MORE ABOUT US
Because We Care About You!
What has made Ultra Lawn the North Idaho landscaping experts for the past 23 years? Well, our business is unique because it’s personal; we’re not some big “national franchise”, just North Idaho locals who live, work & play here, just like you. We know lawns and we know what our customers want; lush, green, weed-free lawns that look like they belong in North Idaho.
We also build relationships with our customers like no one else. Our employees are long-term and our customers usually know their applicator on a first name basis. We strive to do the best customer service that we can because we understand what losing a customer means, unlike the national franchises that seem to only care about volume and the bottom line. This is why we’ve been known as the go-to North Idaho landscaping experts.
For instance, can you honestly call one of our competitors and talk to the owner? Have you ever been down on your luck and needed payment arrangements? Have you ever been visited, in the hospital, by your lawn care company? With Ultra-Lawn, they answer is YES. We think that’s pretty special!
Pride In Our Work:
We respect our customers. You’re our neighbor and we just wouldn’t feel right trying to sell you a service you don’t need. That’s why we may give advice, but we never use telemarketing to try and sell you unnecessary services.
If you do it yourself and think you’re saving money, you may be in for a big surprise. Since we buy materials in bulk and use professional equipment to save time, the cost of lawn care service is usually pretty close (and often less expensive) than properly caring for your lawn yourself.
Our lawns are carefully groomed and our employees take pride in delivering the best possible appearance for each property with great attention to detail. Your lawn will be mowed on a weekly schedule at a setting of 2½”-3″ height. Our blades are sharpened regularly to ensure a clean cut when mowing.
We prefer to recycle lawn clippings back into the soil, but if you prefer bagging and removal of your lawn clippings, it is an additional charge. Walks and driveways are always cleaned of any stray clippings and the property is carefully trimmed.
MEET THE TEAM
Braeden, a North Idaho native, will be entering his senior year of high school in the fall of 2020, and will be dual enrolled at KTEC working on courses to become an automotive technician. Although he has no formal experience in lawn maintenance, Braeden has received plenty of “on-the-job training” courtesy of his grandparents. Braeden resides with his family in Post Falls.
David started his career as a lawn applicator in 1989 and served as a spray technician for a national franchise prior to becoming an entrepreneur, with the start of Ultra-Lawn, in 1997. David is responsible for overseeing all job scheduling and employee management duties while serving as our chief liaison with subcontractors and suppliers. Holding an Idaho Applicators License since 1993, he can also be found spraying both trees and lawns, and has been featured in “Landscape Management” Magazine regarding DOW Chemicals “Defendor” applications. David supports many philanthropies and has served multiple terms on the North Idaho Building Contractors Association board of directors in addition to chairing their annual Home & Garden Show. A Sandpoint native and Army National Guard Veteran, David enjoys restoring classic vehicles. He and his wife Linda reside in Post Falls and have two sons.
Linda, an Illinois native with a banking and business background, “officially” joined Ultra-Lawn in 2003. Serving as our CFO/COO, Linda is responsible for all financial aspects of the office as well as benefits administration, risk management, and advertising campaigns. Linda has served many terms on the North Idaho Building Contractors Association board of directors, the Post Falls Historical Society board of directors, and as a member of the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis.
The son of Dave and Linda, Alex graduated from Post Falls High School in 2014 and the University of Idaho in 2019 with degrees in Political Science, Philosophy, and Psychology. After working a brief stint in Boise politics, Alex returned home to learn the family business. Alex is learning the business from the ground up, so expect to see him out doing everything from maintenance to spraying to management. In his spare time, Alex enjoys restoring classic vehicles and spending time in the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors.
Ron, a Silver Valley native, started his career with Ultra-Lawn in 1997 as a part of our mow crew. Earning his applicators license in 2002; Ron has become one of our most versatile employees and a customer favorite. You may see Ron spraying your lawn, aiding the mow crew, or even providing labor for a landscape clean-up. Around the shop, he serves as one of our mechanics and does most of our small engine repair. Ron and his wife, Jessica, are very active with the Foster Care Alliance and provide them with ongoing support. The proud parents of two adult children, and multiple foster kids, Ron and Jessica reside in Spirit Lake.
Since 2005, Adam Johnson has called North Idaho home and we welcomed him to the Ultra-Lawn sales team in the spring of 2017. Since then, Adam has transitioned to become our Maintenance Operations Manager and is vital to day-to-day maintenance operations and quality control. A true “team-player”, Adam will also often be found helping a mow crew, marketing at a trade show, or offering a new estimate to a potential customer. While not on the job, Adam volunteers for Post Falls Park & Recreation and is very involved with his son Michael’s soccer team, the Post Falls Inferno. As a North Dakota native, Adam enjoys big game hunting and camping and is often seen in a local marathon.
Ultra-Lawn’s sales department welcomed Ivy Rickett to the team in the spring of 2020, and she brings with her many years of green industry sales experience. Originally from Washington State, but raised the majority of her life in North Idaho, Ivy enjoys hiking and exploring waterfalls in addition to baking, gardening, and hanging out with her family and her dog Bear. Ivy is also very artistic and paints plant-life as much as she can. Residing in Old Town, Ivy regularly enjoys listening to music and drinking peppermint mochas, with two shots of white coffee, during her daily commute.
2019 University of Utah graduate, Aaron Schell joined the Ultra-Lawn team just after graduation in May 2019 as a part of our mow crew. Majoring in English, Aaron has not decided the best way to put the shiny new degree to work, but because he loves the Pacific Northwest he decided to return to his roots and roll up his sleeves. Originally from Burley (Idaho), and likely because of playing on the Snake River, Aaron loves everything about the outdoors and looks forward to playing in the North Idaho backwoods. Aaron is married and resides in Post Falls.
Post Falls native, Cody Hallsted, joined the Ultra-Lawn team in the spring of 2019 as a part of our mow crew. He is a graduate of New Vision High School and is currently enrolled in the Network Security program at North Idaho College. After graduation, Cody hopes to pursue a career in the IT industry, although he doesn’t know what his “dream job” is just yet. Cody enjoys video games, playing the guitar, and working on his 1979 Chevy El Camino, which he will proudly tell you he put the engine in himself.
With experience in all areas of the “green industry”, Stephen Read brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the Ultra-Lawn mow crew. Prior to joining the Ultra-Lawn team in the spring of 2019, Stephen worked for Cutting Edge, M&M Tree Service, and Senske Services, all in the Boise/Meridian area. Always striving for perfection in every aspect, Stephen looks forward to earning your trust this season. Originally from California, Stephen has spent the last several years in Tennessee and the Boise area, respectively, and relocated to the Post Falls area in the fall of 2018. He enjoys fixing and racing cars, video games, and raising his daughter.
Julian Ramirez literally grew up in the “green industry”, working in it since age 12, and only recently relocated to Idaho. For the past 10-years, his father has owned a landscaping company in Oregon and Julian faithfully worked each summer to learn the business. Working hard, paying attention to detail, and taking great pride in a job well-done is credited to his dad, along with his enjoyment of the work. Julian in a 2017 graduate of Aloha High School, in Aloha Oregon, where he was awarded the seal of biliteracy. Currently residing in Post Falls, Julian enjoys playing with “big boy toys”, including bikes, cars, and guns.
David Rothe joined the Ultra-Lawn team mid-summer 2020 as a part of our landscape installation division, however you may see him on the mow crew from time to time. David, a Spokane native, attended both Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Most recently David was a part of the sales staff at Pitney Bowes, however he is no stranger to lawn maintenance jobs and gained valuable experience working in a friend’s business.
Joining the Ultra-Lawn team in the spring of 2020, Robert has been in the lawn care business for 5 seasons and is licensed in both Idaho and Washington. Starting his “green industry” career in Southern Idaho, he has also worked in Utah, Minnesota, and Spokane respectively. Robert has lived most of his life in Idaho, although he is originally from California, and lives in Coeur d’Alene. On the weekends, Robert enjoys playing games with his family and watching movies.
Idaho Native Preston Burtness joined the Ultra-Lawn team in the spring of 2020. His skill set, in addition to his dedication and willingness to learn new techniques, make him a very versatile employee and he will be found not only on our mow crew, but as a skilled mechanic he may be found preforming routine maintenance on both fleet vehicles and small engines. Preston resides in Post Falls with his long-time girlfriend, Taylor, and enjoys working on his Subaru in his spare time.
Justice Martin joined the Ultra-Lawn team in the spring of 2020 as a part of our mow crew. While in high school, Justice played football, basketball and ran track during his career at Elkton High School and was named a two-time all-star in football and one-time all-star in basketball prior to graduating. In his free time, Justice enjoys hanging out with his friends and catching up on his sleep. Justice and his girlfriend reside in the Spokane Valley with their wiener dog, Ruger.
Spray Technician, Garritt Rickett, joined the Ultra-Lawn team in June 2020 to follow in his sister’s footsteps (Ivy Rickett). Although relatively new to the field, Garritt is licensed in both Idaho and Washington, and looks forward to learning the tricks of the trade from our veteran applicators. Garritt is a Timberlake High School graduate and during his high school career he was a part of the wresting team. Garritt is proud of his six-year tenure with a local feed store, and he will continue to work there on weekends. In his spare time, Garritt enjoys weight lifting, hunting, fishing, and writing poetry or short stories. Because he LOVES dogs, Garritt is excited about the Ultra-Lawn Golden Retrievers, Murphy & Marty, meeting him every morning before work. Garritt resides with his family in Blanchard.