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
James Lee joined the team in 2020. He has a calm and respectful attitude and likes to work with others. He resides in Rathdrum with his girlfriend and two-year-old son Emmett, in his childhood home. He went to Lakeland High School in Rathdrum and is working on his GED. His prior employment was with Consigned Furniture in Liberty Lake, WA. He enjoys football, dirt biking, hunting, and all outdoors events.
Recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Ryan Failor joined the Ultra-Lawn team in the early fall of 2020. He went to Post Falls High School where he played football, wrestling and track. He enjoys photography and hiking. He coached club volleyball for 13 thru15 year old on the 915 united in El Paso Texas. He played professional volleyball for the All Army Team. He now lives in Post Falls Idaho with his family.
Graduating in the Lakeland High School Class of 2020, the COVID Class, Isaac Silva had some time on his hands and decided to work part-time as a Mow Technician for Ultra-Lawn, in addition to studying carpentry at North Idaho College. Isaac hopes to expand his skillset and become a more versatile employee though this experience. Isaac grew up playing sports and in high school he was named all-league infielder for the Lakeland Hawks. Some of his hobbies include snowboarding, art, and spending time with his loved ones. Isaac resides in Rathdrum with his family.
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.
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.
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.
Conner Lime is a Coeur d’Alene native and when he joined the Ultra-Lawn team in the summer of 2020, he was a sophomore in high school. He enjoys riding ATV’s with his family, hanging out with friends on the lake and skiing in the winter. He self describes as a hard worker who is very driven and usually found making the group laugh.