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Custom Lawn’s Great Hometown Experts – Rory O’Donovan

Our great people set us apart from other companies in Kansas City. We want to take the time to introduce you to who you speak with on the phone, the guys who are taking care of your lawn & landscape, or those behind the scenes making sure everything at Custom Lawn runs smoothly. Rory has been with Custom Lawn for nearly 10 years now. He comes from a background of maintaining some of the premium golf courses in the Kansas City area. Rory, like all the folks at Custom Lawn, thrives on finding ways to make people’s lives easier. He does it best by looking at lawns and landscape plants, finding what may be causing problems and providing solutions with his great team of lawn and landscape experts.

Q&A With Custom Lawn, Plant Health Department Manager, Rory O’Donovan:

Q: Where were you born?

A: Colby, KS

Q: How long have you been with Custom Lawn?

A: 9 Years

Q: What do you do at Custom Lawn?

A: Manage the Lawn Care, Home Insect, Plant Health & Lawn Renovation divisions

Q: How long have you been working in the green industry?

A: 18 years

Q: What is your favorite part of working for Custom Lawn?

A: The Family atmosphere

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?

A: Fish and watch and coach my kids sports

Q: What’s your least favorite thing to do outside of work?

A: Running

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: Yes, a Great Dane named Titan

Q: What’s your favorite movie line or quote?

A: “Did we just become best friends?” Step Brothers

Q: If you could choose someone as your mentor, who would it be?

A: My father

Q: What would be the first thing you would do if you won the lottery tonight?

A: Go on vacation for a year

Q: If you could have any super-power, what would you choose?

A: The gift of flight

Q: If you were stuck on an island, what are three things you would take with you?

A: A camper, fishing pole, and some kind of solar powered generator

Q: What advice would you give to brand new Custom Lawn employees?

A: Follow the golden rule and you will be fine where ever you go.

Q: What advice would you give to brand new Custom Lawn customers?

A: Follow our advice and we can get your lawn to where you want it to be

Q: What is your favorite place in the world to eat?

A: Kanas City Joe’s

Q: What’s your favorite plant

A: Tall Fescue

Q: Anything else unique about you that you’d like our customers to know?

Speed Round:

Q: Messy or organized?

A: Messy

Q: Salty or sweet?

A: Salty

Q: Coke or Pepsi?

A: Coke

Q: Chocolate or vanilla?

A: Chocolate

Q: Rock or Country?

A: Rock

Q: Sneakers or Sandals?

A: Sneakers

Q: Books or video games?

A: Video Games

Q: Plane or car?

A: Plane

Q: Winter or Summer?

A: Summer

Q: Tent or RV?


Q: Cats or Dogs?

A: Dogs

If you’re interested in having Rory visit your lawn to diagnose issues you may be having with your turf or any plants on your property, visit www.customlawn.com or call the office at 913-782-8315 any time!

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The Custom Lawn Advantage

  • Your Personal Technician has a college degree, is experienced, and is your trusted advisor.
  • Environmentally Responsible Approach - Our top concerns are you and your family’s safety & the long term health of our beautiful planet.
  • Always available with a friendly voice.
  • Our goal is to always provide honest advice & real solutions to our customers.
  • We provide full service-residential & commercial lawn care, mowing, & irrigation services. We also maintain your trees, shrubs and landscape.
  • Locally owned by the same family since 1981.

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