The Grounds Guys

Meet The Grounds Guys of League City, TX

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    Travis Hicks


    Travis has been in the landscaping and irrigation business since 2007. He left the golf business and began working for a local company learning the ins and outs of landscaping, irrigation, and lawn maintenance. During that time, he also became a Licensed Irrigator. In 2009 he took over his father's business, Hicks Gutters, and added sprinklers to the business. From there, with the help of long-time friend and business partner, Travis Reed, they expanded the business and became The Grounds Guys of League City. Travis married his beautiful wife, Cari, in 2011. They live in Friendswood with their son Hudson, and have a daughter on the way. In their spare time, they enjoy serving at their church, Clear Creek Community Church and leading a small group. Travis enjoys traveling, playing golf, and smoking meat on his pit.

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    Travis Reed


    Looking for a change, Travis Reed left his banking job to join long-time friend, Travis Hicks, in launching The Grounds Guys of League City. His initial focus was on growing the maintenance side of the business, but due to increasing customer demands he also added landscaping services. Since opening in 2013, the business has grown tremendously in large part due to the importance placed on customer service. With an expanded team now handling residential sales, Travis now focuses on commercial projects along with the day-to-day operational activities of the business. Travis and his wife, Brenda, live in Pearland with their four children, Jayden, Chloe, Kylie, and McKenzie. They actively attend and serve at New Hope Church. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the movies, reading and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

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    Office Manager

    Melinda grew up in Alvin and now resides in League City with her family. She is the proud Mother of two ambitious and amazing boys. Melinda worked in corporate accounts payable before staying home after her second son was born. She joined the office team at The Grounds Guys of League City in 2017 and couldn’t be happier helping the company to grow and expand. In her free time you can find her cooking, scouting the best Mexican food, outside by the pool or watching her kids golf.

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    Andrea Guenther

    Customer Service Representative

    Andrea grew up and lived most of her life in Colorado until finding her way to the Houston area in 2017. She now resides in Manvel, Texas. Andrea has spent most of her career working in customer service and joined the Grounds Guys team in early 2020 as the Customer Service Representative. If you have called the office, you have likely heard her cheerful voice on the other end of the phone! In her free time, you can find her hanging out with family, hiking the state parks, or spending time with her playful pup, Addie.

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    Jessica Curl

    Production Manager

    Jessa was born and raised in Cottonwood, California, then moved to Redmond, Oregon when she was twelve. After graduating high school, she began working for a local nursery and landscaping company. While working in the field, she completed many certificates in Landscape Design, Horticulture, and obtained her Oregon Spray Applicators License. She managed landscape and maintenance production, as well as designed landscapes for two companies while in Oregon. Jessa moved to Texas in 2017 and started to put down roots here when she met her then boyfriend, now fiancé, Dane. They live together with his daughter in a house we bought in Friendswood. Now she enjoys spending time with her family, working in her garden, and working for the Grounds Guys of League City.

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    Jose Bernal

    Production Manager

    Jose Luis Bernal is originally from Mexicali Baja California he moved to Texas 5 years ago after living in California for 14 years. While in California Jose worked on a Ranch learning about agriculture and lawn maintenance. As soon as he arrived in Texas he began working for The Grounds Guys of League City as a lawn maintenance crew leader. Because Jose has shown excellent attention to detail and customer service in his time as crew leader he has recently been promoted to Accounts manager and supervisor of lawns. Jose enjoys working for The Grounds Guys, because it is challenging him to learn and grow. He also considers The Grounds Guys his second family. In his free time Jose enjoys playing video games, eating out with his mother and grandmother, and watching movies.

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    Production Manager

    Ryan has been with The Grounds Guys for three years. He started off as our office manager but with his creativity and artistic abilities he has been promoted to our Landscape Design Specialist. He handles all landscape sales, landscape design, graphic design for marketing, as well as any of our business technology needs. Ryan has been in this roll about 6 months now and would love to help custom design a landscape to fit your exact needs.

    Outside of work, he enjoys playing guitar, writing music, photography, concerts and spending time with his friends and family.

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    Seth Rankin

    Production Manager

    Seth was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. He obtained a degree in Finance from UHCL while working for a local credit union. He joined the Ground Guys of League City Family in 2020 assisting with sales, production and account management. With his background in finance, and attention to detail, he is a huge asset to our Grounds Guys family and has provided great insight to all aspects of the business. He currently resides in Pasadena with his cat, Snickers. When he is not at work, you can likely find him reading, watching movies or playing video games.