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Cultivating beautiful communities from the outside in by creating a culture that fosters personal growth and community vitality while delivering World Class Landscape Services.
Striving to become the #1 Landscape Company in the World. We will be sought after as a result of our operational efficiencies, extremely high standards of quality, and how we value ALL relationships.
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An Experienced, Highly-Trained Team Dedicated to Creating Fine Landscaping Solutions for Our Discerning Clients
Founded in 2014 by Pittsburgh natives Kenneth Deemer and Patrick Murray, Local Roots Landscaping has grown to include several of the area's top landscaping professionals. Together, they're building a more beautiful Pittsburgh through creative landscape design and durable construction, healthy plants, attentive landscape maintenance services, and a commitment to client satisfaction. With years of experience and extensive industry training, Local Roots has a reputation for creating high-level landscaping while being easy to work with, which has led us to become the highest-rated landscape contractors in the area.
We're proud to back our outdoor construction, masonry, and all other design and build work with a 5-year warranty. With a built-to-last mentality, we embrace sustainable landscaping techniques to create an outdoor space you will enjoy for years as it increases your property value.
Our own local roots run deep, and it's an honor to give back to the community that has given us so much. We love putting our skills to work for our neighbors, but we don't stop there. Every month, we give a minimum of $1,000 to local non-profit organizations who are working to make Pittsburgh an even better place to live.
You can see examples of our work at commercial properties and homes in Sewickley, Fox Chapel, Shadyside, Valencia, Bradford Hills, and many other area communities. Each landscaping project is personal, designed, and installed according to the home or business owner's wishes for their outdoor space.
For us, going to work every day is a joy. We have a close-knit team of top professionals, long-lasting relationships with our suppliers and clients alike, and a passion for well-crafted landscaping. Contact us to schedule your consultation.
Your Full-Service Landscaping Company
Our residential and commercial landscaping services are customized according to your property and preferences. We offer turn-key solutions for projects of all sizes:
From outdoor kitchens and built-in grills to outdoor fire pits, fireplaces, and paver patios, we create backyard escapes that rival your favorite vacation resorts.
Every installation starts with a brilliant plan, and our in-house designers and architects work closely with you to design a one-of-a-kind landscape to match your wishes.
Our installation crews have specialized skills, including woodworking and masonry, and our fine craftsmanship is backed by a 5-year warranty.
Save time and hassle by hiring professionals to take care of your lawn, garden, and more.
It’s time to reimagine what it means to add a pool to your home and jump into one of our client’s favorite additions. With a short, simple installation process and a variety of customizable options, your plunge pool will fit beautifully into your outdoor space and arrives ready for install.
Commercial Landscaping Services
Commercial property owners can take advantage of our full range of services, including power washing, tree removal, drainage solutions, sod installation, full-scale design, and so much more.
Low-maintenance, low-water, and better for the environment, we use local plants when appropriate, earth-friendly materials, and eco-conscious landscape design to preserve your property for the next generation.
Sod and Turf
Enjoy an instantly beautiful lawn, complete with expert care and management services to keep it at its best.
Have your Automower installed by our trained technicians, then enjoy a perfectly lush lawn all season long with this cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to regular mowing.
Meet Our Team
Local Roots Landscaping was founded with a clear mission: to cultivate beautiful communities from the outside in by creating a culture that fosters personal growth and community vitality while delivering World Class Landscape Services. Our team is made of Pittsburgh natives and long-time residents with a deep understanding of the local climate and community, a commitment to doing high-quality work, and a passion for building client relationships.
Every member of our team brings a set of unique strengths and skills to the company. Get to know these experts: you'll be seeing many of them as we complete your project!
Field Operations Team
James has been managing our day-to-day operations since 2020. He brings an extensive background in operations and logistics, with a focus on safety and ongoing improvement. A Pittsburgh native, he enjoys going on adventures with friends and family.
Diane has over 35 years of diverse landscape contracting experience in hardscape and softscape installation. She is dedicated to helping develop and coach the team at Local Roots to help them achieve career goals and growth.
Diane is Landscape Industry Certified Hardscape and Softscape Technician CLT.
A Pittsburgh native, and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, riding quads and spending time with friends and family.
Dylan joined the team at Local Roots as our senior project manager. He has worked his whole professional life in the landscaping industry and has extensive knowledge to draw upon to ensure that clients and crew members have the best possible experience with Local Roots.
Dylan was born and raised in Butler county Pennsylvania and still lives there with his wife and pets. He attended Penn State University and has a degree in Landscape Contracting and a minor in Arboriculture.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and dogs, woodworking, and tinkering with old trucks.
Greg has a lifetime of landscaping experience, from natural stonework to drainage, heavy equipment operations, and more. He can truly do it all on the job site—and on the ice. Greg is an accomplished figure skater! He's also passionate about his work as an animal rights activist, and he lives in the Pittsburgh area with his family.
Tyler lives in North Huntingdon with his wife and 2 daughters. He has been in the landscaping industry for 12 years and holds a degree in Landscaping Contracting from Penn State University. In his free time Tyler enjoys golfing and working in his yard.
Tim has a background in mechanics and fabrication and also has years of landscape experience, from lawn maintenance, to building and maintaining bicycle trails, to site development.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family, riding bikes, and photography.
As Patrick's father, he watched Local Roots grow from the ground up—out of his garage. Now (from a dedicated Local Roots office), Dave keeps the company running smoothly by managing phone calls, online inquiries, payroll, billing, and supply. He has three children and three grandchildren, and he's retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force.
Outdoor Construction Division
Originally from Monroeville, Zac is currently serving our country in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he's a Team Leader specializing in transportation and heavy machinery. He brings that experience, combined with five years of hardscaping and construction, to work with us. When he's not running a construction crew, he loves mixed martial arts, dirt biking, and almost any other outdoor activity.
Ken brings years of experience in the outdoor construction industry and a positive attitude to the team. He loves working with reclaimed natural materials as well as masonry projects. He is NCMA and ICPI certified.
Ken is a Pittsburgh native, but loves to travel to new places and try new things. A serious foodie, he enjoys going to the different food festivals the Pittsburgh region has to offer.
In his free time he likes to relax, work on home projects, and perfect his grilling skills.
Josh is Pittsburgh born and raised, a US Army veteran, and has been in the landscape industry for going on 7 years a leader for 5 of them. He is somewhat of a jack of all trades. Josh has had his hand in a bit of indoor remodeling, hardscaping, construction, carpentry, but primarily landscaping.
Some hobbies are playing video games, hitting the gym, walking trails and spending time with my wife and dog. He is no stranger to hard work and enjoy the paid workout.
Currently Josh is working toward getting his degree in business administration and hope to better assist a company or establish his own. Hopefully, one day, he can be that candidate for Local Roots!
Rob has been in the construction industry for 15 years. Seven of those years in the landscape industry, five years in the United brotherhood of carpenters union, and the last 2 1/2 years running his own contracting business where he’s done custom interior design and remodels, landscape projects, as well as finish carpentry. He attended Community College of Allegheny county for liberal arts and sciences, studied 2 years at Westmoreland Community College majoring in horticulture and landscape design, and is also a certified journeymen carpenter.
When he is not working, Rob enjoys camping, hiking, woodworking, traveling, home projects, enjoys outdoor life and spending time around a fire no matter what season it is.
Christian Joseph (you can call him CJ) grew up in Monroeville and graduated from Gateway High School.
He has a passion for helping others, working out, and learning new skills. In his free time, CJ boxes at Boyce Boxing Barn for Formula A#1 Boxing.
He also enjoys going outside and hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, or rock climbing.
In the future, CJ wants to own his own company while flipping houses into section 8 homes for those in need.
Robert is pursuing a Bachlor’s in Marketing and you can often find him behind the lens of a camera. We are proud to have him part time as our marketing director as well.
He enjoys digital as well as film photography and uses his artistic eye when working, traveling, hiking, camping or snowboarding. If you want to make Robert’s day, you can feed him sushi or mashed potatoes.
With more than a decade of experience in lawn maintenance and installation, hardscapes, retaining walls, concrete, and more, Matthew also spent his younger years working at a greenhouse nursery and Christmas tree farm, and he studied automotive mechanics. He's as dedicated to the Pittsburgh Steelers as he is to outdoor living, and you'll often find him hunting, hiking, and doing other outdoor activities with his fiancé, three children, and black lab.
I grew up in Mars, PA and currently reside in Cranberry with my wife and German Shepherd. I have been in the landscape industry 2008 with a lot of experience improving high-value estates around the Pittsburgh suburbs.
My wife and I love taking road trips to national parks around the country where I spend time practicing my favorite hobby, landscape photography. I am also a history buff and enjoy traveling to historic sites and battlefields.
I prefer cooking at home but when we're on the road we always seek out older, small town diners. I also spend time at home doing some light remodeling and improvement projects.
Logan grew up in Plum on his family’s fam and loves off-roading, hiking, and riding quads in his free time.
He has a degree in horticulture and a sustainable landcare accreditation with Phipps Conservatory. Logan specializes in Water Features and Ponds and hopes to grow into a career in Landscape Design.
Bob has over 30 years in the construction industry. He has his PA Electrical License as well as Waste and Water License and Pesticide License. In his free time Bob enjoys hunting and the outdoors.
Ed grew up in San Diego, California and the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In 2001, he moved to New York City where he met his lovely wife. After having their first son, they moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. Ed had a fifteen-year career as a homicide detective. In 2020, Ed was looking for a life change and moved his family back to the Regent Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Ed loves to cook for family and friends. Ed has always been a passionate gardener and particularly loves growing Dahlias. If Ed’s not cooking or gardening at his house, you can find him mountain biking in Frick Park with his three boys. Ed’s love for gardening led him to Local Roots Landscaping, where he is a Landscape Technician.
Will has lived across the United States including Everett, WA and now lives in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Will has his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor’s in Geology with a minor in Biology. He is currently experimenting with vermicompost, biochar and recycling plastics. Using his knowledge and skills, Will plans to grow within the company and find solutions to environmental challenges the Pittsburgh community faces today.
In his free time, Will enjoys spending time with his girlfriend trying new food, camping, hiking, fishing, traveling, karate, exercise, writing short stories and serving as a caretaker.
Landscape Maintenance Division
This Turtle Creek native is an outgoing and funny guy who does it all!
Bob is a certified NDE/NPE inspector and has experience operating cranes and heavy machinery. When not on the job, you can find him cooking and serving food to friends and neighbors. One day he plans to use his cooking skills to own his own business! Bob also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and canoeing.
After 15 years in the industry and a lifetime in Southwestern Pennsylvania, John is in charge of all our lawn and landscape maintenance services. Known for his exceptional joy and kindness, you know your lawn is in good hands with him and his crew. Aside from working outdoors, he loves camping and live music (and, in the best-case scenario, both of those things at the same time).
Marcus is a pittsburgh transplant from Conneaut, Ohio who also served in the US Navy. He moved to North Versailles in 2016 and has 5+ years of experience with Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, but still is a die hard Cleavland browns fan.
In his free time, Marcus enjoys being outdoors working on his own lawn, playing golf and softball, camping, and spending time with his family here in Pittsburgh or Ohio.
Kenta has been in the landscape industry for 5 years. In his free time he likes to work out as well as listen to music. Kenta has a passion for helping others, by volunteering at food banks and other community events. His life goals are to take care of his loved ones and be the best he possibly can.
A Penn hills native, Mike has always loved the outdoors ever since he could remember. He used to walk around his neighborhood and would ask people if they needed their grass cut since the age of 13. In his free time you'll find him at at park or gym playing basketball or at home taking care of his family and 2 dogs.
Innovative Solutions Team
Paul is a transplant to Pittsburgh who grew up in the Washington DC area and moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in Communication Studies and Business at Grove City College over a decade ago. Other than his allegiance to Washington sports teams however, he has become Pittsburgh through and through.
Paul lives in Bellevue, PA with his lovely wife Cailee and (soon to be) five children. He and his wife have a passion for foster care and at-risk youth and have had the privilege of fostering a number of children since their certification in 2020.
In his spare time Paul enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and watching any sport that they will put on tv.
Evan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, currently residing in Point Breeze with his lovely wife, Emily and their adorable rescue cat, Aurora.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and his postgraduate experience includes both designing residential landscape plans, and the hands-on installation of them. He truly values the input of walking through the site with a client and hearing how they imagine utilizing their space in the future.
He finds the real joy of the job to be the peacefulness of a day spent enriching people’s experience with their environment.
In his free time, Evan enjoys playing sports, watching movies and spending time with his family and friends, paired with the occasional drink or two!
Growing up just outside of Pittsburgh, in Weirton, WV, Donnie earned his Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 2011. After calling Pittsburgh home for the last 10 years, he currently lives in Crafton with his partner Garrett, their dalmatian Coco, and cat Layla. In his free time, you can usually find Donnie and his partner traveling to a mountain to ski or sitting on the beach in Aruba with a drink in hand.
William is a Pittsburgh Native who was born and raised in Churchill. He was a former Landscape Foreman who is now an Estimator with the Innovative Solutions Team. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoys throwing frisbee on warm days at the Schenley Oval. Spending quality time in a hammock is another one of his favorite things to do. William is all about giving the customer a warm experience from initial meeting to when the work is accomplished. If you ever see William throwing frisbee or hanging in his hammock somewhere he encourages you to stop and have a chat with him!
Gina has over 25 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Accounting, and Customer Service. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations within the organization. She is responsible for monthly billing, payroll, accounts payable and receivables as well as anything else that happens to fall on her plate. She is a proud Pittsburgh native who loves sports, music, outdoor activities, and heading to the Beach.
April was born in Florida but raised in Pittsburgh. She has a degree in Occupational Therapy and has a passion for helping others. In the future she would like to train therapy dogs for people. April enjoys outdoor activities like hiking with her dog and kayaking. She also enjoys going to concerts and the beach. April is also a die hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan!
Though born and raised in the city, Kenneth lived and worked in Chicago, Philadelphia, Colorado, and Sydney, Australia before returning to Pittsburgh to start Local Roots Landscaping, where he manages the innovative solutions and design team. When he’s not creating beautiful landscapes, he loves dirt biking, camping, the outdoors and spending time with his wife and son.
Patrick manages logistics, hiring, and general management at Local Roots, calling upon his degree in business management and his landscaping experience in Ohio and Australia. As a Pittsburgh native, he, his wife, his daughter, and his pup are proud to call this city home. Mountain biking, traveling, and the finest of coffees and wines will get him talking faster than you can keep up!
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Experienced Landscape Contractors Serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Surrounding Area
You can see our work throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, including in these communities:
Pittsburgh • Sewickley • Sewickley Heights • Fox Chapel • Upper St. Clair • Mount Lebanon • Highland Park • Shadyside • Squirrel Hill • Lawrenceville • Warrendale • Valencia • Mars • Hampton Township • Gibsonia • Bradford Hills • Allison Park • Venetia • Wexford
Join Our Incredible Team of Landscape Contractors
If you're an experienced landscaping professional with a desire to build a career with the area's best landscaping company, we'd love to hear from you. We also love training individuals with little to no experience, but who have a passion for the industry and a willingness to learn! With a people-focused work environment, the area's top industry pay, and plenty of opportunities for education, training, and advancement, we're creating a great place to work as we create Pittsburgh's most beautiful landscapes. Visit our careers page to see our available positions and apply today.
We're Looking Forward to Meeting You
Our landscape contractors share our passion for high-quality landscaping, a sustainable, customized approach, and friendly client service. No matter the size or complexity of your project, our team manages it via our streamlined process, regular communication, an ear for your ideas and feedback, and unparalleled landscaping expertise. Contact us today—we'd love to get to know you and the plans you have for your outdoor space.