Fitzgerald’s grew from a small, mowing business that Carroll Fitzgerald used to teach his son responsibility, discipline, and management.
Carroll ventured out after many years in banking to develop the mowing business into a thriving, small business. His decades of experience in management, financial planning, and customer relationships have been major assets to the success of the company.
The proud owners of Fitzgerald’s are Carroll and Colleen Fitzgerald of Woodway, TX. They work together as a team and count their management staff as part of their family – working together to present the best service and products to meet the needs and desires of our customers!
As Fitzgerald’s has grown over the years, so has our team. We might be bias but we think our team is the BEST!
The many divisions of Fitzgerald’s include total lawn maintenance in both commercial and residential applications of grass and shrub/bed maintenance, comprehensive landscape design and construction, including rock-work, installation and/or makeover.
Fitzgerald’s also offers complete tree management including tree removal, trimming, planting, stump removal, feeding and aerating, and last, Fitzgerald’s offers state of the art irrigation systems – including design, install and/or modification of your system. Our irrigation department also is responsible for exterior landscape lighting.
Our company is dedicated to being the best grounds maintenance, landscape, tree care and irrigation company in McLennan and surrounding counties.
Voted "Best of Waco"
- Lawn Service : 2018, 2020
- Tree Service : 2017, 2018
- Landscaping : 2007-2015
- Sprinkler Service : 2013
"Locals Love Us" Winner
Carroll Fitzgerald : Founder
Jeff Fitzgerald : Financial Manager
Jeff Fitzgerald helped his father Carroll start Fitzgerald's and is the Financial Manager of Fitzgerald’s and has over 20 years of experience in the grounds maintenance industry. He is a 2006 graduate of Texas State University at San Marcos where he earned his BBA in Finance, and also a 2012 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his Master’s degree in Human Relations. Jeff is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He also loves Christ, his family, sports, hunting, running, numbers and spreadsheets!
Ali West : Accounting Manager
Ali West is the Accounting & Office Manager at FITZGERALD’s of Waco, and brings over 20 years of accounting management experience. Ali first joined Fitzgerald’s as a part-time accounting consultant in 2014 and continued this role until Fitzgerald’s hired her as a full-time employee in 2017. Ali is very passionate towards her family, career and her faith. Fitzgerald’s is very blessed to have Ali as part of their Administrative Team.
Seth Thompson : Tree Care Manager | Certified Arborist, TX-3307A | Texas Oak Wilt Certified, #0059
Seth Thompson manages the Tree Care Division of Fitzgerald’s. He graduated with his master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003 and has nearly 15 years of Tree Care experience. Seth has served as an adjunct instructor at McLennan Community College and was on their Tree Campus USA board. He and his wife have a 9 year old son. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and time with family.
Marcelo Gonzalez : Shrub & Bed Manager
Marcelo has been a part of the Fitzgerald’s family for more than 12 years, working in the maintenance department. He is responsible for supervising the maintenance crews to ensure each customer is being cared for with a high standard. Marcelo is gifted in his ability to know the needs of his clients in each season. He listens to the client and advises accordingly to keep each property in great condition. Marcelo is knowledgeable in choosing plant materials what work well in the Central Texas landscape. In his free time, he enjoys going to his daughters softball games, fishing, traveling and being outdoors.
Travis Williams, ASLA, RLA : Landscape Division Manager, Landscape Designer
Travis Williams graduated Texas Tech University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, a minor in Architecture, and a minor in Horticulture. He has over 10 years of experience in Landscape Design and over 15 years of experience in Construction. Travis has been with Fitzgerald’s since May of 2010. He is a licensed landscape architect, manages two landscape designers, two crews, and various projects. He and his wife have three small children, and in his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and wood working.
Donny Fratus : Mowing Manager | LI#0022103
Donny Fratus is the mowing manager for Fitzgerald’s. He is a native of Waco, whom graduated from Midway and Baylor University. Donny is also a Licensed Irrigator and has been in the industry for several years. His hobbies of hunting, fishing, and appreciation for everything living are what led him to a career involved in being in the outdoors. Donny also serves on the local chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.
Ryan Back : Grounds Maintenance Manager | TPCL#0804344
Ryan is responsible for 5 mowing crews and 2 pesticide application technicians. He has over 20 years of lawn and golf course maintenance experience and is dedicated to using that knowledge to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. He carries a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and has a vast knowledge of fertilization and pesticides used for commercial and residential lawns. Ryan is a graduate of Midway High School, has a degree in Golf Course & Turfgrass Management from TSTC, and is also an Eagle Scout. When he isn’t working he enjoys motocross and all other outdoor activities with his two sons.
Jimmy Stefka : Construction / Landscape Superintendant
Jimmy runs all the construction/landscape jobs and is happy to be a part of the Fitzgerald’s family. He graduated from China Spring H.S. and then went on to graduate from TSTC with a degree in Building Construction. He is responsible for all aspects of construction and supervising the landscaping crews. He knows customer service is a high priority and takes pride in satisfying his customers. He brings a lot of experience to the company and Fitzgerald’s is proud to have Jimmy as part of their landscaping team. Jimmy is married and has 2 children; a 2 year old and a 2 month old. Jimmy is an avid hunter and gives back to the community by supporting and mentoring youth in Field Guides of Waco as a volunteer for this Christian based organization.
Brandon Martin : Landscape Designer
Brandon Martin graduated from Texas Tech University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. His love for the outdoors and landscape design began 20 years ago working for his father’s business in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. After graduating from Texas Tech, Brandon came to Waco and began his career with Aramark as the Assistant Grounds Manager. After 11 years in the grounds and facilities business, he joined the Fitzgerald team in August of 2021 as a Landscape Designer, where he continues to fulfill his childhood passion. Brandon and his wife have two young children and attend First Baptist Hewitt where he serves part-time on the ministerial staff. When away from the office, Brandon loves spending time with his family, woodworking, and playing boards games with his friends.
Emily Stowers : Landscape Designer
Emily Stowers joined Fitzgerald’s in 2021 as a Landscape Design Intern while completing her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at Texas Tech University. After completing her degree in May 2022, she will continue her career at Fitzgerald’s as a Landscape Designer. She aims to create designs that focus on the experience of the user by using various materials and colors. One day she hopes to achieve her license in Landscape Architecture. Emily is from San Antonio, Texas and enjoys traveling, swimming, and exploring Waco.