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Get to Know Weed Man

The Weed Man Arlington Heights, IL team lives and works in the communities that we serve. Offering quality service is our main goal for our customers and neighbors. Meet your Arlington Heights, IL Weed Man team of lawn specialists who are professionally trained to manage all of your lawn care needs. We're happy to introduce ourselves!

 

Brandon Burns - Co-Owner/President

 

 

Brandon graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in Soil Science with an emphasis on Turf Management and Environmental Studies.  Prior to opening Weed Man, he worked as an Assistant and then Golf Course Superintendent at several private golf clubs in Chicagoland. Brandon enjoys spending time enjoying his lawn with his wife, Angie and their two children, Maddie and Cooper.  His days are filled with attending his kids' sporting events, golfing, and trying to keep up with his yard work.

 

Michael Brown - Co-Owner/Director of Sales and Marketing

 

 

 Michael earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from The University of Nebraska. Michael brings over 25 years experience in the Lawn Care industry to Weed Man. He ensures our Sales Teams are properly trained and delivers our message and service promise with passion and integrity. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children, taking an Annual Trek to Disney World, Fishing in Minnesota and Cruises through the Caribbean.

 

Luke McGhee - Co Owner/Branch Manager

 


 

Luke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science-Turf Management and served as a manager for the Wisconsin Men's Basketball team. Prior to Weed Man, Luke has been the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at multiple high-end golf courses; most notably, Wisconsin's newest golf destination, Sand Valley Golf Resort. In 2017, Luke married his wife Katie and also started Weed Man Racine-Kenosha where he was presented with the Weed Man Rookie of the Year Award. In the Winter of 2019, McGhee partnered with Brandon Burns, Dan Davis and Michael Brown. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog (Daisy), cooking, being outdoors, DIY projects and Mopar muscle cars.

 

CHRIS WEERTS - BRANCH MANAGER

 

 

Chris has been in the lawn care industry since the early 2000’s and has been a part of the Weed Man family since 2009. Chris started out as a Lawn Care Technician and has grown into a management role where he trains the next generation of great Lawn Care Technicians. In his spare time, Chris enjoys working on his own lawn, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his family, including his twins, Biaz and Layna. 

 

ROB ACHEATEL - Sales Manager

Rob graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing Degree and a Masters of Science in Organizational Change and Leadership Degree from the Colorado Technical University. Prior to Weed Man, he worked in Higher Education as Director of Admissions for a University. Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and two daughters Samara and Sarina.  He has passions for tailgating, watching football, cooking, friends, movies, and traveling.  

 

Pam Brandt - Office Manager 


 

Pam comes to Weed Man with 26 years of green industry office management experience as well as a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Pam enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and going to her grandchildren's sporting events. Pam spends her free time working on numerous arts and crafts projects.

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