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Meet The Lawn Care Professionals

Andy Birkholz Owner/ President

In 2000, Andy started mowing and maintaining neighbor’s yards with one riding lawn mower. As of today, he has grown the business into much more such as: lawn maintenance, turf control, mosquito control, landscaping, irrigation, etc., by listening to customers’ needs and wants. Andy graduated in 2008 from South Central College, in Mankato, with a degree in Business and Marketing Management. Andy wanted a business and team that has a strong impression of a small local business that really cares about the customer and not the growth of the business. Believing the growth would come, he has now had the doors open for 15+ years and looking forward to many more. Please reach out any time of the day if you have any questions or needs and we would love to talk with you.

Andy resides in Lester Prairie, MN with his wife, son, and dog. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family.

Dane Birkholz Vice President

Dane joined Andy’s Lawn & Snow in April of 2014. Prior to joining the team, he graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Business Management Degree. From there he went on to work for Enterprise Rent-a-Car in which he managed over 6 stores in the next 5 years and gained a knowledge of how the inside of a business works as well as customer relations. Dane oversees the day-to-day operations of each team as well as being in the field. In addition, he works with Andy to make sure the back end of the business such as: accounting, sales, customer satisfaction, retention, etc. are where they need to be.

Dane resides in Waconia, MN with his wife, daughter, and dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, going to the cabin, golfing, and spending time with his family and four-legged companions.

Eric Rasmussen Irrigation Lead

Eric joined the team in July of 2015. Eric has an extensive background in irrigation maintenance and servicing. Eric came to us with 8 years of experience in maintaining different golf courses within the metro and 3 years of experience specifically in the irrigation world. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, with an emphasis on Turf, Eric has extensive knowledge on maintaining and enhancing one’s yard and making it their own. Since joining the team, Eric has taken over our irrigation division as well as leading our crews in the field and maintaining the equipment.

Eric resides in Buffalo, MN with his wife, 2 sons and 3 dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at the lake, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Taylor Bechel Operations Manager

Taylor joined Andy’s in the Fall of 2022, prior to coming on board Taylor graduated from South Central College in Mankato with an Agribusiness Service Technician Degree. From there Taylor Started his Career with Ziegler Cat in Mankato working on all makes and models that Ziegler services, he then worked his way to 2nd shift foreman in Bloomington, MN shop for a number of years. Taylor then took a bit of a career change and started his business ownership career by owning and operating three Franchise Pet stores in the twin cities in 2018. With guidance from mentors and great coaches, Taylor was able to navigate and grow the business at all three locations. In the Spring of 2022, Taylor and his Family made the decision to sell the stores and exit the retail industry. He is excited to Bring to Andy’s the skills he has learned over the years, including Equipment Maintenance, Small Business Management, and most importantly to him Customer Relations.

Taylor resides in Lester Prairie, MN with his wife on their Hobby Farm. They have 5 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 17 chickens, and in his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, riding their horses and working on classic cars.

Ben Baumann Lawn Applicator Lead

Ben has been with Andy’s Lawn & Snow for several years, starting when he was a teenager and has worked hard to climb his way up the ladder here. In 2022, Ben received his certification for Lawn Fertilizer and Weed Control and he is always happy to help make sure everything runs smoothly in the field.

Ben is a local resident of Lester Prairie. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, going to his cabin, and spending time with family.

Laura Frey Customer Service Representative

Laura joined Andy’s in the Winter of 2023. Laura has a Business Management Degree from St Could Business College. Prior coming to Andy’s Lawn & Snow Laura has held positions as Team Lead, Project Specialist, Home Health Aide and Server; which always entailed providing excellent customer service in every situation. She looks forward to providing all of Andy’s Lawn & Snow customers excellent customer service on every interaction. Laura resides in Waverly, MN with her husband, daughter and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Harley with her husband and friends, watching her daughter play softball all year round, outdoor landscaping in her yard and spending time with family and friends.


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