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Meet Our Team

Your home deserves service from the best lawn and landscape technicians in Minnesota. Call Smith Lawn & Landscape at (507) 218-4596 for professional lawn care and landscaping solutions.

Jordan Smith

Owner, President

Jordan started his first green industry business when he was 10 years old, mowing lawns and doing yard work in his neighborhood. He started doing landscape installation in 2007 with a friend from high school, and as a student of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, he formed Smith Lawn and Landscape, LLC in 2010. Since that time, with the help of many good friends, he has grown Smith Lawn & Landscape from a one-man operation with a push mower in the trunk of his car into one of the largest landscape installation companies in southern Minnesota. Jordan is very active in the company, working daily with our leadership team on all aspects of the business. Jordan takes pride in his employees, many of whom he considers friends, and the culture around the business that allows those friendships to prosper. 

In his free time, Jordan likes to spend time with his wife Laura, and their four sons. Jordan and his boys enjoy playing at the shop with remote control trucks, bikes and power wheels, riding the Razr and playing in the mud, sand and mulch piles. Jordan, Laura and the kids enjoy spending time with their parents/grandparents who live nearby in Mankato and New Ulm. 

Seth Ferkenstad

Seth Ferkenstad

Chief of Finances

Seth joined our team in May of 2017. He is a great asset to our team with his financial acumen and his many years of experience in small business.  Seth has a bachelor's in Business Administration from Bethany Lutheran College with a minor in Mathematics, as well as a bachelor's in Accounting from Mankato State University.  Before joining the team, Seth worked as a tax manager at a local accounting firm.

In his spare time, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, watching sports as well as competing in them.

Matt Kramer

Matt Kramer

Operations Manager

Matt came on board in early 2018, and he brings with him 15 years of experience in the landscape industry.  He first started by helping a local landscaper in his hometown of Owatonna, then continuing in college by working at a wholesale nursery.  Matt has a Construction Management degree from MN State University, Mankato. After college, he worked as a foreman for irrigation and concrete edging.  Not only did he succeed in summer landscaping projects, he also managed a large snow removal operation before joining our team.  Matt brings a lot to our team being that he also ran his own business for 5 years; specializing in outdoor living areas, lighting design, and water features. We are excited to have him here!

In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing softball and sand volleyball.  He also like to go snowmobiling and relaxing out on the lake.

Brady Lux

Brady Lux

Project Manager

Brady joined the team at Smith Lawn and Landscape in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design from South Dakota State University in Brookings. Brady has been working in the landscape industry for nearly 18 years. He started in high school working at a nursery and tree farm near his hometown of Sleepy Eye. With Brady's experience and incredible attention to detail, he will take your project idea and transform it into a finished product that will be the envy of the entire neighborhood!

Brady resides in Mapleton with his wife Julie, and their two children. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, camping, fishing, and cheering on the Maple River Eagles.

Carl Adamek

Carl Adamek

Landscape Designer & Sales

Carl came on board in the spring of 2016. Carl handles all of our picture designs, overhead landscape designs, and our 3D landscape designs. Carl grew up working at his family landscaping and nursery business in his hometown of Willmar, MN. Carl is currently enrolled at Minnesota State University-Mankato for Construction Management and Environmental Plant Sciences. With Carl’s vast knowledge and experience with plants, flowers, and shrubs, he can help you make the right choices to beautify your property!

In his free time, Carl likes to hang out with friends and family. He is also passionate about the outdoors.

Marie Rose

Marie Rose

Office Manager & Marketing Integrator

Marie joined our team in the spring of 2017. She has a bachelor's in Communication from Bethany Lutheran College. Marie is the first point of contact in the office.  She works hard to keep things running smoothly making sure customer inquiries are handled in a courteous and efficient manner.  She is a big asset to the marketing department specializing in the areas of web site and social media content.  Prior to joining our team, Marie worked a variety of jobs including working as a club concierge for Hazeltine National Golf Course.

Marie resides in Mankato and in her spare time likes to read, workout, fish - ice and open water, and spend time with family and friends.

Melissa Mashburn

Melissa Mashburn

Human Resources Generalist

Melissa started at Smith Lawn at the beginning of 2018.  The skills that Melissa has brought to the human resources department has proven be an important asset.   Her knowledge and expertise in recruiting and maintaining a satisfied workforce is a key ingredient to the company's success.  Melissa also handles payroll, employee relations, benefits, and orientation training.

Ricky the watch dog

Maverick, "Ricky"

Watch Dog

Maverick aka "Ricky" is our shop dog. He lives on the property and watches over the property in the evening. We are not really sure what Ricky does at night because he is the only one at work, but we are pretty sure he makes sure no cats are allowed on the property and is a really good watch dog. Ricky spends most of the day sleeping but his watch dog responsibilities resume as soon as anyone in the office starts eating. He is sure to watch you eat every bite and you won't have to worry about the 3 second rule when Ricky is around!

Trust the professionals from Smith Lawn & Landscape for all of your lawn and landscaping needs. Call us today at (507) 218-4596 for a free estimate!

We Guarantee You'll Love Our Services!

My one and only concern is that YOU are happy with the work we do for you! If for any reason you're not absolutely, positively 100% satisfied with our work, I WON'T BE HAPPY EITHER. That means I WILL NOT REST until we make it right. I will immediately send my team to fix the problem or address your concern, no questions asked... If it's still not to your satisfaction we will pay one of our competitors to fix it for you... That is how strongly I believe that you will love what we do. Let us prove it to you!

- Jordan Smith, Owner

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