Planted Earth Landscaping, Inc. is a unique Landscape Contracting company servicing Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Washington, DC. The owner, Chris Vedrani, started Planted Earth Landscaping with a vision of doing things better. His vision included better customer service, better plant material, better landscape industry partners and most importantly better client relationships. Chris is personally involved in every project and maintains professional relationships with high quality sub-contractors.
Chris has been in the landscape industry since 1986. His portfolio includes several Grand Awards and Awards of Distinction from the Landscape Contractors Association. Chris is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (formerly CLT).
Chris was born outside of Boston, MA and moved to Westminster, MD as a youth. Chris and his wife currently reside in Westminster, MD. They have two grown sons and enjoy traveling and being outdoors.
Chris started Planted Earth Landscaping, Inc. with a vision to provide professional and personal attention in all landscape projects. Planted Earth employs a professional staff of experienced field supervisors and professionally trained technicians.
Justin Spittal – Installation Division Manager
Justin has been working in the landscape industry for over 20 years carrying titles of Project Manager, Supervisor, and Estimator. He fulfills a role with Planted Earth as the liaison for the construction team, as well as leading training and assisting with estimating and marketing. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Contracting from SUNY Cobleskill and also holds an MBA in Project Management. He is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (formerly CLT). Recently, he was the Co-Chairman of the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test for MD, DC, and VA. He also assisted in updating the 6th Edition of the Landscape Specifications Guidelines, overseen by the Landscape Contractors Association. Previously, Justin also spent nine years in the Army National Guard as an Engineer Officer, including a deployment to Iraq. Originally from Upstate New York, Justin now resides in Carroll County, MD with his two children.
Bert Quillin – Maintenance Division Manager
Bert attended West Virginia University’s School of Landscape Architecture and has been in the landscape installation industry for more than 20 years. He started his career with a large firm installing commercial projects, then moved into the residential design/build group serving the Baltimore Metro area. Bert joined the Planted Earth team in the Spring of 2014 as in Installation Supervisor and accepted the position of Maintenance Manager in Fall 2014.
Bert is motivated by his love for the outdoors, his creative talents, and his desire to maintain the beauty of every garden.
Bert is a Maryland native and currently resides in Hampstead, MD.
Marcie Vedrani – Director of Finance & Human Resources
Marcie has been with Planted Earth Landscaping since the time it was just an idea for her husband, Chris. As a business major, graduating from University of Baltimore in 1995, she always encouraged her husband to go after his goal of owning his own company and promised that she would take care of the financial side of the business. As the dream became a reality, she worked part-time for Planted Earth and full-time as a childcare provider in their home. As the demands of the growing landscape company grew, Marcie slowly closed her daycare and became the full-time Director of Finance & Human Resources in the spring of 2016. Marcie’s corporate financial experience comes from her years working for Genesis Eldercare as an Accountant and many tax season’s working for Jackson-Hewitt, plus her 12+ years of owning and operating a family childcare from her home in Westminster, MD.
Marcie loves spending time with family and camping with Chris and their two Labrador Retrievers, Bo & Luke.