New Castle Lawn & Landscape

New Castle Lawn & Landscape has been maintaining and servicing customers’ properties in Berks and surrounding areas for the last 21 years. Located locally in Cumru Township, PA, we offer a full line of maintenance and design/build services to help enhance the beauty and preserve the quality of both residential and commercial landscapes. We offer our customers innovative ideas, quality products and professional services and have earned the reputation of being the best at what we do. In order for New Castle to continue to set the standard, we place a strong emphasis on education and training. We currently employ several college graduates in the fields of Horticulture and Design, along with certified landscape technicians (CLT) and professionals (CLP). New Castle is affiliated with several Green Industry organizations including PLANET and SIMA, and we regularly attend seminars and trade shows.

 

 

“Our people make the difference!”

Bryan Weise

Bryan Weise

Founder & Co-owner / Operations / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-2405A)

Bryan graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 1992. Then while attending classes at Penn State, he formed “New Castle Lawn and Landscape” with his close friend and co-owner Brian Cuccaro. Bryan’s roles within the company consist of assisting foremen and managers in daily operations of the company, managing the lawn care services, and serving as a sales/ manager of the larger commercial accounts. In the winter time Bryan manages snow removal services.Bryan’s greatest hobby has been the sport of Archery. It continues to be a hobby of Bryan’s, but has now “taken a backseat” with one that is nearer and dearer to his heart… spending quality time with his son, Braden. He also enjoys spending time outside working in the yard.Bryan resides in Cumru Township with his son Braden, daughter Kinsley, and his wife Heather.

Brian Cuccaro

Brian Cuccaro

Founder & Co-owner / Sales / CLP, ASM

Brian graduated high school in 1991. While attending Penn State, Brian and Bryan formed “New Castle Lawn and Landscape.” Since that time, New Castle has grown to 74 employees peak season and offers all aspects of landscape, snow removal, and awning services. Brian earned his CLP (Certified Landscape Professional) certification and his ASM (Advanced Snow Manager)accreditation. Brian’s roles consist of sales, meeting with clients, and overlooking the company budget and planning processes. Brian also maintains the company network infrastructure, which has grown quite a bit over the years. Brian likes technology, Philadelphia sports, and loves spending time with his family, wife Dawn, and little girl, Lily.“I feel customers are tired of receiving a low-quality service and they turn to us for a top notch service” -Brian

Brad Stephenson

Brad Stephenson

Co-owner / General Manager / CLT, ICPI

Brad is graduate of Governor Mifflin High School in 1994. He has been in the green industry for over 20 years working to improve his craft each and every year. Brad achieved his Certified Landscape Technician recognition in 2004. He is a certified ICPI contractor and a certified NCMA installer. Brad designs larger hardscape and landscape projects along with managing all department supervisors and salespeople. In his free time Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Tanya and sons, Zhane and Phoenix.

Cheliese Coldren

Cheliese Coldren

Office Manager / Human Resources / Customer Service

I joined the New Castle Team in April, 2015. I graduated from Governor Mifflin High School and bring over 20 years of customer service and office administration experience to New Castle. When I’m not working, I enjoy camping, baking and volunteering at my church. Most of all, I love spending time with my husband Matt and daughters Brooke and Taylor.

Melissa “Missy” Weitzel

Melissa “Missy” Weitzel

Accounting / Customer Service

I recently joined the New Castle Lawn and Landscaping family in May 2014. I graduated from PACE Institute with an Associates Degree in Business. I bring to New Castle 15 years of experience in office administration and customer service. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching a good football game or experimenting with a new recipe. I believe that everyday new day is a blessing so I do my best to live my life to the fullest.

Stacey Carmello

Stacey Carmello

Landscape Designer / Marketing / PCH

Stacey joined the New Castle team in 2014. She graduated Penn State University in 1997 with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture and achieved her “Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist” recognition in 2004. She began her career in the green industry as a greenhouse employee was promoted to Garden Center Manager. She loved helping customers find plants that added color and year-round interest to the landscape. Stacey also earned the opportunity to intern at Longwood Garden’s which gave her valuable experience in creating colorful display gardens. When she isn’t driving around two busy daughters, Stacey loves cooking and spending time with her husband. She also loves camping, vegetable gardening and watching her girls play soccer.

Tricia Voss

Tricia Voss

Landscape Designer / Marketing Director

Tricia joined the New Castle team in 2014. She entered the green industry in 2000 as a greenhouse employee and a landscape construction crew member. Tricia then earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting from Penn State, with a focus on Design and Ornamental Horticulture. Her career as a Landscape Designer took her to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and the Main Line, where she primarily worked on high-end residential design and landscape restorations. The highlight of Tricia’s career to date was co-designing an exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower show that was awarded “Best in Show” and the “People’s Choice” awards. Tricia loves working with clients and helping them transform their outdoors into a space that they love and want to be in. She believes that every part of a design should have a purpose, yielding year-round interest and beauty. A graduate of Wilson High School, Tricia is thrilled to be back home close to family and friends where she and her husband can raise their three young children. When she isn’t playing in her own yard, with her kids or her spade, Tricia takes her design skills indoors, decorating, crafting, and working on home improvement projects.

Dan Marshall

Dan Marshall

Operations Manager

Dan has been working at New Castle since May of 2009 after serving in the Air Force. He has experience in many aspects of landscaping but especially enjoys working on complex projects with many different aspects. Dan works closely with the supervisors to ensure the crews have the equipment and information to best serve our clients.  “I enjoy training with the guys to learn about new techniques and materials.  The more we know, the more creative we can be and turn any of our clients’ dreams into reality.” When not working Dan enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Ashley, son Roland, and daughters Samantha and Coraline.

Mark Swartley

Mark Swartley

Enhancement Dept. Supervisor / Estimator

Mark has been in the green industry for over 20 years. He joined New Castle in 2008. Mark is also a graduate of Delaware Valley College with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture. Mark is experienced in all aspects of landscape and hardscape installations. Mark works closely with the salesmen to create accurate and competitive estimates for customers and then creating work orders for the crews.“In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my Kristin and 2 sons Kole and Reid. When time allows I enjoy hunting, helping out on the family farm, and being outdoors” – Mark

Phil Neri

Phil Neri

Construction Dept. Supervisor / Graphic Designer

Phil has been in the green industry for 12 years. He joined New Castle in the spring of 2012 and is an ICPI certified contractor. He prides himself in his attention to detail along with excellent client relationships. Phil is experienced in many aspects of landscaping, although his passion is in creating hardscapes, water features and natural stone work. Phil also creates all of New Castle’s marketing pieces. Outside of work Phil enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Giada and Noah. He also enjoys hunting, camping and restoring his classic pickup truck.

Andy Achenbach

Andy Achenbach

Sales / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-311A)

Andrew became a member of the New Castle Lawn and Landscape team during the winter of 2010. Andrew grew up with an intense interest in the outdoors, and he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Forest Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2007.Additionally, Andrew has completed coursework sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension, the Morris Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture to enhance his tree climbing and maintenance abilities. Andrew has also completed Basic Wild Land Firefighting training for PA-130, as well as Oregon Chainsaw Certification. When Andrew is not working to assist clients in maintaining safe and healthy trees, he enjoys archery hunting, fishing, and being outside. Andrew also likes spending time with his family and his wife and sons, Attie & Oliver, and playing with his pets.

Charles Gring

Charles Gring

Sales

I have been in the green industry for 10 years and started out in the field building patios. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and creating amazing outdoor living areas for clients and their families. I Graduated from Twin Valley high school in 2007 and continued my education at Kutztown University. I Graduated from Kutztown May of 2016 with a bachelor of arts in history. I have worked with New Castle now for four years and just recently moved into our sales department. I love working at New Castle because everyone here is always having fun and very helpful. It truly is a joy to work for a company that cares so much about its employees and goes above and beyond for all their clients. I enjoy spending my free time with my wife Rebecca and our two-year-old girl Olivia and our newest addition, Scarlett. I love music and was the lead singer in a band for five years and when I have the time still like to rock and roll! I am a major history buff and enjoy doing historical research and making connections with what has happened in the past to current events.

Nic Shahay

Nic Shahay

Tree Dept. Supervisor / ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-2284A) / ISA Tree Climber Specialist

Nic has been working in the landscape profession since 2007. In 2007, he attended the International Society of Arboriculture, (ISA) Short Arborist Tree Climbing certificate program at Penn State. It was through this course work that he discovered his passion for Arboriculture.  Nic Joined the New Castle team in 2011, brought his love of tree work and climbing to the company and helped launch the Tree Division.  He is a ISA Certified Arborist and recently achieved his ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist Certification, with the ultimate goal of becoming a ISA Board Certified Master Arborist.  In his spare time he enjoys archery hunting and spending time with his family Becky, Ben and Hannah.

Matt Hall

Matt Hall

Mason Foreman

Matt joined New Castle in April of 2012. He is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA where he studied masonry construction.Over the past 11 years, Matt has been involved in many masonry projects including brick and block walls, flagstone patios and concrete work. Since joining New Castle, he has become a certified ICPI contractor and NCMA installer. When not at work, Matt and his wife Candace spend most of their free time watching their son Quentin play soccer.

Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Construction Crew Foreman

Brian has been working for NCLLI since July of 2015 when he was hired as a Foreman in the construction department.  As an ICPI certified installer, he enjoys creating outdoor living areas for customers to enjoy for a lifetime.  Additionally, he received his SMAW certification at a state technical school and takes pride in his utilitarian metal fusing.  His spare time is spent with his daughter, Mackenzie living life.

Devin Wiley

Devin Wiley

Construction Crew Foreman

I graduated from Thaddeus Stevens in 2015 and began working in the construction department right out of school.  When I’m not working I enjoy going to the beach, hunting, fishing and drumming in several bands.

Chad Evans

Chad Evans

Construction Craftsman

Chad joined NC in April 2015. He brings with him knowledge in carpentry and home construction. Chad also holds certification by ICPI to install concrete pavers. Prior to joining NC Chad was a sergeant with the Reading Police Department and retired in March 2015 after 30 years of service.

Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Construction Crew

I am a 28 year old Bilingual male. I am a hardworking and determined individual who gives all my time and attention to each and every job that I am given. I enjoy working with my hands and getting dirty, (what guy doesn’t)?! I also enjoy the sense of satisfaction I get when a job is completed and I get to step back and look at what was accomplished. I love that feeling of “Wow, I made this home, park, shopping plaza or place of business look just a little bit classier!” It may seem minor to some, but I am very happy that my hard work and dedication is noticed and appreciated. As much as I enjoy playing in the dirt, I also enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming and spending time with my wife, dogs and family. Family is very important to me and that is why NCLLI is a wonderful place to be employed, because all of us here are exactly that, FAMILY!

Chrissy Heim

Chrissy Heim

Crew Foreman

I joined the New Castle family in the spring of 2015 with three years experience in landscaping and holiday decorating with garden designs and planting and a lifetime of gardening for passion. I believe that landscaping is using nature as art. My goal is to provide excellent service, one on one with clients, forming a trusting, lasting relationship. I pay attention to details and strive to make landscapes thrive. In the future I would love to further my education and one day create entire landscapes with native plants to help our environment, our wildlife, and creating something new and exciting for our clients. When not working, I spend time with my two wonderful children Ellie and Brennen and our Siberian Husky, Daisy. I am constantly running between girls on the run, soccer, and Girl Scouts. I enjoy singing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and have a slight obsession for canning food. I love surrounding myself with kindhearted people and the team at Newcastle is exactly that. I am extremely honored and lucky to have join such a hard-working company that understands how important family is and are more than accommodating to a hard-working single mother.

Carl Tilghman

Carl Tilghman

Certified Pesticide Applicator, Categories 6, 7, & 10

I’m a 6 year Veteran of the US Army and I’ve been in the Green Industry for 17 years working for both private contractors and state municipalities. While in the Green Industry I’ve had the rewarding experience of being involved in two Extreme Home Makeover projects and The Neighborhood Stabilization Project for Camden, NJ. I’ve completed continuing education programs including Principles of Horticulture, Professional Landscape Management, and Virginia Horticulture Society Crew Chief Certification. Current member of Professional Grounds Management Society. When not working, I enjoy family time with wife Laurie and daughter Caitlyn. I also enjoy hunting, fishing and handyman projects around the house.

Will Reynolds

Will Reynolds

Certified Pesticide Applicator, Category 7

Will has worked in the green industry since 2000, from public golf courses to his present work today. Will joined New Castle as a spray technician in March of 2012. At home and away from work he spends time with his wife Carrie, his daughter Kaelyn, son Owen, and newest addition, Stella. He enjoys gardening and cooking. Will also volunteers as a Teacher’s aide at Kaelyn’s school and is an assistant coach for Owen’s T-Ball. He resides in Exeter Township.

Tyffany Valotta

Tyffany Valotta

Awning Department Manager

Tyffany graduated from Garden Spot High school. For over 10 years she worked in management for an interior design company where she helped clients design and coordinate paint, window treatments, bedding and furniture to bring their ideas to reality. She attended classes and began creating her own purse designs, which she makes and participates in local craft shows. When Tyffany is not working at New Castle she enjoys spending time with her husband Robbie and their sons Ayden and Castiel.

Matt Griffis

Matt Griffis

Fleet Services Supervisor

Matt joined the New Castle team in the spring of 2016 with 14 years of experience maintaining construction & power generation equipment both in the military and the private sector.

“I’d say I really found my mechanical groove when I joined the U.S. Army in 2005. We were given this incredible confidence in ourselves to take a systems approach to identify an issue, and find the fix. It was just that simple and I’ve used that mentality throughout my career. I love being able to keep up that level of intensity here with New Castle. We pride ourselves on sending our team out with properly maintained equipment, so they can complete a tough day’s work safely and efficiently. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my extraordinary wife Amy, and our five crazy children; Chris, Alina, Madelyn, Thomas and Jack. Like most large families, we’re always out and about supporting each other’s hobbies like baseball, marching band, soccer, hiking, camping and fishing. Recently, Jack found us a new hobby. Cleaning up after Jack.”

Justin Schaeffer

Justin Schaeffer

Fleet Services Technician

Justin works for New Castle as one of our two technicians.  He absolutely loves staying busy and learning new things every day.  In his spare time he enjoys working on vehicles, carpentry, cooking and spending time with his kids.  He hopes to one day finish building his project car.

Norberto Silva Ramirez (AKA, “Beto”)

Norberto Silva Ramirez (AKA, “Beto”)

Mowing Department Supervisor

I have been with New Castle since 2007. I have been married for 12 years to my wife, Guadalupe. I have 3 children, Jesus, Maria, and Juan. I love soccer & and American football. I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan.  I am also fluent in both English and Spanish. I just received my permanent residency after a 6 year wait and my family arrived in the United States in 2016. I am very grateful for the opportunities New Castle has provided me.

Cesar Perez Barrientos

Cesar Perez Barrientos

Enhancement Crew Leader

I have been with New Castle since 2009. I like to learn new things every day. I am currently learning to play the piano. I like to spend time with my family and friends. I like to go fishing with my friends in my free time. Currently, I lead one of the enhancement crews. I am working with New Castle through the H2B Program.

 
Santos Tosta

Santos Tosta

Enhancement Crew Foreman

Santos has been with New Castle since 2012.  Formerly a school teacher in Honduras, he enjoys helping his younger coworkers learn the ropes.  He started in the construction division but was willing to cross train into Enhancements when the need arose.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hunting and traveling.

Juan Perez Delgado

Juan Perez Delgado

Mowing Crew Leader

I have been with New Castle since 2010. I am from Guanajuato MX. I have been married since 2011. I am the foreman of a mowing crew. I like to play soccer in my free time. I like horseback riding and enjoy spending time with my family. I am working with New Castle through the H2B Program.

Ignacio Briones Delgado

Ignacio Briones Delgado

Mowing Crew Leader

Ignacio is from Delores Hidalgo Mexico. I have been married since 2012. I lead a mowing crew. I like dancing, riding horses, and hunting. I also enjoy playing the piano in my free time. I am working with New Castle through the H2B Program.

Emanuel Ramirez Perez

Emanuel Ramirez Perez

Mowing Crew Leader

I have been with New Castle since 2007. I have been married since 2012. I lead a mowing crew and take much pride in my work. I was born in Mexico. In my spare time I like to fish and hang out with my friends and my family. I am working with New Castle through the H2B Program.

Adan Barrientos Perez

Adan Barrientos Perez

Mowing Crew Leader

I grew up in Mexico and have been working for New Castle since 2010 through the H2B program. I like to play soccer, video games, watch horse races, and listen to music. I consider myself a very friendly person who likes to joke around a lot. I always enjoy returning to work each year. It helps the company and it helps my family.

Andres Perez Barrientos

Andres Perez Barrientos

Mowing Crew Leader

I worked for New Castle since 2011. I work very hard and enjoy the challenge of taking on new responsibilities. I enjoy learning new things every day. I always like to go above and beyond the expectations set forth for me. I respect my coworkers and I expect that in return. When not working, I enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and riding bikes and motorcycles. I also like visiting and experiencing new places.

Joaquin Briones Delgado

Joaquin Briones Delgado

Mowing Crew Leader

I have been working with New Castle since 2012. I consider myself a positive person. I work at New Castle to support my family. I am very comfortable working at New Castle because it is a very good working environment. I like hands on things like mechanical and electrical work also. Thank you New Castle for the opportunity!