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.
Pat Beaton – General Manager
My name is Pat Beaton and I am the General manager of 855 RILAWNS. I began learning about lawn maintenance the same way many people do, by mowing my grandmother’s lawn and for others that she went to church with. I quickly saw that working outside in the landscape was a true passion of mine and was also a good way to earn some spending money. I graduated from Chariho Technical High school in 2004 utilizing their Power Equipment Technology program.
I have worked with a few select companies who prioritize knowledge, quality, customer service, and professionalism. These companies include Green Animals Topiary Gardens in Portsmouth where I learned how to properly maintain property and plants up to 150 years old and Clark Farms where I learned most of my plant and landscape knowledge. I specialize in new garden beds and plantings. With my experience I am able to provide an expert eye for adding the small details to your landscape that really make the final result pop.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time camping, hiking, mountain biking, and anything outdoors. I have two children, a daughter Mackenzie, and a son Patrick who are the lights of my life. I also wouldn’t be who I am without my wonderful girlfriend Jessica who supports all of my endeavors. I plan on bringing a positive attitude to work everyday and fostering teamwork. I strive to grow and run the company on the core values that were instilled in me from a young age that include hard work, integrity and accountability.
Loretta Carlone – Office Manager
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 ceased 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.
Steve Martino-Sales Manager
My name is Steve Martino and I am the Sales Manager for 855RILAWNS. I also manage the company’s lawn care and fertilizing program. An outdoor enthusiast as long as I can remember, my lawn care and landscaping journey began back when I attended the University of Rhode Island in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. I worked as a laborer and research assistant at URI’s East Farm, where I was tasked with maintaining the farm grounds and I also assisted a university professor with research experiments. I graduated from URI in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in American History.
Born and raised in Bristol, RI, I fell in love with the area surrounding URI. I am delighted to be working for a company that is committed to sustainable lawn care, in an area I care very deeply about. After college, I worked several positions where I was able to hone-in my sales and customer service skills, while also building my resume in the lawn care and landscaping industry. I am a licensed pesticide applicator in the State of Rhode Island and I have over 10 years of lawn care experience.
As the sales manager for the company, I have a passion for meeting with clients to provide solutions to their lawn care and landscaping needs. I take great pride in providing top-notch customer service, while helping to make customer’s properties look as beautiful as possible. When I am not busy running estimates, speaking with clients and managing the company’s lawn care program, I enjoy spending my time with my daughter, Sabrina, my friends and my family. I also enjoy playing guitar, riding my bike and spending time outdoors. I look forward to meeting you soon!
What you can expect with 855-RILAWNS!
✔️Our employees are fully-background checked and uniformed.
✔️We have full-time office personnel to answer the phone and any questions or concerns.
✔️We have $1,000,000 liability and workers compensation insurance.
✔️We are reliable- we come as scheduled. Period.
✔️We offer text message notifications of dispatched work.
✔️We offer convenient autopay by credit/debit card.
✔️Our mowing blades are sharpened daily for a healthy, clean-cut lawn.
✔️Our organic-based fertilizing program is safe for kids & pets.
✔️We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.