Who We Are
Our company was founded in 1982 by Steve Mansfield, who is still the owner/operator. It was initially named A-1 Landscaping of Orlando, Inc. Some 30 years later, in 2007, we took on a partner and future sole owner, Ronald Martin, our son-in-law. Steve Mansfield is from Central Illinois where he grew up in 5 boy's homes and 17 foster homes. He moved to Orlando in 1980 and after a couple of years of sleeping in and out of his car as well as flophouses, and working in labor pools for $25.00 per day, he realized he needed to develop a plan for a better life. Steve took his $54.00 and a loan from a friend of $600.00 and turned it into a multi-million per year business. He never forgets where he came from and has donated more than 1 million dollars to places he's lived in as well as local boy's homes in Orlando such as Edgewood Children's Ranch.
From 1982-2000 we worked mainly in the Orlando area grossing 2 million per year doing landscaping, sodding, and irrigation. From 2000-2007 we did all the sod, irrigation, grating, and landscaping on new homes as well as existing homes at the Plantation of Leesburg. The project built out in December of 2006, and we stayed until the completion. When we first started with this project, there were four landscapers until three months later, when they narrowed it down to just us. We did 1,700 homes, 5 model homes, and two clubhouses.
In 2006, we changed our name to Mansfield Landscaping LLC., from A-1 Landscaping of Orlando, Inc. In 2007 we started doing aftermarket landscaping in The Villages® community, Florida as well as the rest of Central Florida. For the ten years that we have been in The Villages® community, we have worked for over 4,000 customers. We created a world-class nursery and outdoor showroom and estimate that even though we have a hundred competitors in The Villages® community alone that we do 1 out of every five aftermarket jobs.
Our philosophy is simple; keep our word, do what we say, and do whatever it takes to make the customer happy. That's why there's never a deposit required. If you are not satisfied, we will do what it takes to make you happy. Estimates never take more than 1-2 days, and jobs never take more than 3-10 days.