Bluegrass Landscaping & Maintenance is a service-oriented business. We exist to take care of our clients. And our people are what drives this whole mission. Our talented landscape and lawn care professionals are trained to be the best in the industry. They know each morning as they head out to take care of our clients’ landscapes that quality and safety are of the utmost importance.
Our Management Team
The dedication and leadership of the members of our management team enable us to continue providing high-quality care for the landscapes of St. Louis.
Matt Voss – Owner & Founder
Matt was raised on a dairy farm two hours west of St. Louis, which is where he learned about working outdoors and developed a strong work ethic. Then, he attended bible school in the city and became a youth pastor. He started cutting grass on the side while he was a youth pastor for eight years before making landscaping his full-time profession and officially starting Bluegrass Landscaping & Maintenance in 1982.
Doyle “Buddy” DeLong – Vice President
Buddy DeLong is a native of St. Louis and is a Certified Snow Professional from the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). He has been working in the landscape and snow industry since 1987. Buddy and his wife also make time to bring friendship and prayer to hospital patients as the hospital visitation coordinators for the Apostolic Pentecostal Church they attend. They also enjoy teaching Sunday school to the fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys. Buddy also finds time to lead our Weed Man lawn care franchise, which serves more than 3,000 residential customers.
Larry Moore -Production Manager
Larry has more than 30 years of experience in the landscape industry. He leads our production team with a degree in leadership and an impressive list of certifications and licenses, including his pesticide license and commercial driver’s license. Larry was instrumental in helping switch our gasoline-powered mowers to propane. In his free time, Larry enjoys boating and spending time on the lake.
Thomas VanWinkle – Sr. Account Manager/VP of Snow Operations
Thomas has more than 15 years in the Greens and Snow Removal Industry. Thomas is a Certified Advanced Snow Manager and manages Bluegrass snow operations caring for more than 700 acres of snow removal. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids in his personal time. He volunteers for his church, operating church audio and sound. Thomas also loves to grill, being the first to grab the tongs start cooking! Thomas prides himself in the 8 year relationship he has develop while managing the SSM account.
Jeff Roth – Production Manager, Weed Man
Jeff has 35 years of experience in the lawn and tree care business. He has held pesticide licenses in three states. He leads Weed Man’s lawn care team, which is comprised of certified applicators who have an average of five or more years of experience. Jeff is an avid boater and fisherman who loves the water. One of his greatest passions includes taking two international mission trips each year to give back to others in need.
Mark Drennan – Production Manager, Landscaping
Mark has 20 years of experience in the landscape industry. He’s a certified hardscape specialist and has been a part of many large-scale landscape design and installation jobs, including the work done at DePaul Hospital. Mark is an avid fisherman, enjoys hunting and is a die hard St. Louis sports fan.
Chris Darnell – Head of Business Development & Marketing
Chris brings over 13 years in sales and sales management experience to Bluegrass. He leads clients through our land maintenance services to meet and exceed their expectations within budget. Chris is also responsible for developing marketing strategies to raise brand awareness and create lasting relationships with clients. In his free time, Chris enjoys building guns and going to the shooting range.
Bryon DeLong – Account Manager/Landscape Designer, North
Bryon has worked in the industry for more than 10 years. Bryon has an extensive background and landscape design and construction, highly trained in hardscapes. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Shonda Lucks – Landscape Designer/Account Manager, West
Shonda has 8 years of industry experience in the St. Louis area. She is certified in horticulture, specializing in landscape design, through St. Louis Community College-Meramec and certified in stormwater BMP inspection and maintenance through North Carolina State University. Shonda has a background in floral and interior design, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, running, traveling and continued education.
Jared Arnold – National Account Manager
Jared has worked in the landscape industry for 15 years. He is responsible for managing our Illinois properties, as well as those outside of the metropolitan area of St. Louis. Jared is a Weed Man certified applicator, as well as being certified in turf, ornamental, right-of-way and aquatics applications.
Jason Maylee – Account/Branch Manager, South
Jason has 15 years of landscape industry experience. He holds a degree in heavy equipment operations, is a certified pesticide applicator and specializes in operations and account management. Jason spends his free time in the outdoors fishing, camping and hunting.