Kingstowne Pest Defense, a division of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape was established by Phil Williams and Krisjan Berzins in 1997. Both graduated in 1993 from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and were members of the varsity football team when they began their friendship. Phil attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he studied sociology. Krisjan attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he studied international business.
Krisjan’s experience working in grounds maintenance at the Mount Vernon Country Club and Phil’s discipline and strong business sense formed the foundation for an ideal partnership, and the two began working together in 1997. After only 10 years in business, they had grown Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape into one of the most recognized landscape brands in Northern Virginia—with annual gross revenues of more than $5 million.
In 2008, Krisjan purchased Phil’s share of the corporation and became sole owner of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. While he was disappointed to see Phil go, Krisjan knew that he was ready to write the next chapter of the Kingstowne story. Today, after 22 successful years of business, Krisjan and his wife, Mayra, head a thriving company with over 50 employees, 30 trucks, and a 13 acre facility, inside the beltway in Alexandria, with nearly $7 million in annual revenue.
Ever grateful for the success they’ve achieved and the customers who entrust them with their properties, they will never stray from their core values. Their company’s success lies in the firm belief that every customer should be treated as the “only” customer.
Grant was born and raised in the Northern Virginia Area attending Chantilly High School and Northern Virginia Community College, where he received his A.S. in General Studies. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree at DePaul University in Chicago, graduating with Departmental Honors in History.
During his college years, Grant spent his summers working as a counselor and teacher at summer camp in Michigan, as well as taking part in internship opportunities in Riga, Latvia with the Museum of Latvian Occupation and British Embassy.
Grant starting working at Kingstowne in May of 2015 as a Lawn and Plant Health Care Technician; where he helped service more than 2,000 of our client’s properties throughout the Northern Virginia area. Grant has assumed the role of General Manager at Kingstowne Pest Defense and looks forward to new challenges as he grows with Kingstowne family. He enjoys working outside and is fascinated with how different aspects of the environment are interwoven to create lush, healthy and beautiful landscapes for our clients. He is quick to help with any customer need whenever they arise.
When he is not informing our clients of pest defense solutions, Grant is an avid golfer, volleyball player and D.C. sports fan; attending sporting events and concerts year round.
He looks forward to answering your questions, alleviating your concerns and creating a strong defensive plan to rid your home of unwanted pests!
Pablo joined the Kingstowne family in 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in the painting and remodeling industry. Pablo’s areas of expertise lie in residential painting, renovation and remodeling. Pablo spends most of his free time with his lovely wife Claudia and their two children, Lucas and Sophia. Pablo has a tremendous passion for providing superior service to his clients. He looks forward to meeting with you and providing common sense solutions for adding to your home’s value. “Let Kingstowne (and Pablo) Give You The Royal Treatment!”