JMR LANDSCAPING WAS FOUNDED BY JOEY ROSSA WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
From the time he was learning to walk and talk, Joey has had an unwavering affinity for landscaping. His passionate commitment to the highest standards has transformed his childhood love into a thriving business.
Today, JMR Landscaping is an experienced, full-service landscaping firm. Hard work, sincerity, and professionalism sets JMR Landscaping apart from other landscape service providers. These qualities have attracted some of the most elite and talented staff that the industry has to offer. Joey and his dedicated staff are confident they can make your outdoor living a dream come true!
Joey founded JMR Landscaping when he was quite young and has grown the business from a small lawn care service to a full-service, boutique landscaping company. He works closely with both the office and field staff to understand the needs of the customers while delivering the utmost care and quality.
Mark is a senior project manager whose introduction to JMR Landscaping came through the design and construction of his residential patio project. Appreciating their professionalism and customer service approach, a mutual interest formed to enhance outdoor living.
Mark's background in design and construction began when he worked with a Lake Forest architect dedicated to the historic estates of the North Shore. His passion for residential homes led him to found a design & build company that focused on the North Shore, Chicago condominiums, and summer homes of Michigan and Indiana. Mark’s significant experience coordinating the growing needs of large-scale projects ensures excellent customer experiences.
Tim joined JMR Landscaping as a Production Manager in the construction division. He has a degree in Landscape Architecture and over 25 years of diverse experience in the industry, including prior positions in procurement, operations, and sales. His knowledge of green goods and hardscape materials, and their installation, will ensure the high-quality JMR projects are known for. Tim enjoys being involved in projects from ideation through realization and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to be working with the JMR team.
Joel has worked for JMR Landscaping since 2007 and was the first official employee. Joel's expertise and years of experience in hardscape construction ensure the quality of our hardscape projects. As our Construction Supervisor, Joel oversees the construction crews and hardscape installations making certain our customer’s projects are installed in a timely and efficient manner.
Brenden has been working in the landscape industry for over 15 years working with clients and landscape architects up and down the north shore. He has a background in art and an eye for detail that provides a good mix for the design-build world. With experience in design, sales, estimating, purchasing, seasonal color, and project management, he brings a well rounded approach to the design studio.
Some of his favorite parts of the garden include formal plantings, entertaining spaces, a nice specimen tree. Laying out a garden is also one of the best parts of the job.
Debra joined JMR as our Seasonal Color Manager. She has over 20 years in the industry, including work in commercial maintenance and installation, as a client rep in California and Illinois, and as a seasonal flower designer in Chicago and the North Shore. She holds a certificate in landscape design and floral design and is certified in pesticide and aquatics. Debra has a true passion for beautiful containers
Shannon Mitchell is a licensed landscape architect who has spent his entire career in the design industry. His portfolio includes a wide range of project types, including healthcare and educational facilities, residential, commercial, recreational parks and memorial sites, and entertainment. Today, residential landscape architecture and design-build construction are his areas of focus.
A devoted advocate of place-making, Shannon is keenly adept at transitioning ordinary "space" into "place." He has spent much of the last ten years overseas, designing landscapes for public and private sites and managing Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan crews in the installation and maintenance of his designs.
Seth has been designing landscapes across the north shore and Midwest since he graduated from Iowa State University in 2006.
Seth, a registered Landscape Architect, loves all aspects of the design process especially the conceptual design and construction document phase. He loves the collaborative aspect of design, both internally and externally with architects and engineers.
Chris has been in the industry for over 23 years and has a strong background in horticulture and design. He manages the maintenance side of our business and works hand in hand with the design-build department to ensure that our clients receive the JMR experience.
Jorge is Maintenance /Enhancement Production Manager. He oversees the maintenance teams which include scheduling, training, quality control and supporting our HR and Operations departments.
Francisco has been with JMR for the last 6 years, in that time he’s set himself apart as a great leader and teacher to the team he works with. Francisco has been in the landscape field for the last 16 plus years and his dedication and attention to detail is second to none.
Isabel joins JMR as the Client Care Representative for Maintenance & Property Enhancement. After graduating from UIC College of Pharmacy, Isabel landed a position in sales for Eli Lilly and Company and later transitioned to healthcare marketing and advertising at Abelson-Taylor, Inc. After a decade, she joined Caremark-CVS within their Drug Utilization Department as a clinical pharmacist. Suffice it to say, client services has always been the focus of her career, whether with healthcare professionals, patients or clients. In her new role, she merges the wisdom of client relations and account management with her passion for creating beautiful homes through exquisite landscape design and enhanced curb appeal.
Kim has been with JMR Landscaping from the beginning and expertly handles various aspects of the business. Her primary responsibilities include invoicing, contracts and accounts payable.
Dina oversees our Human Resources division in addition to employee administration and payroll.
Kaarn is responsible for tracking and accounting for field and operating expenses, preparing monthly reconciliations, and is the billing liaison with outside vendors.
Sue is our office administrator working with all our teams to ensure the highest quality of customer care. Additionally, Sue manages customer and marketing communications and technology resources for our teams.