Our company, Lewis Bamboo, started in 1996 as a bamboo nursery. Bamboo is a giant grass and we needed a method to contain it. Bamboo, like grass, is a colony plant that primarily spreads via the root system. Control the roots, control the grass. This method of containment has worked wonderfully with bamboo, and our brand Bamboo Shield is now the market leader in bamboo control.
After our founder spent countless hours pulling grass from his flower beds, he realized we already sold the solution. Using a trimmed down version of our Bamboo Shield, he was able to keep his grass under control and flower beds maintenance free.
After an extensive testing period, we came up with the appropriate depth and thickness to make both a great edging and a functional barrier to keep grass roots out and Grass Barrier was born.
Here are all the members of our team that get overworked to help provide you with a quality product.
Roger Lewis, Jr. President & CEO
Roger Lewis, Jr. is the President of Grass Barrier. He attained a BS in management from the University of Alabama where he graduated with honors. His long exposure to the bamboo industry provided unique insight to how grasses grow (as bamboo is a grass). Roger identified that if you can control the roots, you can control grass. He started a quest to find the most effective and economical way to control grass roots.
Rachel Lewis Chief Communications Officer
Along with being a great wife and mother, Rachel is in charge of making sure that the customer is happy and satisfied with our service. When you contact Grass Barrier, you will more often than not have the opportunity to speak directly with Rachel. Having her on the front line of customer support allows us to take swift action in the resolution of any problems. She started working full time for us in 2006. Her knowledge and experience is a great asset for customers needing phone consultations.
Daniel Mullaly Chief Technology Officer
Computer guru who is not afraid of getting his hands dirty. Daniel is our green card employee, originally from England. He has been a great addition to team and been able to solve many of our growing pains as a company. From website work, integration of new production systems, to even the grunt work of loading trucks, Daniel is a true asset.
Denny Kilgore Operations Manager
After experiences running retail location, production facilities, and garden centers, we were able to steal Denny from them in 2007. Denny was not a stranger before this point either. Denny and Roger grew up together and have been great friends. We are very lucky to be able to hire our friends and even luckier that they have the expertise and experiences needed to add value to our company.
Greg Brown Senior Manager
Greg is a great member of the team here at Grass Barrier. He is a crucial part of providing you with quality material and service. From loading a semi to making sure orders and packaging is correct, Greg is a multi-talented worker who always gets the job done.
Alex Kollmeyer Production Manager
Alex is a fun loving member of our team. He can be heard laughing over most of the shop and production area. He is very detail oriented and we are very happy to have him as a member of our team.