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Dave Cripe President of Meadow Green landscaping

Dave Cripe


Dave started Meadow Green with his Dad in 1988, primarily to fund college. Dave studied landscape and horticulture at the U of M and Dakota County Technical College and earned a Business Degree from Mankato State University. After graduating from College, Dave realized he was already in a career he enjoyed, took over the business, and focused on growing it.
Dave lives in Lakeville with his Wife Jennifer and three kids ages 18, 16 and 8. When Dave is not working he enjoys spending time with his family boating, fishing and watching his kids sporting events – soccer, wrestling and football.

John Ransbottom Operations Manager for Meadow Grean Landscaping

John Ransbottom

Operations Manager

John joined Meadow Green in 1991. John has grown with the Company – he started out working on a mowing crew, then became a crew leader and is now our Operations Manager. As Operations Manager, John oversees all aspects of our maintenance business. John has been a key part of our growth and success.
John Lives in Lakeville with his wife Melinda and two kids ages 8 and 16. John enjoys following all Minnesota Sports teams and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

Meadow Green Landscaping team member Diane

Diane Casey

Office Manager

Diane joined Meadow Green in 2010. Diane works behind the scenes to keep things at Meadow Green running smooth. As office manager Diane oversees Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and many other office duties.
Diane has been happily married to her husband Pat of 35 years and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. Diane enjoys art, painting and gardening.


Lindsey Bittner

Landscape Designer

Lindsey has been working with Meadow Green since 2004. Lindsey studied Landscape design at the U of M. As landscape designer, Lindsey enjoys working with clients to create outdoor spaces they can enjoy. Some of Lindsey’s more memorable projects include designing outdoor spaces for and appearing on the HGTV series Landscape Smart and Curb Appeal.
Lindsey stays very busy at home with her husband Jon raising 5 young children – including two sets of twins! In her free time, Lindsey enjoys gardening and volunteering at Church

Irrigation by Meadow Green Landscaping

Chris Reed

Irrigation Manager

Chris joined Meadow Green in 2015, Chris has an extensive back ground in landscape, irrigation and excavating, and owned his own logging and excavating company in Colorado. As irrigation manager, Chris uses his experience to keep our properties looking green by keeping our irrigation systems in tip top shape and efficiently diagnosing and repairing systems when problems do arise. In the winter months, Chris is a key part of our snow fighting team, supervising several operators, shovelers and overseeing snow removal equipment maintenance and repairs.
Chris lives in Shakopee with his wife Jamie and two young kids. Chris enjoys hunting and fishing and has been our unofficial guide on several Meadow Green hunting and fishing outings.


Spraying by Meadow Green Landscaping


Fertilization/Herbicide Manager
Since 2015

Skid loader driven by Meadow Green Landscaping


Landscape Foreman
Since 2013


Meadow Green Landscape crew member


Mowing Foreman
Since 2015


Meadow Green Landscape crew members

Juaquin and Alberto

Assistant Mowing Foreman
Since 2010


Meadow Green Landscape crew member


Mowing Foreman
Since 2014


Meadow Green Landscape crew member


Mowing Foreman
Since 2007


Meadow Green Landscape crew member


Mowing Foreman
Since 2016


Meadow Green Landscape crew member


Mowing Foreman since 2011. Matt is currently on Military Leave. Thank you Matt for helping to serve and protect our country!


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