Owner and operator, Rob Elder, established Ground Solutions in 2002 with a vision to utilize his vast knowledge and expertise in the lawn maintenance industry to assist clients in growing, and maintaining well-manicured lawns and landscaping that are the envy of the neighborhood. Rob was introduced to the industry, in 1994, while working for a local lawn firm at the age of 15. It was there he realized his niche in life. Rob developed his skills, and acquired valuable knowledge and experience while working for over 8 years in this position. As a result of his growing ambition, and a family history of hard working small business owners, Rob felt it was time to break out on his own to launch his own company that would offer a broad range of affordable services and excellent customer service, thus Ground Solutions was born.
Over the years, Ground Solutions has grown considerably in size, and has established a reputation for integrity, experience, knowledge, and accountability. Ground Solutions was founded on the concepts of providing an eye for detail, meticulous craftsmanship, and personalized service that is second to none. Over time, Ground Solutions has grown large enough to own and operate only the best equipment needed to serve all landscape needs, but remains small enough to keep our relationships personal and always friendly.
Continuing in its success, Ground Solutions was incorporated in 2006. In 2008, Ground Solutions Inc. expanded its services to offer 100% Organic Fertilizer Programs through its new division Omaha Organics. In 2010, we began offering our own brand of all natural, safe fertilizer in a 4 step program available for direct purchase to the public as a Do It Yourself program. Our products are manufactured locally and made fresh to order. We also began offering our own homemade compost at this time.
In 2014, Omaha Organics expanded its product offerings by becoming a Pure Elements dealer/distributor. This has enabled us to add several products to our existing inventory of natural turf products that promote healthy soil that’s safe for you, your kids, pets, and the environment.
In 2015, Omaha Organics expanded once again by becoming a Calcium Products Inc. dealer/distributor allowing us to have some of the best prices available for our services and DIY programs. Also in 2015, Omaha Organics reached out to distributors and service providers in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can now get all of our products in Lincoln or have them applied for you through a recommended service provider.
When 2016 arrived we made a move to our new location and into a new 3,500 sq. ft. shop nestled on 6 acres. This will provide many new opportunities for Omaha Organics in the future. We also became a Natria dealer which allows us to now offer Natural weeds spray options and liquid garden fertilizers. In addition, we added David Mahan to the team as Crew Manager.
Omaha Organics has continued to grow with its staff and offerings. In 2018, Omaha Organics welcomed Kristi Rauterkus as Earth Care Office Manager. Her duties include everything customer service; answering questions, providing bids, and billing. In addition, Omaha Organics now offers landscaping through collaboration with Kyle Johnson of EverWild Greenspaces. Excited for the future, growth is the objective and is possible with the patronage of loyal customers.