The Grounds Guys

Meet The Team of Palmetto, FL!

Long Family Photo

Paul was born and raised in St Petersburg, Florida and attended college at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He graduated in 2003 and began attending military flight school for the United States Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He graduated from flight school in 2003 in the AH-64D Apache.

He was stationed in South Korea in 3/6 Cav Squadron from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 he was stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky at the 101st Airborne 1st of the 101st Attack battalion where he spent a good majority of the time in Afghanistan as a Company commander. He was C company flight commander and D company aircraft maintenance commander within the battalion. He left the Army in 2009 and began flying EMS helicopters for Air Methods Corporation back home in Florida.

Paul has experience in the lawn and landscape industry working for the family landscaping business in Pinellas County when he was younger before going to college and joining the military. He decided to join the Grounds Guys team because of the culture of CARE, professionalism and team mentality of the Neighborly Brands.

Paul met his wife in 2010 and they were married in 2012. His wife, Ashely is an attorney for a large law firm in Sarasota, Florida. They have two beautiful children Emma and Logan and live in Ellenton, Florida. Paul is an avid fisherman and hunter and loves spending time outdoors.