In 2012, Ben and some of his Decatur High lacrosse teammates started a landscaping company as a way to earn extra money. It started with raking leaves, but they quickly figured out a way to remove ivy by the roots without using chemicals. The team began offering complete ivy removal throughout Decatur, GA, transforming one yard at a time.
After the ivy boys graduated high school, they continued caring for lawns while on break from college. In the summer of 2015, Ben decided to take it up a notch and created the official Ben & Buds Landscaping LLC business. Ben would wrangle other college students that were home on break and they would eradicate yards of ivy, privet and other invasive weeds.
Ben graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2018 and returned to Decatur, GA to run the business full time. Ben & Buds Landscaping now serves all of greater Atlanta and provides a variety of high-quality landscaping services, like: