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Other landscaping companies fail to utilize technology to communicate quickly, effectively, and transparently… Points West Environmental uniquely leverages technology to make working with our team simple and easy – which is why our team prides itself on being YOUR NATURAL PARTNER.Take advantage of 24/7 access to the Points West Environmental Client HUB. Your own unique online partner portal to submit a new work request or to review key documents including estimates, invoices, and completed jobs. Our team is equipped to receive your requests in real time via our mobile application companion app to action these items effectively and efficiently in the field. Do you prefer the old-fashioned way of communicating? No problem. Give us a call or send us an email! Communicate in your preferred method and spend less time chasing your landscaping partner for simple information and more time focused on what’s important to you. As a PWE partner you will receive proactive and consistent communication so you are informed at all times. That’s our promise to you.

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Ed Knitowski

Ed Knitowski

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

 
Mike Knitowski

Mike Knitowski

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

 
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Ed is a proud graduate of The University of Arizona and a 3rd generation native Tucsonan. In December of 2009 he earned a BS in Finance from The University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Ed brings nearly a decade of operational expertise to the Points West Environmental team and serves as the company’s qualifying party with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. He prides himself on delivering high-quality landscaping solutions his partners can count on.

Prior to PWE, Ed began his landscaping career with the commercial landscape maintenance company SWDA Management, Inc. in January 2010. As Foreman, Ed led crews in installation, enhancement and maintenance projects across a variety of property types and sizes. He has managed fulfillment and delivery of services at properties upwards of 15 acres and 350 units. He has expertise with a varying and wide diversity of plants, turf, seasonal plantings, and irrigation systems. Ed has extensive experience working with irrigation systems and equipment from industry giants Rainbird, Irritrol, Toro, and Hunter Industries among others.

Whether its work or play, Ed lives his life outdoors. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt, hike, camp, and fish with his family, friends and girlfriend Teal. Like his brother and business partner Mike, he is always watching and cheering on the Wildcats.

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Mike is a 3rd generation native Tucsonan and a proud Wildcat alum. He has a passion for building strong working relationships and creating efficient solutions his partners can rely on. Mike graduated in May 2012 with a BS in Finance from The University of Arizona Eller College of Management. He brings a successful history of business development experience to Points West Environmental’s executive team.

He began his sales career as a Mortgage Banker with Quicken Loans, Inc in May 2012. He originated and closed over $70M in mortgages across 18 states; quickly being promoted to Senior Mortgage Banker. In late fall of 2014, Mike transitioned from mortgage banking to join the sales organization of a late stage mobile technology startup, Phunware Inc. During his 3 years at Phunware, Mike closed over $40M in revenue and finished his time at Phunware as Director of Audience Building. Mike was responsible for all new business and revenue efforts for the Audience Building division and successfully closed new business with companies including Starbucks, Apple Music, Twitter, HBO, Match.com, Lyft, and CBS among others.

Mike’s work ethic was established as a teenager by spending the hot Arizona summers pushing a mower and throwing the rock for his dad’s landscaping business. A foundation that has now come full circle as Co-Founder and CEO of Points West Environmental. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and a sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Away from work you will find him outside; hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, and more. He is a big Arizona Wildcat fan and any time the Cats are on, you can bet he’s watching.

Our Team

Ed Knitowski

Ed Knitowski

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Read Bio
Ed is a proud graduate of The University of Arizona and a 3rd generation native Tucsonan. In December of 2009 he earned a BS in Finance from The University of Arizona Eller College of Management. Ed brings nearly a decade of operational expertise to the Points West Environmental team and serves as the company’s qualifying party with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. He prides himself on delivering high-quality landscaping solutions his partners can count on.

Prior to PWE, Ed began his landscaping career with the commercial landscape maintenance company SWDA Management, Inc. in January 2010. As Foreman, Ed led crews in installation, enhancement and maintenance projects across a variety of property types and sizes. He has managed fulfillment and delivery of services at properties upwards of 15 acres and 350 units. He has expertise with a varying and wide diversity of plants, turf, seasonal plantings, and irrigation systems. Ed has extensive experience working with irrigation systems and equipment from industry giants Rainbird, Irritrol, Toro, and Hunter Industries among others.

Whether its work or play, Ed lives his life outdoors. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt, hike, camp, and fish with his family, friends and girlfriend Teal. Like his brother and business partner Mike, he is always watching and cheering on the Wildcats.

Mike Knitowski

Mike Knitowski

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Read Bio
Mike is a 3rd generation native Tucsonan and a proud Wildcat alum. He has a passion for building strong working relationships and creating efficient solutions his partners can rely on. Mike graduated in May 2012 with a BS in Finance from The University of Arizona Eller College of Management. He brings a successful history of business development experience to Points West Environmental’s executive team.

He began his sales career as a Mortgage Banker with Quicken Loans, Inc in May 2012. He originated and closed over $70M in mortgages across 18 states; quickly being promoted to Senior Mortgage Banker. In late fall of 2014, Mike transitioned from mortgage banking to join the sales organization of a late stage mobile technology startup, Phunware Inc. During his 3 years at Phunware, Mike closed over $40M in revenue and finished his time at Phunware as Director of Audience Building. Mike was responsible for all new business and revenue efforts for the Audience Building division and successfully closed new business with companies including Starbucks, Apple Music, Twitter, HBO, Match.com, Lyft, and CBS among others.

Mike’s work ethic was established as a teenager by spending the hot Arizona summers pushing a mower and throwing the rock for his dad’s landscaping business. A foundation that has now come full circle as Co-Founder and CEO of Points West Environmental. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and a sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Away from work you will find him outside; hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, and more. He is a big Arizona Wildcat fan and any time the Cats are on, you can bet he’s watching.

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