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Brandon Rushing

About Us

Your yard.
In good hands.

Choose your contractor with confidence — we’ve spent the last 25 years crafting an experience you can feel good about.

To Virginians, home is a retreat from the demands of a busy lifestyle — and their outdoor spaces are the perfect place to connect with nature and their loved ones.

Keeping those spaces looking great takes time... time you don’t often have. You know you may need to hire someone to help with your lawn and gardens, but usually, those two require different contractors. Coordinating multiple companies to care for your property can be time-consuming and leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Thankfully, there’s a better way.

At Brandon Rushing Lawn and Garden Care, we want you to feel proud of your home and have time to enjoy it. We’ve made it our mission to care for you and your property — and we do it through Brandon’s Promise: a proprietary set of guidelines that ensure your yard looks great, and you feel good about your experience with us.

Our horticultural experts developed a proven 12-month program to keep both your lawn and gardens healthy — without the need to coordinate multiple contractors. On top of a plan that yields visible results, you can expect a refreshingly professional client experience. So relax and feel the confidence that comes from knowing your property in the right hands.

Our Guarantee

Brandon’s Promise

Relax and experience the confidence that comes from knowing your property is in the right hands. “Brandon’s Promise” is our commitment to ensure your experience with us is professional, and your property is always healthy and looking its best.

Dedicated support team.

A dedicated support team is available 24/7 to take your calls. They can access whatever information you need, will proactively communicate with you and be available to answer any of your questions. No need to wait for a call back!

Year-round packages.

Let the experts help you choose the right care plan. Enjoy healthy lawns and gardens with one of our three year-round programs developed by our horticulture professionals.

Extras are included.

Expect details that are typically considered “extras,” like regular soil testing, edge-trimming, aerating and hand-weeding, to come standard as part of your service.

Visible results.

Get a clear idea of the potential of your property and a plan to help you get there. Your dedicated lawn & garden care specialist will follow up to review your yard’s progress after 45 days, 90 days and a year.

Professional service.

From on-time appointments to clear communication and knowledgeable crews — we make sure you experience a high level of professionalism in every touch.

Clear communication.

Detailed proposals, accurate quotes and clear reports of completed work are just a few key steps of our process to make sure you know what to expect from us.

Meet Our Team

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Patrick Russell

Lawn & Garden Specialist

Landscape Industry Certified

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Patrick owned and operated a successful landscape company in Northern Virginia for 20...

Patrick owned and operated a successful landscape company in Northern Virginia for 20 years before joining forces with Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care in January 2016. Patrick works with clients and prospects to offer guidance and recommendations on what is best for their lawn and gardens. Patrick helps ensure that your work is done to the highest level and as promised by effectively communicating with your team. Patrick was born and raised in Northern Virginia and currently lives in Fairfax Station with his wife and two boys. Patrick enjoys coaching his boys in baseball & basketball.

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Elmer Del Cid

Lawn & Garden Specialist

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Elmer is originally from El Salvador. He came to the United States in 2000. He joined...

Elmer is originally from El Salvador. He came to the United States in 2000. He joined the Brandon Rushing team in 2001 as a Landscaping Crew Member. Through his years of experience, he went on to become a Landscape Foreman then a Lawn & Garden Applicator. In 2017, he accepted a promotion to a Lawn & Garden Specialist. He resides in Springfield with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and doing small renovations around the house.

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John Karas

Lawn & Garden Specialist

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John is originally from Buffalo, NY. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1985. He...

John is originally from Buffalo, NY. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1985. He graduated from Bishop O’Connell HS in Arlington in 1994. John received his Advanced Turfgrass Certificate from Penn State University and was in the golf course industry for 20 years before joining the Brandon Rushing Team in 2018. John, his wife Kelly, and their two children live in Centreville. John enjoys watching his kids play sports. He is a huge Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan. John is also the Voice of the Paul VI Panthers Football and Basketball teams.

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Jenny Addison

Support Team Manager

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Jenny has been with Brandon Rushing since 2007. She manages maintenance administration,...

Jenny has been with Brandon Rushing since 2007. She manages maintenance administration, scheduling and production. She supervises the office tasks and handles our client communication campaigns and community marketing. In her free time, Jenny enjoys indoor and outdoor activities with her family.

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Tammy Addison

Support Team Manager

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Tammy began working for Brandon Rushing in 2012. She manages landscaping administration...

Tammy began working for Brandon Rushing in 2012. She manages landscaping administration and coordinates all aspects of landscape projects and production from start to finish. She’s responsible for processing monthly billing, weekly deposits and daily transactions for our clients. She also plays a vital role in managing the office. In her free time, she enjoys long walks, meaningful relationships, live concerts, watching home improvement shows, and an occasional getaway.

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Iliana Valles

Support Team

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Iliana is originally from El Salvador. She came to the United States in 1997. She...

Iliana is originally from El Salvador. She came to the United States in 1997. She joined the Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care team in March of 2019. She considers herself a very spiritual person. Iliana is currently living in Springfield with her husband and her three kids. She enjoys spending time with her three boys and loves the outdoors and gardening.

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Ciara Nichols

Support Team

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Ciara joined the team in November 2017. She assists in scheduling appointments,...

Ciara joined the team in November 2017. She assists in scheduling appointments, customer service and general office productivity. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, long nature walks, make-up and going to the beach.

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Braudytt Reyes

Operations Manager

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Braudytt is originally from Honduras. He came to the United States in 2005. Braudytt...

Braudytt is originally from Honduras. He came to the United States in 2005. Braudytt has always strived to succeed with over 15 years of experience in lawn maintenance services. In 2018 Braudytt accepted a position with our company as a Crew Leader for our lawn maintenance team. In 2019 Braudytt moved his way up to a Lawn & Garden Applicator and in the same year he was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager. In 2020 he became an Operations Manager, where he facilitates and coordinates daily crew set-up, training and education. Braudytt Lives in Stafford, VA with his wife, two children, three dogs and two macaws. In his free time he enjoys being home with his family and working on cars.

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Carlos Martinez

Lead Fleet/Equipment Mechanic

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Carlos joined our team in 2004. He has over 25 years of experience in maintaining...

Carlos joined our team in 2004. He has over 25 years of experience in maintaining heavy-duty trucks and equipment. Carlos is responsible for maintaining all trucks and equipment for safety, maintenance and appearance. We take pride in our fleet of trucks and equipment and Carlos makes this a reality each day. All trucks and equipment that go out each day are clean, well maintained and inventoried for each tool. When our crews arrive they are ready to service your lawn and gardens.

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Brandon Rushing

Founder & President

Landscape Industry Certified

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Brandon formed Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care in 1995 just before entering George...

Brandon formed Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care in 1995 just before entering George Mason University. He continued operating the business while attending GMU full time, where he earned his B.S. in Business Management and wrestled for the Patriots. After graduation, Brandon continued his horticulture training by earning the Landscape Industry Certified Manager certification, through our leading industry association, NALP. Brandon enjoys coaching wrestling and most any outdoor activity. Brandon lives in Clifton, VA with his wife, Melissa, their four children and family dog, Zoey.

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Melissa Rushing

CFO & Business Operations Director

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Melissa started working at Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care in 2001. She oversees and...

Melissa started working at Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care in 2001. She oversees and manages all internal company operations. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Mason University and an MBA from Purdue. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys baking, the great outdoors, hiking, personal fitness activities and spending time with family and friends.

Keeping your neighborhood beautiful for 25 years.

When our founder Brandon was just 12 years old, he saw an opportunity to help his neighbors with yard work. With handwritten letters, he began offering his services.

Satisfied with their level of care, the word spread among friends and neighbors. In time, Brandon’s vision to help people keep their properties beautiful became a lifelong obsession.

Today, Brandon Rushing Lawn & Garden Care services over a thousand fine properties in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. We haven’t forgotten our humble beginnings, and we aren’t done yet.

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