Jerry L. DeJournett, ASLA

Vice President West Coast

Jerry has a passion for and has thoroughly enjoyed being in the landscape maintenance and construction management industry for over 26 years. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a licensed Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor in Oregon, and is a Certified Rainbird Maxicom Technician/Programmer. Additionally, Jerry has been on the Advisory Board for Clover Park Community College’s Horticulture Department and Portland Community College of Landscape Technology, as well as being a member of multiple landscaping associations.

Jerry started his landscaping career as a Landscape Architect in 1993. Since then he has held a variety of positions including Region Manager & Division Sales Manager for four years at TruGreen Landcare, Northwest Acquisition Leader & San Diego Region Manager for three years at Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance, and Director of Maintenance Operations Washington and Oregon for three years at Teufel Landscape and Nursery.

Jerry has a nineteen-year-old son who is going to post graduate school in Boise, Idaho. Jerry is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast who loves to hike, fish, golf, mountain bike, and ski. He is originally from Southeast Idaho, but his two sisters, their families, and his parents live in the Boise, Idaho area now. Jerry loves going back to Idaho to ski and fish the mountains and rivers of central Idaho with his family.

Mike Pruett

Executive Operations Manager / Partner

Mike has been in the landscaping business for 40 years. He is the Principal and Managing Partner for the San Diego office.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly. Before joining LUSA, Mike worked at Disneyland, Valley Crest, and Clean Cut.

Currently, Mike is a member of the California Landscape Contractors Association and the California Association of Pest Control Advisers. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, cycling, and competing in triathlons. Mike is married and has three sons.


Frank Vasquez

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Frank is a California native who enjoys the mountains, deserts and beach. He spent nearly a decade in landscape construction in the pool building industry and was the recipient of 3 designer of the year awards.

Frank has been in the landscape maintenance industry for nearly 7 years (with LUSA since 2015) and is an active member in CAI San Diego. He enjoys creating backyard paradises for families and commercial clients alike. Frank has created long term relationships in the San Diego area and supports a variety of charities including the ASPCA and Ronald McDonald house.  

Mike Blake

Account Manager

Mike was born and raised in California. He holds a C-27 Landscape License and C-29 Masonry License.

Mike has been in landscaping for 28 years. His first job in the landscaping industry was working for his uncle’s company in 1989. He started with LUSA in 2016 and his favorite thing about it is, “it feels like a family owned company with a lot of opportunities across the country.”

Mike has three grown children, one of whom works for LUSA as well.

Daniel Preciado

Account Manager

Daniel Preciado is an account manager at Landscapes USA, with responsibility of managing the majority of the San Diego office portfolio in the south, east and downtown areas of San Diego. Prior to joining Landscapes USA, he worked in strategic business management at several retail companies, and served in various positions with several influential nonprofit organizations in the North County area. Notable are his multiple certifications in business and technology management, HR, and IT.

Daniel’s greatest strengths are his impeccable customer service, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s growth. His most recent project involved a strategic landscape and irrigation renovation enhancement with the City of San Diego driven strongly by City Council and the community. This partnership resulted in further notice and recognition of Landscapes USA in the South County area where the company has been lacking a strong presence for years.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from DeVry University. He lives in Oceanside with two spoiled dogs. Titan, a Harlequin Great Dane, is Daniel’s pride and joy and has been featured in multiple canine magazines and online marketing.

Grant Pruett

Account Manager

Grant is a San Diego native. He is currently attending a Junior College in Oceanside. He is a Certified Arborist, Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper, Certified Backflow Specialist, and Reclaimed Water Supervisor. Additionally, Grant has ten years of landscape experience.

He has worked with Landscapes USA that entire time. His first job with LUSA was working with the Scripps Ranch crew, cleaning parks and dragging the ball fields. Grant recently moved into his role as Account Manager and enjoys getting to work outside in beautiful San Diego. For fun, he enjoys gardening, playing softball, and following the Minnesota Vikings.


Matt Fahring

Irrigation Manager

Matt has lived in California for 60 years. He grew up in Tustin, CA and went to Tustin Union High School.

Matt is AWWA Certified for backflow testing, QWEL Certified for water audits, Reclaim Water certified for use of reclaim water, CLT-E Planet Certified Landscape Technician- Exterior, and he has completed Electric and hydraulic training courses at Cal Poly Pomona.

Matt has been in irrigation and at LUSA for 18 years. He started out part time for 6 months, maintaining water features, before going full time in irrigation maintenance. He shares about his work with Landscapes USA, “What I like the most is there is always different problems to solve, working outside and the exercise I get.”

Matt married his High School sweetheart and has been married for 39 years. He has one grown daughter and a baby grandson.