About Us

Landshapes offers a comprehensive list of landscaping services including design and installation. Landshapes installs limitless varieties of hardscapes, gardens, pools, water features as well as property maintenance, woodlands management and commercial services. Our highly skilled year round staff of professional horticulturists, stone masons and equipment operators are trained to perform any landscaping challenge.

Landshapes has been providing the highest quality customer service in residential and commercial landscape installations since established in 1992. In the past two decades, Landshapes has evolved into the leader of Vermont's landscape industry.


Originally based out of Charlotte, VT, Landshapes was established in 1992 as a very small residential landscape company. For the first few years the company consisted of Jason and a few seasonal employees. In 1999 we moved to Richmond, where our facility consists of administrative offices, a design studio, holding yard (for trees, soils and stone), a small nursery and a full service maintenance shop. Over the past twenty one years the company has grown slowly, but surely, to become one of Vermont’s largest Landscape Design/Build companies and employs a full time staff of nearly 30 people. Our projects now range from small residential to large scale commercial throughout Vermont, the rest of New England and Upstate New York.

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88 Rogers lane
Richmond, Vermont

Vermont: (802) 434-3500
Fax: (802) 434-3002


Landshapes employs 26 full-time / year-round people and usually has 2-5 seasonal employees for the summer months. A majority of the crew have been with us for half a decade or more & this is evident when you see how well everyone works together to complete an installation. Over half of our crew is OSHA 10 certified and many hold additional certifications.

Jason Hutchins,
General Manager

Jason Hutchins

Jason Hutchins
General Manager (25 years)


Jason started landscaping at a very young age, doing projects for his family & neighbors in his home town of Charlotte. He established Landshapes in 1992 & the company has grown dramatically over the past twenty one years. His dedication to quality in every aspect of the business has been the driving force behind Landshapes' success. Jason is a self-taught naturalist who became a Vermont Certified Horticulturist in 1997. He loves nothing more than working alongside his crew in the field. When not in the office or on site, Jason enjoys spending time with his Wife Tiffany and their two daughters.

Jonathan Leduc,
Operations Manager

Jonathan Leduc

Jonathan Leduc
Operations Manager
(14 years)

Jonathan grew up on his family farm in South Burlington and has always worked outdoors. He is a certified Landscape Lighting Professional as well as a certified Vermont Inspection Mechanic. Having worked at the Burlington Country Club for 5 years he gained knowledge of turf maintenance and attention to details. Later he managed another local landscape maintenance company, before joining us in 2003. Jon joined our team to start the Landscape Maintenance & Estate Services portion of our company. Jon spends his free time with his children, wife Sarah and their Boxer Emma.

Brian Lanphear,
Commercial Estimator & Project Manager

Brian Lanphear

Brian Lanphear
Commercial Estimator & Project Manager (13 years) OSHA 10, Lead & Asbestos


Brian graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Forest Resource Management. Originally from Cape Cod Massachusetts, he worked his way through college working on the crews of several local landscapers. After deciding to make Vermont his permanent home, Brian owned his own landscaping company for 5 years prior to joining the team at Landshapes. He started his career with us as a Foreman, and has since become our lead estimator and commercial project manager. When not at Landshapes Brian enjoys camping, hunting and fishing with his son and horseback riding with his wife Crystal.

Caroline Dudek,
Landscape Designer

Caroline Dudek

Caroline Dudek
Landscape Designer (17 years)

Caroline is an award-winning designer with over 30 years of experience in the landscape and nursery industry. While she designs mostly residential projects, Caroline and Landshapes have earned awards for both residential and commercial projects. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science, with a focus on design, from the University of Vermont. Caroline managed the wholesale division of one of Vermont's largest garden centers, before concentrating on design professionally. She has worked for companies in VT, NJ and PA. Caroline incorporates her knowledge of plants and design experience into her creative in-depth site plans, which encompass all the features and details that clients desire. In her free time, Caroline enjoys riding her horse Teddy, caring for her jungle of house plants, and spending time with her husband Keith.

Manny Dutra,
Sales Manager

Manny Dutra

Manny Dutra
Sales Manager (6 years)

Manny attended The Stockbridge School Of Horticulture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. During his 27 years in the horticultural industry, he has worked for some of the country's largest growers, brokers, and wholesalers. He has worked in every facet of the nursery industry including propagation, as a field and container grower, in customers service, and as a sales representative. Manny brings with him a wealth of plant and soil cultural knowledge, which ensures our customers success with their trees and plants. Outside of work, Manny and his family farmstead at the old Cloverdale Farm in Underhill. His family raises and grows 90% of the food they eat. They Have chickens, ducks, pigs, and an occasional beef cow on the property, as well as a 1/3 of an acre of vegetable garden.

Andrew Ward,
Project Manager

Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward,
Project Manager (3 years)


Andrew comes to Landshapes with years of practical experience, a formal design education, and a vast horticultural knowledge base. Andrew graduated from The Conway School with a Master's Degree in landscape design and sustainable land-use planning. He has worked on projects ranging from small backyard gardens to large scale estate projects. His passion is combining natural free-form plantings with unique hardscape designs. Before coming to Landshapes, Andrew worked for an award winning landscape design/build company in Fairfield County Connecticut. In his free time Andrew enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and hiking with his wife Victoria and dog Miles.

Installation Crew

Installation Crew
Carl Robinson -- (10 years) OSHA 10, OSHA 30
Erynne Paradis -- (3 years) OSHA 10
David Bora -- (2 years) OSHA 10
Milo Hecht -- (1 year)
Daren Orr -- (1 year)
Nicholas Miserendino -- (1 year) OSHA 10


Estate Crew

Estate Services Crew
BJ Getty -- (8 years) OSHA 10
Brady Hart -- (13 years) Estate Services Manager, OSHA 10
Sumner Andrews -- (2 year)
Katie Hutchens -- (1 year)
Hilarie Mercer -- (1 year)
Ethan Shepard -- (1 year)
James Sprague -- (1 year)
Bernard Woolums -- (1 year)
Garrett LaRock -- (2 years)


Stone Mason Crew

Stone Mason Crew
Treman Fuller -- (11 years) OSHA 10,
Lindsey Moore -- (14 years) Lead & Asbestos, OSHA 10, OSHA 30
Nicholas Buckpitt -- (2 years) OSHA 30
Jesse Lebrecque -- (3 years)


Shop & Yard Foreman

Shop and Yard Forman
Chad Gebo -- (9 years) OSHA 10, Lead & Asbestos

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