Every landscaping project in New Jersey has the potential to reflect a personal taste and style. Combining a designer’s eye, an architect’s detail and nature’s pallet, every patch of grass and pile of dirt can be made into something extraordinary. Joe Monello had this vision 28 years ago when he established Monello Landscape Industries, LLC. For nearly three decades, Monello Landscapes has continued to uphold the values of innovative artistry and attention to detail that clients have come to expect.


For over 25 years, Monello Landscape Industries, LLC have specialized in RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING projects in New Jersey and out of state projects such as Massachusetts. Our projects come in all shapes and sizes. From retaining walls, to outdoor kitchens, fire pits, snow and ice management, commercial site work, and other beautiful, hardscape designs. The foundations of Monello Landscapes Industries, LLC lie on the experience of its staff. The team is headed by Joe Monello, who holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Environmental Planning and Design, and is made up of employees that stay on top of the latest developments in the landscaping field. At Monello Landscapes, we strive to let our crafted works speak for themselves. Each home is treated as if it were our own, giving our valued client the guarantee of our full commitment to their project. We have outstanding referrals and testimonials that are available on request and we are proud to be a Better Business Bureau Accredited company. Please feel free to contact us today for quotes, information, or to provide feedback of our services. To see our latest updates and previous projects, visit our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube!

Joe Monello - Owner - COO

profile pic joeJoe’s roots as a landscaper run deep. Early in his High School days, he began cutting lawns in his spare time, providing early evidence of his spirit as an entrepreneur. He continued that work throughout his time at Rutgers University, where he earned a degree in Environmental Planning and Design. In 1996, Joe was able to turn his passion for horticulture and design into a reality by establishing Monello Landscape Industries. Since then, through his hands-on leadership approach, Joe has committed the company to providing the most knowledgeable, innovative, and skilled work available. As an innovator, Joe has seen to it that his team members are not only exceptionally well qualified, but also very well prepared with the most current, technologically advanced equipment available.


Joe is an esteemed member of the community with work that has been heralded as exceptional in periodicals such as Ramsey’s Suburban News. He has created and overseen a wide variety of landscapes over the past twenty years—from large to small; his projects in all areas of landscaping have varied from the award-winning to those that simply win the hearts of his clients. Along with Claudia Monello, Joe is responsible for the company’s day to day affairs with unrivaled dedication to customer satisfaction. His attention to detail and eye for natural beauty ensure that Monello Landscape Industries, LLC provides high quality work and a high quality experience.

Claudia Monello - Owner - CEO

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Claudia is a graduate of Montclair State University with degrees in Business Marketing and Business Administration. She also holds a Law Degree from New York Law School. Working with Monello Landscape Industries for over a decade now, her background in business has proven almost as invaluable as her friendly, personable nature and passion for providing clients with exceptional, stress-free experiences. Under Claudia’s capable and qualified leadership, Monello Landscape Industries became a certified Woman-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


Claudia oversees the day to day office administration and handles relations with the valued clients of Monello Landscape. Her passion for providing excellent customer service is evident in every project from the first contact to the final walkthrough, helping to build creative relationships with clients that, like the projects Monello Landscape undertakes, stand the test of time. As a bilingual American, Claudia is comfortable conducting
business in Spanish as well as English. Along with Joe, she has a hand in every company decision, assuring smooth-
running system implementations and an outstanding customer experience.

Patrick Hickerson - General Manager


Throughout his over 9 years of employment at MLI, Patrick has served as an invaluable asset to the organization. He has come to manage all operational aspects within the company after receiving a B.S from Ithaca College in Business Administration, which he attended while on a Football Scholarship. His competitive edge and outstanding work ethic led him to own and operate a successful business before joining MLI. To this point, Patrick has accrued hands on experience in all areas of our company.
His key responsibilities include overseeing and managing job sites within all aspects, including site planning, construction, planting, and snow removal. Patrick is exceedingly qualified in all areas including being ICPI Certified, NCMA SRW (National Concrete Masonry Assoc Segmental Retaining Wall certified) as well as being certified in many other product certifications such as Techo Bloc, Cambridge and many others.

Michael Delaney - Estimating Manager

mike1Michael is a newer addition to MLI. He has joined our team after graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Environmental Planning and design and a minor in plant science. Michael comes in offering a fresh and modern outlook. His perspective on Landscaping design and implementation is in line with the MLI core beliefs and goals.

On a personal level, Michael is a sports enthusiast with a strong fan loyalty to the Yankees. He enjoys an active lifestyle that includes lifting weights, exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Michael brings a welcomed and exciting new dimension to our company.

Parker Tubman - Marketing and Production Assistant

Parker TParker has had prior experience in marketing and brings his knowledge into the landscape industry. He received his B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Social Sciences concentrating his coursework in Business. His responsibilities include managing the marketing department, social media marketing, and production assistant tasks. He works first hand with the owner, Joe Monello. Parker enjoys traveling anytime he is free and spending time with his cat. He also enjoys spending time with friends, playing board games, collecting retro video games, and outdoor activities such as soccer or swimming at the beach.

Joe Giorgio - Maintenance Manager


Joseph Giorgio is our Area Maintenance Manager here at Monello Landscape Industries. He comes to us after owning and managing his own landscaping company for over five years. With over twelve total years in the green industry he has held such roles as manager, operational supervisor, and foreman. He is certified in pesticide applications, fertilization, ICPI, and NCMA.

With a strong understanding of employee management, customer relations, and business development Joe is a strong new addition to the MLI team. His appreciation for a well maintained property keeps him focused and always looking for ways to improve.

When he is not working he likes to fish, go quadding, take trips to Florida, and spend time at home with his girlfriend, Kimberly.