Staff

Kole Kuklewski

Operations Manager


Kole is from Kerrville, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. Kole also holds his Irrigation license and has been in landscaping for twelve years. His first landscaping job was in Golf Course Maintenance in 2006.

Kole worked with Landscapes USA from 2010 to 2016 and recently rejoined our team to manage our DFW office. When asked about what he likes most about working with LUSA, Kole shared, “The diversity of the work that I do ensures that no day is like any other, and I am always focused on bettering client properties, which makes you feel good when the day is done!”

Kole has been married since November 2016 and just became a dad in July 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, carpentry, projects around the house, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Heath Deen

Business Development Manager


Heath holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & MBA from Oral Roberts University. He is originally from Bossier City, Louisiana, and he lived in Mexico for a couple of years and is fluent in Spanish.

Heath started with Landscapes USA in November of 2005. He loves interacting with people and serving the needs of his clients. He has been married since 2008 and has two sons. In his free time, Heath can be found spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

Dennis Dautel

CEO


Dennis is a recognized leader in the landscaping industry, with an outstanding track record of success spanning almost a quarter of a century. He was the founder and CEO of Clean Cut, Inc., which became part of LandCare. After growing Clean Cut to one of the largest companies of its type, with success based in large part on its unique style of management and client satisfaction programs, Clean Cut became the largest landscape maintenance subsidiary of LandCare after it went public on the NYSE.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Kansas State University, as well as completing the “Birthing of Giants” graduate program at MIT. He is a private pilot, and is married with four children.

 

Kiki Benson

Controller


With over 20 years of experience in a diverse range of industries, Kiki has held various financial and accounting roles, spanning the scope of responsibilities from analyst to Controller positions.

She holds a BS in Health Science &Accounting and a MBA with Finance/Accounting Emphasis from Northern Illinois University.

Additionally, Kiki is the founder and director of Austin’s only Greek Language Program.

 

 

Vicky Whisenant

Communication & Project Specialist


As Communication & Project Specialist, Vicky’s focus is on project coordination for any project involving internal or external communication. She manages LUSA’s ongoing social media strategy, company-wide career development initiative, and college recruiting efforts. Vicky facilitates and moderates various meetings for internal brand building and training, creates marketing and sales reports to improve strategies and identify areas for improvement, and maintains brand awareness and works to build online ratings.

Vicky holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has over twelve years of experience in communication, including: editing, writing, social media management, and website content creation and management. Vicky and her husband have been married since 2005 and are enjoying raising their three young children.