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OUR COMPANY

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 has 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 its experience of its staff. The team is made up of employees that stay on top of the latest developments in the landscaping field. Headed by Joe Monello, who holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Environmental Planning and Design. At Monello Landscape Industries, 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!

Meet the Team

Joe Monello

Owner & COO

Joe’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. With his hands-on leadership approach, attention to detail and eye for natural beauty, Joe has committed the company to providing the most knowledgeable, innovative, and skilled work available. Thanks to him, Monello Landscape Industries is able to provide both the highest quality work and experience.
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.
Claudia Monello

Owner & CFO

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 walk through, 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

Patrick has served as an invaluable asset to the organization. Coming 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 Monello Landscape Industries. To this point, Patrick has accrued hands on experience in all areas of our company. He has held a great leadership role for the 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.
Jesse Graziano

Estimate & Design Associate

Jesse Graziano is our Landscape Designer, Sales Representative, and Estimator at Monello Landscape Industries. He graduated from County College of Morris in 2017 with a degree in Agribusiness. He is the­­ lead designer, in sales, and an additional estimator. When Jesse is not working, he enjoys golfing, fishing, quadding, and is a volunteer fire fighter for Whippany, NJ. ­
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Scott Santers

Morris, Passaic, & Essex Area Maintenance Manager

Scott Santers is the Area Maintenance Manager servicing the areas of Passaic, Morris, and Essex counties of New Jersey. Scott started his career as a mason in the International Union Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. He then joined forces with his brother to build a landscape and masonry company for 22 years before joining us at Monello Landscape Industries.
Scott is very active in his community: he is a member of the Board of Education for Pompton Lakes School District. He also holds a position as a commissioner for the PAL basketball league, and he is active in St. Mary’s Church as a teacher for confirmation. Scott is married to Kathy, and they have two daughters, Paige and Brooke. As a family, they are puppy raisers and raise Seeing Eye dogs for the blind.
Chris Fairchild

Bergen County Area Maintenance Manager

Chris began his career with hands on experience in landscape design, garden maintenance, and in local nurseries. He has also earned a Bachelor degree in landscape architecture from Syracuse University and traveled abroad to France and Japan studying the cultural connections within the built environment. Today he specializes in client communication, plant knowledge and care, hand graphics, and seasonal landscape design.
By paying close attention to current news and trends within the industry, Chris helps Monello Landscape Industries lead an ever growing industry.