Our mission is to provide strong customer service at a fair price.
Sylvan Gardens is owned and operated by Pittsburgh natives who are committed to the region and understand the vegetation and geological features unique to the area. We can help you to build a landscape that is ideally suited to the Western Pennsylvania climate.
We are devoted to the principles of small business and committed to ensuring that all customers and employees are treated respectfully and equitably. We work closely and cooperatively with our customers to design, install and manage the highest-quality landscapes.
We aren't just here for your business. We're passionate about our craft and want to share the outdoor experience with you.
Brian Friend is a commercial landscaping professional with over 20 years of industry experience. A native Pittsburgher who attended Penn State University and earned a BS Landscape Contracting, he has worked for national and regional landscape maintenance companies in New Jersey, Chicago and Pittsburgh since 1998.
Brian is also a Certified Landscape Technician of the NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) and has been accredited by Phipps Conservatory as a Sustainable Landcare Professional.
John is a 2012 Penn State graduate with a degree in Landscape Contracting/Design. He has worked for various landscape and green industry companies throughout the Pittsburgh region, including The Penn State Center in Pittsburgh, The Brickman Group, Keystone Turf Products and Valleycrest Golf Course Maintenance along with independent advisory and design work.
John is a Certified Pesticide Applicator (Penn State) and expert in commercial landscape maintenance.
Join the Team
We're hiring! Sylvan Gardens is looking to add knowledgeable, experienced team members for the 2018 season.
Sylvan Gardens offers:
Full Time, Year Round Employment
Path to Management Positions
Positive, Professional Work Culture
Frequently Asked Questions
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