- Get To Know Olympic-
||We're right here in your community, locally owned and operated. We have been providing beautiful, creative landscaping and servicing sprinklers, ponds, outdoor lighting and backflow assembly testing for over 30 years. The reasons we have been around for so long is two-fold:
- We truly enjoy what we do.
Our work provides us a sense of satisfaction, and because we like what we do, we have become a leader in the South Puget Sound community in landscape design, construction and service.
- Customer Referrals.
Our company has enjoyed constant growth because people see our work, like it and call us. Nothing sells like word of mouth, and we sure enjoy all the nice things our customers have said about us over the years.
Joe Areyano - Chief Executive Officer
Joe comes to Olympic with many years of management and ownership in the landscaping industry.
He is a certified landscape professional with experience and expertise in landscape construction, maintenance, service and project management. Joe is responsible for oversight of all business operations at Olympic, including strategic planning, financial management, and new business development. He also enjoys networking within the landscaping industry.
Joe was attracted to Olympic by its long standing reputation within the industry and in its community.
He enjoys interaction with all of Olympicís employees and assisting them in their respective duties to deliver great work for customers. He loves the quality of work created by a great team of designers, installers, service professionals, expert technicians, and a great office staff.
Neil Hedman - General Manager
Neil Hedman founded Olympic Landscape & Irrigation Co. in 1977 after serving as a field supervisor in a wholesale nursery and managing a landscape construction company for several years. His objective in starting the business was to provide high quality landscape design and construction services to homeowners and businesses in the South Puget Sound area. He has worked very hard over these years to build a company that truly cares for its customers and provides a wholesome and enjoyable work experience for its employees. Neil oversees the daily management of the company's operations, and also designs sprinkler systems and performs backflow assembly testing. He is a Washington State Certified Backflow Tester and a Sprinkler System Designer.
Neil loves bringing people and material together to create exciting projects, and working with highly skilled professionals in the landscape and irrigation fields.
John Sullivan - Lead Designer
John has been involved in the landscape industry since 1971. He started with Olympic Landscape & Irrigation in 1977, during which time he has been the lead designer for the company.
In addition to landscape design, John's duties include landscape project sales and ongoing customer relations. John is known as a very talented and creative landscape design professional, with many years of experience in the industry. He is a Washington State Certified Nursery Professional, and past Master Gardener.
John truly enjoys people and especially the interaction of working with his clients. He really likes the challenge of creating great landscape designs then seeing the projects come together successfully.
John Cole - Sprinkler Service Manager
Johnís duties at Olympic include general management and personnel supervision of the Sprinkler Service
Department. This involves planning for seasonal customer services, sprinkler maintenance and repair, backflow
assembly testing, and winter snow & ice removal.
John brings his maintenance, repair and upkeep of sprinkler systems and landscaping experience from 9 years
in the real estate management industry. He has positive motivational skills, a high level of integrity and strives
for excellence in all areas. He enjoys the friendly working atmosphere at Olympic and says, ďitís awesome to
work in an upbeat and pleasant office with great people. Thatís the best!Ē
Sandy Porter - Accountant
Sandy’s responsibilities at Olympic include all company accounting functions. She joined Olympic in 2010 with 13 years of experience in accounting and customer service in the construction industry. Sandy has specific skills in accounts receivable, customer relations, and attention to detail. Her duties at Olympic include all of the bookkeeping, AP, AR, payroll and job costing. She enjoys the staff and atmosphere in the office and says about working at Olympic, “everybody is friendly and makes you feel a part of a family, working together for a common goal.”
Construction Crew Supervisor & Project Manager
Darren’s job responsibilities at Olympic include the management and direction of construction work crews, and promoting exceptional customer relations through his professionalism and friendliness. He brings his commitment and enthusiasm to these duties with the attention to detail that Olympic is well known for. In addition to his AA degree in Landscape and Irrigation design, Darren brings to the Olympic team over 8 years of landscape experience. He has developed specific expertise in crew development for landscape and sprinkler installations. Darren has successfully completed many high quality residential and commercial landscape projects.
Darren says, “It is a pleasure working at Olympic. I enjoy being outdoors with my crews, helping to make each customer’s home more beautiful by installing superior custom landscape designs.”
Chuck Rammell - Synthetic Turf & Small Works Rep
Chuck comes to Olympic with 30 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. He brings with him his expertise in installing and servicing sprinkler systems, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. Chuckís duties at Olympic are the securing, management, and installation of synthetic turf and small works landscaping projects. He enjoys working outdoors, helping to bring a customerís dream yard and improvement of their outdoor living space to reality.
Chuck loves working with the other high quality professionals at Olympic, and appreciates the teamwork that delivers quality services to customers and a great workplace culture.
Construction Crew Leader
Jon has 20 plus years of experience in the construction and maintenance of landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. His expertise in equipment operation, plant knowledge, irrigation, grading, rock wall and pavers give him the ability to supervise and participate in the installation of high quality landscaping projects.
Jonís duties at Olympic are the management and direction of landscape work crews insuring quality control and excellent customer service. He enjoys working with customers, vendor partners, office staff and his crew members to bring a project together and make customers happy with beautiful and well-built landscapes.
James has 10 years of experience in the Landscape industry. He has extensive knowledge of plants and has designed and implemented multi-faceted landscape projects.
He has an Applied Arts Degree and Applied Science Degree with emphasis in Landscape Design/Build, and is a Washington Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH).
James enjoys the synergy and interaction with Olympic co-workers and customers, and all aspects of the creative process-seeing initial landscape concepts develop and become a reality! He believes ďa well planned and successful landscape should be an extension and reflection of an individualís desired indoor living environment.Ē
Laureen comes to Olympic with 25 years of experience in the landscape industry.
Her creative, fresh, designs have been featured in publications such as Better Homes and Garden,
Midwest Living, and DIY Magazine.
A member of Olympicís great team of designers she is also involved in project sales and construction
She is passionate about her work and enjoys the transformation that happens when a beautiful
garden is created. Laureen loves Ďthe Zení and positive spirit of the office culture at Olympic.
ďWe work, laugh, and sometimes struggle together, always giving our best to our customers," she
Shannon Grina -
Shannon comes to the seasoned Olympic Design Team with 9 years of landscape design,
project coordination and garden coaching experience.
She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist, a member of the WA Association of
Professional Landscape Designers and VP of the Washington State Nursery and
Landscape Association (WSNLA).
Shannon has a BSBA Management degree from the University of Denver and has owned
her own landscape design company.
Her passion is assisting clients to discover the full potential of their outdoor spaces. She
enjoys working with the professional designers and installers at Olympic to bring each
project from initial concept to successful completion, with extraordinary results!
Heidi brings her cheerful demeanor and positive attitude to the Olympic Design-Construction department. She assists designers with clerical and scheduling needs, takes calls to set up initial site visits, completes site measurements, and provides assistance to help the department run smoothly.
Heidi has a UW degree with emphasis in environmental studies, Over 10 years of landscape industry experience, and is V.P. of the Pierce Co. chapter of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals. She uses her experience and expertise to help ensure great service to new Olympic customers.
She says about her experience at Olympic: "It is a special opportunity to work with this team of true landscape professionals, providing high quality services to customers and the community."
Backflow Coordinator & Assistant Service Mgr.
Nathan joined Olympic in 2012. He started as a Service Technician and Backflow Tester with over 10 years of customer service experience. Nathan now works closely with the Service Manager as a Dispatcher. His many duties include scheduling, routing, pricing and submission of Backflow test reports to the water companies. He is a Washington State Certified Backflow Assembly Tester, and also has a Specialty Plumbers License.
Nathan enjoys using his skill set to meet the needs of our customers in the office, as well as in the field. He likes the challenge of creating efficient routes for the technicians in the field, and working with the finest distinguished industry professionals.
Service Department Administrative Assistant
Robyn brings her background in customer service and office administration experience to the Olympic staff. Her duties include receiving phone calls and other inquiries, providing basic information about Olympic services, and routing inquiries to an appropriate staff member. She provides customer service, processes work orders, helps with scheduling for service customers, and performs various other administrative duties.
Robyn says she enjoys speaking with and helping customers every day. She feels good about being welcomed with open arms to the Olympic team, and loves that everyone on the staff work closely together and seem to genuinely care about every customer.
Administrative Assistant for Sales & Construction
Maureen joined Olympic in 2004 and her major duties include assisting both the Construction and Sales Department Managers with record keeping, project implementation, and customer communication. She also handles the purchasing of plants and lighting materials. Maureen is a graduate of the University of Washington and comes to Olympic with over 20 years of experience in Customer Service and Management.
Her variety of experience, positive outlook and customer values have made her a key part of the Olympic staff. Maureen has extraordinary organizational skills and says she enjoys assisting the Construction and Sales Managers to help customers achieve the landscaped home of their dreams by keeping track of the fine details of each project.
Business Advisor and Marketing Coordinator
Dan has been assisting the owner and staff at Olympic since 1998 as a business systems coach and marketing coordinator. His assignments have included interacting with management and staff in the development of business systems, and assisting with strategic planning and coordination of marketing activities.
Dan has worked with business owners in a wide variety of industries for over 20 years, helping them with the development of systems which help them grow their business, service their customers well, maximize profitability, and create a great working environment for their employees.
Olympic Landscape Service Team
Olympic’s Service Department is proud to offer friendly service, professionally trained technicians, and full maintenance of your landscape systems.
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Olympic Landscape Construction Team
Olympic's crew members who install your landscape are craftsmen in their trade who will handle your project with the quality and attention to detail for which we are well known.
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