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 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.
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 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.
Jeff Arbogust – Landscape Maintenance Manager
Jeff has many decades of experience in landscape maintenance and design.
As a young man, he was asked to manage a Nursery in Austin and told the owner he did not know a dandelion from a tulip, but would love to learn! It turned out that Jeff fell in love with trees, dirt, and plants. He hired two landscape architects and worked under them for 15 years, learning design and plants and taking courses in horticulture. Jeff started his own firm in 1974 and loves the industry.
Jeff was fortunate enough to be chosen to work with First Lady “Lady Bird” Johnson in installing over 2,200 trees along Town Lake in Austin, Texas. He later started the first wholesale brokerage nursery in Austin called Switch Willo. Jeff also created the first plant leasing company that designed malls and office buildings with tropical plants, to include “Green Buildings” where he installed plants that detoxify the air.
I love designing outdoor landscapes for commercial and residential projects. Creating winning landscape impressions and helping others grow in their love for trees, plants, and flowers reflects my dedication to the industry.
Some projects Jeff has undertaken include:
- The Jack Nicolas Golf Course – Cimarron Hills
- Michael and Susan Dell – 121-acre Home
- Tony Burger Football Field
- Travis County Courthouse
- The 911 Center for the City of Austin – CETEC
- Steiner Ranch Sub-division (including its parks, pool center, and common areas)
- Lago Vista Sub-division and Country Club
- Highland Lakes Country Club
- 5 Costco’s in Austin, San Antonio, and Lubbock, Texas
Adam Roten – Landscaping Manager
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.
Jeff Cox – Pool Service Manager
Jeff has nearly ten years of experience encompassing roles in Texas and Colorado. Jeff has been involved in all aspects of pool service, from cleaning pools, installing and repairing all types of pool equipment, re-modeling and building pools, and building and running his own pool business.
Jeff has literally done it all in pools, from digging the holes and laying rebar to implementing and managing the most advanced intelligent chemical management systems on the market. Jeff is a chemical expert and well versed at troubleshooting/repairing pool automation systems.
Jeff is a Texan who loves the outdoors; He spends his free time exploring the hiking trails and paddle boarding the rivers and lakes of Austin, as well as regular and disc golfing. Jeff loves house plants and has filled his house with both native and exotic plants.
Teresa Wright – Office Manager
Teresa recently moved to Austin from Canada after spending a year in Hawaii. She has dedicated her career to customer service and office administrative positions.
Before moving to Hawaii, she worked at one of the largest Insurance companies in Canada for 5 years, in the personal insurance division working closely with clients. Teresa is friendly and personable, always wanting to give the best service to clients and customers, whether in person or on the phone.
Teresa loves to travel, explore, discover, and learn about people and new places. She believes that life should be an adventure and to live each day to the fullest. Teresa loves to help people and strives to do her best with whatever situation or problem may arise, always wanting to make sure everyone is happy.
Exceptional Pool, Pest, and Lawn Services
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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