Our attention to detail is what sets us apart from other lawn and landscape companies. We respect your neighbors by turning off our equipment as you walk by and waving as we slowly drive by. Before we leave, we’ll make sure you’re satisfied, blow off all decks and patios, and make sure gates are shut and secure. Your professionals at Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance will arrive in a clean truck with clean equipment.



The idea for founding Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance has roots long in the past. As a young man of 12, Joseph Van Dame began mowing lawns in his neighborhood, learning the principles of hard work and how to earn an honest wage. He continued to learn the value of hard work through positions at the Lafayette Parks Department and St. Elizabeth Hospital in high school and at Purdue University following his graduation from Jefferson High School in 2005. While working for Purdue, he learned the art of management and the importance of reliability.

In 2012 at the age of 26, Joseph decided to return to his earliest roots and founded Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance. He brought with him the experience of management and the principles of honesty and dependability to his new business, beginning with lawn care services but rapidly expanding to meet the needs of his customers. Joseph's guiding principle and personal philosophy is that hard work, determination, and honesty will always prevail. He brings that view to his company, ensuring that he and his staff abide by those principles to provide the best customer service experience possible.

In his personal time Joseph enjoys spending time outdoors and being with his wife, Bridgette, and his children, Jocelyn and Hunter.

meet the owner of van dame outdoor maintenance lafayette indiana joe van dame


FOUNDED TO provide professional-level outdoor maintenance services to the Greater Lafayette area.

Founded in 2012, Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance was established by Joseph Van Dame to provide professional-level outdoor maintenance services to the Greater Lafayette area. With the guiding principles of honest and reliable service, Joe created a lawn care company dedicated to professionalism and excellence. In serving Lafayette, West Lafayette, and the surrounding area for the last four years, Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance has built a reputation on providing quality, dependable services to residential and commercial locations alike.


licensed and fully insured, local family-operated lawn care and outdoor maintenance company

We have always placed customer service and satisfaction at the top of our priorities. That is why we have adapted over time to respond to the needs of the customer by offering more services as demand for additional services increased. We continue to operate on the principle of providing the best customer experience at the most sensible price point. Today, and in the future, you can expect to find responsible and experienced employees performing year-round outdoor maintenance services at Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance. If you are looking for a hard-working team to fulfill all of your outdoor maintenance needs, look no further.


The clients we cater to are discriminating property owners. They are accustomed to receiving only the best in quality and service, and they expect the same for their lawn and landscape provider. At Van Dame Outdoor Maintenance, we consider our competition to be anywhere that our clients can spend their discretionary income. This is why we treasure our relationships with our clients and understand the value of having many choices in lawn care/landscape services.

Our attention to detail sets us apart from other lawn and landscape companies.

We're respectful of your property and your neighbors. We'll turn off our equipment and give you a friendly wave when you walk or drive by. And we'll leave your yard in a well-kept state when we leave, cleaning up all debris, blowing off decks and patios, and shutting any gates as necessary.



Throughout the year, our accounts manager visits your property. During these visits, we will critique our performance. Additionally, we will provide seasonal tips and custom recommendations addressing your needs. Our desire is to provide service that exceeds our clients’ expectations. We take pride in rendering reliable service that you can depend on. This consistency is what has customers referring us to friends.

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