The Yard Guy began as a leap of faith for the Mariner family back in 1996. They owned and ran the business until the last couple of years when the Grate family took over the Ocean Pines route and Hank Mullins took over the other part of the business. The Yard Guy and The Yard Guy of Ocean Pines are operating out of the business that the Mariner family built up and are expanding upon that.
Tyler and Noelle Grate own and run The Yard Guy of Ocean Pines serving primarily the Ocean Pines community. They lived in Ohio and moved in 2019 to the Eastern Shore back to where Noelle was raised. They have one full time route in Ocean Pines. The Yard Guy of Ocean Pines is a Christian owned, family business.