I love what I do! Since 1996, I have been able to get out of bed in the morning excited to come to ‘work.’ Although there have been some humbling moments and days that are frustrating:
I am lucky that I get to do what I love.
I got started in the landscape business the way most in our industry do – with a lawn mower in the back of a truck (or in my case the trunk of my car). I was working at the Player’s Club golf course in Yorktown, Indiana back in 1992/1993 while attending Ball State University. After my work at the golf course was complete each day, I would take on additional work at the houses that surround the golf course. Before long, the ‘side jobs’ were more than my full-time job, and soon thereafter, ‘Jay-Crew’ was born. Now, as they say, the rest is history.
Instead of being behind the mower or laying down mulch, my days now are spent a little differently. My main functions are sales and leadership of the company. Every day is unique, which I enjoy, and my favorite part of the job is to be out with clients on their property and being able to solve problems.
I am very happily married to my wonderful wife, Darcy. We have two sons, Micah and Josiah and we live in Yorktown. In our free time, we enjoy spending time with our friends and family. I really enjoy trying to be a good husband and father. We attend Union Chapel church in Muncie and donate our time and talents as much as possible to our church and community.