Custom Landscaping Team
Frank Jr. has 18 years in the landscaping industry but has been around the business most of his life. He joined Custom Landscaping in 1995 and has a degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Seton Hall University. He holds a NJ commercial pesticide applicator license (#53622B) in 3A, 3B, and Core and is certified in ICPI and NCMA. He also has license 88 for Mosquito Application. Frank Jr. loves everything about his role at Custom Landscaping, especially working closely with clients to assure their expectations are exceeded and using his communication skills to build lasting relationships.
During Frank’s free time he enjoys spending time with his triplets, wife and the rest of his family.
Founder/ Director of Sales
Frank Sr. founded Custom Landscaping and Lawn Care in 1982. He currently serves as the Director of Sales, where he oversees and manages the entire sales team and teaches them to be as effective in the field as possible.
After 37 years in the business, Frank enjoys building lasting relationships with his clients. When asked what his best skill is, Frank replied, “I feel my best skill is me. I am very knowledgeable about the industry and I am a people person. I enjoy immensely interacting with people on a day to day basis.”
Family means everything to Frank and he enjoys spending his free time with them.
Business Operations Manager
Syril joined Custom Landscaping in 2013. She has over 20 years’ experience in business management and holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Syril oversees all internal business operations including customer service, marketing, and administration, and assists in business planning and strategy. She enjoys how her position at Custom Landscaping allows her to be involved in so many different elements of business operations.
In her free time, Syril enjoys exercise, concerts, vegan cooking, and rescuing senior dogs. She also volunteers as a foster home for an animal rescue.
Commercial Operations Manager
Gregg has been with Custom Landscaping since 2016. Some of his responsibilities include managing residential and commercial landscape maintenance crews, proposing commercial landscape enhancements, and preparing contracts and contract renewals. He also assists in commercial snow operations. He has been in the landscape industry for 38 years and over those years he developed the knowledge of sales, operations, budgets, and running a business. Gregg has worked for some of the top 100 companies in the country. He has various certifications and has taken various classes, such as PLANET Landscape Conferences, Certified Landscape Technician, Snow and Ice Management class, Rutgers Plant Identification Classes.
In his spare time, Gregg enjoys the gym and loves spending time with his family and friends at the beach or at his family vacation home in New York State.
Residential Operations Manager
Anthony brings 10 years of landscape experience to his role at Custom Landscaping. He started as an outside laborer and quickly worked his way to being the youngest manager in one of NJ’s biggest commercial landscape companies. He has extensive experience managing Veteran Affairs Maintenance contracts, as well as dealing directly with maintenance crews to ensure quality service. Anthony holds a NY Pesticide operator’s license 3A/3B /6A, Osha 30 For construction and general Safety, and is a Snow and Ice Management credited advanced snow manager.
Anthony has always enjoyed the beauty of being outside, which is what lead to him a career in landscaping. When he is not working, Anthony enjoys working out, cooking and traveling to hike America’s national parks.
Heather is the Office Manager and has been with Custom Landscaping since 2014. Her job duties consist of maintaining office services by organizing office operations and procedures. Heather assigns and monitors all clerical functions to essentially ensure the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis.
Before working for Custom Landscaping, she was at the same company for over 20 years moving her way from a sales representative to a bookkeeper and manager. She brings this experience and skill set to her position at Office Manager. Heather’s best skills are her work ethic and loyalty. She believes in working hard and working to the best of your ability and knowledge.
In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son who is her everything.
Landscaping Enhancement Sales
Nick joined Custom Landscaping in and has 30 years of experience in the landscape industry. He focuses on building relationships with his clients while providing solutions to their landscape needs. His professional credentials include certifications from the NCMA, ICPI, NJ Commercial Pesticide Applicator and various Rutgers certificates including Design, Plant ID and management.
In his free time Nick enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, riding his motorcycle, raising money for charity and helping those in need.
Healthy Lawn Division Manager
Pat joined the Custom Landscaping Team in 2016 and oversees the entire Heathy Lawn division of Custom Landscaping. He specializes in diagnosing insect and disease related issues on trees and shrubs and is responsible for carrying out any corrective measures that are needed to keep our customer’s trees in good health.
A graduate of Lincoln Tech, Pat has over 6 years in industry experience and holds a NJ Pesticide Applicator’s license 3A & 3B, is Arborjet certified, and is planning to obtain his ISA Arborist Certification before the end of 2019. Pat enjoys using his analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills when encountering the various problems that trees and shrubs present. In Pat’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Landscaping Sales Representative
Marybeth has been in the landscape industry since she was 16 years old. Her main goal is to help people and make them feel good about their homes. She loves working outside and describes planting trees and flowers for customers, the community, the planet, and the bees (of course!) as “the best”.
Customer Service Representative / Healthy Lawn Office Manager
Nicole joined the Custom Landscaping team in 2018 as a Customer Care Representative and the Office Manager for the Healthy Lawn division. Nicole’s best skills are her efficiency and knowledge of turf maintenance from her 10+ years of experience in the industry.
When she isn’t at work, she is spending time with her two children and/or baking lots of goodies.
Customer Service Representative
Susan has been a Customer Care Representative at Custom Landscaping and Lawn Care since 2018. She handles the scheduling for landscaping appointments, sending estimates to clients, and assists customers with their questions to the best of her ability.
Susan attended the High School of Art and Design and NYCTC for advertising. She also attended a marketing course and received certification. Susan has been in the administrative field for over 20 years. Along with her administrative skills, she also brings her experience and expertise to Custom Landscaping.
Susan enjoys spending time with her family and playing all sorts of games, video and board.
Customer Service Representative
Courtney joined Custom Landscaping in 2020. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kean University and over 20 years experience in the customer service field.
Outside of work, Courtney enjoys concerts, camping, outdoor activities, and spending time with her daughter.
Bryan joined Custom Landscaping in 2017 as an Account Manager/ Customer Service Representative / Snow Site Manager. After graduating from high school, Bryan served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years. He has 9 years’ experience in the landscape industry. In Bryan’s free time he collects sports memorabilia and travels with his wife.
Justin joined the Custom Landscaping team in 2020 in the role of Business Developer. Justin brings with him an impressive track record that spans over 15 years of client-facing B2B experience with several notable Fortune 500 companies. He holds a BA in Business Administration and Sports Management from NJCU. Professionally what Justin values most is his relationships with his clients and helping them in the discovery and implementation of solutions.
In his personal life Justin enjoys spending time coaching and rooting on his 3 very active children alongside his wife.
Bob joined Custom Landscaping as our Service Manager in 2020. He has over 35 years experience in the green industry, including being a business owner for 10 years. He has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University, and is a NJ Licensed Tree Expert (#460), and holds a NJ commercial pesticide applicators license.
Married for over 30 years, he has 2 adult twin daughters and enjoys golf, cooking, & travel in his spare time.
Rich joined Custom Landscaping in 2007 as Irrigation Manager. He has over 40 years in the industry and is a licensed irrigation contractor (#219263), licensed pesticide operator (#84950B), and a certified backflow tester. Rich is reliable, outgoing, loves snow (after the holidays!), and is known for being passionate about his work. He loves everything about irrigation, especially troubleshooting systems.
Duane joined Custom Landscaping in 2014, as an integral member of the customer service and sales staff. Duane brings a wealth of experience and careful listening to his position. He has over 10 years total experience in the lawn care industry and enjoys assisting customers with questions and setting up a realistic approach to their lawn care needs. Duane also is an Ordained Minister.