Company Background

At Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest, we love what we do and it shows in the quality of the service we provide and the results you’ll see from us. Here is how it all started. In 1982 Todd Tindel, a freshman in a northwest Austin high school, started his business with a $25 garage sale lawn mower and grew his business throughout high school and college. In 1990, Todd graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BBA in business administration. With sales of $65,000 his senior year, Todd decided to stay with the business that had brought him this far.

In 1993, Todd developed the company pledge: Customers are first, ALWAYS. As the way his company respected and treated customers spread, the business grew by leaps and bounds. Today, Todd has more than 36 years of experience in the lawn care business. He manages a staff of 30 employees.

“So far, I’ve had a great time with the business and my family,” Todd says. “I know I have been blessed, because I have been surrounded by so many wonderful people — family, clients and employees.”

A Letter from the Owner

Our Austin lawn mowing service ranges from lawn mowing and trimming, weeding flowerbeds, trimming shrubs, lawn fertilization, sprinkler system maintenance and repair, landscape design and maintenance, as well as some hardscape work.

We live by the golden rule. We always believe that our lawn care customers come first, and we always treat our customers the way we would want to be treated.

It has been our goal for 6 years to launch a fertilization and pest control company, based on these same principles, which can provide the best and healthiest treatments to make lawns beautiful and disease free. Our goal became true in January 2019. We launched Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest.

Now, we are looking for clients who want the guaranteed best lawn care. And, we are looking for employees who want to work for a company that truly puts its employees and clients first!

— Todd Tindel

Jerry Tindel

Jerry Tindel came to Austin in 1962 and worked 17 years in the Christian publishing business. He later worked as a purchaser for the State of Texas and for a publishing and a printing firm. In 1994, Jerry asked Todd if he could join him in the lawn care business and started as the business manager for Cutting Edge. Jerry’s experience was in marketing, production, purchasing, accounting, and computers. One of his first business decisions was to buy a PC and the lawn care software to facilitate the growth of the business.  “Our company,” said Jerry, “grew out of our family life, and out of our strong Christian faith. Our philosophy is to always give more than we get, and to conduct business by the golden rule. Read our Employee Policy and Procedures and see how we expect that same attitude among all of our employees. We are here to serve.”


  • Exceptional Service
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Total Integrity
  • Financial Strength

1. Customers are first – ALWAYS.
2. To help you obtain the beautiful yard that you want – ALWAYS.
3. To be professional and dependable – ALWAYS.
4. To accept no money unless YOU are satisfied – ALWAYS.

Todd Tindel, Owner
BBA Abilene Christian University
37 years in Residential and Commercial Lawn Care

Our business philosophy is to always give more than we get and to conduct business by the golden rule.