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I started Groff Landscape Design 12 years ago with one goal: to provide superior quality workmanship with a stress-free client experience. I am so proud of our team for making every client experience a positive, happy one. It is part of everything we do. How you feel about our work matters. It’s one of the top reasons that homeowners say they chose to work with us. It’s equally important to me that we create a terrific work environment for our team. Our strong company culture prioritizes clear communication, detailed preparation and people who are passionate about their work. This is our team. You won’t find a better group of people to work with and I have no doubt this is why clients rave about working with our company.

Chief Vision Officer & President, Robert Groff

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Kristin, General Manager

Kristin joined the Groff team in March of 2018 and I speak for everybody when I say we are ecstatic. Kristin helps manage our processes and plans for our future and growth. She makes sure our clients and employees receive the best experience they can every day. She is a huge part of our Leadership Team and she will spearhead much of our success in continual improvement. Kristin is from the Syracuse area in New York. She studied at SUNY Geneseo and majored in Political Science and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Kristin adores her German Shepard Golden Retriever Mix Lola & spending time with her husband Bryan and their six kids.

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Sean, Vice President & Director of Design

Before officially joining the GLD team, Sean Ryan founded ‘The Ryan Design Group’, an extremely successful landscape design firm. One of our clients said it best when they said, “Sean has the perfect combination of emotional intelligence and creativity”. So much so that we had no choice but to relinquish most design duties to Sean as our company began to grow in 2011. After years of working together it became imperative for me and to the rest of the GLD team that Sean needed to be a full-time team member. After significant pleading from yours truly and working together to come up with a plan that worked for both Sean and GLD, I’m very proud that Sean made the decision to join GLD as a fulltime team member. Sean graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture in 2000. Sean is the proud father of Dillon and Blair. When Sean is not working hard for our clients, you’ll find him coaching pee wee football, working on his jeep or cheering on the Hokies!

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Josh, Director of Operations and Client Care Specialist

Josh joined the Groff team May of 2020. He comes with experiences in many facets of the industry. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture however he’s spent much of his professional career in Green Industry operations, of which he is most passionate about. He joined the Groff team to help develop more efficient systems and to help create a deeper connection between our installation and design teams. He will be assisting Groff Landscape Design as the company grows to maintain our small business culture. Josh lives in Loudoun County with his wife Kim and two young daughters. When not at work he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys training for Spartan Races and Jiu-Jitsu.

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Luiz, Operations Account Manager

Luiz is our longest tenured team member. He has over 20 years of experience in landscape and masonry installation. Luiz joined our team in 2010 and has showed many team members the Groff way while advancing to his current position. Luiz joined our team in 2010 and has showed many team members the Groff way while advancing to his current position. If it weren’t for Luiz, our company would not be where it is today. When you first meet him, you may think he is shy but don’t let him fool you. He is incredibly talented, meticulous and humble. Luiz is the proud parent of his son, Jonathan. When Luiz is not working hard for our clients, he is spending time with his family, learning in school or volunteering for his Church (where he plays the guitar during the services!).

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Freddy, Operations Account Manager

We are excited to welcome Freddy to the team as an Operations Account Manager. Freddy is from Northern Virginia where he enjoys spending his time with family and friends. Outside of work, Freddy can be found hiking or cooking in the kitchen. We hope we will be lucky enough to try his favorite dish, chicken alfredo pasta, at the next team gathering! Freddy is also a Manchester United fan and an avid guitar player. With Freddy’s many talents, interests, and industry experience, we know he will make an immediate impact here at Groff!

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Jess, Client Engagement Specialist

Jess joined the Groff team in May 2021, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her! Jess brings an extensive background in client relations and employee experience. She has a passion for empathetic leadership, personal development, and exceptional client service. We know that she will be key in ensuring that both our clients and employees have the best experience possible. Jess is originally from Ellicott City, MD and lives in Baltimore City. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2010, where she studied Communication Arts and was captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team. When Jess isn’t working, you can find her being active outdoors, painting, or sharing meals with friends and family.

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Bob, Chief Operations Manager

My father was an Insurance agent for over 30 years. He has always had a strong attraction to landscaping. He finds it therapeutic and fun. He’s a devoted family man with unbelievable personal and professional success because of his “treat people the way you would want to be treated” attitude. He is an ‘old school’ man of principle and extreme integrity. He taught me that if you are going to do something, you do it right. My father is a humble man and would tell you that his son built this company. Truthfully, the entire backbone of this company was built off of his principles. He taught me that ‘client experience’ is everything. Bob’s better half (and my mother), Janice have been happily married for over 38 years. When Bob isn’t helping GLD and our clients, he is either working at the family tree nursery, or spending time with friends and family.

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Quinn, Landscape Designer & Horticulturalist

Quinn joined our team in 2018 as a part-time design assistant. We knew he had a strong horticulture background, but we had no idea just how tremendous he would be. Admittedly, Quinn has forgotten more than I’ll ever know about horticulture. He’s been an asset in design, plant selection and plant care. Clients LOVE meeting and working with Quinn because he is personable, professional, patient and exudes a passion for plants. Quinn, his wife Erin and their dog Lilly live in Falls Church, Virginia. When Quinn isn’t working or spending time with Erin, you’ll probably find him at his cabin in Southern Virginia or fishing.

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Jose, Project Manager

Jose joined our team in 2013 as a stone mason. Before he arrived I suspect he didn’t have a strong desire to be installing “softscaping” because he was so talented in masonry which is a very rare art these days. It wasn’t long though before he was coming to us to learn more about plants. Since the day he joined our team, he has been a breath of fresh air. He is always eager to learn and better himself. You’ll also notice that he is extremely conscientious and always seems to be one-step ahead. Jose is going to be an unbelievable project manager very soon. Jose and his better half Diana are the proud parents of Cryztal. When Jose is not working hard for our clients, he is spending time with his family, fishing or working in his own yard!

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Enso, Project Manager

Enso started working with us in the spring of 2015. He previously worked in commercial landscape maintenance but strongly desired to work in the residential design and construction sector. He was very successful with his previous employer and took a big chance to switch careers and join our team. Enso is very eager to learn and has a background in finance as well as a desire to help us continually improve this company. Whenever our team meets to discuss our company and personal development, he always comes to me the next day with a full page of ideas and thoughts about how we can be better. His enthusiasm is contagious. Enso and his better half Jessica reside in Northern Virginia. When Enso is not working hard for our clients, he is spending time with family.

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Yony, Project Manager

Yony joined our team in 2018. We were looking for somebody who excelled in communication and had the demeanor capable of providing exceptional customer service and he fit the mold perfectly. Yony is a quick learner and has immediately made a positive impact on our team. He has the desire to learn and grow within this company. When not at work Yony spends time with his wife and two children. He also loves playing soccer as well as watching his favorite team, Real Madrid.

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Jacobo, Project Manager

Jacobo joined our team in the spring of 2021. Prior to moving to the United States years ago, he had a background in landscape maintenance and installation. Since, he has worked in carpentry and the restaurant industry. Jacobo is married with one young son at home. He loves spending time with family. He also enjoys fishing as well as playing and watching soccer. We are excited for what the future holds for Jacobo and feel fortunate to have snagged him to be a part of our team.

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Israel, Lead Hand

Israel joined our team in 2013 as well. Pound for pound, I believe he is the strongest man I’ve ever seen. It’s both remarkable and alarming at the same time. His work ethic and effort are unmatched. When you walk outside in the morning and see the team working, it’s guaranteed that he will wave to you and say, “Good Morning”! I’m very proud of Israel as he has grown both professionally and personally over the last few years. When he is not working hard for our clients, he is fishing or spending time with family and friends!

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Jimmy, Lead Hand

Jimmy joined the team in 2020 and he happens to be brothers with one of our project managers, Yony. He previously worked in the restaurant industry prior to COVID-19. He is a hard worker, a wonderful person and we know he’ll fit right into our Groff team culture. We have high hopes for Jimmy’s development and future as a part of this company. When not at work Jimmy loves to spend time with family. More specifically he enjoys when he gets the opportunity to grill ribs or perhaps fajitas for his family (the next company party may be at his house)!

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Joel, Lead Hand

Joel joined our team in the spring of 2021. He was previously a passionate cook at a popular restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. He loves to cook! When COVID-19 happened in 2020, the restaurant business slowed down, and he was forced to consider different options. Luckily, Joel had friends working at our company and we feel very fortunate to have him with us. Joel is married with one son and daughter. He loves spending time with family. He also enjoys fishing and cheering on his favorite soccer team, Barcelona. We all know who will be doing the cooking at the next company event!

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Edgardo, Lead Hand

Edgardo joined our team in summer of 2021. We are thrilled to welcome him. Edgardo is originally from Guatemala and enjoys spending time with his family. When Edgardo isn’t working hard, you can find him eating a good meal, watching movies, taking walks with his family, or spending time at church. Edgardo is also a fan of soccer, rooting for the one and only Real Madrid. Edgardo is a family-oriented person and we are very excited to have him as a member of the Groff family.

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Yoni, Lead Hand

We are so excited to announce that Yoni joined our team in Fall of 2021. He has been quick to learn the Groff culture, asking great questions and working hard to learn the ins and outs. Yoni has enjoyed trying new things since he started, and we think he has found the perfect home with GLD to continue to grow. Always motivated to build a better future, Yoni is currently studying to learn English when not working. Soccer is his favorite sport, so he also enjoys playing and watching in his down time. We are proud to have Yoni on the team and excited for what’s to come.

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Marvin, Lead Hand

Marvin joined the team in Spring 2022, with his brother Melvin. Marvin has great industry experience, and we look forward to him putting his skillset to work on Groff projects. When not creating beautiful outdoor installations, Marvin likes to learn new things. He also enjoys walking and spending time with his family. Marvin is a hard worker, and we are beyond pleased to have him on the Groff team.

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Melvin, Lead Hand

Melvin joined the team in Spring 2022, with his brother Marvin. Melvin has wonderful communication and a strong work ethic. Outside of work, Melvin enjoys walking and spending time with his family. He also loves to learn new things, which we think will make him an asset here at Groff. We are so excited to welcome Melvin to the team!

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Rosendo, Lead Hand

We welcomed Rosendo to the team in Spring 2022. Originally from Gautemala, Rosendo now lives in Northern Virginia where he works hard to complete his goals in life. When not on a Groff project site, Rosendo enjoys spending his time with family and reading. He also loves listening to music. Soccer is Rosendo’s favorite sport, so you may also find him kicking the ball around or watching a game in his free time. We are happy to have Rosendo on the team and are looking forward to what the future holds for him!

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Wilson, Lead Hand

Wilson joined the team in Summer 2022 and was referred by one of our talented Project Managers, Enso. Wilson is originally from El Salvador and currently resides in Northern Virginia where he enjoys spending his time with family and friends. When Wilson is not working hard on a Groff project, you can find him watching movies or his favorite soccer team, Real Madrid. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Wilson and know his positive attitude and work ethic will make him a great team member!

Ruby

Ruby, Intern

We are extremely excited to announce Ruby has joined our team as our Summer 2022 Design Intern. Currently a student at West Virginia University, Ruby is pursuing her bachelor’s degree of Landscape Architecture with a Minor in Sustainable Design, Horticultures. Throughout the Groff summer internship, Ruby will work closely with all departments to get a wide range of experiences in our design and build process. When not in school or work, Ruby enjoys traveling, reading, painting, or hiking. She has a passion for expanding her art knowledge and using different mediums. We are looking forward to Ruby bringing her creativity to the team this summer!

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Why Choose Groff?

Annual pay of $36k -$75k & benefits including 100% health insurance covered, paid holidays and sick days growth opportunities, a positive & supportive environment, consistent work throughout the year.

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