Who Mows the White House?

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  1. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do they contract this, or is there a staff that does it? Anybody know? I'm not far from there. A little outta my way, but it could look good as a reference- "Oh yeah, I have a couple other commercials, such-and-such HOA, and THE WHITE HOUSE"

    I know the Pentagon uses a local LCO. I've heard there's miles and miles of edging.
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've wondered that quite a few times since 'ol G Dubya took office.
    There has been more White House lawn footage broadcast of him than any other president I can recall... So i must confess I've caught myself locked on, hoping for a better look, and wondering who takes care of it...
     
  3. Frosty_03

    Frosty_03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe they have people assign in the military that do that.:cool: Really like the cooks of the Navy get assigned to the White House and Camp David:cool:
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most likely the White House grounds are maintained by National Park Service employees with Dale Haney being the chief horticulturist.
     
  5. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    I heard as a teenager that Clinton applied for the job only to turn it down once he realized he would have to inhale at some point while cutting the "grass".
     
  6. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    LMAO... :D

    Is that what happened to him??

    Craig
     
  7. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
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    No, the military doesn't maintain the white house - Richard is correct, it is the park service.
     
  8. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Several years ago, while are kids were still young, we took a vacation to DC. While there, we took the White House tour. You enter through the back and exit through the front onto the lawn. The wife got really ticked at me because there I was, on my hands and knees, looking at all the weeds in the lawn. I couldn't believe it! I figured they must'a had TG doing the weed control!
     
  9. moneyman

    moneyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    Here is a story of similar interest.





    Illegal alien works
    at White House
    Report: Mexican citizen dupes INS, Secret Service with fake ID

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    Posted: January 3, 2003
    1:10 p.m. Eastern



    © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

    While the Secret Service has instituted stringent screening procedures for all tourists who visit the White House, including children, federal agents failed to detect an illegal alien who used a fake ID and documents to gain employment as a supervisor of tent installation for White House social events, reports columnist Michelle Malkin in today's New York Post.

    Posing as "Kelvin Rodriguez," a Mexican citizen named Salvador Martinez-Gonzalez worked for HDO Productions Inc., a company that designs elaborate outdoor settings for galas, weddings and government functions.

    Martinez-Gonzalez had been ordered kicked out of the country by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in February 2000, but was able to evade the law and fool both his employer and the Secret Service through petty identity fraud.

    According to the Post, Martinez-Gonzalez had access to the White House grounds, the Pentagon and NASA, and rubbed elbows with Washington's most powerful officials – from former President Bill Clinton to current Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne. Martinez-Gonzalez kept festive photos of himself with Clinton and the Cheneys as souvenirs to show off his insider access.

    He was finally caught at the U.S.-Mexico border on Dec. 2 trying to use the photos to prove his citizenship to inspectors at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry.

    A routine fingerprint and immigration database check showed that he had been apprehended in Brownsville, Texas, two years ago, and at that time was ordered to leave the country.

    He should have been immediately detained for fraudulent entry and kicked out. Instead, immigration officials learned, Martinez-Gonzalez was freed.

    According to the intelligence report, Martinez-Gonzalez then purchased a birth certificate from the real Kelvin Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican national who lent his identity to Martinez-Gonzalez. Rodriguez also helped Martinez-Gonzalez obtain a Social Security card, Maryland driver's license and a U.S. passport.

    According to the report, Martinez-Gonzalez moved to the Maryland suburbs and began to work for HDO Productions, where he worked until sometime in the fall.

    Company President Jerry O'Connell told Malkin he was not aware of any immigration problems and that Martinez-Gonzalez's departure had nothing to do with immigration-related fraud.

    O'Connell told Fox News he was shocked to learn that his former employee may have been using fake documents.

    The intelligence report indicates the FBI and Secret Service were both contacted by immigration investigators for further interviewing of this illegal-alien impostor.

    Fox News reports that according to the U.S. attorney's office in Houston, Martinez-Gonzalez has been in custody in Laredo, Texas since Dec. 17.
     
  10. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know Davey does the Pentagon and Arlington but I am not sure about the White House, maybe Park Service like someone else said.
     

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