How Yard Dawgs
Lawn Care Started

Yard Dawgs Lawn Care started as an idea for two University students to help pay off their university tuition. After their first school year, James Szojka (B Comm, University of Calgary) and Liam Sunstrum (B. Eng, University of Saskatchewan), decided to start up a summer lawn care company.

Their mission was to provide premium lawn care services from technicians who care. Fast forward to the present day, Yard Dawgs Lawn Care is a year-round lawn maintenance company which services over 1000 homes in Calgary per year and provides maintenance for dozens of commercial sites. Their experienced team includes year-round employees along with post-secondary students working to pay for their education.

Yard Dawgs is committed to helping people spend their free time doing things they enjoy, which is often not property maintenance. Yard Dawgs does the heavy lifting, and because we believe that your lawn is your property’s first impression, it’s crucial to make it great.

Why Choose Us

At Yard Dawgs Lawn Care, we take the guesswork out of your lawn care. We walk you through the process step by step and ensure that we’re always on the same page. We promise to communicate clearly, price our services fairly, and provide exceptional work and customer service. We’re a local company and we are property owners too. All of our work is insured with $5,000,000 in liability and every employee always has full WCB coverage. We will always treat your property as if it were our own. Everything we do is backed by our 100% money back guarantee. If something isn’t right, please let us know and we’ll make it right. However, if after a second attempt our work is not to your satisfaction, your money is refunded hassle free.
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Our Core Values

We take care of each other

We work best when we're working as a pack

Always striving to improve personally & professionalism

Keep an open mind on finding solutions

Everyone thinks like an entrepreneur

Our Team

Liam Sunstrum
Strategy Executive and Co-Founder

Liam co-founded Yard Dawgs with James in 2014. Despite graduating with degrees, both decided to keep the business running and fulfill their childhood dream of someday running a business together. Liam is passionate about entrepreneurship and looks up to mentors like Darren Hardy, Gary Vee, Verne Harnish, and Patrick Bet-David. In his spare time, he likes to play sports, go to the gym, and watch his favorite hockey team: The Calgary Flames!

James Szojka
Sales Executive and Co-Founder

James grew up in Calgary and attended the University of Calgary, graduating in 2018 with a degree in marketing. Both James and Liam decided to keep the business running with their vision of becoming the Go-To lawn care company for residential fertilizer and weed control in Calgary. Outside of the business, James enjoys seeing his wife and newborn child and is planning on going on a European holiday with them.

Kassandra Tobias
Account Executive and Customer Relations

Kassy was born and raised in Calgary and she is currently completing her B.Ed at St. Mary’s University to become a high school math teacher. Extremely hard-working, and with supreme organization, Kassy makes sure the team runs smoothly. In her spare time, she can be found watching hockey, going to the gym, volunteering, creating flower designs, and organizing our office. This year Kassy wants to do a vacation to Hawaii in September.