At 15 years young, Joey started his landscaping company by mowing a few lawns in the neighborhood, and the company grew from there. The number of lawn maintenance projects just kept increasing, all while Joey was still in high school.
Wayland High School didn’t offer the classes necessary for Joey’s interests so he took it upon himself to add to his horticulture education by taking classes at Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School in Lexington in the mornings and returning to the high school in the afternoons for his general education classes. Even back then he had a vision.
He furthered his education at the University of New Hampshire. There he received a degree in horticultural technology with a focus on business. By going to college for a degree, he had the best of both worlds. Joey was able to draw upon the experience of his family and the book knowledge he took away from his classes. To this day, Joey draws upon the experience of his colleagues, his day-to-day experiences and his ability to soak up information and ideas from research.
The field of landscape management is ever-changing and Joey is evolving right along with it. When Joey does manage a bit of time off, he recharges by fishing and boating with friends, and spending time with family and friends at the family’s home at the ocean in York Beach, ME.
Rusty’s experience differed from Joey’s slightly. Early in his high school career, he started as a laborer for his brother, Joey and soon grew into a crew leader position later in his high school career.
Rusty decided to attend the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, which ranked 1st in the Nation and 4th in the world. Rusty earned an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Contracting and a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Community Developed with a concentration in Landscape Design Build. Rusty has always been eager to learn new practices within the landscape industry so, with that, he joined the agriculture fraternity, Alpha Tau Gamma. This fraternity is a closely bound brotherhood that aims to build academic excellence, hardworking men and one-of-a kind connections between alumni and the active brotherhood.
While attending UMass, Rusty participated in a 5 month Internship with R.P. Marzilli & Company where he worked on various large residential landscape projects, learning how to install a full irrigation system to planting 35 foot Oak trees. Rusty also participated in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition where over 80 colleges and universities across the country competed in all the different landscaping categories.
Finally, while Rusty isn’t working, he enjoys hanging out with his close friends, being outdoors and soaking in the rays at his family ‘s beach home.
Mark is a graduate of Marian High School, in Framingham Mass. After high school, he went on to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine to continue his education, he graduated with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice in 2017.
After graduating, he started his career working for the Department of Youth Services, where he worked as a youth care advocate for two years. He then moved on to a new job working with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at the Holliston public schools. In Mark’s spare time he volunteered to coach the Junior Varsity Lacrosse team and assisted for the Varsity boy’s lacrosse team for Holliston High School.
While working in the school, Mark would have summers off and that is where he started his laboring career, specifically installing septic systems. After two summers of working part-time installing septic systems, Mark made the jump into operating the heavy machinery. After years of trying to find his passion, he finally succeeded! Being very creative and having a keen eye, this is exactly what Mark was looking for!
In his spare time, Mark likes to travel to Maine often, where he has a summer home in Naples, right on lake Sebago. He enjoys boating and jet skiing up there but also just relaxing on the beach. He also is a big fan of the snow and spends time skiing, snowmobiling, and helping out his Snowmobile Club. When Mark’s not in Maine he can usually be found down on the Cape on the beach suntanning at his family vacation home.