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Get to Know Weed Man

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


Tom Mauer | Owner

Tell us about yourself

“I started landscaping in 1977 and have focused on growing my business by helping to grow our people. Since 2001, I have operated a Weed Man franchise in the Greater Springfield-Hartford area. In 2015, my team was honored to receive the Weed Man USA Award of Excellence for top achievement within Weed Man USA. A core principle of mine is doing what I can to prevent people from suffering due to hunger. We commit support and resources to support Food Banks and Soup Kitchens in the communities we service.”


What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?


“My hobbies outside of Weed Man include: camping, hiking, golfing and gardening.”



When Weed Man is a success… what does that look and feel like to you?


I feel Weed Man is successful when I can grow the company while also seeing employees grow their careers and as people. To me it’s a Win-Win situation.”



Kyle Carlson | General Manager

Tell us about yourself


“I’ve worked for Weed Man since 2006. I started as a Door Knocker, then became a technician while I attended UMASS Amherst. Once I graduated with an associates degree in Turf-Grass Management I was promoted to a Senior technician. Once I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication in 2012, I decided to take on Canvassing Manager. The following year I was promoted to Sales Manager, which led me to my current position of Branch Manager for Weed Man Springfield.”


What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?


“Outside of Weed Man I play in a men’s Hockey league as a Goaltender. I also enjoy playing golf, as well as spending time with my wife and son.”


When Weed Man is a success what does that look like for you?


“For me, Weed Man’s success comes through the growth of our people. Seeing our employees evolve as people and employees gives me an overwhelming sense of pride.” 



JACK TERSAVICH | Sales Manager

Tell us about yourself


“I started working for Weed Man Springfield when I was 19, as a technician. After two and a half years as a technician I was promoted to Service Manager. Later that year, I took on coordination of door-to-door canvassing. In the Spring of 2021, after four and a half years with Weed Man, I was promoted to Branch Manager of Weed Man Hartford. Also, I am currently working on my Bachelors in Business Administration.”



What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?


“My hobbies outside of Weed Man include: cooking, playing drums, listening to music and podcasts, watching football, movies and exercising.”



When Weed Man is a success… what does that look like to you?


“Success at Weed Man is being able to help grow and prepare your peers, employees and self for endeavors not only at work, but throughout our lives. We are successful when we play a part in increasing the quality of life for our customers and employees, alike.” 




Bryan Brown | Technical Supervisor

Tell us about yourself:


“I have a masters degree in health education and a bachelors in movement education. I spent 20 years as an educator and coach before coming to Weed Man as a Technician. Now, I am an educator and coach as the Director of Operations at Weed Man.” 



What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have 


“Being a man of a certain age, I have converted from playing sports to watching them. Also, I have become interested in doing more woodworking in the near future.” 



What is your philosophy on treatment of your employees?


“I aspire to treat each employee with respect and show them that they are a crucial part of our team. I feel that helping to develop each individual as a person and employee will help them contribute to the business. Ultimately, this growth will help them achieve personal success.”


Tell us about yourself

I began working at Weed Man in 2017 as a technician. Shortly after, I became the tree and shrub specialist. I was in this position for three years until I was offered to become a service manager. After a year and a half of being a Service Manager, as well as completing the UMASS Green School program, I was offered my current position of Quality Control Manager.

What hobbies outside of Weed Man do you have?

In my free time I enjoy fishing, rock climbing and spending time with my family.



When Weed Man is a success... what does that look like?


Our success is shown by our great customer retention. This gives me pride knowing our employees deliver great work and customer service day in and day out.