4T Total Lawn has been serving businesses and homeowners in the greater Kansas City area since 1977. We offer year-round services from designing residential landscapes to providing comprehensive grounds maintenance for commercial properties. Our friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated team is ready to handle all of your lawn and landscape needs.
4T Total Lawn Inc. owner Joel Beaver started mowing the neighbor’s lawn as an 11-year-old kid looking for some extra money for a new bike. Through junior high and high school he and his younger brother continued to add more lawns to the business through hard work and word-of-mouth advertising. After graduating from Shawnee Mission North High School, Joel decided to stay close to home so he could continue the business and attend JCCC. He purchased his brother’s half of the business and started 4T Total Lawn in 1977. After renting space for over 20 years he purchased 4.5 acres of land in Lenexa near College Blvd and Renner Rd and built their current facility. With a full-time staff of 12 and Summer employment of up to 30, 4T continues to provide their clients (several have been with 4T since 1977) with exceptional personal service in all areas of grounds maintenance.
He’s been at 4T for 42 years. 4T provides year-round grounds maintenance that exceeds clients’ expectations, some which have been customers for 35 years. He started mowing neighbors’ lawns when he was 11 years old for money to buy a new bike. He has stayed in the business because he loves the outdoors and seeing their clients’ dreams come to life either through landscape/hardscape projects or just keeping their properties looking amazing. 4T has donated equipment and staff to the MAGIC council’s certification training where he served on the board before it was MAGIC. He is currently the chairman of his church’s house and grounds committee. His favorite part about his job is seeing the beauty in our quality work when the project is completed, also seeing our staff grow in knowledge and experience. He enjoys building relationships that can last many years and is dedicated to exceeding our client’s needs. He runs his business with a family atmosphere where everyone is important and prioritizes building strong relationships. Trustworthy, caring, diligent. He is blessed to have a wonderful family, his wife Patti for 35 years, a son and a daughter and a granddaughter who is absolutely amazing.
Commercial Account Manager
John mowed lawns from grade school through college, where he obtained a B.S in Biology from Baker University. John is a certified pesticide applicator (Category 3 A&B), a certified arborist, and has more than 25 years of green industry experience in Kansas City. He utilizes his heightened attention to detail, strong communication skills, and more than 20 years of experience as an account manager as he oversees all of 4T’s commercial properties. He is inspired by the opportunity to pass on to others the knowledge that he has acquired from previous mentors in the green industry and he is proud to be a part of 4T, where customer service is priority number 1. John is the president of KC BASS Club and enjoys supporting and volunteering for MAGIC. John has been married to Lyn for more than 25 years and has one son, John.
Landscape/Hardscape Design Manager
Doug’s lawn experience started at a young age as he loved making mowing strips in his parents’ front yard. Doug’s more than 20 years of professional industry experience, unmatched attention to detail, and strong leadership background in the industry give 4T a great advantage in today’s landscape market. Doug has a degree in business and previously owned and operated his own landscape business which he sold in 2010, giving him a unique perspective into the industry. Although he has a solid industry knowledge base, he is always eager to learn something new. He enjoys seeing projects from the first phone call to completion and has a passion for transferring the needs and wants of clients into property transformations that they can enjoy for a lifetime. Doug has been married to his wife, Wendy, for more than 10 years.