Meet the New Lenox Grounds Guys Team

Providing Landscape Service to the New Lenox Community

No matter how small the job, our Grounds Guys team puts the needs of our clients first, and we believe that customer service focus makes us stand above the rest. We strive to be open and honest with our clients, working to be transparent & trustworthy, and showing those around us we take pride in our work. Ready to meet the team?

Gary & Jamee Fouts (Owners)

With over 30 years of experience, Gary has been working in the lawn care industry since before he earned his high school diploma! After working with lawn crews all through high school and college, he graduated with an Education Degree but continued to mow lawns through the summers. Utilizing his growing wealth of experience, Gary bought his first mowing route and eventually started his own business when his oldest daughter was born. Business grew- as did the Fouts family!- and Jamee began working in the office full time in 2007. The Fouts’ decided to sign up with the Grounds Guys franchise in 2012 and are excited to see the business continue to thrive!

When they aren't working hard to make New Lenox neighborhoods beautiful, Gary & Jamee love spending time with their two daughters, traveling, and making good use of their season tickets for the Chicago Cubs. Let's go Cubbies!

Brad Synder (Account Manager)

While he enjoys umpiring baseball and spending time with family on the weekends, Brad's 10 years of experience makes him an all-star in account management. Brad says he enjoys being a part of a small business where he can be involved in every aspect- from being out in the field with the mowing crews to managing daily operations in the office. He says the most rewarding parts of his job are helping clients, knowing the team accomplished their job, and knowing the clients are fully satisfied.

We asked Brad why someone should hire the Grounds Guys of New Lenox, and he said, " We care about the people that work for us, and for the people that we do business with year after year. We strive to give all our clients a positive experience."

Rob Dupre (Account Manager)

A dedication to great service runs in the family! Rob is married to the Fouts' eldest daughter Stephanee, and loves the relationships he is able to build with his clients. What makes the Grounds Guys difference? Rob says it is their policy to "do our best to treat others as we would like to be treated, which means communicating & calling people back, reliability, trustworthiness, and making the needs of our client’s top priority." With his 6 years of experience (and a sizable sports memorabilia collection), New Lenox is proud to have Rob on our team!