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The Grounds Guys

Meet The Grounds Guys of Union Team

A Caring Team in Your Own Backyard

There's no place like home. And when home is Union, MO you know that home is more than just a place- it's a community. That's why the Grounds Guys are proud to have a team of individuals who are committed to serving their area and the people in it. Want to learn more about the people behind our dedication to excellent service? Get to know the stellar members of our team by reading below.

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    Phil Klemme


    Phil grew up in Hermann and moved to Union in 1983. He's married and has two kids. He is passionate about what he does and enjoys what nature has to offer. He particularly loves the Missouri River and the history it brings. When he's not in the yellow & gold uniform, you can find Phil giving back to the community, reading, traveling, or playing around on his jet ski.

    Fun Fact: Phil has been in the landscaping business since 1976. He purchased Platt Landscaping in 2004 and became a Grounds Guys Franchisee in 2012!

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    Jeff Halterman

    Production Manager

    Jeff is married and has two children; a son (who gave him a granddaughter!) and a daughter (who gave him a grandson!). When you don't see Jeff building landscape beds or constructing landscape proposals, you can find him enjoying a ride on his Harley Davidson FX Dyna Wide Glide.

    Fun Fact: Jeff has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, and now Missouri.