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

 
Brandon Burns | GM & Owner
 
Brandon Burns grew up in a small town just south of Madison, WI.  He attended The University of Wisconsin, earning his B.S. in Soil Science with a Turf Management Specialization and also a certificate in Environmental Studies.  

Brandon moved to the Chicago Area upon graduation and has worked at several private golf clubs in the area including Evanston Golf Club and Edgewood Valley Country Club.  Most recently, Brandon was Superintendent of Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove.  In 2007, Brandon opened Weed Man and has been building his business ever since.  He feels that his education and 15 years experience on golf courses brings an expertise to the Chicago Area that is often lacking in the lawn care industry.
 

 
Daniel Davis | Office Mgr & Co-Owner
 
Daniel is originally from a small town in Northwest Illinois. He moved to the suburbs and joined the Weed Man team in 2012. Daniel attended Kishwaukee College where he earned degrees in Sports Turf Management as well as Landscape Design. In 2013 Daniel also became a Certified Arborist.
Daniel’s wide background in the horticulture industry allows Weed Man the ability to not only give you expert advice on your law, but also on your trees and landscaping as well. When he is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his dog, throwing a Frisbee at a local disc golf course, or cheering on his Green Bay Packers (try not to hold it against him).
 

 
Curtis Hall | Production Manager
 
Curtis grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois and went to Crystal Lake South High School. During his high school career he worked for a landscape maintenance company where he first learned, and enjoyed landscaping, and lawn care. After high school he decided to pursue a career in the Landscaping field, and attended Southern Illinois University – Carbondale where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science, with a specialization in landscape design.
Curtis will be entering his third year on the Weed Man team. Providing quality service and excellent knowledge in the green industry field is something Curtis takes pride in. When Curtis is not helping the fellow Weed Man crew, he can be seen on his Dad’s boat reeling in the big one, or on the golf course trying to hit golf balls. “He’s a Cinderella story. A former assistant groundskeeper about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

 

 
Michael Brown | Sales Manager

Michael grew up in sunny Southern California. He attended the University of Nebraska earning his degree in Accounting. He moved to Minnesota after graduation where he began his 18 year career in lawn care with some of the largest companies in the business. Michael’s career in the green industry has allowed him to hold several positions ranging from Lawn Care Technician, Sales Representative, Commercial Project Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and General Manager. He joined the Weed Man team in the fall of 2015.
 
Michael’s background allows him the ability to provide some of the best training to our employees as it relates to combining sales, customer service, and agronomics which ultimately benefits our customers’ experience.
 
When Michael is not in the office you will find him enjoying his family time with his wife and 4 children in a cabin in the north woods of Minnesota fishing for walleye, or enjoying his yearly trips to Walt Disney World and dreaming of his ability to one day move to the Florida Keys.
 

Yates Rubio | Senior Technician

Yates grew up in Wheeling, Illinois and graduated from Palatine High School with honors. Directly from high school Yates took an internship where he gained an interest in home improvement.  With the knowledge added from his internship, Yates was able to start his own home improvement company.

After that, he took a management position where he sharpened his skills in customer relations.  In 2014, Yates was offered a technician position with Weed Man Arlington Heights and worked his way up to Senior Technician. When Yates is not busy with Weed Man, he enjoys being in the great outdoors where he loves to snowboard and go hiking with his friends. 
 

Olivia Witek | Customer Service Specialist
 
Olivia grew up in Rolling Meadows and went to Fremd High School. During her high school career, she enjoyed 2 years on the women’s swim team and also managed the varsity men’s swim teams. She spent her childhood and early teenage years in dance class.
After high school, Olivia pursued a career in the beauty industry. Realizing that she has a knack for working closely with people, she decided to open up her own hair salon suite. She successfully ran her salon and doubled her clientele base within a year. Olivia eventually went on to sell her business. Knowing that she loved working closely with others, she wanted to continue to work in customer relations. She joined the Weed Man team in June of 2015.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being in the outdoors, going to concerts and festivals, going to the gym, and relaxing with her two dogs, a Puggle named Willie and a Boston Terrier named Chase.
 

 
John Imperato – Marketing Manager