Will, who grew up coming to Oliver’s with his father, has been working outside for as long as he can remember—first as a teen mowing lawns then selling for the nursery and joining an installation crew and now as a designer. He has a degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University and enjoys the balance of working for a design/build firm. “One day I’ll be sitting at my desk designing, the next I’m out in the field,” he says. “It’s great to be a part of the whole process.”
Chelsea’s love for design comes naturally. Born with a keen aesthetic sense that has been further developed over time, and a deep passion for the outdoors, she left experiential marketing to follow her grandmother’s footsteps into landscape design. After obtaining her certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, she joined the Oliver’s team where she helps create gratifying sensory experiences for clients.
Most clients who turn to Oliver’s for design also hire them for maintenance, a testimony to Paul who grew up in service businesses and says he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t maintaining properties. Through his innate curiosity about plants, Paul has learned the best methods of caring for a wide range of species, keeping landscapes in pristine condition. Whether he’s pruning and training shrubs or sprucing up a property before a family wedding, he lives for client satisfaction. “The reward is when the customer acknowledges what you’ve done and you have a working relationship for years,” Paul says, “That’s a great feeling.”