Alaska Small Business Development Center

Mat-Su Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance, LLC

Mat-Su Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance, LLC
Making the Mat-Su Valley a beautiful place, one lawn at a time

After successfully launching and running Mat-Su Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance, LLC for 18 years, Marguerite and Andrew Dowling bought the company from her parents, David and Luanne Rykaczewski who remain involved as heads of the Landscaping division and managing the office. Marguerite has been working with the company since its beginning with Andrew joining 10 years ago and today, both are looking forward to continuing to serve the Mat-Su Valley.

What started as a family business with the Rykaczewskis is continuing with the Dowlings and they attribute the businesses’ success and credibility to the fact that they have operated and grown Mat-Su Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance as a family. Today, Andrew and Marguerite head the Lawn Maintenance division with Andrew’s brother, Logan with everyone working in the Snowplowing division.

About the business and their community, the Dowlings explained, “We have been able to grow the company because of the hard work we have all put into it together. We love what we do and at the end of each day we are glad that we can provide a service that allows our customers to have that little extra time with their families or keep their property beautiful if they are no longer able to.

Though the business is strong and tight-knit, the Dowlings were referred by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to work with Alaska SBDC Mat-Su Center Director, Julie Nolen, on reviewing financials, connecting with the right lender, and transitioning the business smoothly. They explained, “We worked one-on-one with her to make sure that we were making the correct decision when it came to deciding to buy the shares of this company. She helped us foresee what we would be doing financial-wise and how we could best spend our money. We enjoyed having Julie as our advisor and we will never hesitate to reach out to her again if we need some extra help.

Reviews of Mat-Su Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance’s work range from “outstanding work,” “efficient and meticulous,” “they came to the rescue,” and “Wouldn’t choose anyone else to do the work.”

Located in Wasilla, connect with this family-owned and operated, licensed, bonded, and insured business for your spring clean-up, lawn maintenance, and landscaping services. For your free estimate, call (907) 841-2162 or visit