Our Team

Owner

Kurt LaButte

Co-founder of Todd's Services, Inc., Est 1979.

Kurt has played an integral role in the company's development, growth and continued success for over 35 years. Kurt continues to lead as the company President and CEO.

Membership and Affiliations
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
  • Michigan Nurseryman and Landscape Association (MNLA)
  • Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA)

Management Team

Sherry LaButte-Birk

Corporate Vice President - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1986

As Vice President, Sherry performs multiple roles including the oversight of all admins, assists clients with our finance programs, accounting and much more. Sherry plays a vital role in day to day operations and is a valuable member of the TSI management team.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Public Relations Department for Domino's Pizza World Headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Real Estate License holder
  • Dale Carnegie Graduate

Josh Robinson

Director of Sales and Design - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1989

Josh has spent his entire career with Todd's Services. He began employment at 13 as a yard hand washing trucks and changing oil. At age 18, Josh started his career in sales and began designing at age 22. In 2009, Josh began his role as Director of Sales and Design. Josh is a member of the Certification Committee for the (CGIP) program which is the recognized certification program of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA).

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP)
  • Member of the CGIP Certification Committee
  • Michigan Certified Landscape Designer, MNLA
  • Michigan Certified Landscape Manager, MNLA
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Jeff Walz

Senior Supervisor of Operations - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1994

Jeff has over 35 years of industry experience with 23 of those years being with Todd's Services. In his role as Senior Supervisor of Operations, Jeff specializes in all aspects of landscape and hardscape installations. His extensive experience in this industry is a great value to our clients and our team here at TSI.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Certified (ICPI)
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Doug Murphy

Quality Control Manager and Human Resource Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2002

Doug has numerous roles within the management team that include quality control, wetland delineations, hydrogeologic investigation, draft team oversight and much more. Doug's analytic skill-set and education have proven critical at ensuring the highest integrity of our workmanship.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • B.S. Hydrogeologist, EMU Minor in Geology
  • B.S. Biologist, EMU Minor in Botany
  • Environmental Consultant - Previous Senior Staff Hydrogeologist
  • Corporate Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Specialist
  • Licensed Residential Builder

Mark Becker

Purchasing and Scheduling Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1995

Mark has been an integral part of Todd's Services for 22 years. In his first four years with the Todd's he was a heavy equipment operator working with landscaping crews. Mark then transitioned out of the field and into the office and currently fills the role of Purchasing and Scheduling Manager. Mark's extensive knowledge of equipment and production has proven to be a valuable asset to TSI and to our management team.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Associate's Degree, Business Management
  • PMB Certification
  • Class A CDL Driver
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Kevin Birk

Fleet and Service Dept Manager, Master Plumber - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2004

Kevin is highly skilled in irrigation, plumbing and mechanical. He plays a critical role in the oversight over our sprinkler service department as well as overseeing TSI's in house mechanics. Kevin is well accomplished in his professional field of plumbing and has trained numerous apprentices in his craft. Kevin is as asset to our company, our clients and to the TSI management team.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • State of Michigan Licensed Master Plumber
  • State of Michigan Licensed Plumbing Contractor
  • State of Michigan Licensed Mechanical Contractor
  • State of Michigan Licensed Boiler Installer 4B
  • Bachelor of Plumbing Science-Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate's in Teaching-Eastern Michigan University

Sales Department

Tom Skover

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1996

Tom has over 30 years of landscape and design experience and has served 20 of those years with Todd's Services. Tom is an accomplished designer with a skillset that is extremely valuable to our clients and specializes in moderate to large scale projects.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • MNLA Merit Award Winning Designer
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Ed Esch

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1995

Ed has over 22 years of experience in the landscape construction industry. In his role in design and sales, Ed specializes in all aspects of landscape and hardscape installations. Ed has an incredible depth of knowledge and always ensures structural and sustainable integrity in all his designs.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)
  • 2 years of formal drafting courses

Scott Palmer

Design and Sales, Commercial Maintenance and Snow Division Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1994

Scott entered his career in the landscaping industry in 1985 giving him 31 years of industry experience. He is currently a Sales and Design Representative and Commercial Maintenance and Snow Division Manager for Todd's Services. Scott has designed hundreds of beautiful landscapes and is a hardscape construction expert.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Licensed Residential Builder
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)
  • Dale Carnegie Graduate

Lee Carlson

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2007

Lee has nearly 30 years of landscape and design experience. He is an expert in landscape design and site planning and has been a leading member of the design and sales team at Todd's Services for the last 11 years. Lee earned the highest annual Rosetta product sales award and is the recipient of both MGIA and MNLA industry awards on projects over $250,000 for environmental improvement and for design / installation.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • BS, Horticulture and Landscape Design - MSU
  • MNLA Merit Award Winning Designer
  • MGIA Merit Award Winning Designer
  • Member of MNLA, MGIA and NALP
  • MSU Alumni Association
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Matt Buhr

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2013

Before joining Todd's Services, Matthew spent his past years as the lead Landscape Designer for a high-end residential landscape design/build company on the island of Cape Cod Massachusetts. His design capabilities and architectural/construction experience have driven him to design several award-winning residential and commercial landscapes. His ability to create sustainable and exquisite designs are proven to be very sought after by our customers.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • B.S. Degree of Architecture - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)
  • MNLA Merit Award Winning Designer
  • MGIA Merit Award Winning Designer

Jamey Martinez

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2015

Jamey has 12 years of horticulture and landscape construction experience. Jamey keeps up with the latest design and site solution trends as a Michigan Certified Green Industry Professional through the Michigan Nursery Landscape Association (MNLA). Jamey's attention to detail along with proficient design skills has quickly made him an asset to TSI and his clients.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • BS, Horticulture with a focus in Landscape Design / Construction Management - MSU
  • Associates Degree, Landscape Architect - LCC
  • Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP)
  • Michigan Certified Landscape Manager (MNLA)
  • Michigan Certified Landscape Contractor (MNLA)
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Trevor Bennett

Sales and Design - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1983

Trevor has over 30 years experience in the landscape industry with 17 of those years being with Todd's Services. He has performed in multiple roles ranging from laborer, foreman, project manager, supervisor and now sales/design. He has extensive background in both residential and commercial landscaping projects with some of those projects being as large as $1,000,000+. Trevor has knowledge of all aspects of the industry from plants to major hardscape construction.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)

Tom Hall

Design and Sales - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2005

Tom began his employment with Todd's Services in Spring 2005. With 11 years of experience Tom has become an asset to our team and our customers. Tom's excellent customer service has resulted in him becoming one of our most requested representatives.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Certification (SRW, NCMA)
  • MGIA Merit Award Winning Designer

Spencer T. Mannor

Design and Sales

A formerly self employed design/build landscape contractor with extensive knowledge in delivering innovative and budget-conscious solutions for over 23 consecutive years. Specializing in all phases of landscape and site enhancement, design, outdoor environments, patios, decks, retaining walls, water features and so much more

Chris O'Dell

Design and Sales

Chris has been in the landscaping industry since 2002. Chris has good knowledge of all areas of the landscape construction process both in the field and in design. Chris is committed to this industry and is constantly striving to be on the cutting edge of what is new and sustainable.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • Advanced Residential Paver Technician (ICPI)
  • Advanced Residential SRW Technician (NCMA)

Production Managers

David Cuthbertson

Supervisor of Production - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2011

David has over 20 years of industry experience and is highly skilled in all aspects of landscape construction. His extensive experience in this industry is a great value to our clients and our team here at TSI. David overseen and directed numerous projects to completion that went on to become award winning landscapes. His attention to quality ensures integrity and sustainability to our installations.

Certifications / Accreditations
  • BSc. Biology - Western University of Ontario
  • Associate Dip. of Horticulture - University of Guelph

Frank Meza

Supervisor of Production - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2007

Frank has is a true expert at both hardscapes and softscape projects. He started his landscape career at Todd's Services and has grown to be a valuable asset to our customers and our company. Frank is now overseeing projects while mentoring others to gain his skills set.

Fransisco Hernandez

Site Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1999

Fransisco is an equipment and installation expert with extensive experience in all landscape construction. There is no project too difficult for this talented site manager. We are grateful to have him on our TSI team as are each of the customers that work with him. Many of his Fransisco's projects have become award winning in multiple landscape associations.

Gary Turrall

Site Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 2013

Gary has produced amazing results in the projects assigned to him. He has been involved with and overseen multiple award winning projects. Gary is an excellent equipment operator and a detailed oriented leader that our customers always appreciate.

Eric Smith

Site Manager - at Todd's Services Inc. since 1995

Eric is a dedicated employee that we and our customers truly appreciate. He is an expert in softscapes and just about any other landscape related service we offer. Eric is a leader in the field and continues to grow in his career.

Austin LaButte

HR Assistant & Assistant Foreman - at Todd's Services since 2011

Administrative Department

Julie Saladino

Administrative Assistant - at Todd's Services since 1997

Christine Goralski

Administrative Assistant - at Todd's Services since 1998

Heidi Ludwig

Administrative Assistant - at Todd's Services since 1997

Crystal Foerster

Administrative Assistant - at Todd's Services since 2014

Gary Synan

Job Cost Analyst - at Todd's Services since 2013

John Mrazek

Lead Draftsman - started at Todd's Services 2016

Irrigation Service Department

Michael Pohl

Senior Irrigation Service Technician - at Todd's Services since 1995

Nadeen Peters

Irrigation Service Technician - at Todd's Services since 2003

Robert Potter

Irrigation Service Technician - joined Todd's Services in Spring 2016

Howard Smith

Irrigation Service Technician - Returned to Todd's Services in Spring 2016 after moving back to Michigan