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Get to Know Weed Man Madison, WI

The Weed Man Madison, WI team lives and works in the communities that we serve. Offering quality service is our main goal for our customers and neighbors. Meet your Madison, WI Weed Man team of lawn specialists who are professionally trained to manage all of your lawn care needs. We're happy to introduce ourselves!
 

TERRY KURTH | DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Terry Kurth

Terry graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a B.S. degree in Agronomy. Terry worked as a golf course superintendent in Northeastern Wisconsin after graduating from the U.W. He has been a past President of the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association, the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, the WI Green Industry Federation and the Mendota Gridiron Club, and currently serves on the Board of the Mid Am Horticultural Show. He has also served on the executive board of the WI Agri-Business Council and is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Ag & Life Sciences College of UW-Madison. Kurth received the WI Green Industry Distinguished Service Award in 1996. In 2000, Landscape Management magazine gave Kurth its Man of the Year Award for the Lawn Care Industry, and in November of 2002 he received the 2002 Leadership Award from Lawn & Landscape magazine. Spending family time with his eight grandsons and two granddaughters and watching his beloved Wisconsin Badgers compete in just about any sport are some of his favorite pastimes. 

 

ANDY KURTH | PRESIDENT

Andy Kurth

Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science with emphasis in Turf Management and Agribusiness. In 2019, Andy was awarded the Lawn and Landscape Emerging leader award which is given to a landscaping professional who is setting the tone for the younger generation. Andy serves as president of the Lawn Care Association of Wisconsin and volunteers with Project Healing Waters. Andy also takes part on the "Friends of Clean Lakes" board for the Clean Lakes Alliance. When Andy is away from the  office, you can find him fly fishing in one of Wisconsin's beautiful streams, spending time with his wife Nicole, or playing games with their three children, Dawson, Addy, and Logan, on their lawn at home.


DR. BRAD DEBELS | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS    

Dr. Brad DeBels

Brad graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in Soil Science and a B.S. degree in Agronomy. Brad spent 7 years with the O.J. Noer Turfgrass and Education facility, and has presented at the Wisconsin & Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Association. Currently, Brad is the Chair of the WI Turfgrass Association and has written articles for Green Side Up, Grass Roots, and multiple scientific publications. In his spare time, Brad enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

 

RYAN FITZGERALD | REGIONAL MANAGER
 

Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan studied Business Management at MATC, and then went on to take this experience to the Hotel and Hospitality Industry. This is where he learned how to address a variety of situations as well as ensure guest satisfaction with his customer service skills. Ryan has since been at Weed Man for five years, with three as Branch Manager at the Madison office. Ryan has recently taken on the roll of Regional Manager for WI. In his off time, Ryan can be found on the golf course, on the water fishing, or sampling the fare of one of the many Madison restaurants.

JARED REAR | BRANCH MANAGER

Jared Rear

Jared has 6 years of experience in the green industry with the 4 years being with the greater Weed Man Madison area. In his time with Weed man, Jared has held many different roles in Sales, Marketing and operations. Jared’s most recent roll is the Branch Manager of Janesville. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching Wisconsin athletics, golfing and playing baseball.


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