Uncommon Ground provides premier landscape, lawn care and irrigation services to customers in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. Our goal is customer loyalty through unmatched customer service.
Uncommon Ground was established in 2004 with the goal of providing high quality, full service landscape, lawn care and irrigation services. From inception, the founders have been focused on service as the primary product. By standing behind our materials with warranties, unconditional guarantees on workmanship, and upholding the belief that Uncommon Ground is your partner, not just your contractor, we have been able to keep our commitment to service first.
Because we have the most experienced team in the area, Uncommon Ground has the ability to identify, create, plan, problem-solve, and execute your dream project and scheduled services.
Customer service and community service are fundamental values of Uncommon Ground. Since our inception, the UG team has invested in local charities, schools and the communities in which we serve.
MEET OUR TEAM
The Uncommon Ground team’s focus is always on service. Our team members are the best in the industry, and we are committed to maintaining a customer-first culture. Uncommon Ground builds positive relationships with our customers that foster great communication and creative problem solving. This means conflicts are avoided and disputes are quickly resolved.
Working closely with the designers and installation crews, Mike is able to continually push the boundaries and offer unique designs that fit seamlessly into the natural landscape, while serving the clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations. Creative design and attention to detail have become the hallmark of Uncommon Ground. Outside of Uncommon Ground, Mike can be found supporting the sports and social activities of his two teenage boys. Mike and Jennifer are also active with charitable causes that involve at-risk and under-served youth as well as the arts and community development projects.
Landscape Project Manager
Lindsay Mathias, born and raised in Moline, Illinois, has been designing custom landscapes for over 12 years. Her vast experience in hardscapes and softscapes has made her one of the premier landscape designers in the Quad Cities. She earned her Bachelor of Science with a focus on landscape design and horticulture at Illinois State University, and she specializes in outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens and poolscapes. Lindsay is married with three beautiful children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading and horseback riding.
Brian joined the Uncommon Ground team in 2009. He has over 13 years experience in the irrigation industry. Brian strives to design and install irrigation systems using the highest quality products and most efficient use of water. He is also an Iowa certified Backflow Assembly Tester as well as a Hunter Irrigation Specialist and Rain Bird certified irrigation technician. In addition to being an irrigation specialist, Brian is also a certified landscape lighting installer. He prides himself in finding unique outdoor lighting solutions for homes and landscapes.
Cindy is the first voice you hear when you call Uncommon Ground. She has been with UG since 2007. Cindy schedules appointments and services, assists with accounting and routes lawn care applications.
Lawn Care Manager
Jody joined the Uncommon Ground team in 2014. As an accounting alumni from The University of Northern Iowa, she has over 25 years in specialized construction accounting. As our CFO, Jody has implemented efficient processes and streamlined our accounting software. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching and playing sports and binge watching Survivor.