Hi there! Meet the hardworking people of 855-RILAWNS. If you would like to contact any of our team members, simply click the “Ring Me” button and you will be connected directly to their extension.
Andrew Croan is the manager of our awesome 855-RILAWNS team! Andrews job is a multi faceted one, with the ultimate goal of making our customers and the environment happy. Acting as the professional liaison between you, our office, and our crews he’ll be the extremely outgoing guy that you’ll talk to when you call to learn about our organic services, or when you want to get an estimate.
Before joining 855-RILAWNS Andrew worked in many different fields. With him he brings extensive experience in operations management, sales management, property management, and he’s even the owner of a small seasonal business himself. Andrew’s combined job experiences are the perfect addition to our growing team! He brings a fresh new perspective with strong focus on team building, customer service, efficiency, accountability, and the environment.
Andew is your neighbor- living in the beautiful town of Portsmouth, RI, with his, fiancee’, their 2 yr old daughter, their 2 dogs, and 5 chickens. He is very much looking forward to helping you make the best decisions for your lawn, for our environment, and for our community. Andrew strongly believes that that by organically feeding the soil we grow our lawns/gardens with that this planet would be a much healthier place, and it’s those values that are what sets our company apart!
Justin Woodford – Owner/Operator
My name is Justin Woodford, and I am the owner of the company. I graduated from South Kingstown High School in 2003 and then moved on to attend URI where I obtained a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Business in 2008. In 2005, I ran a franchise through College Pro Painters and from 2006 – 2010, worked closely with my brother Dan developing Two Brothers Quality Painting. Although my brother Dan and I still consult daily with the painting business, 855-RILAWNS is my primary focus.
I still vividly recall summers landscaping with my good friends, and it is important to me that that culture continues so others can have the experience I had. I loved my job, and I want them to love theirs. For this reason, I have tried to continue this culture of friends working with friends.
My job is to keep the company running as smoothly as possible by having solutions before problems arise. I find the best organizational systems and structures to put in place to keep everyone marching to the same beat. I handle most of the marketing, IT, and financial management of the company. In short, my job is to make sure both our customers and employees are happy.
My goal has been to keep the company growing so we are able to continue to provide growth opportunities to our employees. My secondary goal is to revolutionize the landscaping industry by providing green alternatives to existing practices at comparable pricing. Since 2015 we have completely seized the use of pesticides, and our goal for the near future is to start utilizing electric equipment as soon as the technology becomes logistically practical.
It has been a great experience to watch the company grow from the little kid knocking on the door to the living, breathing, professional organization it has become.
Hi, my name is Chris Emery. I grew up in South County Rhode Island and wouldn’t want it any other way. I graduated from the MET High school in Providence and attended Manhattanville College in New York, where I studied biology.
I have always had an affinity for nature and wildlife but never saw how to make an occupation out of it until I started working with the 855-RILAWNS family. It is inspiring how dedicated they are to the preservation and the cultivation of the environment of Southern Rhode Island. After a season of apprenticing with Stephen Torrisi and Omar Fahmy, and proving my great work ethic, I decided to further my career with the 855-RILAWNS family. As of 2016, I am a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and working on my Invasive Plant Manager Certification.
As a very detail oriented personality, I strive to help customers achieve their ideal property whether it be through regular clean ups, trimming and pruning. No aspiration is too big or out of reach when we’re on the job and please feel free to share your ideas with us because our goal is customer satisfaction.