Thank You Ken

From Ken Thompson:

I’d like to share some important news with you about the Hertzler & George team. As of February 1, I will be leaving my full time position here to pursue a unique opportunity at Camp Peary. 

I have treasured my years with H&G and will continue my relationship with the company and all of our clients as a consultant. I greatly value the integrity of service and stewardship of the environment that is core to Hertlzer & George and look forward to remaining a part of the family in this new capacity. Please know that you are still receiving the best care with Joe and our team, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you may have regarding your services.

I’d like to share with you some steps we are taking toward a seamless transition.

  • We are working diligently to find the best possible successor for my position. The Company has a knack for attracting talented and passionate employees, in part because of the family environment Joe has established here. The Hertzler & George approach is to foster individual responsibility embedded in an environment of teamwork through coordinated effort. 
  •  I have personally made extensive notes in our files about your property. This is an ongoing process for us here at Hertzler & George, but I have added greater detail in recent weeks so my successor and the rest of our team will be as familiar as possible with your property. Juan, whom you have likely seen working close by my side, will continue in his role. He has been a real asset and takes our commitment to service seriously. In addition, Terry Autry and Jon Krigbaum know your property and will serve as needed. 
  • I am only a phone call away. Our office knows how to reach me if there is a question. I remain a team member and still take my relationship with you and your plants to heart.

Thank you for the trust you have placed in me and in the company these past years. I’ve enjoyed working with you. Please call us at (757) 229-9668 if you have any questions.


Ken Thompson
Sr. Horticulturist

PS from Joe Hertzler – If you’d like to leave a note to say thank you to Ken, I’m sure he’d love to see it. Log on and leave your comments at the bottom of the page.

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!


Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony

Always Helpful

Brian came out last week to try to assess a problem we are having in our yard.  He arrived on time, was extremely courteous and took a considerable amount of time analyzing our situation.  While he was unable to reach a solution, he did take the time to research and recommend another business that might be able to help us.  That kind of customer service will make us more likely to call on Hertzler & George if other issues arise.  Thanks, Brian!