Leadership Team

Teamwork brings excellence

Hiring Leaders Everyday

We take clients goals and select the right team to leverage knowledge and resources to best service every job. Our leadership group with years of industry experience is dedicated to empowering teams to make your customer experience exceptional.

Dean Murphy


Dean Murphy has over 30 years experience in the landscape maintenance, public infrastructure and construction industries. He has managed many multimillion dollar projects in several states including construction, installation and renovation of complex developments. After graduation Dean started and led a construction business for ten years. Later he became Vice President at American Civil Constructors working in multiple states with both private and public entities and eventually became President of Terracare Associates 2010. Dean Murphy is a recognized leader in the industry with knowledge, reputation of working with both government and private organizations.

Bruce Verdick

Vice President, Texas

Bruce has worked in commercial landscape management since 1980 and has a wealth of experience managing premier commercial and municipal landscapes in North Texas. Bruce led VMC Landscape Services for 18 years, and after the acquisition with Terracare Associates, was appointed to Vice President of Texas. Bruce also oversees client relations and day-today operations for more than 300 properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area. In this role, he manages the activities and supporting resources of more than 160 VMC Associates. In addition, he serves as Account Manager for select commercial clients, providing pro-active communication and consulting.

David Mortensen

Regional Vice President, Colorado

David Mortensen is the Regional Vice President of Colorado for Terracare Associates. David comes to TCA with twenty years of experience at CH2M, with his most recent position as Regional Director of Operations – Public Infrastructure. He has a unique blend of background and experience ranging from managing corporate finance and contract functions, to project delivery in a wide array of projects and clients around the world. He has successfully managed water and wastewater utility, started up four (4) newly incorporated cities, managed business aspects of the reconstruction of Public Works and Water infrastructure in Baghdad, Iraq and directed operations in Southern Afghanistan providing all logistics and life support services for U.S. and NATO troops. David earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Justin Stewert

Vice President, Public Infrastructure

The Public Infrastructure team is led by Justin Stewart since the division inception in 2002. He attended Temple University and Rutgers University studying horticulture and turf management. He leads several multi-million dollar contracts utilizing a sixty person team and responsible for over 120 pieces of equipment daily. He and his team manage almost twenty major infrastructure projects including serving as the public works department for the City of Centennial, CO. Justin also leads major toll-road and highway authority, North West Parkway, HOT lanes, and road maintenance projects, some of the most successful public private partnerships in the country. His attention to detail and focused management style has allowed the division success through securing and renewing multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts.

Jeff Rudolph

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Rudolph leads the finance, accounting and Human resource operations for Terracare Associates. He has a strong background in leading companies in both financial and management roles. He began his career over 30 years ago with the public accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand. After 12 years as a consultant, he worked at series of private and public companies in management roles and became President and CFO of Entrust Financial Services in 2003. In 2007, Mr. Rudolph became President & CFO of American Civil Constructors one of the nation’s premier construction and maintenance companies. He later founded CFO Advisory Group and in 2010 he became the Chief Financial Officer for Terracare Associates. Mr Rudolph is involved in all aspects of the business: human resource, sales, marketing, operations, finance and administrative.

Matt Rogers

Regional Manager – Northern California for TCA

Matt Rogers is one of TCA’s most seasoned Branch/Project Managers. He brings a wealth of municipal experience with him. Matt operated the City of Milpitas, Livermore, and Pleasanton contracts for several years prior to becoming the Regional Manager of Northern California. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in finding efficiencies and providing sustainable landscape and irrigation solutions for large-scale municipalities.