Our Story

Family Owned & Operated

Company History

Local Lawn Care & Landscaping was founded in 2011 by Joe and Jess Colonero.  Joe began by cutting grass for neighbors and other local community members. After seeing the potential in the lawn services industry and enjoying the creative freedom of being his boss,  Joe began passing out flyers & pushing his mower down the street to each customer’s house.

While Joe still works with members of his crew on properties, he also spends a lot of time in the office working closely with company leadership and clients to help manage accounts, design, and run the day-to-day operations.

In 2022, Jess left her role as a childcare center director to work full-time alongside Joe, focusing on enhancing team culture and business strategy. As a team and couple, Joe and Jess had no idea how great Local Lawn Care & Landscaping would grow, and they cannot wait to see what the future holds!


Joe Colonero: Owner

Hometown: Berwyn, IL
Current Town: Aurora, IL
College: Lewis University
Field of Study: B.S. Air Traffic Control Management. A.S. Automotive Tech.
Hobbies: Spending time with family, working on cars, building computers, and anything involving airplanes.

Jess Colonero: Owner

Hometown: Warrenville, IL 
Current Town: Aurora, IL
College: Elmhurst College (Undergraduate), Aurora University (Graduate)
Field of Study: B.S. Early Childhood Education, B.S. Business Administration, M.B.A Leadership
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, Lorenzo and Charlene, Reading, DIY projects, and spending time with friends.

Carlos Macias – Operations Manager

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Current Town: Aurora, IL
Field of Study: Hardscaping Design and Management
Hobbies: Spending time with family, Creating party designs, Collecting rare toys, Vacations.

Dee Paquette – Office Manager

Hometown: Lockport, IL
Current Town: Lockport, IL
Field of Study: Previous business owner and expertise in agriculture
Hobbies: Horse Back Riding, Classic and Antique Cars, Deep Sea Fishing

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