About Our Landscaping & Tree Service

We’re a full-service landscaping and tree company working in the greater Maine, New Hampshire seacoast area. We work on projects large and small, commercial and residential, from installations and plantings, to irrigation, night lighting, and just about everything in between. Whether it’s maintaining an existing landscape or starting from scratch, our goal is always the same: to help our clients achieve their perfect landscape. We really like what we do, and we think you’ll like it too.

The Beginning

Our company founder, Booth Hemingway, developed an interest for horticulture early in life. During college, he worked as a gardener for the owner of the New York Times, where he honed his eye for detail and developed his skill set.

Upon graduating from UNH with degrees in Horticulture and Spanish, Booth started Piscataqua Landscaping with a lawnmower, a pickup truck, and a rented space in this old shed.

Over thirty-five years later, we’re the seacoast’s largest full-service landscape company. Some things have changed, but our passion for landscaping remains the same.

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Our Management Team

Justin Gamester
Justin Gamester
President

Justin began with Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service in 1999 working summers while attending UNH’s Whittemore School of Business (now The Peter T. Paul School of Business). After receiving his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship, he joined Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service to help develop a sales & marketing strategy and assist in overall business development. Justin is very active in the communities we service though civic organizations, is a past chairman of the Snow & Ice Management Board of Directors and a nationally Certified Snow Professional (CSP). Over the years Justin has had his hand in most facets of the company and today is our Company President continuing to ensure his team delivers the service and quality our company was founded on.

Jay Rotonnelli
Jay Rotonnelli
Vice President of Business Development

Jay joined Piscataqua Landscaping in 2018. Having been in the industry for 28 years, Jay brings a lot of horticultural knowledge to the team through his education and experience. His primary role is Sales and Business Development here at Piscataqua, but helps fill other roles within the team throughout the year. Jay carries a NH Supervisory Pesticide License, serves on the NH Green Snow Pro Salt Symposium planning committee, and the national association SIMA’s (Snow and Ice Management Association) education committee. He also has the designation of Advanced Snow Manager through SIMA. Throughout his career he has created a lot of great relationships with not only his clients but his peers as well, and that shows through with his day to day activity.

Mike Graves
Mike Graves
Chief Operations Officer/Construction Project Manager

Mike joined our team in 2010. His many years as a salesman in the nursery trade have allowed him to develop valuable contacts important for finding the best plant stock available for our clients. In addition, his 17 years of experience running his own landscape business gives Mike a solid foundation of horticultural knowledge and management skills. Mike is a member of the National Concrete Masonry Association, a LiveRoof certified installer and active volunteer with the New Hampshire Landscape Association. He is certified by the International Concrete Paver Institute and earned a BA in Microbiology from UNH.

Scott Arsenault
Scott Arsenault
Director of Grounds Maintenance

Scott has been in the landscape industry for over 18 years. He joined Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service in 2011 as a crew leader and has worked his way to Account Manager and now Director of the Grounds Maintenance Division. Scott enjoys the green industry and is passionate about pruning! Scott is a New Hampshire Certified Landscape Professional
(NHCLP).

Mark Hogan
Mark Hogan
Landscape Construction Sales

Mark’s love of the “natural world” led him to a career working in the agricultural and horticultural industry. In 1984, Mark started working on fine homes as a Stone Mason. He honed his craft by taking horticultural classes at the Arnold Arboretum and construction management classes at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He joined our team in 1989 as a stone mason foreman. For the past 30 years, Mark has worked in all facets of landscape construction with some of the best landscape architects and fine home builders on the Seacoast. Mark is our lead construction estimator and handles sales and management for the construction division.

 

Frank Luther
Frank Luther
Irrigation Manager

Frank has worked in the Landscape Industry for over 30 years, with the last 20 years focused on Irrigation and Landscape Lighting. He attended the Plant & Soil program at SMTC in South Portland, ME. Frank is a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), Certified Irrigation Technician and an EPA Water Sense Partner. He continues to attend trade shows and classes to stay apprised to the latest changes and trends in the Landscape and Irrigation industries. His focus is on servicing, designing and installing irrigation and landscape Lighting systems.

John Ockerbloom
John Ockerbloom
Maintenance Division Support / Data Analyst

John has been active with local area businesses and in the global business community for more than 36 years. He has a BS in Forest Resources, minor in Entomology, from the University of New Hampshire and has worked for the USDA Forest Service in timber land management in California and as a research assistant for the USDA at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of NH. For 23 years John was Managing Director and lead consultant of an international commercial marketing consultancy and author of numerous specialized global strategic studies. His clientele included a long list of internationally known who’s who of Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. When not working he enjoys being outdoors, on the water or in the woods. He is also a nationally recognized author, collector and authority on the American Civil War. He has lived and raised a family in the local southern Maine community for the past 38 years.

Scott Carson
Scott Carson
Estimator

Scott has over 20 years of landscape maintenance and snow removal experience. He is the lead estimator for our snow and landscape maintenance division. Scott is certified by the snow and ice management association (SIMA).

Chris Kemp
Chris Kemp
Tree & Plant Health Care Manager

Chris has been involved in tree care for over 30 years. He is a Certified Arborist in New Hampshire, a Licensed Arborist in Maine, is certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and has a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ). He has a Masters Degree in Urban Forestry and Bachelor’s degrees in Horticulture and Economics. He is a member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) and the Maine and New Hampshire Arborist Associations (MAA and NHAA). Although he is licensed to use pesticides in New Hampshire and Maine, he uses many alternative controls to improve plant health. When not tending to trees, you can find him in his garden, surfing or spending time with his family.

Jess DeNuzzio
Jess DeNuzzio
Chief Administrative Officer

Jess has been with the company since 2012 and is responsible for day-to-day office operation. She works closely with the company executives to meet the company’s organizational and management needs and is the liaison for Human Resources. Jess graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in psychology, where she was also an active member of the Division I women’s lacrosse program.

Our Account Management Team

Kyle McKenna
Kyle McKenna
Account Manager

Kyle McKenna joined Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service in January 2019 after spending his career in marine operations, customer service and yacht sales. Over the last 15 years he has also been primary grounds keeper for a large family owned property with 3 homes, 100+ acres and a working farm in Durham New Hampshire. Kyle lives in Barrington with his wife and 2 children. Kyle grew up spending his summers on the New Hampshire seacoast sailing with his family, eventually teaching sailing and captaining sportfishing boats out of the Wentworth Marina in New Castle NH. Kyle obtained a bachelors degree in Marketing and Communications from Flagler College in St Augustine Florida. Kyle prides himself on his outstanding customer service and relationship building skills. He has deep ties on the Seacoast and looks forward to being a part of the Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service team.

Tom Wright
Tom Wright
Account Manager

Tom is a veteran of the landscape industry having built, owned and operated a full-service landscape business including snow plowing operations in the mountains of southern Vermont. Upon the sale of his business in 2006 Tom was awarded a Horticultural Achievement Award by the Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturalists for his contribution to the industry within the state. Having been semi-retired for several years and living in southern Maine where he owned a small summer cabin, Tom was looking to get back into the industry. Today Tom serves our Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Services customers throughout southern Maine.

David Warnock
David Warnock
Account Manager

David comes to us with 10 years of fine gardening field and management experience after an earlier career in the marketing operations realm. His general philosophy is that everything is connected and the fun part is to figuring out how. Part analytical and part creative, David has found his niche managing client relationships within a horticultural setting allowing him to combine his two favorite areas of interest. His passion is helping clients get the most out of their outdoor living spaces. David is a member of the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association (MeLNA).

Mike Malizia
Mike Malizia
Account Manager

Mike has dedicated 25 years to the green industry. Along with experience in the field operating heavy equipment on landscaping projects and commercial snow removal, Mike is a UNH graduate with a degree in Business Management. Since joining the Piscataqua family in 2013, Mike has taken the opportunity to further educate himself while attending seminars with topics on snow and ice management, sustainable salt usage and OSHA safety training. He has attended classes on pruning and plant identification. Mike takes great pride in managing some of New Hampshire’s most premier landscapes.

Tessa Boyce
Tessa Boyce
Account Manager

Tessa Discovered landscaping while living on Cape Cod in 2005. Since then she has worked in all areas of the landscaping industry throughout New England and New York State. Tessa joined Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service in 2015. She holds and associates degree in building trades with a masonry major from Alfred State College in New York.

Our Administrative Team

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