Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape was established by Phil Williams and Krisjan Berzins in 1997. Both graduated in 1993 from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and were members of the varsity football team when they began their friendship. Phil attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he studied sociology. Krisjan attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he studied international business.
Krisjan’s experience working in grounds maintenance at the Mount Vernon Country Club and Phil’s discipline and strong business sense formed the foundation for an ideal partnership, and the two began working together in 1997. After only 10 years in business, they had grown Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape into one of the most recognizable landscape brands in Northern Virginia—with annual gross revenues of more than $5 million.
In early 2008, Krisjan purchased Phil’s share of the corporation and became sole owner of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. While he was disappointed to see Phil go, Krisjan knew that he was ready to write the next chapter of the Kingstowne story. Today, after 15 sucessful years of business, Krisjan and his wife, Mayra, head a strong company with over 45 employees, 25 trucks, and a 10,000-square-foot office facility.
Their company’s success lies in the firm belief that every customer should be treated as the “only” customer!