About Us

Professional Personalized Lawn Care 

Established in 2005, American Lawn and Tree Specialists is a locally owned and operated business providing service throughout the central Maryland area. You can count on us to offer reliable solutions for your lawn, trees, and shrubbery. Our outstanding reputation and friendly customer service practices ensure our customer retention from season to season. We encourage you to ask questions! With us, you never have to worry about receiving a phone bot, just real and experienced employees, answering your calls, and providing exceptional customer service. Contact Us for a FREE No-Obligation estimate and discover the difference American Lawn and Tree Specialists can make for your outdoor living area.

Why Choose American Lawn and Tree Specialists?

Let our reviews speak for us! With over 27 years of experience, we ensure that your property will be taken care of by our trained and knowledgeable technicians. Every lawn is different, so we offer free service calls to address questions or concerns throughout the season and provide personalized feedback after each scheduled visit. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 4.7/5-star rating with HomeAdvisor. We are also featured on Angie’s List and Porch.com as a Top-Rated business. We are certified by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for lawn care, exterior tree and shrubbery treatments, and pest control. Owner Joe Perry of Westminster is an active member of the Maryland Turfgrass Council and the Frederick Area Landscape Contractors – Nurserymen’s Association.

How It All Began

Owner, Joe Perry, started his own lawn care business in 2005, intending to provide personalized solutions and outstanding customer services. After spending years and gaining experience with a national competitor, Joe decided he wanted his own lawn care company to focus on quality, not quantity. Starting with just four customers, American Lawn and Tree Specialists has expanded and now provides superior lawn care and outstanding customer service throughout central Maryland. In addition to lawn care services, we offer professional tree and shrubbery treatments, vegetation control, and personalized pest control solutions.

We Service All of Central Maryland, Including the Following Counties:

  • Anne Arundel
  • Baltimore
  • Carroll
  • Cecil
  • Frederick
  • Harford
  • Howard
  • Montgomery

Our Team

Joe Perry, Owner

Joe Perry, Owner

Joe started American Lawn and Tree Specialists in 2005. He is a husband and father of 3 children. He has lived in Maryland his entire life, a graduate of Eastern Vocational Technical in Essex, Maryland, and currently resides in Westminster. His interests include spending time with his family, collecting, listening to music, and following his favorite sports team, The Capitals. He enjoys coaching sports teams that his children participate in, including soccer and basketball. His family has one french bulldog and one cat, among others.

Joe obtained his professional lawn care license in 1996 after extensive training and hands-on experience with a large lawn care company which he worked for over 11 years. Then, he started his own lawn care business in 2005 with the goal of providing more personalized service and exceeding customer expectations. Starting with just four customers, he has grown American Lawn and Tree Specialists every year with superior service and results.

Today with over 1100 properties we service, he looks forward to giving his team of employees a great place to work, sharing his extensive knowledge with his team, and providing a service better than the competition. Joe currently holds the Maryland Nutrient Management Certification for fertilizer applications. He is a Certified Applicator with the Maryland Department of Agriculture for pest control, lawn care, exterior tree and shrub care, Mosquito Control, and industrial weed control. He is an active member of the Maryland Turfgrass Council and The Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen’s Association.

Mark Wood, Sales Consultant

Mark Wood, Sales Consultant

Mark has been with us since March of 2014. He is a graduate of Towson University and a lifetime resident of Maryland. He enjoys biking, fishing, kayaking, skiing, softball, and being outdoors. He is a big advocate of recycling and repurposing. He enjoys helping others reach their goals. What Mark enjoys most about working for American Lawn and Tree Specialists is educating people about their lawn and trees and getting to see the quality of their property improve over time.

Mary Pilcher, Office Manager

Mary Pilcher, Office Manager

Hello, my name is Mary. I have worked for American Lawn and Tree Specialists since September of 2014. I am immensely proud to be a part of a small business that has shown so much growth over a short period of time. I have a Corgi named George who likes coming to the office and socializing with our team each day. If you ever hear him bark in the background of our phone call, he just wants to say hello! Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with loved ones. As a Maryland native, I am happiest when on the Chesapeake Bay – laughing, boating, crabbing, and floating!

Kelsey O'Malley, Office Administrator

Kelsey O'Malley, Office Administrator

Hello, my name is Kelsey. I have been working for this company since February of 2020. I like the pride, personalization, and communication we have with our customers. I am currently a part-time student studying business administration for my associate degree and will transfer for my bachelor’s in an undecided field of study. I have two very energetic cats that my fiancé and I adopted when they were about six months old. In my spare time, I like to watch television or movies, spend time with my family, photography, off-roading, DIY projects around the house, and spending time with my fiancé.

Dono Corpeno, Lead Technician

Dono Corpeno, Lead Technician

My name is Gerardo, but my customers know me as Dono. I am of Latino descent and am fluent in Spanish and English. I am engaged and have two wonderful kids. I have been working for American Lawn for two yearsn and I enjoy my job. I like to serve my community and provide exceptional service. I am a Baltimore Ravens fan. I love to spend my free time with my kids and fiancé. I am always ready to cook anything on the grill and love video games.

Ricardo Cruz, Technician

Ricardo Cruz, Technician

Hello! My name is Ricardo, and I’m from El Salvador. I came to the USA in 2014. I like to learn new things and explore new places. I love the beach and taking pictures of the sunset. Also, in my free time, I like to go out with my family and friends. I have a dog named Max, who I take on walks every day. I also take him to my soccer practices. I also like to spend time with my mom and dad fishing.

 

Mike Morris, Lead Technician

Mike Morris, Lead Technician

Hello, my name is Mike. I have been in or worked in the green industry for over 15 years. I am an easy to get along with, happy-go-lucky person. Most importantly, I like to see the customers’ reactions when their lawns go from 0 to 10. It is a process that does not happen overnight; it is an investment.

Chris Cocker, Technician

Chris Cocker, Technician

Hello, my name is Chris. I was born in Honolulu and later raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. I went to Meade Senior High School, class of ’87. I attended Catonsville Community College on a lacrosse scholarship. I enjoy spending time with my two sons, cooking, playing video games, and watching movies. I love following my favorite sports teams while lounging in my favorite sweatpants!

Ryan Selvey, Technician

Ryan Selvey, Technician

Hello, my name is Ryan. I spend evenings with my partner preparing new recipes and throwing the ball for my Pitbull. My dog is the biggest bed hog, and I am often too big of a softie to push him off. I find long drives with classical music to be peaceful. Espresso is my kryptonite.

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