Dave Shrode joined David J. Frank in 1980 as a mowing technician and has continually strived to improve himself and grow in knowledge as a landscape professional. With hard work and dedication, he completed a degree in horticulture and also received several specialty certifications. He has earned both the title of Production Supervisor and the respect of our staff and clients. As a team leader, he participates in LEAN management training and regularly attends industry seminars to stay abreast of the latest development in our industry.

Dave has been a DJFLCI leader for nearly 35 years. He is one of our “expert” horticulturists, excelling in horticulture, plant care, turf management and comprehensive landscape management programs. He has consistently been chosen to care for the firm’s premier clients. Sites under his supervision have been recognized in numerous landscape award competitions.


Milwaukee Area Technical College: Associate Degree in Horticulture


  • Certified Arborist
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • Certified Aquatics and Mosquito Applicator
  • Certified Landscape Technician (Maintenance & Construction) – PLANET