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Meet the Team

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Office manager/HR

From: USA/Olney | At JLS since 2020

Maggie Claure is our Office Manager/HR. She has been with JLS since 2020 and has worked in customer service for the last 10 years. Originally from Olney, MD, Maggie enjoys traveling and spending time with her child.


Customer Service / Workforce

From: Philippines | At JLS since 2023

One of our newest team members, Bur hails from the Philippines and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role.

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Yard Manager

From: Guatemala | 16 Years At JLS

Celestino Castrillo is our Yard Manager and has been with JLS for 16 years. Originally from Guatemala, he’s one of our many plant experts!



From: Honduras | 22 Years at JLS

Originally from Honduras, Salvador, one of our top foreman, has been working for JLS for the past 22 years. Noted by many, his exemplary talent in hardscape and construction reflects in his impeccable work.

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From: Honduras | 14 Years At JLS

Originally from Honduras, Jose has been working for JLS for the past 14 years and has become one of our premier foreman. During this time, “Chepe” has served as a mentor for new employees honing their skills in the field. His specialties are pavers and construction.



From: El Salvador | At JLS since 2016

Jorge, originally from El Salvador, has been employed with JLS for the past 7 years. Initially he worked in planting, but now is head of our Patio Rehab division.

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From: Mexico | 2 Years At JLS

Originally from Mexico, Nestor has been working with JLS for 2 years as a foreman and specializes in planting. He enjoys going to the movies in his free time.



From: Guatemala | 2 Years At JLS

Ana has been working for JLS in maintenance for 2 years, and is our first female foreman. She leads an all-female crew. She is detail oriented and a leader in the field. In her free time, she likes do to crafts with resin or paper.

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From: El Salvador | At JLS since Feb. 2022

A skilled Foreman who joined JLS in February 2022, Elmer hasquickly established himself as a valuable member of the team. In his free-time, Elmer enjoys outdoor activities and music.



From: Guatemala | 11 Years At JLS

Cesar is a seasoned Foreman with over 11 years of experience at JLS. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role, specializing in planting, drainage, maintenance, and construction.

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From: Mexico | 24 years at JLS

A true asset to JLS for decades, Jorge is a great foreman. Originally from Mexico, he’s an expert in masonry and planting.



From: Honduras | At JLS since 2005

Originally form Honduras, Abraham joined JLS in 2005 and is one of our many masonry and planting experts. In his free-time, he loves music and dancing.

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From: Honduras | 12 years at JLS

Daniel is an expert in masonry, planting and drainage. A huge soccer fan, Daniel loves to spend his free-time with his kids.



From: Guatemala | At JLS since 2021

Originally from Guatemala, Miguel is one of our valued foremen, working at JLS since 2021.

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From: Guatemala | 5 years at JLS

An expert in landscaping and maintenance, David has been at JLS for five years now. Soccer is his passion.


Maintenance Manager

From: Colombia

Ralph Acevedo is the Maintenance Manager for Johnson’s Landscaping Service, originally from Colombia, SA. Ralph has lived in the Chevy Chase area for 50 years. Has been in the Customer Services Industry for 30 years, most recently with Home Depot for 9 years. His core values are Honesty, Loyalty, and Timeliness.

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Jamie Newell

landscape designer

From: USA | 30 years at JLS

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Jamie received additional training at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. Jamie has the training and experience to undertake a wide range of landscape projects, including patios, entries, decks, hot tubs, and water features. Jamie likes to offer his clients a comprehensive plan that can be installed in phases or all at once. He enjoys blending elements of English, Japanese, and “naturalistic” garden styles in his plans. With his extensive horticultural background, Jamie can also help his clients select the right plants for seasonal color, deer resistance, low maintenance, and most importantly, lasting results.


Landscape Designer

From: USA

Joe has worked in residential and commercial design in the D.C. metro region since graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in 2009. Before starting at Johnson’s, he worked as the sole designer for a small design-build firm in Northern Virginia. As a designer, he loves combining all of the various elements that make up a landscape to create a perfect space for a family to enjoy. He has experience designing patios, walkways, retaining walls, water features and gardens.

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Joe Petrucelli


From: USA

Joe is very excited to be a part of Johnson’s Landscaping Service, Inc. sales team, as well as being in the field. He brings with him over 30 years of field experience. Joe attended Pennsylvania State University and received a degree in Horticulture Nursery Management. He loves working with clients in all aspects of the Landscaping Industry.


Landscape Designer

From: USA

Lillian earned her degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, and she has over ten years’ experience in design. Her extensive background allows her to offer her clients a wide-range of design styles, from the small and intimate, to the grand and formal. She also likes to use native plants to support the environment and local wildlife. Lillian enjoys the challenge and artistry that each new project demands. She particularly likes to explore the dynamic pairing of beautiful and fun plants with the cool, enduring materials of wood and stone. Her ultimate goal is to create outdoor spaces that are functional, beautiful, and unique for each of her clients.

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Cooper Solin

Landscape designer

From: USA

Cooper Solin studied Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Landscape Design in Cincinnati, Ohio. His passion for design lies in creating and enhancing native landscapes as well as generating sustainable solutions to unique challenges. Prior to joining the team at Johnson’s, Cooper worked in various horticultural roles such as green roof and rain garden installation, nursery and greenhouse production, and even served as a gardener at the U.S Capitol Grounds and Arboretum. Customer service has always been his priority so Cooper is eager to work with customers to provide outstanding and beneficial results.


JLS Mechanic

From: El Salvador | 8 Years at JLS

Originally from El Salvador, Jose has been working for JLS for the past 8 years as our head mechanic. He also has experience in landscape maintenance and is part of our snow removal crew.

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20% OFF September SALE!
20% OFF All Landscaping Projects that Start in September 2023

Offer is valid for all new planting and new construction projects over $2,500 that start by 9/30/23.
Cannot be combined with other offers.


50% Off Your First Month of Landscape Maintenance

50% OFF your first month landscape maintenance 


Offer is only valid on new landscape maintenance contracts that run through December 31, 2023.
Cannot be combined with other offers.


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PO Box 459 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832

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7201 Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


5011 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832