ABOUT US


MARK McCONNELL

Hi my name is Mark! My passion for grass and lawn care started early in my life. My favorite toy as a child was a plastic “mow mow”. I loved to follow my Dad around the yard while he  mowed. In high school, I advanced to the ACSI state science fair with a project on “The Effect of Nitrogen on the Growth Process of Grass”. I started mowing lawns for neighbors in the neighborhood, and was the caretaker of a local miniature golf course in Canton, OH. I was (and still am) obsessed with straight lines while mowing!

I considered going to Wooster School of Agriculture after high school, but instead chose to play basketball and soccer at Mount Vernon Nazarene College. After graduation I chose a career in athletic retail. I soon missed the outdoors and went to work for a large national lawn care company in Columbus, OH. I loved being a specialist and treating lawns on a daily basis, and I quickly elevated to a manager at the largest branch in the company. I became very discouraged in the quality of work the company provided. It was more about how many lawns could be treated each day, rather than doing a quality job and getting the best results possible. Most of my time was spent dealing with customer complaints. 

It has been my dream to run my own lawn care company. I am obsessed with my work. I am a perfectionist, and feel that customer’s should get what they pay for, and expect results. I consistently tell potential customers that most everyone uses the exact same products, but it is the person applying these products that is the most important part of the equation. I am a licensed lawn care professional, and am extremely proud of the properties I currently service.

I have been married to my wife, Samantha for 19 years. I am also the proud father of three children… Megan (14), Nick (11), and Avery (3).


RICH KADEL

Hi my name is Rich Kadel and I am currently a founding Co-Owner for Premium Green.

I am dedicated to the highest possible standards of service and integrity. I am here, with the intention of making a difference in the lives of our clients, and the community.

Born in Marion, Ohio and growing up in the country I developed a passion for the outdoors. Always working alongside my Grandfather together to create a landscape around our home that would be one where I would climb trees with my sisters, enjoy shade under a big oak tree, and sit with family and share conversations and stories. Some of my favorite memories as a child where spent in my yard.

In addition to being dedicated to the success of Premium Green I am also a District Manager for Finish Line Corporation. I have 23 years of experience in retail, management, business, and customer service. As a leader, I am devoted to education and business systems that support the on going needs of our clients and keep Premium Green on the cutting edge.

In my down time I enjoy golfing, being a raving fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, I love spending time at the beach, and hanging out with family and
friends.

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