The Buddy was invented for landscapers by a landscaper.
JWest, LLC was founded by Joel Westrate, the entrepreneur who developed The Landscaper’s Buddy™.
Joel, a second-generation Christmas tree grower from southwestern Michigan, has more than 100 years of family farming experience.
MEET THE TEAM
Joel is the engineer behind The Landscaper's Buddy. Joel grew up working on his family's Christmas tree farm, and knowing that landscapers needed a better way to transport trees and materials by hand, he invented The Buddy.
National Director of Sales
Pete has a lifetime of experience in the lawn and garden industry, a decade of which was in sales and consulting. After seeing the power of The Buddy, Pete joined our team because he believes The Landscaper's Buddy can make landscapers' lives easier.