About Us

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.

Our Management Team

Justin Gamester
Justin Gamester
President

Justin first started with us in 1999 working during the summer while attending UNH’s Whittemore School of Business. After receiving his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship, he joined the company full time to help develop a sales and marketing program and assist in the overall business development. Over the years Justin has had his hand in most facets of the company and today is our company President.

Mike Graves
Mike Graves
Construction Project Manager

Mike joined our team in 2010. His many years as senior 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 Vice President of the NH Landscape Association, a member of the National Concrete Masonry Association, and a LiveRoof certified installer. He is certified by the International Concrete Paver Institute, and earned a BA in Microbiology from UNH.

Mark Hogan
Mark Hogan
Construction Manager & Estimator

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 25 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.

 

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).

Frank Luther
Frank Luther
Irrigation Manager

Frank has worked in the Landscape industry for over 24 years, with the last 15 years primarily focused on Irrigation. He attended the Plant & Soil program at SMTC in South Portland, ME. Frank is a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC) 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 and installing irrigation systems with an eye on making them as efficient as possible.

Chris Kemp
Chris Kemp
Tree & Plant Health Care Manager

Chris has been involved in tree care for over 25 years. He is a certified arborist in New Hampshire (NHAA) and Maine (MAA). He is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Chris has a Master’s Degree in Urban Forestry and Undergraduate Degrees in  Economics and Horticulture. Although he is licensed to use pesticides in ME and NH, his focus is primarily organic pest controls. When not in the trees, you can find him surfing, gardening, or coaching soccer.

Scott Arsenault
Scott Arsenault
Account Manager

Scott has been working in the landscape industry for over seventeen years. He joined our team back in 2011 as a crew leader, and has since been promoted to account manager. He oversees many of the Seacoast’s high end landscapes. Scott is a New Hampshire Certified Landscape Professional (NHCLP).

Greg Lund
Greg Lund
Account Manager

Greg came to Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service in 2003 after graduating with a degree in Horticulture from the Thompson School of Applied Science at UNH. He began working as the bark mulch crew leader and has continued to advance through the company ranks to his most recent position as account manager. He is a New Hampshire certified landscape professional (NHCLP) and maintains a supervisory license with the New Hampshire board of pesticide control.

Tessa Boyce
Tessa Boyce
Account Manager

From New York to Maine, Tessa has worked with some of the best in the landscape industry. She holds an associates degree in Building Trades from Alfred State College in NY and is certified with the New Hampshire Landscape Association (NHLA). Tessa oversees many of our New Castle, Durham, and Portsmouth clients. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, traveling, and landscaping her own property.

Graham Roberge
Graham Roberge
Account Manager

Graham joined our team over ten years ago. He has over fifteen years of experience with both landscape construction and high-end landscape maintenance. Graham manages day to day operations of our maintenance crews, snow removal operations, and client relations. He holds several industry certifications including: CLT, NHCLP and his New Hampshire Pesticide license.

Jess DeNuzzio
Jess DeNuzzio
Office Manager

Jess is responsible for day-to-day office operation. She works closely with the company partners and president to meet the company’s organizational and management needs. She is also the liaison for Human Resources. Jess graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in psychology. She was an active member of the Division I women’s lacrosse program and went on to spend 5 years as an assistant lacrosse coach at UNH.

Loretta Saucier
Loretta Saucier
Construction Office Administrator

Loretta supports management in our snow, construction, and irrigation/night-lighting departments. She also helps provide customer service for potential and current customers. Loretta enjoys watching Boston sports and spending time with her family.

Tanya Garrity
Tanya Garrity
Office Administrator

Tanya joined our team in September of 2015. She oversees accounts payable and receivable, as well as providing support to our office staff and clients. Tanya graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a bachelor’s in accounting. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and The Patriots.

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