story. I grew up in Boxford, Massachusetts. My love
for nature and gardening is inherent to me. My mother
was an avid gardener, always working outdoors creating
gardens and planting flowers. She and I would work together
creating new flower gardens, and pathways etc. As early
as I can remember I always had a shovel in my hand.
By the time I was fourteen I was working with a local
landscaper, Jerry Olga, as a laborer. I learned a lot
from him. Thank you Jerry!
I earned a bachelorís degree in business from the University
of Lowell, and began building my business with my small
client base. Again, I owe a lot of thanks to the people
I worked for who valued me and my work, some of whom
I still work for, thank you! After college, I was fortunate
to discover my place in this world, doing what I loved
landscaping. I loved working outdoors, being
my own boss, working with natural elements and the satisfaction
of creating something beautiful. I was making a difference,
I made people happy. I was meant to do this.
Over the years I have followed the path of hard work,
honesty, and a love for what I do, and I have grown
my business to a comfortable size that supports my family
yet allows me to be a part of every job. I continue
to learn and grow every day in this business. I have
furthered my education in this field over the years.
I completed a landscape design course so I could provide
my clients with professional drawing plans for their
landscaping projects. I have apprenticed with top stone
masons learning the trade on a deeper level and I not
only worked for them but have hired them for my jobs
to teach and train me further. Again, I am forever grateful
for the time and teachings of those whose work I have
My fascination with rocks and stone has continued to
grow over the years. I currently have evolved into using
stone as art and throughout our landscape designs. Itís
a natural fit and Iím blown away at the endless possibilities
that the stone provides.
the biggest part of my life is: I am the happy husband
to my wife Leslie, who works with me as my sounding
board and office guru. Without my wife's support, hard
work and enthusiasum for what I do, Peterson Landscaping
would not be what it is today. I am forever grateful
to my wife, Leslie for making me and my business what
it is today. I am also the proud father of two incredibly
beautiful children, Madelyn and Zachary, and yes, they
Life is great!