When you understand the owners of Blackwood, it also helps you understand the Blackwood difference. Both Tom Barron and Ryan McDonald match their willingness to work hard with an unwavering attention to detail. They serve a wide range of clients – from modest homes to multi-million dollar estates – who are unwilling to trust anyone else.
Before Blackwood, Tom was co-owner of Enhanced Landscaping, a company he founded when he was 21. An ISA certified arborist, member of the Minnesota Landscape Association and outstanding member of the Better Business Bureau, he has built a loyal following thanks to his easy way and his expertise. He likes to get his hands dirty and truly won’t quit until a job is done to his satisfaction.
Ryan brings a masters in organizational leadership, and has trained and overseen multiple jobsites. Like Tom, he likes to be hands on, whether it’s managing apartments, caring for building and grounds of a local college, or leading painting crews and setting tile. Ryan also brings the ability to work with people, with skills born out in three years as youth director.
It’s the dovetailing of their rare work ethic and natural ability to service their clients that sets Blackwood apart. It’s a company exemplified by its leadership in what has become known as The Blackwood Way.