Our Staff

Paul J. Gualtieri - Owner/President

Paul has been the founder and president of Landscapes East, Inc. since it's inception in 1981. Paul has an AAS degree in Landscape Development from State University of New York at Alfred. Paul is a N.Y.S. Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP), a NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator, and has been certified by the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI) and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA). He is an active member of the Central New York Nursery and Landscape Association (CNYNLA).

From its earliest stages, Paul has always made customer service, satisfaction and professionalism the main focus of the company. Great pride goes into every job by all members of the firm under guidelines set at management level.

Paul is involved with not only the landscape design, but also the management, scheduling and production of the project.

Paul's company objective is to give clients the best service from the best possible employees, all at a fair price.

Matthew Micciche - Design/Sales/Management

Matt has earned a B.S degree in Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Matt has also independently studied architecture and landscape abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.

Previous to design and sales, Matt has worked with Landscapes East as Chief Planting and Installation Foreman. In addition, while working with Landscapes East Matt has obtained a certification as a NYS Nursery Landscape Professional. During his period as Foreman, Matt was also in charge of CADD drafting and the creation of computer generated design graphics for presentation to clients.

Matt has a passion for the landscape industry. He enjoys working with clients to help them envision and achieve excellent landscape design and construction for their property.

Judy Roney - Office Manager

Most of the time when you call Landscapes East, Inc. you will be greeted by our office manager, Judy. She has been with Landscapes East since 1992. Each year she is faced with the daunting challenge of maintaining an efficiently run office from both an organizational and bookkeeping angle. She is always there to help with billing and other questions our clients may have.

Feel free to call her with any questions that may arise regarding billing statements or payment transactions. Judy is a real asset to our company.

Susan Gualtieri - Office Assistant

Susan manages many of our in house needs such as marketing , employee safety information, employee benefits, phone contacts, and other general office duties.





Edward Calvarese - Operations Manager

Ed has an AAS degree from SUNY at Morrisville in Landscape Development. Edward is a NYS Certified Pesticide Applicators License, a NYS Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionial (CNLP) and is certified with the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI). He has been with Landscapes East since 1989, and takes great pride in quality, professionalism, and customer satisfaction.

As operations manager, he is responsible for maintaining a smooth operation on each job site, dispatching the proper personnel and equipment, ordering materials, assigning equipment, and making on-site decisions as necessary. His responsibilities also include the installation of low voltage landscape lighting (Northern Lights).

Ed has been a team member with Landscapes East since 1989. This makes him an invaluable asset and resource to you, our clients.

Gerry Bonneau - Hardscape Foreman

Gerry has been a member of our team since 1997. He specializes in hardscape installations including walkways, walls, patios, firepits, and poolsites. He also install plantings, outdoor landscape lighting and drainage work. Gerry enjoys the interaction with clients to help them obtain a completed project beyond their expectations. His attention to detail shows in the final product of every project. Gerry is a great team player and a pleasure to have on our staff.

Tom Sustad - Hardscape Foreman

Tom has been a member of our team since 1998. He specializes in hardscape installations including walkways, walls , patios, poolsites, firepits, and pergolas. Tom also install plantings, outdoor lighting and drainage work. His attention to detail and customer satisfaction make him a real pleasure to work with. From start to finish Tom consistently include our clients through the installation process. We are fortunate to have Tom on our team!

Doug Doxtater - Hardscape Foreman

Doug has been a member of our team since 1997. He has an AAS degree in horticulture from SUNY Morrisville. Doug specializes in hardscape installations including walkways, walls, patios, fire pits, fireplaces, pergolas, water falls and water features. He also install landscape plantings, landscape lighting and drainage work. Doug really enjoys creating new elements for our clients that they will enjoy for many years to come. His attention to detail are well noted in his completed projects. Clients working with Doug enjoy his honesty and professionalism.

Dave Corigliano - Landscape Foreman

Dave has been a member of our team since 2010. He is a NYSCNLP (New York State Certified Nursery Landscape Professional). Dave specializes in landscape plant maintenance, landscape plantings, and outdoor landscape lighting. He is also proficient with all aspects of hardscape installation including walkways, walls and patios. Dave enjoys creating new spaces for our clients to enjoy and prides himself on customer satisfaction and service.

James Burt - Design/Sales/Management

James is a new addition to our team in 2016. He has earned a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY college of Environmental Science and Forestry. James joined our team with several years of golf course construction experience, including planting, lawn installation and drainage work. He participates in our landscape design process. James is dedicated to the industry and prides himself on quality customer service.

Leif "Erik" VanOrnam - Hardscape Foreman

Erik has joined our team recently with 22 years experience as a Hardscape Foreman. He has been certified by the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute (ICPI). Erik specializes in hardscape installations including beautiful brick sidewalks, patios, outdoor living spaces, fire pits, walls, and creative landscapes. We look forward to working with Erik and know that his experience will benefit our clients.

Chris Graham

Chris has joined our team with extensive excavation and construction experience. Chris is easy to work with, and really enjoys his work.

Kelly Leese

Kelly brings years of construction experience to our landscape team, and is a pleasure to work with.

Our Landscape Foremen

Our success here at Landscapes East rests upon the shoulders of our landscape foremen. When you speak to any of our many satisfied customers you are likely to hear about the great experience they have had working with us. This is due to our foremen. We understand that when you decide to have Landscapes East Inc. install a project, it is crucial that all the work be performed as discussed and agreed upon.

Our foremen are highly trained and accept only the best from themselves. Landscapes East Inc. takes great care in hiring only the best and most capable people in the industry, and puts great emphasis on maintaining a highly-skilled work force. If there is ever a question on one of our jobs, the foreman in charge will almost always have a clear and concise answer for you. In the event that he is unable to answer all of your questions, be assured that he is always in contact with the designer and together they will be sure to address any and all of your concerns.

Interested in becoming part of our team? Complete our employment application.