Meet the Team

Lance W. Gay

Executive Operations Manager

Lance grew up on Long Island, where outdoor activities were well-seasoned with “sand and salt water.”  To this day, he likes life best when it’s happening by the sea.  His favorite thing about Houston is proximity to the ocean.  His fondest vacation memories are of Hawaii, for its “beautiful shorelines and the deep blue water so close to shore.”  One of his hobbies is fishing; another is building scale models of WWII Naval ships.

Lance started mowing neighborhood lawns in New York when he was 14.  Eventually, he built this work into a business.  When his mom was transferred from Long Island to Albany, Lance sold his growing business and relocated to Houston.

Today, he and his wife, Linda, have a grown son named Walter.  They also have two standard poodles, Morgan and Manny, who have convinced Lance that he enjoys frequent walks in their company.  Lance does volunteer work at his church, particularly with Awana, a world-wide organization which teaches discipleship to children and youth.

Luis Carmona

Account Manager

Luis was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He studied at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico where he obtained a Bachelor degree in civil engineering. He has more than thirteen years of experience working in the landscaping business.

Luis started with Landscapes USA in 2017. His favorite thing about LUSA is that the communication and work environment is so professional.

Luis has been married for nine years and has three children: Damirelys (18), Destiny (10), and Kevin (6). In his free time, Luis loves to ride his bicycles (road and mountain) in different places and to get to know the different towns across the state. He also enjoys spending time with his kids.

Heath Deen

Business Development Manager

Heath grew up a gregarious Louisiana boy, rooting for LSU Tiger football, and aspiring to someday be a missionary.  At 15, he took a life-altering trip to Venezuela.  The people there, with their “sincerity and authenticity,” completely won him over—not only to Venezuela but to the whole of Latin America.  During the next several years, he took additional summer trips, primarily with missions, to that part of the world.  Eventually, he attended language school in Guatemala.  He also spent a year living in Mexico.  He’s been to numerous South and Central American nations by now and counts Chile as his favorite.  In that mountainous land, he is working to establish a language immersion school/Bible discipleship program.

Heath is married to Blanca, who hails from Mexico.  They have three kids—Hayden (10), Liam (7), and Valentina (2).  All are fluently bilingual.  Otis the dog is no doubt bilingual in really important words, like “walk.”

Heath is a volunteer translator at his church.  In his leisure time, his favorite activities are hanging out with family and traveling abroad.  His goals include getting the kids more involved in missions and, of course, continuing his work in Chile.

Educational & Professional Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication & MBA – Oral Roberts University

Johnny Decker


There is just not much Johnny cannot fix. He keeps the fleet of mowers and small equipment literally “humming”! Johnny is a native Houstonian and has been with Green Pros since the beginning, 1986. He has been in small engine repair and the landscape industry for over 40 years. He holds technician repair certifications with several landscape equipment manufacturers. In addition to repairing our equipment, Johnny is truly a “fix it all” guy and handles many of our unique landscape related projects.

Dennis Dautel

CEO – LUSA Holdings, LLC.

Dennis is a recognized leader in the landscaping industry, with an outstanding track record of success spanning almost a quarter of a century. He was the founder and CEO of Clean Cut, Inc., which became part of LandCare. After growing Clean Cut to one of the largest companies of its type, with success based in large part on its unique style of management and client satisfaction programs, Clean Cut became the largest landscape maintenance subsidiary of LandCare after it went public on the NYSE. Dennis is also Co-Founder and past CEO of faithHighway, which produced and licensed television commercials to churches around the world which have been seen by tens of millions of viewers over a decade, as well as providing technology services and applications used by over ten thousand church and ministries clients across the USA. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Kansas State University, as well as completing the “Birthing of Giants” graduate program at MIT. He is a four-time finalist of Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award; his companies have been the recipient of more than 70 state and national Environmental Improvement Awards and have appeared on Inc’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Dennis currently serves on the Economic Board of Advisors at Kansas State University and has served as President of the Austin (TX) Chapter of Young Entrepreneurs, past member of the Young Presidents Organization and served Big Brothers for seven years. He also served the Texas Association of Landscape Contractors and Member of Associated Landscape Contractors of America, and Mission America Coalition. Dennis is a private pilot, and is married with four children.