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About Ground Builders
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Years ago, Ground Builders was born out of the simple concept of two college students driven to success. We believe success comes from satisfied customers and offering the best products and services around. Over the years, Ground Builders has earned a very positive reputation and a long list of satisfied customers. Without our customers, business would not be possible, that's why you are always at the heart of our decisions and operations.
Ground Builders is able to handle all of your design, hardscape, landscape, and grounds maintenance needs. No project is too big or small. With an experienced staff and the drive to offer the best products and services, there is no better landscaping choice in the greater Omaha area.
Our experienced and dedicated staff work one-on-one with each client to ensure they receive exactly the services they expect and more. By delivering what our clients expect, we hope to gain a productive and long-lasting relationship with our clients.
We look forward to making your landscaping dreams come true.
Jason Porto, Owner
Owner Jason Porto and wife Hannah Porto at the 2018 Nebraska Home Show.
Hannah Porto, Office Manager; Jason Porto, Owner/Landscape Designer
Hannah and Jason are the owner/operators of Ground Builders, Inc and are here to serve you! Hannah specializes in managing the office and finances while Jason works directly with customers to design projects and make your dreams a reality. Hannah and Jason married in 2013 and love spending time outdoors with their dogs, Clancy and Platte.
Ryan Moore, Operations Manager
Ryan has been with Ground Builders for 5 years. He is the brain behind our crews, scheduling, and projects remaining on time. In Ryan's free time, he is often found on his motorcycle or spending time with his girlfriend and her kids! Although Ryan loves the summer months, he has been known to put in some serious hours during snow removal with his trusty furry friend and sidekick, Benelli . Ryan is ICPI and SRW certified and a graduate of Leadership Boot Camp.
Gil Ortiz, Turf Maintenance Foreman
Gil has been applying his attention to detail to our customer’s turf care for 4 years. He does an exceptional job at ensuring quality in all areas including leading his crew. He has a love for learning new skills and mastering them. His 3 wonderful kids often ask him for toy sized equipment of what "dad uses at work".
Alan Diaz, Senior Landscape Foreman
For nearly 7 years, Alan has been bringing our client’s landscaping dreams to life. Allan is ICPI and SRW certified, and has completed extensive training from many of our vendors. In Alan’s free time, he enjoys working on and flipping vehicles! Allan enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, they are quite the chefs at home...if we’re lucky, he brings some of it to share at work.
Matt Goodwin, Landscape Foreman
Matt is quite the ambitious young man. He is a full time student, works for Ground Builders full time, and works as a bartender on the weekends! Although he is busy, he does not let that show on the jobsite. He loves creating spaces our clients love. In school, he’s learning management skills that he’s putting to use at job sites. Matt began working for us part-time when he was in high school and moved to full-time 4 years ago.
Shaun Harms, Turf Care Specialist
Shaun has extensive knowledge when it comes to your turf care. He has been through multiple classes and holds his State of Nebraska pesticide applicators license. He takes great pride in making our client’s turf look its best! Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and taking weekend trips throughout the summer!
Doug Kenny, Design/Account Manager
Doug has over 18 years experience in the landscape industry. With his vast plant knowledge and experience in designing functional outdoor living spaces he can turn any outdoor space into your dream get away! In Doug's free time, he enjoys spending time with his newborn son and tries to never turn down a hunting trip.
Jason Kelley, Design/Account Manager
Jason has been working in the lawn/landscape world since 2000. He loves meeting and talking with clients about their properties and bringing their dreams to life. Jason has three kids that are quite athletic! He prides himself in making it to as many games and practices as possible and instills the value of hard work in them.
Tony Monico, Shop Manager/Mechanic
Since a childhood, Tony has had tools in his hands. He loves challenges and troubleshooting mechanical issues. He keeps up a neat and tidy shop and makes sure our equipment is always well maintained and ready for a hard days work with our crews! Him and his family recently moved to an acreage and they are looking forward to raising all sorts of farm animals! We will have to add Farmer Tony to his title soon!
Josh Adams, Landscaping Crew Leader
Josh is quite the hard working guy! He loves being outside and learning new things. He always has a smile on his face and a joke up his sleeve. When he's not at work, he's spending time with his son and working on his side business milling wood for lumber and wood accents.
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The owner, Jason, worked with me directly to meet my landscaping goals and beat the competition on pricing! Excellent service; I recommend you set up a consultation with Ground Builders right now!
My wife and I have used Ground Builders on several occasions and the service we've received was five star every time! Thanks for making our house look even more beautiful!
I've used Ground Builders for a few years and can say with confidence that my lawn looks simply incredible thanks to their 6-step treatment plan! Cost effective and simply effective in general!
Never have I been more satisfied with a landscape company. I have the owners personal cell number to call anytime I need to, and he often answers after hours for my lawn care related emergencies.
Ground builders transformed our backyard to an entertainment destination! Jason and his crew installed a fireplace, a water feature, and a wonderful stereo system. They can do it all!
My landscaping project with Ground Builders has been nothing short of amazing. They were able to bring my imagination to reality. The design process was second to none, and the employees treated my entire family and property with the utmost respect.
Have used them for years. Always dependable and willing to be flexible to get the best results. Do a little extra more than they have to to: get best results. Recommended to my church who now uses them for both lawn and snow removal. Can't rate them highly enough.
Great company, honest, hard working and dedicated to create the vision you hope for. You will be pleased with the results!
You can always expect great work from Ground Builders. Always putting customer's needs first. Their landscaping designs are amazing and creative. If there's a problem, the owner is willing to work with the customer to make sure they are 100% satisfied. I love working with them and will continue to in the future! I recommend them greatly to anyone who is looking for a hardworking and honest company. Thanks for the hard work guys!