Our Team

Our wonderful employees are what have helped grow our business so quickly. Our goals are to design unique projects and install with the best practices possible. Without our great team none of this would be possible.

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Matt O’Reilly

President - Designer
Matt founded Syracuse Lightscapes in 2012. He is responsible for coordinating daily operations, meeting with potential clients, preparing their designs, and over-seeing the installation of the projects.

He studied Landscape Architecture at SUNY Morrisville. He has a strong passion for Outdoor Living Design with an emphasis on Outdoor Lighting.

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Patricia O’Reilly

Administrative Director
Patricia is responsible for managing business expenses, accounts receivable, and payroll. She has an active role in our marketing, brand management, and community involvement.

Patricia has a degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY ESF and also serves on the Board of Directors for the PACNY,

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Martin Cleaver

Vice President
Martin coordinates some of our most complicated projects. This includes lake-front projects where soil erosion and environmentally friendly construction are crucial. He is a tremendous asset to our company with an extensive background in all aspects of Landscape Construction, Green Roof Construction, and Snow Removal Services.

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Chris Blair

Vice President of Construction
Chris manages daily operations of Syracuse Construction, Inc (our Sister Company) and helps with project management of Syracuse, Lightscapes.  He is often hands-on in the field helping us complete projects.
Chris has an extensive background in both construction and landscaping.  He operated a successful landscape business in Florida before moving up north.  Chris has many certifications including, ISA Certified Arborist, Certifiend Nursery & Landscape Professional and EPA Lead Safe Certified Renovator.

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Mike Scarson

Landscape Designer / Project Manager
Mike specializes in Hardscape Construction and Design.  He also has a very strong background in Horticulture and often prepares our landscape plans. 

Mike also has a keen eye for outdoor lighting and assists clients in recommendations for lighting at the properties.  He joined our team after running a successful Landscape and Hardscape business for 10 years.  He studied and received a degree for Landscape Design and Development at SUNY Morrisville. 

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Katelynn Sharp

Executive Assistant
Katelynn is the glue that holds our office together!  She is responsible for many of our office tasks including coordinating appointments, job-cost, managing A/R, etc.  Katelynn also helps manage our social media and other marketing ventures. 

Katelynn has over 10 years experience working with clients, and managing their needs. She has 3+ years experience in digital marketing management.

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Antonio Lainez

Hardscape Crew Leader
Antonio has proven his ability to manage a crew since beginning his journey with us in 2017. He has 5+ years experience working in the landscape & hardscape field.
During the winter months Antonio helps run our snow shoveling division.

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Patrick Driscoll

Lighting Manager
Pat is responsible for the design and installation of our Irrigation Systems as well as Outdoor Lighting Layout /Installation.

With 25 years of landscape construction experience and 22+ years of snow and ice removal operations in numerous areas of the country including New York , Pennsylvania and Colorado.

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Bowman Horning

Mason
Bo has been with our firm since 2014. He specializes in masonry work and has extensive experience with cultured stone, cement / mortar applications, and natural stone work. He takes pride in the work he does.

He is also often present on our paver and paving slab projects.

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Chad Warner

Landscape Technician
Chad joined the Lightscapes team in the 2017. Chad is an extremely hard worker and has been quickly become a skilled worker on our hardscape projects. Chad has an extensive background as a mechanic and he helps maintain our fleet of equipment and trucks.

During the winter months Chad snowplows and salts for us commercially.

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Justin Maliszewski

Hardscape Crew Leader / Green Roof Specialist
Justin joined our team in the Spring of 2014. He has experience in both Landscape and Hardscape Construction. He has turned into one of our most talented crew leaders building some of our largest projects to date.

Justin is one of our strongest workers on our green roof construction projects due to his background in roofing.

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Samantha Gardinier

Landscape Crew Leader
Samantha joined the Lightscapes team in the 2017. She brought an extensive knowledge of plant design and management. She is often responsible for the installation of softscapes around our design and build projects.

During the winter months Samantha is a big part of our sidewalk / snow removal team.

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Jon Babbitt

Maintenance Crew Leader
Jon is responsible for our Lawn & Landscape Maintenance services.  Jon could be one of our most talented hardscape installers however he prefers mowing.  Occasionally, he will find himself working on one of our hardscape crews. 

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Quintavias Palmer 

Landscape Technician
Q joined our landscape & Hardscape team in 2018. He might be our most likable employee.  Clients love him and so do we.  He is often found on some of our largest Landscape and Hardscape projects. 

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Nate Catanzaro

Mechanic / Hardscape Technician
Nate joined our team in 2018. He has prior experience as a mechanic. He is responsible for maintenance of our fleet. He also works with our hardscape crews on larger projects.

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Sergio Rodriguez-Sanchez

Landscape Crew Member
Sergio takes initiative and prides himself in the work he has completed. He joined our team in 2018 and has made a huge impact. He brought over 5 years of landscape installation and maintenance experience when he joined our team.

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Jared Basko  

Hardscape Crew Member
Jared joined our team in 2018. He has been working on many extensive projects and has been excelling with hardscape work.

During the winter, Jared works on our snowplowing crew.

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Adam Detrick

Landscape Crew Leader
Adam has over 15 years experience as a horticulturist. He joined our team in Spring of 2019.

He also has managed the installation of hardscape projects and continues to expand his knowledge and skills with our challenging projects.

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Jake Wimmer

Landscape Crew Member
Jake joined our team in 2019. He brings over 4 years in landscape maintenance experience and recently spent the last season working on hardscapes. Jake will be expanding his skillsets in Hardscape construction on our projects.

During the winter, Jared works on our snowplowing crew.

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Joe Basko  

Hardscape Crew Member

Joe joined our team in 2018. He recently built extensive landscape and hardscape projects in Tennessee for 3 years before moving back. Prior to that he spent 6 years in New York building landscape and hardscape projects.

During the winter season Joe plows for us.


Do you have a passion for Landscape and Hardscape work? Apply for a position here at Syracuse Lightscapes, inc. We are always looks for dedicated, hard working individuals.