Mike is the majority owner and founder of Clarke & Co., Inc. With over five decades of experience in the industry Mr. Clarke offers unparalleled expertise and perspective in the Landscape, Irrigation, and Site Construction marketplace. Mike is the third generation within the industry following the footsteps of his father, Ray, a Landscape Architect and grandfather Bert, known as the first Colorado contractor to use a hydroseeder. Utilizing that experience Mike has constructed close to 80 million dollars’ worth of landscape, irrigation, and site projects across the region. Mike is a graduate of Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado) in 1980 with a Plant and Animal Science degree. Aside from Construction, Mike was a professional bull rider from 1977-1984 and currently owns Clarke Livestock with his sons, a land and cattle business based in Delta, Colorado. Mikes’ work ethic, his ability to dream big, and the love of his work has put and kept Clarke & Co at the forefront of the landscape industry in the intermountain region. His passion, since they hit the ground, has been his grandchildren (Parker and Payne); he is a very big and important part of their lives and a beloved Grandpa.