Our Leadership

Meet the leadership team.

Leadership Profiles

Kurt Kluznik

President/CEO

Kurt Kluznik, President, founded Yardmaster in 1971 as sole proprietor and is partner and Vice President of Little Mountain Homes, a home building and property development firm.

Kurt earned the national Charter Certified Landscape Professional (CCLP) designation in 1992 with the highest exam score. A registered Landscape Architect in Ohio, Kurt also holds a pesticide license. In 1992, Kurt was nominated to a leadership role with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and has served as the chairman of the Education Committee, Chairman of the Certification Board of Governors, Chairman of the Exterior Landscape Division Board and Secretary-Treasurer and currently co-chairs the Crystal Ball Committee. As president of ALCA in 2004, Kurt was instrumental in the merger of ALCA and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) leading to the founding of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).

Bob Slingluff

President/Partner, Yardmaster, Inc. of Columbus

Bob Slingluff is President and partner of Yardmaster, Inc. of Columbus, which he helped establish in 1992.

Prior to joining Yardmaster, Inc., Bob was general manager of Gibbs Landscape Company, a nationally acclaimed firm based in Atlanta, GA. Bob is an elected member of Pi Alpha Xi and Gamma Sigma Delta in recognition of outstanding achievement in horticulture and agriculture. Bob also was a consultant on street trees for the city of Atlanta for eight years. He has a degree in horticulture from The Ohio State University and is an advisor for the Agricultural Technical Institute at The Ohio State University.

Ed Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer

Ed brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of total operations, key strategic planning and execution as well as process integration. He leads all operations including multiple branch and on site businesses.

His vast history in the landscape industry most recently as Vice President and General Manager at The Brickman Group and prior to that Operations Manager for Davey Commercial Grounds and Golf.

Ed's ability to build internal and external relationships is key in modeling the Yardmaster culture of extraordinary management. He is active in key client and industry related association and has served on the boards Ohio Landscape Association and other non profit organizations.

We contacted Yardmaster for two reasons: exceptional service and phenomenal results. At the end of the project, you guys exceeded our expectations on both fronts.