Bill Dear

Principal

 

Bill is the founder of Dear Garden Associates, Inc. and is involved in all facets of the business. He brings the value of over 20 years of experience as a professional in the fields of Horticulture and Landscape Design and Construction. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture with a minor in Biology specializing in Ecology. He has previously held certifications as an Arborist from the International Society of Arborculture and as a Horticulturist with the Pennsylvania Nurseryman's Association. Bill has guest lectured at the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research, Temple University and various local gardening organizations on the topics of Landscape Design, Plant Care and Landscape Project Management.

Darren Sandvik

Project Manager

 

Darren Sandvik's primary responsibilities include client communication and project direction with landscaping crews and product suppliers. Darren's depth of knowledge touches every aspect of landscaping, from planting to purchasing, to scheduling and design.

Dave Lachman

Landscape Installation Foreman

Devin Kozicki

Landscape Installation Foreman

Eric LaCroix

Landscape Installation Foreman

 

Eric's passion for plant materials and critical eye for detail ensure that his work is of the highest quality from stonework to plantings. New employees are often put on Eric's team to go through our form of Horticultural boot camp to be sure they understand our level of quality and efficiency.

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Professional Memberships

 

PA LIC #PA063572

NJ LIC #13VH05607800

American Boxwood Society

American Horticultural Society

American Horticultural Therapy Association

American Rose Society

American Society of Landscape Architects

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Bedminster Land Conservancy

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Ecological Landscape Association

Pennsylvania Builders Association

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association

Perennial Plant Association

Royal Horticultural Society

Society of Garden Designers