Meet Our Team
Be Green Pro is family-owned and operated in Pewaukee and licensed by the state of Wisconsin. Our team is passionate about providing earth, family, and pet-friendly solutions to lawn care, tree care and pest management. Meet our team today!
Patti Beres - Owner
From an early childhood age, Patti discovered a profound connection to the delicate intricacy of the natural world. She fondly remembers time spent pressing an ear to a tree to hear its pulse, talking to flowers or attempting to be invisibly silent and still to witness the wondrous work of animals or insects in action. Witnessing the intertwined beauty and balance of nature developed her respect for the value and purpose of all life created which makes our earth thrive.
The humble beginnings of Be Green Pro LLC , formerly Be Green Lawn Care LLC, were a culmination of life long experiences in combination with recognition of a community need and a passion for people, pets, wildlife and the environment. Patti remembers walking through her neighborhood with her four children and two dogs late one February afternoon, and seeing a lawn care company making a fertilizer application when the ground was still frozen. Frustrated, she blurted out “If we had a lawn care company, we would do such a better job.” Her oldest son, Robbie, responded, “Then why don’t we?” Patti knew right away that we had the ability to be the change or become part of the problem, and Be Green Lawn Care was formed.
Patti continues to lead Be Green Pro with the same passion for life and the world she discovered early in life, relishing each new client and opportunity to make a difference.
Eric Phillips - Operations Manager
Eric brings years of business and landscape experience to help keep the Be Green Machine running smoothly. He loves the outdoors which is why you won’t be surprised to see him out on lawns from time to time or just dropping by to say Hello. Eric likes to spend his free time coaching his three boys in basketball and baseball, and during the summer you might see him behind a boat on a local lake skiing and wake boarding.
Alex Schwanke - Senior Technician
Alex served 4½ years in the United States Army and brings his strong work ethic to your lawn and landscape. He likes to spend his free time outdoors and on his favorite hobby - blacksmithing.
Rob is the in-house expert in lawn and landscape care. Rob began his career at the age of 19 at ChemLawn as a seasonal field technician while attending college. Rob remained with ChemLawn until the acquisition of by Tru Green. From there Rob joined KEI Enterprises as their lawn care supervisor before embarking upon a 25+ year career working for fertilizer formulators. It is in this capacity that Rob was able educate green industry awareness in focusing more on nutrients and what we feed the soil and less reliance and usage of pesticides. Rob is committed to supporting and helping Patti realize the vision of Be Green, a business they both believe in and have a passion for. Rob is currently a Sales Manager for BCA Products (Central Region Cooperative), a fertilizer manufacturer located in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
Robbie is one of the inspirations behind Be Green. It was Robbie who while traveling with Patti on the way home one day noticed a lawn care company making a lawn application in less than ideal weather conditions. When Patti stated that we would do things so much differently, Robbie replied “why don’t we” and Be Green Pro was created.
Robbie has worked in every capacity of the business as well as attending Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) where he received a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering the Spring of 2017. Robbie remains committed to Be Green Pro and is presently considering enrolling at the University Wisconsin - Madison in pursuit of his MBA.
Jacob followed his brother Robbie into the family business at a young age with enthusiasm and drive. He has assisted in all areas of the business. Jacob is currently attending Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) where he is studying Audio Production, and his interests include song writing and music production.
Jeremy followed both of his brothers into the family business, and has been an asset in all aspects of Be Green Pro. From sales to operations and training, there isn’t an area of the business that he has not been involved in. Jeremy is currently a sophomore at Carroll University in Waukesha working on a business degree with an emphasis on economics, philosophy, and politics.
Bonnie Rachel Beres
Bonnie Rachel is the youngest team member of Be Green Pro family. She is currently a high school junior at Divine Savior Holy Angels. In her part time position she is always willing to step up to her tasks with a cheerful smile where ever needed within the company. You may find her weeding flower beds, tending our booth at local community events, helping our marketing team, or assisting in the office. When not in school or at work, she enjoys a variety of sports including cross country and climbing pyramids with the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Team, playing piano, volunteer mission work and expressing her artistic skills.