Staff

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.

Jared Pruett

Operations Manager


Jared was born in Orange County. He lived in San Francisco most of his childhood and has spent time in Connecticut and Austin, Texas. He started with Landscapes USA in 2005. His favorite part of LUSA is the people he gets to work with. Jared is a Landscape Certified Technician through the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Jared has been married for almost 4 years, and they have 2 boys only 18 months apart. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball.

 

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.  

Dave Wardlow

Business Development Manager


Dave is a California native living in Carlsbad with his wife and 3 children. He holds a B.S. degree in Physical Geography from San Diego Sate University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eastern Europe as an Agro-Forestry specialist responsible for large-scale rural reforestation efforts in partnership with USAID. He enjoys spending time outdoors surfing, open-water swimming and trail running. He enjoys growing palm trees and tropical plants. Dave brings 20 years of business development sales experience to LUSA and is excited to join the LUSA team.

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 started his LUSA career in 2002. He is an extremely competent, energetic, goal-oriented worker with excellent analytical skills, who enjoys working as part of a LUSA team. He is a valued asset to the irrigation department as well as the clients.

He is a Certified landscape technician. Additionally, he is PLANET (NALP) Certified (CLT-Exterior), Backflow Prevention Assembly General tester certified, (QWEL) Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certified, and Reclaim Water Site Supervisor Certified. Matt completed training courses at Cal Poly Tech in Electrical trouble shooting and Hydraulic design of Irrigation Systems.

When he is not at work, Matt is usually found pitching for a competitive slow pitch softball team. He also enjoys doing gardening and home-improvements. Most of all, he enjoys living the California dream at Carlsbad by the sea with his wife and labradoodle.