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 - The True Heros

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 / The Guy that Sends the "Funny" Emails

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 / The Guy That Actually Makes This Place Run

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 / The Top Choice Spirit Animal

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

Andrew: Estimation Manager / Plant Google

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 / Utility Man - He Does Everything

Justin is the newest member of the team. Justin was raised in Mexico and speaks fluent Spanish. He later came 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.







Gary: Irrigation Manager / Aquaman

Gary is a master at his craft. He is a highly skilled irrigator with a great reputation in the industry. He has been doing this “water stuff” for over 20 years. He cares tremendously for water quality and water conservation. He is happily married and has three young, rambunctious boys that keep him busy whenever he isn’t fixing all of your irrigation problems. Prior to working at Top Choice, he and his lovely wife, Kaile, ran Bluebird irrigation. 




Girls Run the World

Below you will see the ladies on our team. We are fortunate enough to have a crew of incredible ladies that keep us in line. They let us think we are in charge. They are strong-willed, powerful, compassionate, feisty and independent. Some of them are stay-at-home moms that help us in their sparse spare time. Thank God for these awesome ladies! 

Adriana: Customer Service / The Lady That Keeps Tom In Line

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!

Allison: Local Spunk Coordinator / Customer Service / Horticulture Phenom


Allison is originally from Dallas (Don’t hold it against her). When she was a kid she loved extreme sports (I actually saw 3 skate boards in her car the other day – how on earth could you ever ride 3?!) She attended Texas A&M where she studied Horticulture. She finds viticulture (wine making) very fascinating and actually had several offers with vineyards up in the northwest. Before Top Choice, she worked for a well know tree company in the DFW area. She is one of those weird people that actually walks around plant nurseries for fun – she really likes plants.

We love her because she is spunky and isn’t afraid to tell you what she thinks. She genuinely cares that customers get great service and she couples that with her love for the green industry. She is a team player and fills a lot of roles already. You may catch her in your yard doing an estimate, or on the phone when you have a question. She’s a “Jack of all trades”, or should I say “Jane”?

Kristie: Customer Service / She Makes Us ALL better

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.

Crystal: Administration / The Lady That Keeps Golden In Line (His Wonderful Wife)

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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