The Top Choice Team

Top Choice employees enjoy their work. They laugh loud and often while striving to provide the best service and operating efficiently.

The Top Choice Crew

These are the guys directly responsible for the high quality work done in every yard we visit. We are proud to have such an experienced and hard working crew. Without these guys we could never provide you and your family with the expert lawn and landscaping services all of Austin has come to expect from us. 





Nolan: General Manager

Nolan was born and raised in Austin. The son of a landscape entrepreneur, he has been around the business since he can remember. Upon graduating high school, Nolan attended Texas A&M university where he graduated with a finance degree and spent many Saturdays disappointed by the football team.

After college, Nolan joined the Marine Corps as a combat engineer officer and moved to Virginia. Over four years, he and his wife – Joanie – lived on both coasts, and he served one tour in Iraq, and the other in Oman. In Nolan’s final year in the Marine Corps, their family grew with the birth of a delightful daughter – Ellie Ray.

Upon completing his service, Nolan returned to Austin and joined Top Choice. He enjoys a good book, a hard workout, a close game, and his daughter’s laugh.

Golden: Operations Manager

Golden hails from a suburb of Salt Lake City.  He is the son of a small-town Idaho farmer.  He graduated twice from Brigham Young University – once as an undergraduate and once as a graduate.  For most of his professional career, he has been involved in sales and service management – overseeing sales professionals, service representatives, underwriters, and even technology resources.  He is our protocol and procedures guru.  Organizing and arranging materials, installations, safety processes – you name it.  In 2011, he moved to Austin to get his wife closer to home.  Shortly after arriving, he joined Top Choice and has loved being here.  Enough to become part owner!

Golden is married to a perfect woman, has three girls and one boy.  He also has a small dog with the prospects of having another soon.

Tom: Service Manager

Tom, as our Service Manager, will be someone you get to know well. He is tremendous with our customers. About as outgoing and personal a person can be. One of those people who helps others too much. He was born and raised in Fresno, California, but has lived Texas for 23 years. He certainly considers himself a Texan (and talks like one, too!). He studied industrial technology at Fresno State University. He has one son, plays in a band, and enjoys his involvement with his church. This is his second time at Top Choice – after a year hiatus, we convinced him to come back to us. We’re very glad he did! He is the glue that holds the team together. He can be reached at

Adriana: Customer Service

Adriana is our office veteran.  Kind as can be on the phone – you’ll appreciate her willingness to help you.  She is a native Texan and has been in Austin a long time.  She is married (13 years) and has 3 beautiful kiddos.  She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies (especially Star Wars!), taking and watching her oldest play fast-pitch softball, running and other fitness activities.  She is a Halloween expert – her family has had some outstanding Halloween costumes over the years.  She’s an awesome person.  You’ll appreciate her like we do.
Her name is pronounced Adri-ah-na.  If you have trouble remembering, she won’t be offended – Tom still messes it up!

Gary: Morale Coordinator / Customer Service

Gary has managed many Customer Service departments for service-based companies over his many years in business. He is technically “retired,” but doesn’t seem to understand that word very well.  Gary is a “Lawnie.” While everyone has heard of a “Foodie” that is exactly how Gary feels about lawns, trees, and shrubs. Gary

also claims to be a master of the “Urban Garden”.  Who are we to dispute that claim as he grows a variety of lettuce, veggies, fruits, herbs, peppers and, just about, everything in between!?!?

Gary is a Native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M.  He lives and dies with the snap of every Aggie football game (avoid him if they lose!).  He has, however, sworn an oath to be kind to customers even post-loss.

Gary has been married to his High-School sweetheart for forty-three years and they have three children, five grand-children and one lab with another one planned…but don’t tell his wife!

Kristie: Customer Service

Kristie hails from a small town in Texas.  She is wonderful to our customers and everyone she interacts with.  She has a master degree from Baylor, has two wonderful children, and loves to spend time with her family and friends.  She is also a master cake maker.

Andrew: Estimation Manager

Andrew is the creative and estimating genius of Top Choice.  He has more than a decade in maintenance and landscape design and installation.  Around the office, we call him the plant nerd or professor.  Definitely a guy you want reviewing the needs of your yard, and giving you ideas on how to make it better.  Andrew has a degree in business management, a wonderful wife, and family throughout Texas.He is an integral part of the team.





Justin: Estimations and Operations

Justin is the newest member of the team. Justin was raised in Mexico and speaks fluent Spanish. He later returned to the states to attend Brigham Young University. he is one of the nicer human beings on planet Earth and, as such, it is hard to catch him at a bad time. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have him on board as an estimator.







Crystal: Administration

Crystal is our bookkeeper. While she generally deals with our corporate and vendor relationships, if you call our office, you’ll end up talking to her at some point. A friendly person by nature, she’s not afraid of a good laugh and conversation. While not paying for materials and supplies, she enjoys spending time with her 4 children, crazy husband, and beautiful puppy.







The Top Choice Story

Top Choice Lawn care was founded in 2003 with the customer in mind. Throughout the years, the team has refined our processes, services, and area of operations and we now provide lawn care and landscaping to the greater part of west Austin as far north as Steiner Ranch and as far south as Buda. We are proud to be local and we are proud to be from Texas. We are veteran owned and operated. It would be an honor to serve you.

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