Unique begins with the people of Bren Landscaping
Dennis Leahy, Owner — Dennis’ family is in construction: excavation, remodeling, site work (landscaping on a grand scale!). Since high school, he has worked in construction. After graduating from UConn, Dennis focused on technology development at global companies such as LEGO, where some of his ideas were awarded patents. As Director of Product and Business Development at LEGO, he led development teams throughout the US, Europe and Japan on products that had to be engaging, beautiful, creative, of the highest quality, on budget and on time. Back in 2003 he decided to spend less time in business travel and more near his family. He returned to his roots. Within three months he had a crew of five working with him. Twelve years later, he continues to help homeowners design and develop beautiful landscaping projects throughout Fairfield, Westport, Weston, and New Canaan.
Leanna Kearney, Landscape Designer — Leanna earned her degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus. She shares time designing for Bren Landscaping and event florist Fleurs Bella in Union Square, NYC (http://www.fleursbella.com/) where she does floral and set design for major events such as American Ballet, BAM!, and Lincoln Center. Leanna will leverage her artistic skills and passion for plants, colors, and textures to design an absolutely gorgeous outdoor room or garden for you. A property that you, your family, and friends will love.
Manuel Escamilla — Manuel has over 25 years experience in all phases of leading residential and commercial landscaping maintenance and installation projects. His attention to detail, friendly attitude, great ability to lead evened seasoned landscaping professionals, and family oriented focus (his son and brothers work with us, as well) ensure that the projects at your home are always run efficiently, neatly, and in a professional manner.
Bren Crew — all of our crew members have many years of landscaping and masonry experience. Most are born in the US. All speak English. This is important because you may have simple requests, such as, “Can I let my dog out for a few minutes before you cut the grass?” or more detailed like, “Can you ask Dennis to call me about delaying the fertilizer application because we are having a party on Tuesday?” You should be able to communicate that easily and get the results you want. Of course, because we are a ’boutique’ (7-10 employees, depending upon time of year) landscaping company, you can always call or text me directly. I answer my calls/texts within hours, if not right away.
We go way beyond landscaping basics
Before Storms: we regularly email our customers to let them know our plan for the storm (chainsaws ready, extra crews, dumpsters that we can drop off, etc.)
After Storms: After Hurricane Sandy, some of our customers had power outages for 10 days. We found 9000w generators when there were none at the stores! We put clients in contact with electricians to connect the generators to their homes’ electrical panel. We even loaned a couple generators to clients for up to three weeks… Of course, we also shoveled lots of sand, removed fallen trees, flotsam from yards…
We Use Technology to Deliver Peace of Mind: we send pics and video to customers who are on assignment or vacationing throughout the world to show that their homes are safe. Seeing that your home is okay is, sometimes, worth more than a thousand words…