About Aspen Lawn
Aspen Lawn is your best choice for Lawn Care in Kansas City. Since 1985, our team of experts has provided professional lawn care services to South Kansas City. During this time, we have achieved a customer retention rating of over 97% annually. We have attained this remarkable rate because we truly believe in creating lasting relationships. Other than making Kansas a more beautiful place to live, our #1 goal is to provide our customers with exceptional lawn care services every time. Over the years, we have put together an impressive team of people whose knowledge and experience in the industry are unsurpassed. Our success is directly related to our people’s strict adherence to our corporate values of quality, integrity and strong work ethic.
Our Mission: To exceed our client’s expectations while providing the finest lawn care in Kansas City in an efficient manner.
We will achieve this by…
- Providing prompt, courteous and dependable services to all our clients.
- Diligence, Integrity, Respectability and a Relentless pursuit of a common goal.
- Doing all to enhance the well being of our employees
- Profiting fairly through our efficiencies, innovation and extra effort
- Conserving our natural resources and being environmentally conscious at all times
In 1985, I started Aspen Lawn Care and Aspen Pest Control with a lawn mower borrowed from Dad and a couple buddies. Slowly growing, I had to start purchasing equipment from local garage sales. My company vehicle consisted of a 1976 Matador pulling a trailer which doubled as my personal car on the weekends. I worked hard everyday to gain both my customers trust and respect. With a goal to provide the best service possible, I strived to go beyond what they expected of me.
35 years later I have surrounded myself with people as good or better than myself. At Aspen, we make a strong commitment everyday to maintain the same level of performance I first gave my customers in 1985. It is our employees that make the difference. Through our efforts, our customer retention level remains very high. My promise to you is that I will always give it my all to see that the service you receive is my best.
– Kent Girton, Owner/Founder
Kent Girton / Owner
My name is Kent Girton. I am the owner and founder of Aspen Lawn & Pest Control. My job is to create a team that will provide you with a service that will exceed your expectations every step of the way. My belief is that if you take care of your employees they in turn will take care of your customers, and we work hard to live it every day at Aspen. When you call in for a service bid on your lawn there is a good chance I will be the one coming out to meet with you. I love working with people and helping them understand what services are best for their lawn. When not at work I enjoy going to the lake and hanging out with my 3 grown kids, my new granddaughter, and my wife.
Mo Mohammad / President
My name is Mo Mohammad. I am the President of Aspen Lawn & Pest Control. In this role, I will ensure my team follows through on your expectations at the highest level possible. My belief is that if we encourage the individual strengths of ALL your employees, it will eliminate their weakness and allow for personal and professional growth. My Top 5 strengths: Positivity, Achiever, Responsibility, Competition, and Significance. What are your strengths?
John Lohse / Chief Operations Officer
My name is John Lohse, I grew up in Louisburg KS, and graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I’ve been in the green industry for 23yrs. I’ve worked in both the golf course industry and residential turf industry. I also serve on the board of directors for the Mid America Green Industry Council. As COO of Aspen, I’m responsible for the day to day operations and ensuring that all the systems, resources, and people are in place to achieve our goals and exceed customer expectations. My wife Sarah and I have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and attending my kids sporting events.
Ryan Varns / General Manager of Pest Control & Lawn Care
Hi, I’m Ryan Varns. I grew up in a small town in Missouri and graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating I went to work at Metcalf Ridge Golf Club where I was Superintendent for 13 years. I had a brief stint at another residential lawn care company before moving onto Paola Country Club where I served as Superintendent for almost 9 years. I have been at Aspen for a little over a year and am excited to work with you on your lawn care and pest control needs.
Justin Girton / VICE PRESIDENT
Cari Williams / Controller
Cari Williams, EA comes to Aspen with 17 years of small business and accounting experience, with the last 8 years being a Staff Accountant in a CPA firm. Cari has earned Enrolled Agent Status with the Internal Revenue Service and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. While working as a Staff Accountant, she focused primarily on small businesses and S-Corporations, reviewing their accounts payables, receivables, sales tax and completing small business audits on both the state and federal levels.
Jon Bogaard / Account Manager
Hello! My name is Jon Bogaard and I am proud to be a part of Aspen Lawn & Pest Control. Growing up in Kansas and Iowa, being outside and enjoying nature was our way of life. After attending the University of Northern Iowa, I’ve spent 8 years in communication and team management. Here at Aspen, I help connect our customers with our team of experts to ensure that their outdoor space is looking its best, so our customers can enjoy being outside with their friends and family. When I’m not at Aspen, I enjoy being outside running or golfing and spending time with my girlfriend Crystal and our pet dog Callie.
Cheryl Stallworth / Detailing Department Manager
Zach Jordan / Turf Manager
My name is Zach Jordan. I am happily married to my wife, Shyla, and a proud father to my daughter, Bailey. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. We spend quite a bit of time outside, going to the zoo, a park or just our own yard. I also enjoy playing and watching soccer and working in my yard.
I am a Commercial Turf Manager for Aspen Lawn & Pest Control. I really enjoy my job here at Aspen because they offer a professional work environment and I am surrounded by friendly, hard-working and passionate employees. I like being able to keep our customer’s yards looking nice and tackling the challenges that may arise while doing so.
Danny Jordan / Turf Manager
Konnor Thompson /
Hi, my name is Konnor Thompson. I’m a recent graduate from Kansas State University and started working for Aspen in the late summer of 2019. When I’m not at work I’m probably playing rugby with one of the local teams, the KC Blues, or enjoying the great outdoors. In my position as Open Turf Manager I take pride in the lawns I look after, doing my best to exceed the customer’s expectations. Working for Aspen has surrounded me with a professional yet friendly environment with co-workers who are always willing to lend a helping hand should the need arise.
Devin Argo / Tree/Shrub & Pest Control Manager
My name is Devin Argo. I got my bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University. Played rugby at Kansas State University. I have been at Aspen for 6 months. I am a tree and shrub and pest control, technician.
Clarence Holmes / Irrigation Manager
Tanner Lincoln / Irrigation Manager