Q & A with Kelly F., our lawn division manager

Meet Kelly, our talented lawn division manager, with 20+ years of experience in the lawn care industry. Kelly started as a technician and worked her way up through the organization, so she knows a thing or two about what it takes to make your lawn look its best. When she’s not managing our clients’ lawns, you can find her strumming her guitar, camping, exploring breweries and wineries, or taking her shot at the pool table.

What interests you about BOG?

What interests me most about BOG is how innovative we are as a company. No matter what the idea or where it comes from, every department within the company is able to come together to collaborate on an idea. In doing so, we are able to turn a sometimes simple idea into something amazing. Knowing that you can implement innovation like this really makes us stand out as a company.

What are you looking forward to this season?

What I am looking forward to the most this season is getting all the technicians trained to be able to do both lawn and exterior pest services at a property. This will be a huge benefit to the client! If a technician notices a problem during the client’s property inspection that we have a solution for, multi-service technicians will be able to easily diagnose and treat all at the same time! This will ensure that the client is preserving their investment.

What do you want everyone to know about you?

I was born and raised in La Plata, MD and recently moved to Anne Arundel County. I have been in the lawn care industry for almost 22 years. I started out working on a golf course and after 5 years of working 7 days a week, I was ready to find a better work-life balance.

I started out as a lawn technician and worked my way up. Actually, all the current managers on the Production side initially started as technicians and worked their way up. I think it’s good for the technicians to see that we’ve all been in their shoes. I really enjoy all that goes into the process of improving our client’s lawn. There is a lot more work than you would think that goes into just spreading some ol’ fertilizer and spraying some weeds.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

If I could have any super power it would be to teleport. That way I could take a quick trip to a tropical paradise for my lunch break and get back to work!

What is one goal you are currently working on?

One goal I am currently working on is attempting to refinish my first piece of furniture.

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