Backstory: Jon Cundiff


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Weed Man Kansas City
Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Raytown South High School
Raytown, Missouri
Class of 1978

Northwest Missouri
State University
Maryville, Missouri
Business science/marketing
Class of 1982

Work Experience
Kansas City Royals
Grounds Crew

“(George Toma, now a Super Bowl consultant) taught us that it wasn’t enough to do your job. If you’re going to be the best, you have to do your job and then some.”

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Evergreen Lawns

Beauty Lawns

Dick Smith Car Dealership

“The car salesman has a bad reputation, but learning how to negotiate has bode me very well. It’s about both parties coming out feeling good about what’s going on.”

Turf’s Up Lawn Service

“When you first start out, you’re everything. My wife and I built an org chart of what a million dollar company looked like, and our names were on all the positions.

Weed Man Kansas City

“After 30 years, I’m still excited to get up in the morning and capture the day, and I have just as much drive and passion as I did the first day.”

Did you know?

Jon and Vicky Cundiff, CFO, started their company together 30 years ago. They have 28-year-old twin sons, Brandon and Cameron. Cameron runs the company’s satellites. “It’s very easy to talk shop nonstop,” Cundiff says. “We had to learn the discipline that work is work, home is home.”

“Our industry is a great industry to be in, and there are numerous opportunities to get into our industry and be successful, so we always want to keep pushing the envelope on workforce development.”

Professional Lawn Care
Association of America (PLCAA)
Board member

PLCAA President

National Association of Landscape Professionals

Words of Wisdom

“One place that we’re all equal is we all have 1440 minutes (a day). That’s all you get. You need to learn to use them correctly because you can’t save them and you can’t make them up.”

“Keep an eye on regulation. It’s the one thing that can change your business overnight.”

“Life is not a dress rehearsal. You need to capture every day.”

Photos: Jon Cundiff

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Dillon Stewart

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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