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    Chris L. Utz
    Allen Massey
    Brandon Trull
    Charles Utz
    Corey Johnson
    Dan Corrigan
    Eric Zapata
    Fred Wendland
    Jason Stubblefield
    Lee Idom
    Michael Frith
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When you hire Utz Environmental Services, you’re hiring a team of degreed professionals with more than 150 years of combined experience.

With a full-time labor force of more than 120 employees, we have the manpower and the resources to handle your project on time and under budget. And without compromising on quality.
Finally, we perform 96% of our work. We only use subcontractors when it’s best for our clients.

 
About Chris L. Utz, Owner

Chris L. Utz is the owner of Utz Environmental Services. Chris has always been an industrious worker. So it’s no surprise that he founded the company in 1995, while attending the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering.
Active in the business community, Chris was president of the Austin Lawn Sprinkler Association (ALSA) in 2002. He is also a member of several associations, including Texas Turf & Irrigation Association (TTIA), Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), Texas Nursery Landscape Association (TNLA), Austin Apartment Association (AAA), Austin Lawn Sprinkler Association (ALSA), and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

He is a Licensed Irrigator (#5625).

Chris gained his knowledge of the landscaping industry from his father, Charles Utz, who oversaw Fairview Nursery, and also Landscape, Fence and Supply.

 
About Allen Massey, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Allen Massey, landscape maintenance supervisor, has more than five years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Allen holds a B.S. in recreation and parks from Texas A&M University. Before joining Utz, Allen was a landscape maintenance supervisor for Robco Landscaping where he was responsible for acquiring and servicing landscape maintenance accounts. Allen is active in the community and serves on the board of the Georgetown Youth Baseball Association, is a member of Texas A&M Association of Former Students, Williamson County A&M Club, and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ACLA).

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About Brandon Trull, Supervisor for Landscape, Irrigation, and Construction Crews

Brandon Trull, a supervisor for landscape, irrigation, and construction crews, has more than three years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Before joining Utz, Brandon was an information systems technician in the Navy for four years where he was responsible for voice and data communications from ship to ship and ship to shore. Brandon is a licensed irrigator (L.I. 9294).

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About Charles Utz, General Manager of Residential Sales and Production

Charles Utz, general manager of residential sales and production, has more than 41 years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Charles is a third generation Texas nurseryman and the Utz family experience can be traced back to 1893, as one of the original growers of Tyler Roses. Prior to joining Utz, Charles was the owner of Landscape, Fence & Supply in Longview, Texas. He has also worked for Fairview Nursery as a landscape manager and sales representative. He's received many prestigious awards for his hard work and services and an honorable mention for the development of Village Park in Longview, Texas from Southern Living Magazine. He is a member of the Austin Lawn Sprinkler Association (ALSA) and the Texas Nursery Landscape Association (TNLA). Charles is a licensed irrigator (L.I. 3440).

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About Corey Johnson, Estimator and Purchasing Director

Corey Johnson, estimator and purchasing director, has more than 15 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Prior to joining Utz, Corey worked at Robco Landscaping as an estimator and purchasing specialist. Corey holds a B.S. in agriculture from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University).

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About Dan Corrigan, Commercial Superintendent and Safety Manager

Dan Corrigan, a commercial superintendent and safety manager, has more than two years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Dan holds his associate's degree in environmental science from the Coastal Ben College in Beeville, Texas. Dan is an active member of the Austin Construction Education Council and the National Center for Construction Education and Research Instructor Certification.

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About Eric Zapata, Service and Repairs Department Manager

Eric Zapata manages the service and repairs department. Eric has more than 16 years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry and has won awards such as, "Certified Master Pump Technician," for his excellent work in his field. Before joining Utz, Eric was a manager for Water Zone, Inc. where he was responsible for inventory control, receiving, and the company's Austin store.

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About Fred Wendland, Project Manager

Fred Wendland, a project manager, has more than three years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Prior to joining Utz, Fred worked as a ranch manager in Lake City, Colorado. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Fred holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Fred is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and the Texas Ex's Association.

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About Jason Stubblefield, Irrigation Service Repair Specialist

Jason Stubblefield is an irrigation service repair specialist at Utz Environmental Services. Prior to joining Utz, Jason was a landscape and irrigation repair technician and a sales representative at Geoscapes of Texas, Inc. He was also the project manager for customer satisfaction. Jason brings extensive knowledge of the landscape and irrigation industry to Utz and is a valuable employee.

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About Lee Idom, Maintenance Supervisor and Sales Representative

Lee Idom, maintenance supervisor and sales representative, has more than two years in the landscape and irrigation industry. Prior to joining Utz, Lee was a maintenance supervisor for Lonestar Landscapes where he was responsible for acquiring and servicing commercial and residential accounts. Lee holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Lee is a member of the Austin Apartment Association (AAA) and the Texas Ex's Association.

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About Michael Frith, Commercial Project Superintendent

Michael Frith, a commercial project superintendent, has more than 10 years experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Before joining Utz, Michael worked at Stephen F. Austin State University on their mast arboretum. Michael holds a B.S. in horticulture with a minor in biology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Michael and a team of professionals from Utz Environmental Services were declared winners of the Irrigation Challenge given by the Old Enfield Homeowners Association in 2000. Michael is a member of the Austin Lawn Sprinkler Association (ALSA), Texas Nursery Landscape Association (TNLA), and is a licensed irrigation (L.I. 9291).

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