Joe Perry, Owner Short Bio: Joe started this company in 2005. Joe Perry, President/Owner of American Lawn and Tree Specialists, is a husband and father of 3 children. He has lived in Maryland his entire life, a graduate of Eastern Vocational Technical in Essex, Md. and currently resides in Westminster. Some of his interests are spending time with his family, collecting and listening to music, and following his favorite sports teams the Ravens and the Orioles. He enjoys coaching sports teams that his children participate in including soccer and basketball. Recently he has gotten into camping with the family on weekends. His family has a lot of pets including a Yellow Lab, French Bulldog, African Grey bird, and a Ragdoll cat. Joe obtained his professional lawn care license in 1996 after extensive training and hands on experience with a large lawn care company which he worked for over 11 years. Then, he started his own lawn care business in 2005 with the goal of providing more of a personalized service and exceeding customer expectations. Starting with just 4 customers, he has grown American Lawn and Tree Specialists every year with superior service and results. Today with over 800 properties we service, he looks forward to giving his team of employees a great place to work, sharing his extensive knowledge with his team and providing a service better than the competition. He currently holds the Maryland Nutrient Management Certification for Fertilizer applications and is a Certified Applicator with the Maryland Department of Agriculture for pest control, lawn care, exterior tree and shrub care, and industrial weed control. He is an active member of the Maryland Turfgrass Council and The Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen's Association.
Mark Wood, Sales Manager Mark has been with us since March of 2014. Mark is a graduate of Towson University. He is a lifetime resident of Maryland. He enjoys Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Skiing, Softball and being in the outdoors. He is a big advocate of Recycling and Repurposing. He enjoys helping others reach their goals. What Mark enjoys most about working for American Lawn and Tree Specialists is educating people about their lawn and trees and getting to see the quality of their property improve over time.
Mary Pilcher, Office Manager Mary has been with us since September of 2014. Mary was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland and graduated from Liberty High School. She loves her home state from the crabs in the bay to the 4 seasons of weather a year. She enjoys spending time and making memories with her fast-growing family. Some of her hobbies include boating, kayaking, shopping, exploring new places and wine tasting. Mary’s favorite thing to do when she’s not working is travel. She has 10+ years’ experience in Customer Service and Administrative work. What Mary enjoys most about working for American Lawn and Tree Specialists is being able to manage herself while taking on the responsibilities that come with a growing business as well as the rewards.
Dave Setliff, Lawn/Tree Care Specialist Dave has been with us since June of 2013. Dave Graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with an Ag minor in 1974. He started line clearing in 1975 with SEPSCO, then switched to Davey Tree. He worked at Davey in Houston, TX; Baltimore, MD; and Long Island, NY until switching back to Brickman in 1988. He was the Supervisor then moved to Operations Manager in Tree, and then continued to Integrated Pest Management in Laurel after later moving to Columbia, MD. He left Brickman in 2012 and joined Joe at American Lawn and Tree Specialists. Dave is a father to two girls and a grandfather to two boys. He enjoys hunting and fishing. What Dave enjoys most about working for American Lawn and Tree Specialists is meeting new people and the different challenges that come with the variety of work.
Mike Wiles, Lawn Care Specialist Mike has been with us since March of 2014. Mike has lived in Maryland most of his life. He is a graduate of Westminster High School. Some of his interests include spending time with his daughter, trips to the beach, playing softball and being in the outdoors. He loves coaching children in sports and has refed basketball for the state of Maryland for 7 years. Some of his favorite sports teams are The Yankees, The Giants, and Duke. Mike’s favorite thing about working for American Lawn and Tree Specialists is being able to get to know his customers on a personal level.