Office Assistant/Irrigation Scheduler
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions, Inc. began as Warner’s Lawn Care (WLC) and was established by current owner Ryan Warner. At twelve years of age Ryan used his entrepreneurial sprit to start up his own lawn care company. Ryan obtained his customers by going door-to-door and relying on word-of-mouth advertising.
WLC was expanded to Mankato while Ryan continued his education at Mankato State University. Ryan was able to serve his original customers in the Twin Cities and new customers in Mankato.
Ryan receives his degree in Marketing and Business Administration. WLC becomes Incorporated. While continuing to operate WLC, Inc. Ryan also is working at an Information Technology Company in Mankato.
After working a year for someone else, Ryan makes the decision to stop working at the Information Technology Company and move back to his hometown and continue to operate WLC, Inc.
Warner’s Lawn Care adds services such as Holiday Lighting and Sprinkler Systems to better serve their customers.
Warner’s Lawn Care, Inc. becomes Warner’s Outdoor Solutions, Inc.
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions becomes a Certified Installer with the International Concrete and Pavement Institute as well as Certified Irrigator Tech.
Ryan Warner becomes a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, Tree Inspector with the State of Minnesota and Certified Landscape Professional with the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions adds vole/mole and quack grass control to its list of solutions. Both of these pests have been problems for many homeowners and now after much research and trials Warner’s has the solution.
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions adds two more employees for a total of 3 Certified Arborists to its staff. Having 3 specialists in this field has given Warners a distinct advantage over the competition.
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions is on the front page of the Pioneer Press for its leadership in the Holiday Lighting Industry. One our experienced installers Fernando Turanzas is pictured on a ladder with his Christmas Hat on installing lights on the peak of one of our valued customers homes.
Ryan Warner is interviewed on local television at Carver Lake Park in Woodbury. He is asked about tree care concerns many residents have and thanked for his continually involvement with the “Buckthorn Busters” program. The “Buckthorn Busters” program is comprised of the City of Woodbury and volunteers going to parks within the city and removing buckthorn from them. Warners has participated in this program for the past 5 years.
Warner’s Outdoor Solutions has its first booth at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. It was great seeing many current customers and hopefully many future ones as well.
The winter of 2011 has been one for the record books. Warner’s has quadrupled the size of it’s roof snow removal and ice daming crews to assist customers. Many customers have never had problems with their homes, but this winter found its way in. The Japanese beetle mades its way in and damaged may shrubs and trees for customers. Luckily we were able save many of them with our service, but it looks like this bug will be around for awhile.
Warners has expanded its advertising into TV. Customers were able to see Warners commercials on WCCO and KSTP. Warners was also asked to appear on ‘Twin Cities Live.’ Once again the Japanese Beetle has been causing trouble for home owners. We estimate the properties affected by the beetle have quadrupled since 2011. Warners has grown to 15 crews and 30 employees. This growth is a direct result from treating customers and employees the right way.
So far a very average snow season. Not a lot of snow, but enough to keep employees employed. Looks like we won’t be starting our spring services in March this year as we did in 2012. Hopefully we get some warm weather to melt the white stuff!
2014 was an exciting year for Warner’s Outdoor Solutions. Our 600 sq. ft. office was very crammed so we decided to cut the roof off our warehouse and build a 2,500 sq. ft. office on top. This allowed us to keep the same yard space, but quadruple the size of our office. With the office expansion project completed, we can better service our customers and run our business more streamlined. 2014 was also another year of growth. By the end of the year, we had 21 trucks in our fleet.
Warner’s has expanded its services into the Pest Control Market. We’ve always been your answer for bugs in the lawn and your trees. Now you can count on us to treat the ones inside as well as keep new ones from coming in. In addition to insects, we handle rodents, animals, birds as well. To aid in our tree care and holiday lighting services, Warner’s purchased a boom/chipper truck. Our boom reaches 60′ and allows us to reach the highest trees and peaks to service our customers.
Warner’s is excited to offer Lake Weed Harvesting to our list of services in 2016. We are licensed through the MN DNR and can cut weeds in your lake down to 5′ below water if you so choose. Our machine can hold up to 8 yards of material at a time which makes for less trips to the access. From there, we offload onto our conveyor which brings the weeds into our dump truck which we then compost. Very slick service. In addition we can take care of your shore line as well. Many situations require a permit through the DNR and we can help with that process.