MVP Landscaping Staff
Gentel McGhee - Lawn Care Team Manager
"In my 33 years of life I have learned a great deal of valuable lessons! One of the most valuable being the lesson of why we as humans fall! “We fall so that we can learn how to pick ourselves back up!” This is something that I instill into my 4 beautiful daughters, and every young person I have an opportunity to touch. That, along with the fact that through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, anything is possible! All those years watching my Mother, Sandra, struggle to provide for my sister and I, as a single parent is what drives me! It’s what makes me wake up everyday and despite the situation, pushes me to be great. Pushes me to be the best “ME” today. Pushes me to want to learn something new, and love someone everyday just so the day isn’t wasted. Observing her demeanor during pressured situations taught me that my children are everything, and that I need to be there for them no matter the terms or sacrifices! It also is what gave me a work ethic that is unmatched! I never downed Mom for working too much or for always being at work. Instead I admired it! Her grind, her hustle, her determination, her faith... It made me the man that I am today!!!"
Gentel graduated in 2012 with an Associates Degree in Business Management,
in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and in 2017 with a Master’s Degree MBA in Management and Marketing. He has years of landscaping and leadership experience.
Dan DeArmond - Administrative & Customer Relations Coordinator
Dan joined MVP Landscaping in August 2020 as a Crew Member. He has recently transitioned to Administrative and Customer Relations Coordinator.
He grew up in a small town just south of Fort Wayne and currently lives in the Pettit-Rudisill neighborhood, which shares Pettit Avenue with the Mount Vernon Park neighborhood. Dan is in pursuit of an Organizational Leadership degree from the College of Biblical Studies, located on the Summit campus on Rudisill boulevard.
"As a resident of southeast Fort Wayne, I am grateful to work for a company that is located in my community and working to improve my community. I also appreciate the “team” mentality that we have at MVP. I show up for work believing that I am a part of something, which is awesome."
Dan looks forward to building relationships with the established community at Bridge of Grace.
David Grim - Manager of Social Enterprise
“I love nature and natural landscapes! And I love the joy and richness that beautiful landscaping can bring into our lives. This is what drives me at MVP Landscaping --flourishing landscapes and flourishing lives. In this way MVP Landscaping seeks to serve our customers’ needs and live into the vision of Bridge of Grace CMC as a verdant member of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood.”
David is a licensed Residential Contractor and has over a decade of experience as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Having spent years working for the City of Fort Wayne and other local firms David has enjoyed collaborating with a host of clients and professionals across many industries in and around the landscaping and construction world. He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Technology from Purdue University and is currently completing a Masters in Divinity. David has called Fort Wayne home since 2000 and is passionate about how Social Enterprise can play a key role in the growth and future of our neighborhood communities here in Fort Wayne.
Patrick Williams - Landscaping Forman
Before joining MVP, he worked for Land Art, LLC. Thanks to MVP Landscaping Lawn Care Team Manager, Gentel McGhee, Patrick learned of a career opportunity with MVP.
Patrick grew up in Fort Wayne and is a Ball State University graduate. Even though it can be challenging being the 'new guy', he appreciates working with his fellow hardworking, caring, and intelligent team members. He has found that he really enjoys working on snow removal projects.
"The best piece of advice I have ever received is work hard and the results will follow."
We are fortunate to have a Foreman with such a motivating approach to service!