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Jim Natale- Field Manager
My name is Jim Natale and I’m the field manager at 855-RILAWNS. I’ll be managing crews, ensuring quality control and efficiency in all aspects of the business. I specialize in fine gardening and pruning services, building most of my skills with a company in Watch Hill. I am a bio-regional plant expert working to bring more beautiful native plants to Rhode Island landscapes and am committed to providing high quality work and customer satisfaction.
I was born in Massachusetts but raised down south in Louisiana, where I learned the values of hard work and dedication to my profession. While I’ve only been with 855RILAWNS for a short time, my expertise in plants and all landscaping makes me a perfect fit for my position. Whether it’s weeding, trimming, or creating a new garden, I especially love the smile on homeowners’ faces when I create a showcase landscape they’ll enjoy for years to come!
My name is Loretta Carlone and I am the office manager at 855-RILAWNS. In my position, I provide support for the manager as well as the owner. I perform all administrative duties for the office as well as updating our social media. I have over thirty years in the customer service field and enjoy working with our customers to help them learn how to achieve the property of their dreams.
I grew up in Alabama and moved to Rhode Island as a teen. Proud to call South County home, I’ve raised my two girls here and love working for a company that is committed to sustainable lawn care and customer service.
Justin Woodford – Founder
My name is Justin Woodford, and I am the founder 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. Today I run a consulting company Ready Business Systems which utilizes Service Autopilot Automations and builds systems for other landscaping companies throughout the nation.
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.
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.