Dirk Bakhuyzen Jr. and his wife Phyllis fulfilled their dream of owning their own business by forming PROCARE Landscape Management Inc. in September 1989. Today, with hard work and dedication of a core group of loyal employees, PROCARE Landscape Management Inc. has developed into a five-division, full-service commercial landscaping provider in Grand Rapids, MI, employing twenty-five full-time staff members and twenty-to-eighty seasonal employees.
Meet The Team
Dirk Bakhuyzen III
Dirk has worked for PROCARE since the start of the business. He worked part-time summers and Saturdays all the way through college. Dirk’s major work focus is plan execution, customer service, financials and general day-to-day business decisions. He helps the company and team achieve their goals. He enjoys his family of 4 boys, 1 daughter and is married to Tricia. He loves to hunt, fish and enjoys watching anything sports-related.
Kyle has been a part of PROCARE since 2000 and knows the operations from A-Z. He understands what it takes to keep our systems efficient and effective. He still manages a few accounts, but his foremost goals are in organizational planning and decision-making to ensure quality policies and practices. Kyle is married to Jessica and they are the proud parents of 3 daughters. Kyle likes to camp, fish, golf and watch football.
Except for a 5-year stint in the United States Marine Corps Chris Potter has been seasonally employed by Procare for the last 20 years. During this time, he has had a variety of positions and responsibilities which have enriched his green industry knowledge experiences. Chris has been raking pruning clippings, mowing, pruning, landscaping, tree trimming, shoveling, plowing, and salting for Procare and he continues to gain knowledge. With a Business Management Degree from Grand Valley State University. Chris has recently taken on the role of Operations Manager and is in charge of overseeing the general business operations. Outside of work Chris enjoys hockey as a fan, coach and player and spending time with his dogs. He is very proud and honored to be part of the Procare family.
Chad has more than 12 years’ experience in the landscape industry and has been with PROCARE since November 2006. During this time, he has become a Landscape Industry Certified Technician along with working as a Maintenance Crew Member, Landscape Construction Foreman, Irrigation Foreman and now taken on the role of Account Manager. Besides work, Chad is a USMC Veteran and likes to play softball in the summer, watch sports and spend time with his wife Kristi and his two daughters.
Christy has been part of the team at PROCARE since 2000. Christy started working at PROCARE part time in the office, pulling weeds and mowing lawns. Christy manages our financials and helps plan yearly for the allocation of funding. Her role includes supporting our GM and customer relations. She has been at PROCARE long enough to understand customer expectations conveying the trust and integrity that represents PROCARE well. Christy is married to Mark and they have 3 children. Christy enjoys family time and weekends at her parent’s cottage.
Joy has been a member of the PROCARE team since 2003. She is married to Paul and has 4 children. She is our office “jack of all trades” and is an expert in all our office systems and process’. Joy’s responsibilities include payroll, overdue account receivables, data entry, billing and CHOP bid forms. Joy enjoys camping and spending time at the beach with her family.
Leah has been working part time at PROCARE since middle school. Through college Leah worked on the shrub bed weed control crew as a State of Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator. Leah graduated from Kendall College with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. She works in the office as support staff for managers and the other office staffers. Leah does a great job maintaining and updating our social media presence. Leah has become one of our “go to” IT resource person. Leah also currently serves our country in the Army National Guard.
Jason joined the PROCARE team in August 2013. Jason oversees business development for all green and white landscape services. Jason enjoys listening to clients and working with them to manage their landscape needs. Outside of work Jason enjoys spending time with his Wife Sara and two daughters Marysa and Samantha. Jason is a Disney Junkie and loves spending time outdoors camping, biking and being on the beach.
John Timmer has been with with PROCARE since August 2017. John works hard to meet the needs of our customers and has a passion for sales. One of John’s favorite things when it comes to sales is getting to know new people. In John’s free time, he likes to do woodwork including making tables out of wooden barrels. John’s laugh billows across the office and can be heard down the hall. He enjoys spending time with his kids. One of the his favorite things to do is cook. He takes pride in his work and in everything he does.
Tony started with us in December of 2017. Since he started, Tony has reduced fleet expenses and organized the shop. He implemented a fleet management software program and has brought a wealth of knowledge to our team. Tony manages the mechanics who work on everything from big international diesel trucks to small engine repairs. In Tony’s spare time, he likes spending time with his kids and working vehicle projects on the side! Tony is passionate about the work he does and has been a great addition to our team.
Calvin has been with us since April of 2019 where he joined our PROCARE Team as an Account Manager. Calvin has more than a decade of experience in the Green Industry. Calvin owned his own successful landscape business where he mainly operated out of the Ada and Forest Hills area. In late 2017, Calvin earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Davenport University where he focused on business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. Calvin also has served as a Board Member on the Ada Business Association!
T.J. joined us at PROCARE in November of 2019. After working in the landscape industry during and 10+ years after high school, T.J. just couldn’t seem to stay away from the industry. Over the course of his career, which also included sales and office-based positions in various capacities, he has gained several skills that have led him to Account Management. He values quality, efficiency, and customer service. He is the father of two beautiful girls, Sadie and Kinsley. In his spare time, he enjoys racing, hockey, and spending time with family and friends.
I have used PROCARE for lawn maintenance, landscape work, and plowing. I would highly recommend them. Great customer service!-Jeff Matthysee
These guys are awesome! The quality of work is 110% above my expectations and they even have nice looking vehicles! Great job guys!!-Fawn Devine
This place is a great place to work. Everyone is friendly. Management cares about their team and the owners treat their staff as if they were family. Everyone cares about the work they do and take pride in a job well done.-Tamara Manuel
We have used Procare for many years for our lawn care, snow removal and landscaping projects. They are extremely professional, courteous and consistently deliver quality services. They have done a wonderful job on the landscaping projects needed and have good insight on what types of plantings and trees to use in various different circumstances. We would highly recommend Procare for all of your landscape and snow removal needs.-Sally Steenwyk, Property Manager
This company was fantastic to work with! I would definitely use them again. Dirk the owner is a awesome Christian and the most honest person I have ever met. A++++-Chad Veldhouse
We have used Procare for our company plowing and it has been fantastic! Great customer service and they all take pride in their work!Aaron Pettijohn
Procare has been very responsive in dealing with any issues that arise in both lawn care or the plowing season. They are great to work with in finding solutions for any issues that arise. They work on proactively deal with issues.- Abby Terpstra