EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Meet Maintenance Foreman Gumercindo Garcia

 

 

Claim to Fame: Gumercindo has excelled as a Maintenance Foreman since 1999, and says he loves working for McHale Landscape Design.

 

Family: Gumercindo and his lovely wife of 38 years have five children, and 13 grandchildren - ranging in age from 16 to one on the way any day now... 

 

Favorite vacation spot: Mexico, to visit his family. 

 

Hobbies: Gumercindo loves watching and playing soccer, and hunting.

WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
Congratulations, Celebrations, and Honors
On the Awards Circuit

McHale Landscape Design received the following awards this fall:
  • Excellence in Landscape Award
  • 10 Grand Awards
  • 2 Decade Awards
  • 1 Heritage Award
  • 1 Distinction
  • 1 Honorable Mention
  • Award of Excellence
  • 2 Grand Awards


Accolades like these truly validate the hard work and dedication of our talented crew.

Thanks to all of our fantastic team members who continue to raise the bar for what is possible in landscape design.  
A New Recruit!

Please welcome Lizeth 'Liz' Miller, McHale Landscape Design's new bilingual Human Resource Assistant.  Liz started in November with McHale, working directly with HR Director, Sally Williams, and we are so glad she has joined our team.

In 2016, she graduated from Medillin University in Columbia with a degree in Finance. Liz will be an advocate for both employees and McHale's company values while focusing on recruitment, people development and fostering the McHale culture in this role. Additionally, Liz will develop an initiative called "Visibility in the Community," in the areas we work and in the neighborhoods where our employees live. 
Our First Strategic Planning Process is Underway

McHale Landscape Design's team and branch offices are currently meeting to develop a plan for the future of the company. This projected three year process will outline the design-build company's structure and mission for the future.

This is a collaborative process, and we want to hear from you! Input from our employees and clients will prepare us for any challenges ahead and make us a better company as we approach 40 years in business! 
LANDSCAPING INSIGHTS


As fall flew by, McHale provided visitors to our blog with some tips of the trade, including  a look at how  decorative and defensive hardscaping stacks up in  "3 Reasons You Need a Landscape Retaining Wall."
PROJECT PROFILE
Evermore Farm
This 30-acre country estate is home to a very private couple whose passion is caring for their horses and farm. In 2003, McHale Landscape Design implemented a master plan that included a front stone wall entry, pond stabilization and enhancement, a backyard outdoor living space, and a comprehensive planting plan for the entire property.

Our crews completed the project in 2004 and we are now in our 11th year of maintaining the property.

All plant selections near the pastures, stable, and arena were horse friendly and non-toxic. Natural flagstone, exposed aggregate, and local quarry stone were used to connect the spaces and define planting beds. Eighteen, 20' River Birch were planted throughout the property for scale and theme repetition. 

The collaborative effort of our masons, carpenters, and landscape technicians greatly contributed to the success of the project.
SEASONAL STAR
Winterberry
(Ilex verticillata)
 


Native to our area, the winterberry thrives in a variety of soil conditions.  It is tolerant of poorly drained soils and naturalizes in wet marsh areas.  It is perhaps best known for the bright red berries that hold into the winter and attract a variety of birds. Winterberry branches are often cut and used in holiday displays and arrangements.
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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