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.

Luis Sosa

Account Manager


Luis Sosa’s coming-to-America story is inspiring and sometimes frightening.  For 17 years, he knew success as a physician in his native Cuba, even serving as chief of a large medical group.  But he did not know freedom; and so he searched, discreetly, for a way to reach America.  This led him to apply to Cuba’s overseas medical missions program.  He was thoroughly vetted—to assure he wasn’t considering defection—and then sent to a repressive nation in South America.  The authorities took his passport.

Luis, however, prayed, as he frequently does.  The passport was returned.  He immediately began a difficult journey to the nation’s capital (with its American Embassy), assuming he’d be in the U.S. within days.  Instead, the embassy required stacks of paperwork.  He was told that in about six months, he’d learn if he’d been accepted.  At this point—with Luis dead broke in a country where he knew no one—help began pouring in from unexpected quarters.  Only a month later, the US government flew him to the States.

Through a maze of circumstances, Luis was led to a church family and finally to work with LUSA.  He is open to what God is teaching him and has embraced the landscape industry with the enthusiasm of a life-long learner.  He says that the credit for all that is good in his life belongs to God in Jesus Christ’s name.

Josh Pucher

Spray Technician


Josh is one of the “go to guys” at Landscapes USA. Josh can get just about anything done in the landscape, and he holds a Commercial Pesticide Applicator License from the Texas Department of Agriculture. He wears many hats at Green Pros and truly enjoys working in the landscaping industry. Josh moved to Texas from Ohio in 2000 and could not get here fast enough. He loves Houston and the people that live here. Go Texans.

Johnny Decker

Mechanic


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.