Mitchell Knapp has owned Scenic Landscaping LLC since 1975. He began the company by cutting lawns with a mower and a pick-up truck. Throughout the years he has developed Scenic Landscaping into what it is today. An expert of plant knowledge, Mitch is well versed in all aspects of horticulture including species, disease, location, Dwarf Conifers, perennials, and conceptual design. Aside from running Scenic Landscaping, in 1980-1986 he worked with Merrill Lynch Hubbard Corporation and traveled the United States giving advice on both residential and commercial design. In 1997 he started a sister company, Tapestry Landscape Architecture LLC, which is the design arm of many of the projects Scenic builds today. During his professional career Mitch has received numerous awards for his work. Most notably, a National Landscape Award from the American Nurseryman Association.
Even to this very day, Mitch is involved with the day to day operations and sales of the company. Through his creative energy and design ideas, he has developed a culture at Scenic Landscaping that many companies may strive for, but only few achieve. He has also been a mentor to many other people in the industry whom today own successful businesses. His deep passion and drive for the business is what makes Scenic Landscaping one of the top landscape design/build companies in the Tri-State area.
"I value each and every customer. I want to be sure that at the end of your project, you are fully satisfied and that I have exceeded all of your expectations", says Mitchell Knapp.
Vice President of Finance & Human Resource
Lora Mussina is the current Vice President at Scenic Landscaping. Lora started as an Office Manager 14 years ago with the company and shortly thereafter became the General Manager before her current role. She is proud to have been a part of its growth and success. Scenic Landscaping continues to flourish and prosper under her determination and management. Lora is excited to be an integral part of a premier landscaping firm. Her continued ambitions enable Scenic Landscaping to be one of the best in the industry.
Jason Bruno has a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Design and Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College. His 15 years of professional experience coupled with natural talent, makes him one of the most diverse and sought after people in the industry today, capable of fulfilling any need in the company.
His expertise and comprehensive understanding of the industry has enabled Jason to excel at Scenic with responsibilities ranging from residential landscape design, sales, project management, and estimating and bidding. His assistance with the company's strategic planning and business development will be sure to maintain Scenic Landscaping's status as of the the top landscape/design build firms in the Tri-state area.
For over 20 consecutive years, Michael Votor has been a great asset to Scenic Landscaping. Michael has been exposed to and learned all aspects of the landscape industry during his career here at Scenic. Site planning, design, sales, demolition, grading, drainage, masonry, construction, planting, irrigation, lighting, project management, customer service, and education are all areas he manages and oversees for the company. Most importantly Michael takes care of all the aftercare involved in preserving every project and investment of each of Scenic's clients.
He is also a member of the New Jersey Landscape and Contractors Association (NJLCA) and strives to be on the cutting edge of improvements and changes within the industry.
Drew Appell is Scenic's Nursery Manager and buyer. He brings over 25 years of horticultural experience to the Scenic Landscaping. Drew has an extensive knowledge of all horticultural distributors, and has a great sense of customer service and operations management. His understanding of the United States and Canadian growers allows Scenic Landscaping to provide top quality nursery material to our customers. This specially selected material contributes to Scenic's beautiful designs, making the customer's outdoor space more rewarding.
Director of Maintenance, Enhancements and Custom Garden Services
Jared has over 20 years’ experience in the landscape field, as well as degrees in commercial horticulture, urban geography, and landscape architecture. Having worked for Tapestry Landscape Architecture and in sales and project management, it has allowed him to see all aspects of the process of designing, installing and managing a garden. His passion for the industry is seen through the work that he and his division provide. Scenic Landscaping has the unparalleled ability to install the most beautiful landscapes for our clientele; however one of the most crucial aspects is the care and maintenance of the gardens after the initial construction, which is where Jared’s division excels. Specializing in seasonal displays, consisting of spring, summer, fall and winter holiday displays, allows our clients to add interest and unique accents throughout all four seasons.
For the past decade, Chuck has been involved in various aspects of the green industry. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from Everglades University, Chuck began managing, directing, and supervising all phases of development through project completion. He now works as Scenic Landscaping’s head estimator. With his outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, he is able to create a rewarding experience for both our staff and clients.