About Professional Grounds

OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE VALUED RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR CLIENTS THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE AND PERSONAL ATTENTION…

Over the past four decades, Professional Grounds has acquired some of the most experienced and qualified professionals in the industry. Quality service and customer-focused thinking have earned us a reputation for excellence. We are confident that when we send a member of our team to a client’s property that they will provide quality service and carry themselves with the highest level of professionalism. Through our two facilities in Lorton and Manassas, our landscape company has served more than 50,000 properties throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. We employ the strictest level of professional and safety standards in order to provide our clients with the quality service they deserve, and our work is backed by the strongest warranty offered in our area.

Since 1974, Professional Grounds has maintained the highest business credit rating by Dun & Bradstreet, which means our clients are assured that when they contract with our landscape company, we have the necessary resources, equipment and stability to stay on their job from start to finish. Professional Grounds is consistently rated at the top of our competition year after year. We invite you to learn more about our team of highly skilled designers, horticulturists, certified agronomists and landscape professionals, applications techs and administrative staff who set our company apart from the competition. Our bios are listed below for your convenience. After you learn more about us, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about how we can help you achieve your landscape dreams!

Meet the Professional Grounds Team 

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As founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bill is still actively involved in the daily operations of Professional Grounds and is vested in its continued success. Also a Navy veteran, he has over 35 years of experience in maintaining commercial and residential landscapes.

William S. Trimmer

Founder/CEO
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    Glenda's business school background and work in high-level business offices give her prime experience to perform day-to-day operations assistance. She's also been the wife of CEO/President Bill Trimmer for over 45 years.

    Glenda Trimmer

    Special Assistant to the President
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      Tambria's diverse skill set, attention to detail, and glowing personality make her the perfect Office Manager for Professional Grounds.

      Tambria Gariepy

      Office Manager
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        Stephanie brings experience in personnel and clinical case management. She is responsible for operation PGI's Human Resources and Communications departments.

        Stephanie Trimmer

        Human Resources & Communications

          Landscape Design Build Department 

          About Northern Virginia Landscape Company

          TIMOTHY Senior Vice President
          EDUCATION
          Elon University Bachelor of Science-Business Administration

          CERTIFICATIONS
          International Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI)-Level 1 Paver Installer
          Low Voltage Lighting Specialist

          Tim initially joined Professional Grounds in 1996 as a part-time employee and he continued to work summers at the company while obtaining his formal education in business management. Professional Grounds was honored to welcome Tim as a full-time employee in 2003, two days after his college graduation. As the Landscape Director, Tim’s responsibilities include managing and overseeing all aspects of the Landscape Department. Tim plays a key role handling company finances and budgeting, strategic planning, and internal controls. His positive attitude and hard work ethic accompanied with strong leadership skills make Tim a fabulous director. Over the last two decades, Tim has grown with the company and plays an integral role in Professional Grounds success.


          About Landscape Designer

          MARTA Landscape Design/Sales
          EDUCATION
          Ohio State University Associates Degree, General Science/Greenhouse Management
          Kent State University Associates Degree-Business Administration
          Catawba Valley Community College Continued Education-Landscape Design

          CERTIFICATIONS
          NC Landscape Contractor
          NC Professional Plant Specialist
          NC Commercial Pest Applicator Master Gardener
          International Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI)-Level 1 Paver Installer

          Marta brings with her nearly 30 years of experience in the landscaping industry ranging from nursery growing, production, sales, design and installation. For 11 of those years Marta owned and operated a retail garden center and landscape design/build company providing her with a strong background in business. She loves creating outdoor living spaces by incorporating her client’s desires into their specific property needs, as evident in the recognition she received for the 2015 Landscape Contractors Association ‘Distinction Award’ for her part in the design and installation of The Clifton Retreat.

          Marta has a knack for both small townhome and sprawling estate design but also loves working with any property size inbetween. Her project creations range from traditional to tropical, while incorporating only the appropriate hardscapes and plantings to ensure her client’s landscape installation will thrive in its specific environment. From site planning to furniture placement, Marta will become involved with every aspect of her client’s project insuring proper flow and comfort, all while making the construction process a delightful experience. Marta’s passion, enthusiasm and motivation allows her to build beautiful and functional landscapes while developing long term relationships.


          RICHARDLandscape Design/Sales
          EDUCATION
          West Virginia University–Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture
          Licensed Landscape Architect–Continuing Education

          CERTIFICATIONS
          Licensed Landscape Architect, Virginia and Maryland State
          Full Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects
          Allied Member of the American Institute of Architects
          Certificate of Honor for Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture

          Richard brings over 15 years of design excellence to Professional Grounds Inc. Richard has gained considerable experience with his extensive work on award-winning residential projects throughout the MD/DC/VA regions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University where he received awards of design recognition and led his class in academic excellence. When it comes to design, Richard employs a unique and dynamic approach, which provides clients with a comprehensive design process. Richard creates outdoor spaces with fluid transitions through the use of extensive design, material, plant and construction knowledge. Ultimately, this philosophy provides his clients with functional outdoor spaces that are uniquely appropriate for their environment; reflect their personal tastes, while maintaining consistency of the property’s architectural style. Through international travels Richard has gained design inspiration which he applies to the design process. Richards’s passion for Landscape Architecture began in his backyard where he would accompany his parents in their weekend gardening adventures. Currently Richard is an involved member of the ASLA. In his free time he enjoys gardening, exercising, fishing, hiking, and spending quality time with his two children.


          NEVIN Landscape Design/Sales
          EDUCATION
          Ohio State University – Certified Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture
          Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects

          CERTIFICATIONS
          International Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) – Level 1 Paver Installer

          Nevin is currently working under our Senior Registered Landscape Architect to become registered himself. His passion for landscape design-build started at an early age when he helped his father on many projects on their own property and it grew from there. Nevin brings a fresh, new education and perspective to Professional Grounds Inc. After studying 5 years at a top 10 University in the U.S. for Landscape Architecture, Nevin’s knowledge is very reformed from older practices.  Nevin has many years of experience: working on his own, for local parks, on a commercial and residential maintenance crew, as a foreman for a small company, a distributer of a full garden center, estimating and operations, design and graphics, and sales.


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          SETH Landscape Design/Sales
          EDUCATION
          University of Maryland,  English and Fine Art
          George Washington University,  Landscape Design and Woody Plants

          Seth was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, and has live here all his life.  He’s been working in the Green Industry for the past 15 years, but his passion for plants, gardening, and landscape design started back over thirty years ago.

          Seth’s number one priority is to create a unique and beautiful landscape that is personalized to suit the individual needs of each of his clients. Seth is known for his ability to really understand his clients wants by simply getting to know them. His pallet is large and versatile and he greatly enjoys incorporating people’s unique lifestyles and preferences to reflect their outdoor area. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional or something in between, it will be artfully designed and professionally installed.

          “My mother studied and worked as an artist all her life and pushed me, from an early age, to follow in her footsteps. She enrolled me into the Corcoran Gallery School of Art when I was in the fifth grade, and I loved it from the start.  I used all the usual mediums:  charcoal, pencil, watercolors, and oils, but I didn’t really find my true medium until I discovered plants!” -Seth


          JOE Landscape Production Manager
          EDUCATION
          Virginia Tech Bachelors of Science-Horticulture

          CERTIFICATIONS
          Landscape Industry Certified Manager (CLP)
          Landscape Industry Certified Technician-Exterior (CLT-E)
          International Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI)-Level 1 Paver Installer
          National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)

          Joe has over 10 years experience in the green industry. His upbringing in the rural mountains of Southwest Virginia inspired his passion for plants and the outdoors which drove his goal of earning a degree in Horticulture with a focus in Landscape Contracting at Virginia Tech. Joe has extensive experience managing both landscape design/build and residential maintenance divisions. His management experience combined with his experience owning and operating his own business have helped him develop the necessary customer service and project management skills needed to ensure all of our landscape client’s questions and concerns are addressed proactively and that their landscape project runs smoothly from start to finish.


          Commercial Maintenance Department

          About Fairfax, VA Landscape Company

          VICTOR Director of Maintenance
          EDUCATION
          National University of Managua, Nicaragua

          Victor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Maintenance Division at our main branch in Lorton. In addition to managing Lorton’s maintenance crews, Victor is in charge of scheduling, training new crew members and quality control. Victor originally started working for Professional Grounds in 1985 as a laborer. Victor’s natural ability as a leader, his attention to detail and his dedication has made him a very important asset to Professional Grounds. The company’s success is directly related to Victor’s role in day-to-day operations. Victor is both passionate and dedicated to providing superior service for our clients.


          About Arlington, VA Landscape Company

          JON Business Production Manager
          EDUCATION
          Virginia Tech Bachelor of Science-Environment Resource Management
          Master of Science-Turfgrass Management & Agronomy

          Jon’s primary focus is business development which includes everything from customer service to continued, controlled growth of the landscape maintenance division. Jon has been with Professional Grounds, Inc. for over 10 years. Jon acts as community liaison and is involved in community associations such as: CAI, PMA, and AOBA. Jon’s formal education in Turfgrass Management and Agronomy and his previous experience as a Turfgrass Specialist and Branch Manager for lawn care franchise, has proven him to be an expert in the field. Jon is the primary contact for all new and potential landscape maintenance clients and coordinates a smooth transition to a full time Area Manager.


          About Northern Virginia Landscape Company

          VICTOR Jr. Branch Production Manager, Manassas

          Victor Jr. plays an integral part in our company’s overall success. Victor Jr. starting working for Professional Grounds in 2000 as a crew member. Victor showed such strong potential and work ethic that within months of joining Professional Grounds he was promoted to a Foreman and was leading crews. By 2004, Victor’s hard work, determination and strong management skills lead to his promotion as the Branch Production Manager for our Sterling Maintenance facility. Under Victor’s lead, Professional Grounds relocated our Sterling facility to Manassas in 2011. Victor is fully responsible for all safety and training, scheduling, production, quality control and day to day operations out of Manassas, VA.


          DEREK Area Manager
          EDUCATION
          West Virginia University
          Degrees in Landscape Studies, Agricultural Business, and Consumer Science

          CERTIFICATIONS
          Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator
          Certified Landscape Technician

          Derek began his landscaping career nearly 20 years ago when turned his sand box into a flower garden at his childhood home. After graduating from high school he moved from his families 1200 acre row crop farm located near Hagerstown, Maryland to Morgantown,West Virginia to begin his college career. During that time Derek joined the Army and after seven years of service and a meritorious service medal for his efforts as a medic he ended his service at the rank of Sargent.Since graduation he has worked in the DC area focusing mostly on commercial grounds maintenance with one of his most recent project having over four thousand residents. Derek is forming a new role here at Professional Grounds where the area managers build their portfolios by obtaining new contracts so don’t be surprised if you see him out talking to perspective customers in our signature orange polo shirts.


          About Washington, DC Landscape Company

          ERIK Area Manager
          EDUCATION
          University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

          CERTIFICATIONS
          Pest Applications

          Erik has over 30 years of turf management experience. After working in New England, the Mid Atlantic and Arizona, Erik has extensive knowledge of both warm and cool season turf. Erik has also managed golf courses and worked closely with members to deliver optimal results and satisfaction. Since 2007, Erik has worked for Professional Grounds as an Area Manager for commercial properties.

          The employees of Professional Grounds take an active role in our community. We each share a passion for making a difference in our community through donations, drives and participating in local community service projects. Take a look at some of our latest community work.