Meet the A&H Team

tim austin

Tim is a Co-Owner and the President of A&H Lawn Service, Inc. He co-founded the company, along with Brandon Hertel, in 1991. Tim oversees all aspects of landscape construction, irrigation maintenance, and winter services. He attended Washtenaw Community College and completed landscape design classes at Lansing Community College. Tim is also HC3 certified by the Hydrologic Certified Conservation Contractor Program, and an EPA Water Sense Partner.

Brandon Hertel

Brandon is a Co-Owner and the Vice President of A&H. With Tim Austin, he co-founded our company in 1991. Today Brandon oversees lawn maintenance, landscape maintenance, and snow & ice removal for our customers. Brandon attended Eastern Michigan University and earned a turf management degree from Michigan State University. He holds a Master Gardener Certificate, a Pesticide Applicator's License, and is a Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP).

Kristy vanderpool

As A&H's Office Manager, Kristy oversees the company's day-to-day business operations; including customer communications, employee processes, accounts payable & receivable, budgeting, social media, and payroll processing. She joined A&H in 1997 after attending Eastern Michigan University.

keegan grounds

As our Operations / Account Manager, Keegan works closely with Tim & Brandon to keep things running smoothly in both the landscape construction and landscape maintenance divisions, as well as with snow removal operations. Keegan attended Eastern Michigan University and earned his degree, in Business Management, from Siena Heights University. Keegan has been a key member of the A&H team since 2001.

Jim hoeft

Jim is the newest member of our Management Team! A 1992 Saline High School graduate, Jim earned his Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University in 1996. Jim has been in the snow removal business since 1997 and working full-time in the lawn and landscaping industry since 2007. As our Operations Manager, overseeing the Lawn Care Division of A&H, he brings a fresh perspective and years of experience to our company. Jim joined the A&H team in April of 2019

charles sukis

Charlie began working with A&H in 1997. He is one of only a few team members who has worked in all of the company's divisions; including lawn care, landscaping, and irrigation. Charlie currently oversees the daily operations of the irrigation crews as our Irrigation Division Manager.

Tom Irwin

Tom heads up our Landscape Maintenance Crew. He has a handful of customers whose landscapes he keeps pristine and meticulously maintained each season. Tom is a licensed pesticide applicator and learns more about plant varieties and landscape maintenance services every day. Tom has been keeping our residential maintenance customers happy since 2009!

jeremy cole

Jeremy has been with A&H since 2009. He keeps our operation running smoothly by keeping our vehicles and equipment serviced and running efficiently. With more than 25 vehicles, a dozen or so trailers and mowers, quite a few loaders and other pieces of machinery, plus all of our small tools and equipment...he has his hands full and never lets us down!

payton hertel

Payton is a licensed pesticide applicator and works incredibly hard to keep all of our sites maintained and weed-free! In the winter months she helps manage the operations of our sidewalk snow removal crews; consisting of 10 crews and approximately 30 crew members. Payton has been a part of the A&H team since 2017.