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About E&M Outdoor Services

Started in 2015 by local residents Edward and Melissa Arens, E&M Outdoor Services has evolved into one of the fastest growing lawn care providers in the Wright County area. Built on communication and customer service, this is "Where Lawn Care Meets Excellence."


Our Mission

Our mission at E&M Outdoor Services is to provide quality and dependability in everything that we do. Our commitment to service goes above and beyond your expectations. We believe in a customer satisfaction approach to provide a quality service at an affordable price.

Meet The Owners

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Edward Arens

As Owner and Managing Partner of E&M Outdoor Services, Edward is always engrossed in every aspect of the business. With his extensive knowledge in landscape management & design, as well as a true love for the outdoors, he enjoys working with clients and developing partnerships with many other business owners in the green industry. You can always find Ed enjoying golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

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Melissa Arens

Born and raised in Buffalo, MN; Melissa received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Christopher Newport University in Virginia. After graduation, Melissa returned home to Minnesota where she earned her Master's in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Having had an illustrious career with such large corporations as Target and Cargill, she wears many hats at E&M from accounting and payroll, to office management. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys cooking and being a mother to their four wonderful children.

Meet The Team


Mitch Hanson
Lawn Care Division Manager

Mitch started at E&M in April of 2021 and comes with an extensive background in turf maintenance. As a graduate of Buffalo High School as well as earning his degree from Rasmussen College, Mitch has dedicated many years of service to the Wright County area. He is married and has two lovely children. When Mitch is not working hard for our customers, he enjoys golf and spending time with his family. If you see Mitch on your property in the near future, be sure to say "Hello!"

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Ezra Emons
Lawn Care Professional

Ezra is a graduate of Buffalo High School. He is currently attending St. Cloud State University. Ezra helps out during the summer months and enjoys working outside. In his free time, Ezra enjoys hanging out with his friends, updating on his car and working out.


Brett LaFleur
Lawn Care Professional

Brett started at E&M in April of 2023. He graduated from Osseo High School and his background is in the construction and transportation industry. He is well versed in the aspects of lawn care and loves learning about the green industry. Brett is assigned to the lawn maintenance teams and enjoys working outside. In his free time, Brett enjoys hunting, fishing, mudding and spending time with family. He also loves going on adventures with his fiancé' and traveling around Minnesota. Look for Brett on your property and be sure to welcome him to the team!


Steve Carlson
Lawn Care Professional

Steve joined the E&M team in April 2023. After an illustrious career in the insurance industry, Steve wanted to do more with his time and since he previously owned & operated his own lawn care service, he brings 25 years of knowledge and expertise to our company. In his free time, Steve loves to spend as much time as he can with his grandchildren and attend as many of their events & activities as possible. He looks forward to fishing and many outdoor activities with family. Be sure to welcome Steve to the E&M team!


This could be You!
Lawn Care Technician

Do you love working outside? Do you love helping customers achieve the best results possible? Then we want to put your picture here, tell everyone how great you are and how you compliment our team of professionals! We are always looking for energetic, hard working individuals to join our team. If you are interested in employment, click HERE to get started on a rewarding career with our company today!

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