Rhode Island Contractor’s Registration #: GC-49213

Our People

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.

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

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My name is Steve Martino and I am the General/Sales Manager for 855RILAWNS.  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 horticultural 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 general/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, 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!

Areej Sangoyo- Office Manager

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My name is Areej Sangoyo, and I am the office administrator at 855-RILAWNS. I graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines University in 2019 with a Bachelors in International Travel and Tourism Management. The challenging events of 2019 led to widespread lockdowns, and I was fortunate to pivot to remote work during this time.

My responsibilities encompass managing all administrative duties and serving as the customer service representative. This includes promptly responding to incoming calls, emails, and text inquiries from potential leads and clients, along with facilitating appointment scheduling. 

Additionally, I oversee billing, manage payroll tasks, and contribute to the scheduling activities.

I’m genuinely thrilled to be part of this company, and I remain committed to continually refining my skills and expanding my knowledge base within this field. My primary objective is to consistently deliver quality work, proactively contribute to a collaborative environment, and add substantial value to my role. 

One of my key aspirations is to prioritize exceptional customer experiences by providing timely and helpful responses to inquiries, effectively addressing concerns, and consistently aiming to surpass customer expectations.

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.