In 1992 Ken Graton moved to Oregon to help assist a friend with a nonprofit boys home known as the Timothy House. Ken began with the intent of working with the boys to help develope their skills in the landscaping industry. Soon after he was approached by a local business owner, Greg Johnson, who offered Ken a few accounts to get his business started as Greg wanted to pursue his passion in ministry. Thus, Ken’s first company was born, Timothy House Lawn and Garden Care.
With a little less than a month before getting married Ken took on the business full time with only a beat up, borrowed old mower and weed-eater. With the belief that great service and hard work would gather and keep great clients Ken and and his wife, Lisa, continued to build a progressive landscape company built on old fashion values. A little later the company went through a name change. First becoming Graton’s Lawns Unlimited and in 2008 to what it is today, Graton’s Custom Landscapes.
Today the company continues to grow. Currently we have 30 employees and are continuing to add to this number. The company is proud of where it has come from and where it is continuing to go. Starting from only a maintenance company, we know provide “full-service.” Our services have built and maintained beautiful landscapes for numerous amounts of people and businesses all throughout Lane, Linn and Benton Counties.
I've been in the landscape industry for over 20 years. I specialize in maintenance of high end properties. I enjoy being outside, working and seeing the results of a job well done. When I am not working, I am spending time with my kids, reading and working out.
I was born Aug. 7,1985 in San Jose California. I am the youngest of four children. I moved to Oregon when I was two and was raised in Eugene since the age of six. I live a motivated, goal oriented lifestyle. I enjoy fitness. Nutrition, the outdoors and building meaningful, genuiine relationships. I am an aspiring landscape architect, life coach, father and best friend. I am grateful and thankful for all things good in my life and the struggles that promote growth.
I've worked in this industry for almost a decade. Being outdoors and active are important to me, which makes my job all that much better. I take pride in a job well done and I love forming lasting relationships with clients.
I started working for Graton's in September of 2016. I love landscaping and creating friendships with all my customers. I enjoy working outdoors. During the beginning of my employment I was very nervous, new people and a new area of landscaping. But I kept doing me and doing what I knew, landscaping. Over time I began to open up to fellow employees, and they reciprocated with an equal amount of openness back to me. After months had passed I started to see that Graton's was much more than just a company. It was a family. We are always there helping each other out, and pushing each other to go that extra little bit that pleases our clients so much. The owner, Ken Graton does what every dad does best, pushing you to do better, growing the extra mile. This is what I have came to love at Graton's. The great family atmosphere continues to keep me wanting to work for years to come before I retire from doing what I love. To our future clients, know that you are not just a client but rather an extension to our wonderful family here at Graton's.
My work history is very interesting I have done retail, fish plant work and even construction. Though, for the past 12 years I have been in the landscape industry. I am single dad with two boys, one 19 the other 24. In my spare time I like to hunt, go camping or do any other outdoor activity. I have had a great time here at Graton's for the past year and a half and plan on having an even better time here in the years to come.