her favorite football team, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Pamela Kidd

Pamela, our production manager, has years of experience in the green industry and is a Certified Master Gardener by the ONLA.  She is dedicated to ensuring that every lawn we service becomes the best lawn that it can be.  In her spare time she can be found on her bicycle in the middle of the woods, on the road, on a trail or at the Cleveland Velodrome.

Joe Rosado

Joe Rosado is our Quality Control Manager. As our Quality Control Manager, Joe works closely with our technical staff to uphold our performance standards. Having spent four years as a technician and four years in management, Joe is no stranger to the lawn care industry. Joe holds many licenses from the Ohio Department of Agriculture: commercial core, turf pest control, general pest control, industrial vegetation and aquatic. He is well trained and knowledgeable in the laws and rules of pesticide and fertilizer. In his spare time Joe spends his days with his family and friends. You can find him kayaking down the river or riding his bike on any one of Cleveland Metroparks trails.
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