Erik and his crew, who are like family to him, pay special attention to the details of every project. The ultimate goal is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the end result.
Our Philosophy-Quality matters. We believe in enhancing your outdoor space by letting the natural flow of progression be our guide. We strive for absolute perfection. We want our customers to be happy - to be wowed - we love what we do.
We specialize in the creative uses of rock, including unique Stone Designs, and our own special Black Mountain Rock.
My 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 bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Lowell, and began building my business; Peterson Landscaping with my small client base. 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 — working with nature and landscaping. I loved working outdoors, being my own boss, working with natural elements. The satisfaction of creating something beautiful was rewarding. 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. 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 and I have apprenticed with top stone masons, learning the trade on a deeper level. Not only did I work for them, I also 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 admired. My fascination with rocks and stone and the simplicity of the beauty they offer has continued to grow over the years. I frequently use stone as art and throughout my landscape designs. It’s a natural fit and I’m blown away at the endless possibilities that the stone provides.
The biggest part of my life is: My Family. I am the happy husband to my wife Leslie, who works with me as my office administrator, sounding board and biggest supporter. I am forever grateful to her for making me and my business what it is today. I am also the very proud father of two incredibly beautiful young adult children, Madelyn and Zachary whom are my inspiration and motivation to be the best I can be.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” —James Oppenheim