About Us

Over 30 Years of Superior Service –
Sprinkler System Design & Installation, Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance & Repair, Landscape Lighting Systems and Yard Drainage Solutions

Our Vision

At BG Outdoor Services, our mission is to elevate and improve outdoor living for families across Northern Virginia in a sustainable, practical way. That’s why we provide customized solutions exclusively tailored to each customer’s needs. After careful consultation with you, our team designs, installs and maintains top quality, durable irrigation systems, landscape lighting solutions and yard drainage systems. We rigorously adhere to industry best practices, along with providing the highest level of customer service.

BG Outdoor Services is fully committed to using innovative, long-lasting products that our decades of hands-on experience have proven to work for our customers. Our team is passionate about protecting the environment as well as our community waterways. We set high standards for ourselves to ensure our selected solutions and customized designs will save water, use energy effectively and reduce stormwater runoff and waterway pollution.

About BG Outdoor Services

Founded by the local Schrader family in 1988, BG Outdoor Services (formerly Bio Green) is a local outdoor improvement solutions company, with a range of services and products all designed to help Northern Virginia families enjoy their outside spaces more. The Schrader family is full of outdoor enthusiasts and avid fishermen – we’re passionate about enjoying and protecting our environment for generations to come. Our deep love for the outdoors directly produced our environmentally sensitive approaches to each of our service areas that we uphold to this day.

First and foremost, this mindset impacts our irrigation system selections, sprinkler design methodology and water conservation practices.

BG Outdoor Services has installed and serviced lawn sprinkler systems for over 30 years as a Certified Irrigation Contractor. Led by our team of experienced Certified Irrigation Technicians, we’ve designed, installed, maintained and repaired over 5,000 in-ground irrigation systems for residential and commercial customers. We use only professional grade, superior quality components from Rain Bird, Hunter and Zurn Wilkins and follow Irrigation Association best practices for construction, installation and maintenance services. We invest in our trained technical staff and are committed to promoting water conservation through the design, installation and management of water smart irrigation systems.

This commitment to investing in staff education and environmentally friendly methods is also applied to our other popular solutions.

Our outdoor lighting solutions feature energy saving low-voltage LED components, designed and installed by specially trained staff. Our goal is to increase the visibility, safety, beauty and value of your home with landscape lighting that uses energy effectively.

Lastly, our yard drainage solutions reduce stormwater runoff and soil erosion under the management of our drainage and soil conservation experts. Excess runoff contributes to waterway pollution as well as muddy lawns, mosquito infestations and waterlogged plants – our drainage solutions kill two birds with one stone by helping both the environment and your soggy yard.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Steve Schrader, President

Steve Schrader serves as CEO and co-founder of BG Outdoor Services, the premier lawn irrigation, landscape lighting, yard drainage solutions and service contractor in Northern Virginia. BG Outdoor Services is the latest of Steve’s successful business ventures. It is the successor company to Bio Green, which Steve and his brother Dave Schrader founded as a lawn care company in 1987.

Steve’s extensive customer service background and years of experience in developing, marketing and operating successful businesses, coupled with Dave’s agronomy and turf science education and expertise in sales and lawn care applications, resulted in a solid, profitable business (Bio Green) that grew consistently over the past decades. In 1993, Scott Scrader and longtime restaurant partner Steve Sabanosh joined the Bio Green leadership team, with Scott serving as head of the sprinkler department and Sabanosh as Vice President of Sales.

What began as a lawn care company became a flourishing entity that also offered sprinkler installation and maintenance contracts, outdoor pest control programs, landscape lighting solutions and yard drainage systems. Bio Green grew from an idea between two brothers to a booming company with two management centers, 50+ employees, 30+ service vehicles and over 6,000 active clients across five counties in Northern Virginia.

Bio Green’s immense success did not go unnoticed by state-wide lawn care provider Virginia Green. In 2022, Virginia Green acquired Bio Green’s lawn care and mosquito control divisions.

Now, Steve is at the helm of BG Outdoor Services, which retained parent company Bio Green’s lawn sprinkler, drainage solutions, and landscape lighting design and installation divisions and management. He’s excited that the streamlining of his business gives him the opportunity to set a renewed focus on the core services BG Outdoor Services offers.

Steve Schrader credits his success to his experience in leadership roles in locally owned and operated customer-service oriented businesses for over 40 years. His passion for providing superb customer service comes from his founding of and running the Cork Street Tavern – a restaurant in Winchester – which became well known for award winning ribs and outstanding guest experience.

Steve is an avid fisherman, a gun owner and a father of three daughters and a son. He is also the proud grandfather of four. Steve is a small business owner who has happily called the Washington DMV area home his whole life. Steve supports the Potomac Conservancy, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Izaak Walton League, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and The National Rifle Association, Tunnel to Towers and St Jude’s.

Scott Schrader, Vice President

Scott Schrader began work as a diesel engine mechanic in Maryland after graduating from the Diesel Institute technical school and receiving his certification as a heavy equipment and truck mechanic. In 1984, Scott moved to San Diego, California, working at a heavy construction equipment and truck center where his duties expanded to include fleet maintenance.

Scott returned to Maryland in 1989, accepting a management position at a charter bus company running the dispatch and service department. His duties included managing 130 employees, overseeing service and fleet maintenance and operations, the buying and selling of equipment and the implementation of specific contracts both public and private.

In 1991, Scott was put in charge of a contract carrying out the privatization of the San Juan, Puerto Rico city transit system. This involved a complete company start up including government and union negotiations and adherence to regulatory considerations. In 1993, Scott joined BioGreen using his experience to manage and expand the sprinkler division. He has since become a Certified Irrigation Contractor and named a Vice President of BioGreen.

Steve Sabanosh, Vice President of Sales

Stephen Sabanosh was born and raised in Northern Virginia and grew up in Vienna. Stephen started his work career in the restaurant business, learning all facets of the industry. In 1984 Stephen met his future business partner, Steve Schrader and together they opened The Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia. They ran this business successfully until its sale in 1993.

In 1987 they helped Steve’s brother, Dave, start Bio Green, Inc. Both businesses did remarkably well and Bio Green grew exponentially each year. After the sale of the restaurant, Stephen worked closely with Dave learning everything about turf, irrigation, sales, production, lighting, mosquito control and drainage solutions. In 1996 Stephen took over management of the Loudoun branch and, along with Scott Schrader, built a formidable one-two punch lawn care and sprinkler business covering Loudoun, Fairfax, & Frederick counties.

In 2007, Steve took over the Manassas branch and worked his magic there. Additionally, Stephen also assumed all responsibility for sales for the entire company. Within a few years the Manassas branch produced all-time highs in new sales, client count, and revenues and maintains that benchmark today. Although Stephen prefers the understated title “Managing Partner” he is in fact the Vice President of Sales for the corporation and its Secretary along with his duties running the Manassas branch.

Stephen enjoys pleasure boating, fishing, fine cigars, and excellent bourbon. He is married, lives in Stephens City and has three lovely daughters.

BG Outdoor Services Works for You

BG Outdoor Services is a local, family-owned and operated business, serving Northern Virginia since 1988. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our lawn sprinkler design and installation services, irrigation system repair and maintenance services, outdoor lighting solutions and yard drainage systems. Call us or complete our contact form to get started.

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