EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Catching Up with Landscape Foreman Lolo Chavez 
  • Claim to Fame: Lolo has been with McHale since 1994. Many supervisors request him for their projects because of his strong work ethic and his unmatchable attention to detail.
     
  • Lives: Clinton, MD
      
  • Family: Wife, Patricia, and three children: Javier, 19; John, 14; Brianna, 5
     
  • Hobbies: Lolo enjoys spending time with his family.
WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
Announcements
Welcome to McHale!

McHale Landscape Design is excited to announce a number of new hires! 
  • Andy Korman, Virginia Assistant Maintenance Account Manager, started in June 2015. 
     
  • Bryan McHale, Assistant Maintenance Account Manager, started full time June 2015.
     
  • Elvira Urias, DC/Montgomery County Assistant Maintenance Account Manager, started in July 2015. 
     
  • Jeremy Conley, Assistant Maintenance Account Manager, started full time August 2015.
     
  • Jake McHale, Diesel Technician, started full time in February.
     
  • Denise Dove Neill, Upper Marlboro Administrative Assistant, started in February.
     
  • Spencer Wolfe, Driver/Operations Assistant, started in February.
     
  • Liz Kelly, Virginia Office Administrator, started in March.
     
  • Colin McHale, Easton Assistant Maintenance Account Manager, started full time in May.
Fun Facts
  • 54 of McHale's 196 employees have been with the company for more than 10 years. That's 28%!
  • And 15 employees have been with McHale for over 20 years!
Congratulations, Celebrations, and Honors
Best Landscape Design!

McHale recently won Best Landscape Design in What's Up Magazine's "Best Of" Eastern Shore 2016

Congratulations, everyone! Your hard work and dedication made this possible!


Welcome Claire!

Landscape Architect Mike Convery became a proud father to baby Claire, born on March 14. 

Congrats, Mike!

McHale is pleased to announce that Mike Blade has been named Safety Manager in addition to his responsibilities as Operations Manager

Remembering Deedy 

We are sad to announce the passing of Edith "Deedy" McHale, mother of Kevin and Steve McHale. Deedy lived a long, happy and meaningful life. Her appreciation for nature and art was a gift she passed on to all her children. Edith was also the "First Official Administrative Assistant" of McHale Landscape Design!

Edith took messages at our home when the business first started and taught us the importance of true customer service. She made SURE we returned all phone calls promptly! 
A Stormwater Success Story  

McHale recently had an opportunity to prove its mettle as a steward of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed when our crew took part in a water erosion control project at our main office facility.

Planning for a new parking lot to expand our fleet provided the impetus to improve our storm water management measures, and create a space that was functional, educational, and beautiful.

PROJECT PROFILE
Eastern Shore Waterfront Residence
This Eastern shore waterfront home is a standout in an established community on the Miles River.  

Our role as landscape contractor was to complete the landscaping in conjunction with the house's construction. Our many tasks included fence, arbor, and pergola carpentry; grading; sod and soil preparation; plantings; all stone work including the home's veneer; an outdoor kitchen; and management of the pool contractor.

The completed landscape project was delivered with the house, on time and on budget, to the delight of the client.

SEASONAL STAR
Flowering Crepe Myrtle
Crepe Myrtle is a summer favorite and a relatively reliable flowering tree. It is often referred to as a "Tree of the South," with its evergreen counterpart, the Southern Magnolia. Both do fairly well in our region. However, north of Washington, D.C., Crepe Myrtle can be susceptible to freeze and winter damage.

The "Natchez" variety of Crepe Myrtle is one of our favorites and is featured in the photo above. It has pure white flowers in the late summer and develops a beautiful cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark as it matures. 

While Crepe Myrtle is largely considered a plant of summer color, it turns a brilliant orange in the fall. Paired with its interesting bark, it truly is a plant for all seasons.
McHale Landscape Design
Phone: (301) 599-8300
Annapolis: (410) 990-0894
Easton: (410) 770-9449
McLean: (703) 760-8600
info@mchalelandscape.com
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