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All Private Service Professionals & Vendor Members are invited to attend the March 27th meeting of the Domestic Estate Managers Association.

This month, Steve Martinko, owner of Contender’s Tree and Lawn Specialists, will present:

“Estate Botanical Maintenance, Inside and Out”, a comprehensive overview that will include outdoor lawn care as well as  indoor potted plants and trees:

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  • Organic lawn treatments, many to choose from

  • Pesticides and pets

  • Q & A on indoor plant care

This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn valuable information to help maintain your estate.


We hope you will join us!


About Our Speaker:

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Steve Martinko is owner and president of Contender’s Tree & Lawn Specialists, Inc. He began his career in 1988 as a greens keeper on a private golf course. He graduate from Michigan State University’s 2-year Turfgrass Management Program in 1994.  He then moved on to work for a large full service landscape service in the Grosse Pointe area where knowledge and talent would enrich his compliments even further.

In 2000, Steve joined Atwood LawnCare, Inc. and quickly established a branch in Oakland County coached by one of the industry’s top leaders, Tim Doppel, who eventually decided to retire and sell his business. In 2008, it became Steve’s goal to establish Contender’s Tree & Lawn Specialist’s using a new business model geared to serve many needs of the client beyond the basics.

As a Certified Arborist, Steve is constantly improving operations to ensure the Contender’s team utilizes scientific means to enrich and protect beautiful lawns & landscapes through the use of premium products that exceed client’s expectations. It is worth noting that he is also a columnist for the Michigan Gardener Magazine, where he shares lawn care advice with over 35,000 readers throughout Michigan.

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM (EST)


 Fisher Mansion


Charles T. Fisher Mansion
670 W Boston Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202



Free Street Parking

Please RSVP by Monday, March 25th or sooner. 



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Kelly Larson

The Domestic Estate Managers Association provides an educational platform for Private Service Professionals interested in creating a better career.

Our membership consists of:
Butler, Caretaker, Domestic Couple, Elder Caregiver, Enlisted Aide, Estate Manager, Executive Personal Assistant, Family Office Employee, Household Manager, Houseman, Housekeeper, Major Domo, Nanny, Personal Assistant, Private/Personal Chef, Private Jet Staff, Property Manager and Yacht Crew.