Meet Our Team

Gary Magie: President and General Manager
[Photo: Gary W. Magie]
Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: Establishment in 1984
Related work history and credentials:
Helped found company while maintaining and managing a farm business. Has worked in all aspects of the company to earn the current position of President since 2004. Has been an ODA licensed pesticide applicator for ornamentals and turf since 1987 and licensed for vertebrae animals since 2007. Has been an ONLA Certified Landscape Technician since 2007.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys church activities, spending time with family and friends, farming, gardening, and traveling. Married to wife Elaine since 1986 and they have five children: Benjamin, Andrew, Claire, Hannah, and Jacob. Also have one grandchild named Caleb.
Contact: gary@westchesterlawncare.com
Elaine Magie: Vice-President and Office Manager
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Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: 1987
Related work history and credentials:
Started in customer service in the mid 1980’s and was promoted to front desk and more secretarial duties. Since being employed with West Chester Lawn Care, Elaine has assumed several responsibilities within the office to oversee bookkeeping, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other related office duties. Was promoted again to the current positions of vice-president and office manager in 2005.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys church activities, traveling, going to Red’s games, attending childrens’ sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Elaine has been married to Gary since 1986 and they have five children and one grandchild.
Contact: elaine@westchesterlawncare.com
Michael Dick: Tree Care Manager
ISA Certified Arborist #OH5132A
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Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: March 2002
Related work history and credentials:
Has been in the lawn and landscape industry since 1977 and tree care since 1978. Is a twice certified ISA Certified Arborist in 1991 and 2004. ONLA Certified Landscape Technician since 2007 and ONLA Certified Garden Center Technician, Certified Grower Technician, and Certified Master Technician since 2010. ODA licensed pesticide applicator for ornamentals and turf since 1979 and licensed for interiorscapes since 2012. Mole trapper since 1999.
Likes and Interests:
God, family, son’s sports and activities, gardening, and physical fitness. Married to wife Traci since 1998 and they have a son named Corey.
Contact: michael@westchesterlawncare.com
Larry Becker: Lawn Care Technician
[Photo: Larry Becker]
Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: March 2005
Related work history and credentials:
Was hired as a lawn care technician’s assistant and was promoted shortly after to lawn care technician. Attends update seminars regularly to receive training and continuing education. Works directly with ONLA Certified Technicians and licensed pesticide applicators for further training and instruction.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys vegetable gardening and home canning, landscaping, dreaming of owning a hot rod, home improvement and construction, all animals (wanted to be a veterinarian as a kid), and music. Married to wife Cheryl since 1992.
Al Helsley: Lawn Care Technician

Al Helsley

Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: October 2013
Related work history and credentials:
Has an agricultural background due to being raised on a farm. Al also has over 25 years in the retail and delivery services and brings his experiences and supervisory skills to the team.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys spending time with grandkids and playing golf. Also volunteers free time to help several local sports organizations including Monroe High School’s football program.

Art Wilson: Lawn and Landscape Supervisor

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Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: February 2008
Related work history and credentials:
Art is our go-to guy for just about any project. He has been in the lawn and landscape industry since 1985 and has experience in several aspects of lawn maintenance, landscaping, and snow removal. Also has experience in many types of construction including: pavers, concrete, retaining walls, drainage, etc. Holds certificates for courses in agricultural mechanics and many others that are industry-related.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys fishing, spending time with family and fiancé, auctions, going to his local Moose Lodge, home improvement projects, and nature walks.

Don Even: Landscape Technician – RETIRED 2016
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Been with West Chester Lawn Care since: April 2010
Related work history and credentials:
Has been in the lawn and landscape industry off and on since 1993. Is trained in several areas of the construction, maintenance, and landscape industries. Has worked directly with our ISA Certified Arborist and other ONLA Certified Technicians to receive instruction and other beneficial on-the-job training.
Likes and Interests:
Enjoys being with family, watching grandchildren play sports, camping, boating, and traveling. Married to wife Debbie since 1971. They have two children and five grandchildren.