About Us

Every landscaping project in New Jersey has the potential to reflect a personal taste and style.
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.
Dave Pilaar

Maintenance and Outdoor Features Division Manager

Dave Pilaar is the dedicated Outdoor Features and Maintenance Division Manager at Monello Landscape Industries. With a profound passion for enhancing outdoor spaces and a wealth of expertise in the landscaping industry, Dave leads our team with unwavering commitment. His deep-rooted understanding of landscape design and maintenance, coupled with his innovative approach, ensures that every project under his supervision reflects excellence and precision. Dave’s leadership is marked by a keen eye for detail and a drive to exceed client expectations, making him an integral part of our mission to transform outdoor environments into stunning and sustainable havens. With Dave at the helm, Monello Landscape Industries continues to flourish, providing top-tier outdoor solutions that truly make a difference.

Dave oversees the day to day operations for our field team and oversees all lighting installations.

Tatiana Jarrell

Human Resource Manager

Tatiana Jarrell serves as the esteemed Human Resources Manager at Monello Landscape Industries. As a Colombian American, she brings a unique blend of cultural understanding and linguistic prowess to her role. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Tatiana is a bridge that fosters communication and inclusivity within our diverse team. Her multicultural background enriches our work environment, promoting unity and diversity in all aspects of our organization. Tatiana’s dedication to nurturing a supportive and harmonious workplace is evident in her meticulous approach to HR management, ensuring that every employee at Monello Landscape Industries feels valued, heard, and empowered.


With a profound commitment to fostering talent, Tatiana goes above and beyond to attract and retain the best professionals in the industry. Her expertise in human resources extends beyond language skills, encompassing strategic talent acquisition, employee development, and a strong focus on employee well-being. Tatiana’s leadership in the HR department is a testament to Monello Landscape Industries’ commitment to providing a nurturing and inclusive workplace where every individual can thrive and contribute to our collective success.

Jarret Bernard

Landscape Designer

Jarret Bernard is the visionary 3D Landscape Designer at Monello Landscape Industries, where he transforms ideas into breathtaking outdoor realities. With an innate passion for artistry and a keen eye for spatial aesthetics, Jarret is the creative force behind our landscape designs. His ability to visualize and bring to life three-dimensional landscapes is nothing short of remarkable. Jarret’s dedication to crafting innovative, sustainable, and captivating outdoor spaces is evident in every project he undertakes.

With a background in architecture and a deep love for the environment, Jarret seamlessly combines his technical expertise with his artistic flair. His designs not only enhance the beauty of outdoor spaces but also prioritize functionality and environmental sustainability. Jarret’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of landscape design ensures that Monello Landscape Industries remains at the forefront of the industry, delivering landscapes that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations. Whether it’s a residential garden or a large-scale commercial project, Jarret Bernard’s imaginative touch transforms outdoor spaces into living works of art.

Andres Bonilla

Landscape Designer

Andres Bonilla is the innovative 3D Landscape Designer at Monello Landscape Industries, where he combines his deep-rooted passion for nature with a flair for cutting-edge technology. With a background in landscape architecture and a profound love for the outdoors, Andres is the creative force shaping our landscape designs into stunning, immersive experiences. His unique ability to blend the natural world with the virtual realm through 3D visualization sets him apart in the industry.

Andres’s designs not only capture the essence of nature but also harness the power of sustainable practices. He meticulously crafts outdoor spaces that not only enhance their surroundings but also tread lightly on the environment. Andres’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of landscape design is evident in his commitment to creating functional, aesthetically pleasing, and eco-conscious landscapes. His expertise in 3D modeling and visualization ensures that our clients can fully immerse themselves in the vision of their dream outdoor spaces before a single shovel hits the ground. With Andres Bonilla at the helm of our design team, Monello Landscape Industries continues to transform outdoor environments into breathtaking, sustainable masterpieces that leave a lasting impact.

Michelle Eberhart

Administrative Assistant: Maintenance & Design

Michelle Eberhart is the indispensable Administrative Assistant for both the Maintenance and Design divisions at Monello Landscape Industries. Her multifaceted role is the backbone of our operations, where she skillfully manages a myriad of tasks with unwavering efficiency and grace. Michelle’s organizational prowess and attention to detail keep our teams seamlessly aligned, ensuring that projects are executed smoothly from inception to completion.

With a background in project coordination and a dedication to client satisfaction, Michelle is the friendly face and steady hand that our clients and team members can rely on. Her exceptional communication skills and ability to handle diverse responsibilities make her an invaluable asset to our organization. Whether it’s coordinating schedules, managing documentation, or providing essential support to our maintenance and design professionals, Michelle’s commitment to excellence ensures that Monello Landscape Industries operates at its highest potential. Her tireless dedication to enhancing our day-to-day operations allows us to focus on what we do best – creating breathtaking landscapes and maintaining outdoor spaces to perfection.

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