Rusty Thompson



As the founder of The Master's Lawn Care, Rusty is a down-to-earth businessman with a love for lawns, landscaping, and exceeding client's expectations. From the initial consultation and proposal to translating ideas into designs and installing each piece of a landscape, Rusty is a hands-on owner that loves working with his team, clients, and community. 
He believes the key to any business is the quality of the team, and The Master's Lawn Care wouldn't be where it is today without a strong team with a laser-like focus on customer service. 
Starting at the age of 16, he started working for a local Gainesville lawn company learning lawn care, irrigation, and landscape installation. After earning his associate’s degree and completing his landscape design courses, Rusty opened The Master's Lawn Care at the age of 22 as a sole operator and has been blessed with the growth to serve hundreds of clients and lead over 50 team members.

Rusty has a degree in Landscape Design, a certificate for Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control, is certified by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and continues his education through workshops, online courses, and other events several times throughout the year.


Rusty met his wife Cassandra while she attended the University of Florida in 2013, and welcomed their first son, Griffin, into the world in 2017. He loves attending Gator games, flying his Cessna 182, and scuba diving when he isn't working.