About YardDoc’s History and Vision

YardDoc was created in 2016 by Adrian Fowler. His mission was to build a professional services business focused on maintaining and enhancing everything outside.

The company evolved with the purchase of a handful of existing Austin service businesses. Two of those original business owners are still very much a part of the YardDoc team. This means that although the business is relatively new, it offers more than twenty years of expertise in each area of service.

Our goal is to be your preferred partner for exterior property services across Austin, Texas. We achieve customer satisfaction and loyalty with long term relationships, great service, consistent communication, and fair pricing. We live by our motto and guarantee: Professional Service and Personal Care.

The YardDoc Management Team

Adrian Fowler

I enjoy helping people, it energizes me, and this is why I started YardDoc. The caveat is that I hate failing people – and that makes it really, really tough when things don’t work out exactly as planned. We do offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee though, so if we make a mistake, we make it right or we don’t charge for the service.

Adrian studied finance (CA (SA)) in college and went on to earn an MBA. He started his first business while still a student. His offerings included looking after pets, pool cleaning, lawn mowing, and handyman services. He hired and managed fellow students to deliver these services.

Adrian lived and worked in South Africa, Vienna, Austria, and Prague in the Czech Republic. He was involved in many businesses before deciding to settle in Austin, Texas and launch YardDoc.

Adam Roten

Adam started in property services in 2003. Initially, he worked in pools, landscape, irrigation, and holiday lighting. Ultimately, he specialized in landscaping. Adam started and ran his own landscape services business for eight years before YardDoc bought into his business in 2016.

Adam loves the outdoors, whether working on landscape design, or camping, hiking, or biking in nature. When designing new gardens, Adam factors in Austin’s climate to recommend the plants that would do well here. This localized expertise led him to specialize in Xeriscapes and native plants. Adam also has a long history working with trees, offers a special focus on native trees, and is an avid arborist.

Jim Smith

Jim studied electrical engineering and has been involved in many aspects of construction. His swimming pool services career started in 1996 with the launch of his own pool business. Over the last 18 years, Jim has gained vast experience in everything from pool maintenance and repairs, pool building, and remodeling, to pool inspections, and pool safety code development.

Jim serves as an instructor for certified pool operators and has filled several local and regional leadership positions over the years with IPSSA, the national pool and spa industry association. He is a perfectionist who gets a kick out of being able to fix something that someone else couldn’t. Helping people and seeing the results of the projects he’s involved in, is invigorating for him.

Daniel Keister

Daniel has degrees in Sports Management and Parks and Recreation. But he has a mindset that he is still growing and always learning. Daniel’s landscape services career started in 2001 covering various aspects of landscaping and landscape maintenance.

Dan is an avid sports enthusiast, originally as a high-level competitor, and now as a keen supporter. He wants to make a difference in this world. Helping young people grow their careers is a passion, as is gardening and horticulture.

Kerry Collie Watson

Kerry is a UT Grad who loves cooking, animals, and her family. She enjoys gardening in her spare time and taking in the live music opportunities in Austin.

Kerry ran her own business for many years before focusing on Finance and Admin, which is now her specialty. She helps keep YardDoc running efficiently so we can focus on wowing our customers.

Exceptional Pool, Pest, and Lawn Services

We deliver personalized service to each customer and help our employees build careers they can be proud of.

YardDoc employees are trained to the highest industry standards and use the latest equipment and systems. This ensures you receive the level of knowledge and care required to maintain the exterior of your property.

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