Cole is originally from San Diego and started working for our San Diego office fourteen years ago as a laborer. Cole went from digging holes and pulling weeds to moving up through various positions within our company to become an Account Manager. After nine years with us, he went to work for another company and worked his way up to Operations Manager. At that point, Cole came back to us as the Operations Manager for Ground Specialties in 2016.
Cole holds several certifications, including: backflow tester, recycled water site supervisor, water manager, and more. Cole has always appreciated how supportive everyone in our company is and how willing people are to pass down knowledge of the industry. Cole's favorite thing about his job is being outside and in the office (not being stuck in one or the other). He also enjoys being able to meet people from all over the country and hear their stories.
Marty is originally from Brooklyn and holds a degree in Media and Communications from LaGuardia College.
Marty joined the Ground Specialties team in 2017 and enjoys being part of a growing business. Marty brings over 16 years of experience in Sales and Business development. He enjoys advising clients on various solutions to meet their needs and thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy team environment.
Marty has two daughters (seventeen and twenty). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his daughters, as well as his girlfriend and other friends. He enjoys watching baseball and exploring new things in life.
Originally from Torrean, Mexico, Luis has been in the landscaping business for twelve years. He has completed the Smartscape Training Program for Landscape Professionals, and his favorite thing about his job is being a support for the company and employees. When he isnít working, Luis spends his free time with his wife of 15 years and their 4 children.
Ron Lee and his brother started Ground Specialties in 1985. He has experience doing installations, which has always proved useful in the irrigation and planting work at Ground Specialties. Ron holds a Landscaping and Irrigation Contractor license as well as a spray license through the Pest Management Department. He completed the Desert Turf Management course with the University of Arizona and the Sustainable Landscape Management course with the Arizona Contractors Association.
In 2016, Ron retired from Ground Specialties but still acts as an Advisor to our team.