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The Weed Man Charleston, SC team lives and works in the communities that we serve. Offering quality service is our main goal for our customers and neighbors. Meet your Charleston, SC Weed Man team of lawn specialists who are professionally trained to manage all of your lawn care needs. We're happy to introduce ourselves!

David Tylus



David is originally from Michigan and served 8 years in the Navy.  After his military travels took him to Japan on the USS Belleau Wood, and to Naples, Italy, San Diego, and Beaufort, David settled in Charleston.  He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the College of Charleston.  Prior to starting Weed Man, David worked as a golf professional at Patriot’s Point, Rivertowne Country Club, and the Daniel Island Club.  He enjoys riding and taking apart (and successfully putting back together!) Ducati motorcycles, as well as dirt bike riding on the Wambaw trail in the Francis Marion National Forest.  He spends his free time with wife, Ashley, and their daughter. 
David’s favorite weed?  “Vetch because it’s the easiest to kill!”


Freddie Long | Sales Manager

From Fort Mill, South Carolina, Freddie graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Business Administration. Working as a part-time employee for three years with Weed Man allowed him to gain valuable knowledge of our lawn care principles and practices. We are very excited to see this knowledge put to work in our Sales Department.  Prior to Weed Man, Freddie was an employee at Waterford Golf Course in Rock Hill. During his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, exercising, taking beach trips, and watching his favorite sports teams.
Freddie’s favorite weed? “Black Medic because it is a natural indicator that means it’s time for an aeration!”

Josh Walker | Production Manager

Josh hails all the way from Hanahan, SC, and graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Business Administration.  He worked on the golf staff at the Daniel Island Club, where he specialized in customer service.  Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and his four-legged children.  In his spare time, Josh enjoys golfing, fishing, or just enjoying the outdoors.  He is also very active in his church and community. 
Josh says his favorite weed is “dollar weed because before working for WeedMan I thought it was the hardest weed to control.  Now I realize, for us, it's actually one of the easiest." 

John McDonald | Lawn Care Technician

John is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and has been in Charleston since 2005.  He attended St. Augustine Tech where he studied horticulture.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, reading classical literature, and gardening.
John’s favorite weed is Florida Betony because the tuber resembles a rattlesnake rattle! 

LaBradford Rasberry | Sales

Brad is from Branchville, SC - home of the world's oldest railroad junction!  Before Weed Man, Brad co-managed a successful quick-stop restaurant known for its fresh burgers and milkshakes.  When he isn't walking on the greenway to relax, Brad takes weekend trips with his wife.  Careful Gamecock fans, Brad loves Clemson!

Brad says his favorite weed is "Clover because it's the easiest to identify."

Trey Bendell | Lawn Care Technician

Trey grew up in Summerville and, from an early age, tinkered with cars.  He previously worked as a mechanic and has done quite a bit of carpentry.  We have him to thank for our locker-room!  When he isn't working on rebuilding engines for fun, he's spending time with his wife, three kids, and his four-legged family.  You'll see Trey cheering on the Panthers and Clemson football.

Trey says his favorite weed is "Dollar Weed because a) it looks like a coin and b) it is the first one I learned and saw on a yard."

Parker Mason | Lawn Care Technician
Parker is from Boiling Springs, SC and was a linebacker for the Bulldogs. He did a brief stint as security at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. While attending Charleston Southern, he was an all-star Customer Outreach Representative at Weed Man. Parker likes to watch sports (go Tigers!) and workout in his spare time. If you see him on your lawn, ask him to sing a song to bring him back to his middle school choir days. 

Parker's favorite weed? "Kyllinga. Because its persistence reminds me of myself."

Colten Powell | Lawn Care Technician

Colten made his way to the Lowcountry via Boiling Springs, SC.  He began his career at Weed Man working with our marketing campaign team. Colten enjoys working out at any chance he gets.  It's a good thing that our fertilizer bags are 50lbs so he can get a workout in during the day.  His passion is cooking - specifically creating a variety of grilled chicken entrees.

Colten's favorite weed? "Dollar Weed.  I'll be the first to say it: "Dolla Dolla weed, y'all!"  Thank you, Wyclef Jean.

Darryl Pate | Lawn Care Technician

Darryl tries to call himself a local since he's lived in the area so long, but he's really from Lancaster, SC. Before joining the Weed Man team, Darryl restored Land Rover Defenders (and still does!). He enjoys fishing on his new-to-Darryl, yet-to-be-in-the-water boat. When he finally gets his boat in the water, he hopes to catch sharks and maybe a crab or two since crablegs are his favorite food.

Darryl's favorite weed? "Clover because it's lucky!
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