About Us

About Us

Our Approach

From initial contact, through project completion, and continuing into garden maintenance, we work in partnership with our clients to care for each property holistically.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Use nature as our guide
  • Delight in the outdoors
  • Do no harm
  • Continue to learn about our world

Professionalism

  • Act with integrity
  • Stand by our promises
  • Be courteous and thoughtful towards others

Quality

  • Do our best work on every job
  • Select the highest quality materials
  • Never settle for mediocrity

Beauty

  • Leave every property looking beautiful
  • Keep all work areas neat
  • Take pride in the appearance of ourselves, our equipment, and our work

Teamwork

  • Come to work ready, with a positive attitude
  • Share in our common goals
  • Support your coworkers
  • Pull your weight

Exceeding Expectations

  • Seek opportunities to surprise and delight
  • Give clients more than they expect
  • Strive for excellent referrals

Our Approach

From initial contact, through project completion, and continuing into garden maintenance, we work in partnership with our clients to care for each property holistically.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Use nature as our guide
  • Delight in the outdoors
  • Do no harm
  • Continue to learn about our world

Professionalism

  • Act with integrity
  • Stand by our promises
  • Be courteous and thoughtful towards others

Quality

  • Do our best work on every job
  • Select the highest quality materials
  • Never settle for mediocrity

Beauty

  • Leave every property looking beautiful
  • Keep all work areas neat
  • Take pride in the appearance of ourselves, our equipment, and our work

Teamwork

  • Come to work ready, with a positive attitude
  • Share in our common goals
  • Support your coworkers
  • Pull your weight

Exceeding Expectations

  • Seek opportunities to surprise and delight
  • Give clients more than they expect
  • Strive for excellent referrals
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Jennifer Nichols
President

Jennifer has been involved in horticulture for over 20 years. In addition to running GreenWeaver Landscapes, she is currently an instructor at Longwood Gardens where she teaches stormwater management and landscape design. She holds a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants and a Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens.  Prior to starting GreenWeaver, she was Vice President of Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia. Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society in 2003, and on the Green Industry Professional Seminar Committee from 1998 to 2004.

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Greg Nichols
Vice President

Greg has been in professional horticulture for over 20 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist (MA-0510A) and a PA certified pesticide applicator (BU10663), and is currently on the Board of Directors of Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) where he served as the president in 2007. He is an active instructor in the continuing education department at Longwood Gardens.  Greg started in landscaping by mowing lawns while attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Upon graduation, he founded Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc, which he operated until 2004. Greg worked as Assistant Director of Facilities for Grounds at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, from 2004-2008.

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Ryan Snyder

Project Manager

Ryan has been involved in the landscape industry for 10 years. His experience spans from residential maintenance/installation to commercial contracting and landscape construction with heavy emphasis on project management. This involvement has given him hands on experience with projects ranging from Open Space Reforestation, hardscape design and construction, new construction installation as well as renovations both small and large. Ryan's certifications include:

  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute - Certified Paver Installer (ICPI CPI)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association - Segmental Retaining Wall Installer (NCMA SRWI)
  • Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association - Sustainable Landscape Certified (PLNA SLC)
  • Occupational Safety Health Administration - 30 Hour General (OSHA 30)
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PETER VAN DYK

DesignER & ESTIMATOR

Pete Van Dyk has been practicing landscape design for over ten years and has a passion for creating visually beautiful and ecologically beneficial outdoor spaces. He has designed, estimated, and overseen the installation of residential and institutional landscapes with emphasis on natural materials and native plants, and a keen eye for creative and sustainable solutions. Pete graduated from Calvin University with a degree in Architecture and Engineering and has extensive experience collaborating with owners, stakeholders, architects, engineers, and builders on projects ranging from city roof gardens to master plans for country estates. When not at the drawing board or a jobsite, Pete can be found tending the family vegetable garden with his wife and daughter and creating epicurean delights in the kitchen.

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Kelsey Skaroff

Garden Manager

Kelsey has a strong background in fine gardening, horticulture, container gardening, and floral design. She has managed gardening teams to implement different styles of landscaping, from formal to more naturalistic. Regardless of style, she maintains all gardens using horticultural practices that are ecologically responsible and that honor biodiversity. Kelsey holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art; her formal education is apparent in her passion for creativity and critical problem solving, which makes her a great fit in the green industry. Kelsey also has a keen eye for capturing the beauty and interest of gardening; you may see her posts on GreenWeaver’s social media pages.

 

Our Team

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Jennifer Nichols
President
Jennifer has been involved in horticulture for over 20 years. She holds a Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plants and a Certificate of Merit in Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens and is active in continuing education in ecology and landscape design. She also co-teaches the Landscape for Life program at Longwood Gardens. Jennifer annually volunteers as a Site Coordinator for the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association stream clean up, held the first Saturday of May. Prior to starting GreenWeaver, she was Vice President of Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia. Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society in 2003, and on the Green Industry Professional Seminar Committee from 1998 to 2004.
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Greg Nichols
Vice President
Greg has been in professional horticulture for over 20 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist (MA-0510A) and a PA certified pesticide applicator (BU10663), and is currently on the Board of Directors of Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). He also served as the president of PGMS in 2007. Greg started in landscaping by mowing lawns while attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Upon graduation, Greg founded Twin Oaks Landscaping, Inc, which he operated until 2004. Greg worked as Assistant Director of Facilities for Grounds at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, from 2004-2008.
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Ryan Snyder
Project Manager
Ryan has been involved in the landscape industry for 10 years. His experience spans from residential maintenance/installation to commercial contracting and landscape construction with heavy emphasis on project management. This involvement has given him hands on experience with projects ranging from Open Space Reforestation, hardscape design and construction, new construction installation as well as renovations both small and large.
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Lee Armillei
Design & Sales
Lee has been a landscape designer and project supervisor with GreenWeaver Landscapes since 2010. Since Lee has been with GreenWeaver, she has created rain gardens and meadows, outdoor rooms and wildflower gardens. Lee is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and remains active in the industry by teaching fellow horticulturalists and the public alike on issues involving sustainable land management. She has a strong background in environmental restoration and landscape design using native plants. Lee graduated from Delaware Valley College (now known as Delaware Valley University) with a degree in Environmental Design and Ornamental Horticulture. In her free time, Lee can be found practicing yoga or exploring the city with her husband and daughter.

Memberships

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Our Credentials

GreenWeaver is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a home improvement contractor, HIC# PA13168.

GreenWeaver is a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and is proud to be active in our local and horticultural communities.

Our entire team (crew, designers, and managers) attend trainings and seminars throughout the year to keep up with the latest technologies and philosophies. Jennifer and Greg Nichols teach two courses at Longwood Gardens (People, Plants, and Landscape Design and Stormwater Solutions).

Certified arborist
Certified pesticide applicators

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We’re officially into fall and our gardens are gradually going to sleep– but they won’t go quietly! Watch over the next couple of weeks for amazing bursts of lemon yellow, shimmery gold, bright ora...

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While most of our landscapes are designed to be enjoyed during daylight hours, when autumn rolls around, we have far fewer of those hours in which to spend outside. If you want a dynamic and inviti...

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