Our Staff

Our Staff

D & A Dunlevy StaffD & A Dunlevy is able to consistently generate excellent results because of our world-class staff. We hire and train people who share our vision of exceptional service and elegant landscaping. D & A Dunlevy Landscapers employees are the largest contributing factor in customer satisfaction. We only hire creative, hard working, and engaging people because only they can meet our goals.

We, at D & A Dunlevy Landscapers, continue to control the growth of our company in an effort to provide the necessary specialized attention to our customers from our senior management. The result is uninterrupted supervision from professionals for every project.

We are at our best when installing a multi-dimensional job that requires participation from each of our crews. After a landscape/construction project is completed, our customers are provided the opportunity to contract services provided by our landscape maintenance division. Our maintenance services ensure the proper care of your new landscape, allowing you to enjoy your investment for years to come.

Each of our crews are led by a “crew leader” with a minimum of five years experience, including at least three of these years with D & A Dunlevy Landscapers, Inc. Our crews work in teams to fully maximize the skill of each individual and to also learn from each other. All of our employees are cross-trained and we pride ourselves on having the best craftsmen in the area.

The way our management is structured allows us to offer a variety of services that fall under the umbrella of landscape contracting. We can, thereby, provide a more complete landscape service that fulfills nearly all of our customer’s needs with just one phone call.

Meet Our Team:

Founders

David & Angie Dunlevy, Founders

David Dunlevy has been in the landscape industry since the mid 1970s. He founded D & A Dunlevy Landscapers in 1982 together with his wife, Angie Dunlevy, and made the company what it is today. Currently, he provides the invaluable resource of decades of experience through his regular connection to the organization and it’s team members. Dave serves as the Chairman of the Board and through this role helps to guide the strategic decision making of the company. Dave also works closely with the non-profit organization, Little Lights, in the development of the Clean Green Team. Angie also serves on the Board of Directors and helps to keep the organization fiscally strong through her wisdom and insights. Angie also currently serves in many capacities at various NGO’s that are focused on serving the orphan population in Central America.

Executive Team

D. Blake Dunlevy, ASLA, President

Blake Dunlevy, a registered Landscape Architect, has worked for the family company since 1996. In 2004, after studying Landscape Architecture at West Virginia University, he joined our company on a full time basis. Today, he oversees the company's overall productivity, quality, strategic direction and personnel development. Blake provides oversight to all aspects of the business, including the design, installation, and maintenance divisions. He is considered to be an expert by his peers in many aspects of landscaping, tree work, drainage, waterproofing, and landscape construction.

Katelyn Perez, CFO & Business Manager

Katelyn Perez joined the family business full time in 2010. She received her degree in Business Management with a minor in Spanish from James Madison University. Katelyn manages the company’s finances and oversees all administrative functions as well as the overall business development. Her careful attention to detail, her conservative approach to finances, and her strong desire to develop the business through customer satisfaction helps D & A Dunlevy Landscapers excel. Katelyn’s vision for the future paired with her commitment to sustainable growth will be the backbone of our continued success for many years to come.

Sales & Design Team

Gina Palmer, Lead Sales & Design

Gina Palmer, formerly Gina Benincasa, joined our management team in 2011 as a landscape designer. She received a degree in Plant Science and Horticulture from the University of Delaware. She went on to receive a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Gina continually impresses us by her design creativity and artful presentations; she gives careful consideration to every detail. As the lead for our sales effort, Gina has proved to be an incredibly skilled, thorough, and prompt communicator; she leaves nothing to chance and is the ultimate professional in customer interaction.

Kyle Bini, Landscape Design & Sales Associate

Kyle Bini graduated from Delaware Valley University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design. He joined our team in 2015 as the Landscape Design Associate, to help with our quickly growing Landscape Design department. Kyle brings a unique environmental perspective to our design collaborations and boasts a background in marketing coordination. Kyle works with our Landscape Designer, Gina, to develop designs and proposals for large-scale projects.

Installation Team

Manuel Barillas, Landscape Production Manager

Manuel Barillas joined us in 2005 as a crew leader but quickly rose to the position of landscape production manager. He matches the appropriate staff with the individual project requirements and is very skilled at managing multiple crews at a time. Manuel spends a large amount of time training and helping our crewmembers further improve their skills and knowledge of the industry. A craftsman at heart, Manuel is a self-less contributor to the betterment of his co-workers and for that reason was awarded our Person of the Year Award for 2016.

Josh Byrne, Lead Carpenter

Josh Byrne brings a background in business, mechanics, and home remodeling, Josh joined our team in 2015 to expand our company's carpentry and construction abilities. Truly a craftsman at heart, Josh ensures that every detail is accounted for. Josh serves a dual role of lead carpenter as his primary focus and helps to manage our fleet vehicles in collaboration with our mechanics.

Maintenance Team

Tracy Meekins, Maintenance General Manager

Tracy Meekins joined our team in 2012. She graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications and initially joined us as a member of the administrative team. Tracy has served in several capacities since first joining the organization and has proved to be a quick study with a strong track record of success with every role she has undertaken. After going through an intense 18-month direct apprenticeship, Tracy earned the promotion to General Manager. As our Maintenance General Manager, Tracy oversees all of the staffing, customer satisfaction, and field operations of our maintenance (including Irrigation and Lighting) division. Tracy’s strong attention to detail, conscientious attitude, and eagerness to learn has made her an invaluable and potent member of our team.

Ever Rodriguez, Maintenance Production Manager

After joining our team in 2007, Ever Rodriguez quickly mastered planting and pruning techniques. After running a crew for several years within our maintenance division perfecting his skills, Ever was promoted to Maintenance Production Manager. He oversees our residential and D.C. maintenance crews and interacts with Tracy to ensure a perfect experience and quality results for our maintenance clients.

Howard Baker, IPM & Turf Specialist

A true horticulturalist, Howie Baker is the architect of both our Turf and IPM programs. A highly qualified turf specialist, Howie has an incredible depth of knowledge and passion for his work. He often provides unique solutions to longstanding turf issues and has a knack for pest identification. Previously a golf course superintendent, Howie has now taken on growing and guiding our existing programs.

Administrative Team

Abigail Chapple, Administrator

With a background in the floral industry, Abby has been a wonderful addition to our administrative team. She graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a degree in Biological Anthropology. Having joined our team in 2017, Abby's thoughtful and intuitive perspective has been useful in developing the administration of the Landscape Maintenance division.

Tess Perilli, Administrator

After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Maryville College, Tess helped facilitate the launch of two startup businesses. This experience helped develop her administration and marketing skills. Tess joined our team in 2017 and serves as the administrator for our Installation division. Her unique background and her high level of customer service make her a valuable addition to our team.

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