LEADERSHIP

From our corporate leaders, to our branch managers, all the way to our crew foremen, JML's leadership figures are experts in their craft and collectively pull decades of experience and expertise. 

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Jim Meinert, Founder, President, & CEO

In Memoriam

Jim's professional career in the landscaping industry stretched over 40 years, reaching all the way back to his teenage years when he started his enterprise. Since his start in the landscaping industry, Jim dedicated his life to family, community, and landscaping. Being the founder and owner of Pennsylvania's premier landscaping firm, Jim's knowledge and expertise in the landscaping industry was unmatched. As Founder, President, and CEO, Jim instilled unwavering values of safety, quality, and customer assurance, setting a bar that the JML employees still strive for every day.

BRANCH MANAGEMENT

Wes Stetser, Branch Manager

Wes is the Branch Manager of our South Fayette, Pennsylvania branch. Wes has worked in the green industry for 20 years, having started his career in New Jersey and returning to Pittsburgh in 2001. He is a 1998 graduate of Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and has completed continuing education course work through Stephen Covey, Dale Carnegie, Berlitz International and the Goldratt Institute.

Will Kmetz, Branch Manager

Will has worked in the green industry since 2000 when he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Landscape Contracting from Penn State University. He started his career in northern Virginia. In 2006, he relocated to western Pennsylvania and joined the JML team shortly after. He has been an ISA Certified Arborist® since 2004 and holds a current Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator's license. Will acts as Branch Manager at JML's Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania location.

Leah Marx, Branch Manager

Leah has worked in various aspects of the green industry for the last 16 years. After graduating from Penn State University’s Landscape Contracting program in 2000, her career took her to Maryland and North Carolina before returning home to the Pittsburgh area to join JML in 2011. Leah manages the Monroeville, Pennsylvania branch.

Crystal Shank, Branch Manager

Crystal has worked in the green industry for 18 years, having started her career in Ohio and then moving to Pittsburgh in 2010. Crystal has a degree in Landscape Design along with certifications through the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Crystal manages JML's branch located in Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Greg Nuss, Chief Estimator

Greg has been in sales for over fifteen years and been a member of the JML team for over twelve years. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. As head of all estimating, Greg is crucial in helping to strategically prepare for the full scope of work we provide our clients.

Ashley Krznaric, New Business Development

Ashley started her career in the landscaping industry as a teenager at a local greenhouse and nursery. After quickly developing a love for the trade, she went on to Penn State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Management and minors in Horticulture and Business Administration. Since then, she has spent the past 10 years dedicated to managing landscapes to meet customers’ budgets and expectations, while adding value and curb appeal to the property.

CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

Mike Giarrusso, Client Relations Manager

Mike has over 20 years' experience in the landscape industry where he has focused in commercial and residential landscape maintenance and installation. He is a graduate of Penn State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Landscape Contracting.

Dave Leonard, Client Relations Manager

Dave is native to the South Hills of Pittsburgh having grown up in Bethel Park. He has almost 15 years of experience in the commercial landscaping industry. Dave’s education comes from a proactive hands-on experience throughout his career.

Ryan Wright, Client Relations Manager

Ryan has over 15 years in the green industry where his career started back in high school mowing and landscaping houses in his parents’ neighborhood. Because of his love for the trade, Ryan went on to earn a degree in Landscape Nursery, Operations, & Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. Ryan’s professional landscape career started in San Diego before moving to the Pittsburgh area in 2009, where he enjoys spending the majority of his day in the field working with clients and crews.

Mike Druga, Client Relations Manager

Mike has been in the green industry for over 25 years. He worked in the chemical lawn and tree care sector for many of those years, which lead to holding management positions at well known companies in the industry. Mike's true passion is working with customers and finding solutions to their landscape needs, by providing excellent service. When he is not working, he loves spending time with my wife and three daughters fishing and camping.

Robert Zimmerman, Client Relations Manager

Robert Zimmerman bio coming soon.

Come Grow With Us!

Looking to join one of the nation's leading grounds maintenance firms? Good news; JML is always looking for landscape-experienced individuals to join our team in all positions.

Dave Brooks, Client Relations Manager

Dave Brooks bio coming soon.

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