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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 - Co Owner/President: Brandon graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in Soil Science with an emphasis on Turf Management and Environmental Studies.  Prior to opening Weed Man, he worked as an Assistant and then Golf Course Superintendent at several private golf clubs in Chicagoland. Brandon enjoys spending time enjoying his lawn with his Wife, Angie and their two children, Maddie and Cooper.  His days are filled with attending his kids sporting events, golfing, and trying to keep up with his yard work.
 



Daniel Davis - Co-Owner/Director of Operations: Daniel attended Kishwaukee College where he graduated with  Associates Degrees in Sports Turf Management and Landscape Design. Dan has been working in the Green Industry since 2002 and prior to joining Weed Man in 2012, he ran a Landscape Design Build company. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, disc golf, keeping up with the newest space news, and traveling to the far reaches of the globe.
 



Michael Brown - Co-Owner/Director of Sales and Marketing: Michael earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from The University of Nebraska. Michael brings over 25 years experience in the Lawn Care industry to Weed Man. He ensures our Sales Teams are properly trained and delivers our message and service promise with passion and integrity. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children, taking an Annual Trek to Disney World, Fishing in Minnesota and Cruises through the Caribbean.
 



Luke McGhee - Co Owner/Branch Manager: Luke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science-Turf Management and served as a manager for the Wisconsin Men's Basketball team. Prior to Weed Man, Luke has been the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at multiple high-end golf courses; most notably, Wisconsin's newest golf destination, Sand Valley Golf Resort. In 2017, Luke married his wife Katie and also started Weed Man Racine-Kenosha where he was presented with the Weed Man Rookie of the Year Award. In the Winter of 2019, McGhee partnered with Brandon Burns, Dan Davis and Michael Brown. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog (Daisy), cooking, being outdoors, DIY projects and Mopar muscle cars.
 



Madeline Kayes - Office Manager: Madeline graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs. During her college experience, she had the pleasure of studying abroad for a semester at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris. Before entering the lawn care industry in 2018, Madeline spent time as an Office Manager at Northwestern University. Her favorite aspect of working in lawn care is creating the ideal customer service experience. In her spare time, Madeline enjoys running and playing with her dog Buddy and cat Ellie.
 



Mike Do - Sales Manager: Mike started working in the Green Industry in 2001 and brings with him over 17 years of sales experience. Mike’s forte is in building long lasting customer relationships built on honesty and always providing an energetic and positive experience. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and his husky. 
 

Steve Obarek - Production Manager: Steve graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. He has 30 years of green industry experience that encompasses almost every conceivable role. Steve is the proud father of identical twin boys, and has been married for 24 years. His passion is the water, spends summer weekends endlessly drifting on Lake Geneva.



Chris Weerts - Senior Service Manager: Chris has been in the lawn care industry since the early 2000’s and has been a part of the Weed Man family since 2009. Chris started out as a Lawn Care Technician and has grown into a management role where he trains the next generation of great Lawn Care Technicians. In his spare time, Chris enjoys working on his own lawn, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his family, including his twins, Biaz and Layna.
 
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