About Us

Nan and I were married in 2009 and began a family shortly thereafter, in Louisa, VA. I had employment from the electric company as a licensed reactor operator at the nearby North Anna Nuclear Power Station. We had three children fairly quickly and then some time later added twin girls. Life could not be more complicated, or so it seemed!

Our wedding

Moving back to VA right after wedding

The family just after our move to Kansas.

Our adventure began in the summer of 2018 when Nan and I attended her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and Family Reunion here in the Kansas City area. After spending two weeks in the area, we knew that we wanted to live and raise our kids here. We decided that we wanted to buy a local business and immerse ourselves in the community. I resigned from my job, we sold our house, and we moved 1,000 miles to Overland Park, KS. Within the month we had closed on the purchase of ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ a local business that had beautified the metro for the past 40 years. With the help of the previous owners, Bill and Richard, we have had great success in our first years.

Our desire has always been to expand and we branched out in 2021 with the creation of ‘Ella’s Irrigation & Plowing’.  Ella is our oldest daughter and has so many of the qualities that we wish to emulate in this venture.  She is a hard-worker that completes each task before moving on.  She is compassionate and treats everyone with dignity.  She is punctual and never forgets commitments!  All these attributes and more made naming the business after her so easy.
We hope that you will reach out to us and let us help with any irrigation and plowing needs you have.  We are committed to exceeding your expectations and helping the community around us.
Photos clockwise from upper left:
Ella all ready for her first meet
Ella before her baptism
Ella loving to skate
Ella’s first trip to Loose Park