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Get to know Weed Man

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

 

TOM MAUER | OWNER

Tell us about yourself

“I started landscaping in 1977 and have focused on growing my business by helping to grow our people. Since 2001, I have operated a Weed Man franchise in the Greater Springfield-Hartford area. In 2015, my team was honored to receive the Weed Man USA Award of Excellence for top achievement within Weed Man USA. A core principle of mine is doing what I can to prevent people from suffering due to hunger. We commit support and resources to support Food Banks and Soup Kitchens in the communities we service.”

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

“My hobbies outside of Weed Man include: camping, hiking, golfing and gardening.”

When Weed Man is a success… what does that look and feel like to you?

I feel Weed Man is successful when I can grow the company while also seeing employees grow their careers and as people. To me it’s a Win-Win situation.”


     

 

KYLE CARLSON | BRANCH MANAGER - SPRINGFIELD

Tell us about yourself

 

“I’ve worked for Weed Man since 2006. I started as a Door Knocker, then became a technician while I attended UMASS Amherst. Once I graduated with an associates degree in Turf-Grass Management I was promoted to a Senior technician. Once I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication in 2012, I decided to take on Canvassing Manager. The following year I was promoted to Sales Manager, which led me to my current position of Branch Manager for Weed Man Springfield.”

 

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

 

“Outside of Weed Man I play in a men’s Hockey league as a Goaltender. I also enjoy playing golf, as well as spending time with my wife and son.”

 

When Weed Man is a success what does that look like for you?

 

“For me, Weed Man’s success comes through the growth of our people. Seeing our employees evolve as people and employees gives me an overwhelming sense of pride.” 

 

 

JACK TERSAVICH | BRANCH MANAGER - HARTFORD

Tell us about yourself

 

“I started working for Weed Man Springfield when I was 19, as a technician. After two and a half years as a technician I was promoted to Service Manager. Later that year, I took on coordination of door-to-door canvassing. In the Spring of 2021, after four and a half years with Weed Man, I was promoted to Branch Manager of Weed Man Hartford. Also, I am currently working on my Bachelors in Business Administration.”

 

 

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

 

“My hobbies outside of Weed Man include: cooking, playing drums, listening to music and podcasts, watching football, movies and exercising.”

 

 

When Weed Man is a success… what does that look like to you?

 

“Success at Weed Man is being able to help grow and prepare your peers, employees and self for endeavors not only at work, but throughout our lives. We are successful when we play a part in increasing the quality of life for our customers and employees, alike.” 

 

 

 

BRYAN BROWN | TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR

Tell us about yourself:

 

“I have a masters degree in health education and a bachelors in movement education. I spent 20 years as an educator and coach before coming to Weed Man as a Technician. Now, I am an educator and coach as the Director of Operations at Weed Man.” 

 

 

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have 

 

“Being a man of a certain age, I have converted from playing sports to watching them. Also, I have become interested in doing more woodworking in the near future.” 

 

 

What is your philosophy on treatment of your employees?

 

“I aspire to treat each employee with respect and show them that they are a crucial part of our team. I feel that helping to develop each individual as a person and employee will help them contribute to the business. Ultimately, this growth will help them achieve personal success.”




ETHAN PAINE | SALES MANAGER

Tell us about yourself

 

“I am a hard worker who heavily values making the people around me as happy as I can. I started at Weed Man as a neighborhood canvasser, during my Junior year at Westfield State University. 

 

I then became the Coordinator of Neighborhood Canvassing the following year. Currently, I am the Sales Manager for Weed Man Lawn Care - Springfield.”

 

 

What is your philosophy on treatment of your employees?

 

“Treat everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are or what they do.”

 

 

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

 

“When not at Weed Man I enjoy playing pick-up basketball, watching sports and reading.”

 

 

When Weed Man is a success… what does that look like? What does that feel like? What is success in this business for you?

 

“Success for me is making customers delighted with our service, while also creating as much opportunity for employees as I can.”




CHELSEA GODERE | OFFICE MANAGER

“Before Weed Man I had seven years of customer service experience. I started at Weed Man as a part-time sales representative. Three months later I moved into the office full-time as a Customer Service Extraordinaire. I have been at Weed Man for two years and love working here. I’m 27 years old and am engaged. I have a year and a half old chihuahua named Wasabi. My goal is to grow within the company and help the company grow for years to come!”

 

 

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

 

“Outside of work I like to be outside. I love camping, taking my dog for long walks, and having cookouts with my friends and family.”

 


When Weed Man is a success… what does that look like?


Weed Man being a success looks like us needing to hire more, because we have too many customers for what our previous amount of technicians would not suffice. We would be making enough profit to give more back to our hardworking employees. Success in this business for me is us constantly growing, having our customers happy with the communication between the administrative team and the technical department is constant and smooth. Success feels good, because we’re working well as a team and supporting each other to offer our customer the best customer service experience.”



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