About Us

Premier Lawn Care Technicians you can trust to "go the extra square foot".

Why Us?

J Rick lawn and tree affordable lawn careJ. Rick Lawn & Tree’s number one goal is to provide customers with the most complete, detailed, thorough lawn and tree healthcare services and distinguish ourselves as a cut above in both quality and value.

In order to be the premier lawn care and tree healthcare professionals in the Colorado Springs area, we believe that perception is important. Showing up to a customer’s property in a clean, organized truck, dressed professionally, and face to face contact are what set us apart as a lawn and tree healthcare company.

Our mission is to consistently deliver visible results that reveals quality and value and to be able to anticipate and respond to customer needs, responsibly and knowledgably. Also, to be conscientious of the products we apply and the services we provide to instill customer trust and retention.

Our state certified technicians have the highest level of training which allows them to expertly provide the best possible services at your home or business. Additionally, J. Rick partners with trusted green industry professionals to be able to provide our customers with superior products designed for our local climate.

We care about keeping you up to date with live and local information. We strive to provide you with updates pertaining to weather/environmental conditions and how they may affect your landscape, so that you may make the most informed decisions about your property.

Accolades & Certifications

We are accredited with a Better Business Bureau A+ rating and are committed to making good faith efforts to resolve any customer complaints. In 2015 the Southern CO BBB recognized Jon Rick as Young Entrepreneur of the year.

Our technicians and supervisor are certified and licensed through the Colorado Department of Agriculture with the following:

  • CDA Qualified Supervisor License (Turf, Ornamental, and Right of Way)
  • CDA Rangeland Pest Control
  • CDA Forest Pest Control
  • CDA Certified Operator License
  • CDA Commercial Applicator License

J. Rick Lawn & Tree, Inc. is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. ALCC is a trade association serving Colorado's landscape community. Jon and his technicians operate under ALCC's core values. Jon also holds the 2012 Outlook Emerging Leader Award from ALCC.

The Landscape Industry Certified programs are designed to help advance careers and the landscape industry. Certification elevates professional landscape industry standards, enhances individual performance and recognizes individuals who demonstrate knowledge essential to the industry. Their skills and knowledge have been tested and proven.

Jon is recognized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals as a Certified Turf-grass Professional for Cool Season Lawns and as a Certified Landscape Professional.

ISA Certified Arborists are trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture and must also adhere to the Code of Ethics that strengthens the credibility and reliability of the workforce.


"Jon Rick is a man of high integrity who has worked hard to become a respected professional in the Colorado Springs business community. Jon and I have worked together on many landscape projects and he has always exceeded my expectations…especially with communication. I would recommend Jon’s company to anyone looking for a quality lawn care experience."

Jeff Weisburg, (Owner) Weisburg Landscape Maintenance

"Jon Rick is a professional in every sense of the word. He is dedicated to increasing the professionalism of this industry and does a great job through his work with the Association of Landscape Contractors of Colorado. I’d highly recommend J. Rick’s Lawn and Tree as a dependable and responsible company."

Ann Campbell, Colorado Stoneworks Landscaping

Meet the Team

Jon Rick Owner of J. Rick Lawn & Tree

Jon Rick

Owner (CLP, CTP-CSL)

Jon has been in the lawn and tree industry in Colorado Springs since 2004. In this time he has gained extensive knowledge on local climate conditions, soil types, and how proper applications and products will allow clients to have the best possible results from a lawn service. He has continued his quest for knowledge by earning Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) and Certified Turfgrass Professional for Cool Season Lawns (CTP-CSL) through the national organization, NALP. Jon is also a Qualified Supervisor in Turf, Ornamental, and Industrial Right of Way through the Colorado Department of Agriculture. He earned a B.S. in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2006.

Jon is actively involved in the community and landscape industry. He is actively involved with the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado Southern Chapter, which has completed over $100,000 in charity landscape projects in Colorado Springs in the last 6 years. In 2012, Jon was given the Outlook Emerging Leader Award by the ALCC for his significant contributions to the landscape industry. Jon was also named Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2010 and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by the BBB & SBDC. Jon has contributed to multiple articles, and has been featured twice in the national publication, Lawn & Landscape Magazine. He enjoys taking time to mentor others in the landscape industry.

Expert Office Team

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Marni Parnell

Office Manager

Marni Parnell is a Colorado Springs native who has been working in customer service for the past 20 years. She is a married mother of three children and has a passion for live music. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and dogs. Marni is a valued member and leader of our team.


Oliver Vanpinski

Operations Assistant

Oliver grew up in an Air Force family but didn’t move to Colorado until 8 years ago. Now the Springs is his home. He loves to spend his free time camping, going to concerts, and catching baseball games. Oliver is new to lawn care but has worked in the service industry for 15 years and is a remarkable member of this great team.

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Fred Sontag

Operations Manager

Colorado became my home at the age of 9. With a passion for the great outdoors, I am an avid gardener. For over two decades, I've been involved in the exhilarating world of Motorsports, both as a racer and a dedicated coach. Additionally, I bring 25 years of expertise in the landscaping industry.

Premier Lawn Care Technicians

All of our technicians are required to complete 60 hours of classroom, instructional, and on the job training per year. J. Rick Lawn & Tree, Inc. is a licensed Commercial Applicator. Additionally, all of our technicians are Certified Operators through the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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Ryan Mueller


Ryan Mueller is a seasoned professional in the green industry, with 9 years of experience under his belt. He has a particular expertise in lawn care, with additional continuing education in trees. Ryan has lived in Colorado Springs for the past 3 years, but originally hails from the St. Louis, Missouri area.


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Billy Ross


Billy Ross is a turf expert with 20 years of experience in the golf course maintenance side of our industry and entering his 2nd full season with J. Rick. His specialty is in turf and ornamental bed care and treatment. Billie is single, but has a close relationship with his sister and her children. In his free time, Billy enjoys listening to hard rock music while maintaining lawns.

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Jason McDowell


Jason McDowell is a lawn expert who has been with J. Rick for two seasons. He is a dynamic team member who is always willing to help out wherever he is needed. In addition to his work with us, Jason is currently in school pursuing a degree in computer sciences and technology.

Anticipating your needs and providing excellent service above all else - That's the J. Rick difference.