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The Weed Man Elgin, 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 Elgin, 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!
 


Terry Kurth | Director of Development
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Terry graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a B.S. degree in Agronomy. Terry worked as a golf course superintendent in Northeastern Wisconsin after graduating from the U.W. Terry is the current Director of Development for U.S. operations for a Weed Man Lawn Care investment group of which he is part. He has been a past President of the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association, the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, the WI Green Industry Federation and the Mendota Gridiron Club, and currently serves on the Board of the Mid Am Horticultural Show. He has also served on the executive board of the WI Agri-Businesss Council and is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Ag & Life Sciences College of the UW-Madison.
Kurth received the WI Green Industry Distinguished Service Award in 1996. In 2000,Landscape Management magazine gave Kurth its Man of the Year Award for the Lawn Care Industry, and in November of 2002 he received the 2002 Leadership Award from Lawn & Landscape magazine. Spending family time at his family's Alberta Canadian Rockies retreat, fishing, golfing, and relaxing at their vacation home in Northern Wisconsin, playing with his 6 grandsons and one granddaughter and watching his beloved Wisconsin Badgers compete in just about any sport are some of his favorite pastimes.



Andy Kurth | President

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Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science with emphasis in Turf Management and Agribusiness. Andy serves as president of the Lawn Care Association of Wisconsin and volunteers with Project Healing Waters. Andy also takes part on the "Friends of Clean Lakes" board for the Clean Lakes Alliance. When Andy is away from the office, you can find him fly fishing in one of Wisconsin's beautiful streams, spending time with his wife Nicole, or playing games with their two children, Dawson and Logan, on their lawn at home.



Dr. Brad DeBels | Director of Operations

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Brad graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in Soil Science and a B.S. degree in Agronomy. Brad spent 7 years with the O.J. Noer Turfgrass and Education facility, and has presented at the Wisconsin & Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Association. He has written articles for Green Side Up, Grass Roots, and multiple scientific publications. In his spare time, Brad enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with his two dogs, Ella and Oaklie.

"I truly enjoy having the opportunity to meet new and existing customers. It is fantastic to see the amount of joy a beautiful lawn and landscape can provide."



Shane Griffith | General Manager

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Shane joined the Weed Man team in Madison, WI as a Sales Manager in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Management and Masters of Science in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. Shane's history in the golf industry includes: Blackhawk Country Club (Madison, WI), Whistling Straits Golf Course (Kohler, WI), and completing an internship at Torrey Pines Golf Club (La Jolla, CA) for the 2008 U.S. Open. He currently serves as the General Manager of Weed Man Elgin, servicing the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Shane is committed to providing great looking lawns to all of our customers - with scientific expertise and a personal touch. When away from the office or a beautiful home lawn, Shane enjoys spending time outdoors - hiking, camping, and golfing with his wife and family.
 


Adam Hughes | Operations Manager

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Adam graduated from Southwest Tech with a degree in golf course management.  Adam became the Assistant Superintendent at the Bridges Golf Course for 5 years until he joined Weed Man in 2010. He was a Lawn Care Professional his first year with Weed Man and won the “Producer of the Year” that year.  Adam then moved into the Manager in Training position and focused on both Sales/Marketing and Production.  He is currently the Assistant Branch Manager at Weed Man Lawn Care in the Greater Elgin/Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area.
Adam is married to his wife Rachel and they have a 3 year old son named Grayson and another child on the way.  He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, fishing, hunting and playing golf.

 



Tim Mikes | Regional Manager

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Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Eastern Illinois University before joining our team at Weed Man. Tim is an avid fisherman, and enjoys salmon fishing on Lake Michigan in his spare time. The family atmosphere and his fellow employees are what Tim enjoys most about Weed Man Lawn Care.
 

 

Joe Schaffel | Customer Service Manager

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Currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Columbia of Missouri, Joe has a passion for leading and managing others. Joe was previously a Squad Leader and Motor Sergeant in the U.S. Army before joining the Weed Man team. His favorite part of working at Weed Man is seeing the transformation a lawn can make, and being a positive part of that change!
 

 

Spencer | Multimedia Designer & Social Media Strategist

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With over 8 years of experience in multimedia design and photography, Spencer's passion for design and marketing are fueled by a zeal for presentation and detail. Spencer enjoys directing, designing, and developing custom content for our customers including newsletters, videos, flyers, and much more.
 


Matt | Customer Service Manager

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Customer Service Manager by day, obscure Metal band CD collector by night, Matt truly enjoys working for Weed Man Lawn Care. "The family atmosphere we have here is what makes coming to work so rewarding." When Matt isn't at work or collecting CD's, he can be found watching Sons of Anarchy or Inception.
 


Casie | Customer Service Representative

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Sewing enthusiast and dog lover, Casie says she enjoys working with Weed Man Lawn Care customers. "It feels great knowing you helped someone expand their knowledge of lawn care!” After work, Casie can be found curled up with her dog Roxie watching Once Upon a Time or The Little Rascals.
 


Casey | Customer Service Representative

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Fishing aficionado and connoisseur, Casey enjoys working alongside her colleagues at Weed Man Lawn Care. “The passion everyone has for lawn care is really inspiring; it makes me excited to come to work every day!” At home, Casey enjoys watching Scandal with her cat Gizzy and cooking her favorite dish, Cheeseburger Soup!
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