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Staff Bio's

Chris Smith

Chris is the owner and his passion for landscaping is undeniable! He is constantly reading and learning about new practices and technologies in the industry. Starting his business at the age of 10 years old, Chris pulled a 21” lawnmower behind his bicycle around his Mayfield Heights neighborhood. Chris worked his way up to graduating from Lake Erie College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and minor in Entrepreneurship. He is currently studying to become Landscape Industry Certified in Maintenance and Installation. A Landscape Industry Certified Technician is a proven landscape professional who has been certified through an internationally supported testing program administered by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and licensed to Ohio. Chris currently resides in Chesterland with his wife Emily, a CPA for BDO Accounting.

Quote: “You live and you learn “

Bernardo Coria Quintana

Bernardo was born in Michoacán, Mexico in a farming town where he learned the meaning of hard work. In 2008 he was fortunate enough to come to the USA on a visa to landscape. In 2011 he received his green card, shortly after he started working for CC’s Landscaping. His English was poor but his work ethic was not. In a short time, Bernardo worked his way to becoming the lead foreman and an invaluable member of the team. Five years later he is not only lead foreman but is also in charge of Hardscape, lead mechanic, residential snow removal, and visa worker relations for CC’s. We see big things for Bernardo and the sky is the limit. He is currently studying to become Landscape Industry Certified as an Irrigation Specialist. Bernardo currently resides in Mayfield with wife Daniella, a Director at Dino Palmieri Salon, and with their daughter Analenna.

Quote: "Don’t worry, be happy"

Francisco Carlin

Francisco was born in Leon, Mexico and moved to the USA as a child. He started with CC’s in 2015 with no previous landscaping experience. From the start, we knew he was an all-star. After only 2 months he was promoted to a foreman and hasn’t looked back since. He has a keen knack for business and understands the logistics of the bottom line. He willingly steps into various roles in times of need. He is always the first one in the door with coffee and donuts, getting things ready for the day. Not only does he assist in visa worker relations, he can successfully work in every aspect of landscaping. During the heart of busy season in the spring of 2016, two of our lead men were out for three weeks and Francisco stepped up. He continued to run his own crew but also made sure that the other two crews ran without missing a beat. He can handle anything thrown at him which makes him a rare landscape professional with his ability to bounce from different crews and lead them. We see big things for him and are honored to have him on our team. Francisco currently resides in Mentor.

Quote: “You should never regret anything in life… If it’s good, it’s wonderful… if it’s bad, it’s an experience “

Dominque Maddox

Domz is the newest member of our team but is no stranger in the landscaping industry. He has worked for some of the larger companies and we highly value his opinions and experience. Right from the start he was hired to run one of our maintenance crews and exceeded our expectations. Domz is always eager to learn and is passionate about being a landscape professional. He loves the snow and was recently promoted to our commercial snow removal route while still maintaining his residential route responsibilities. While leading his crew, he loves to teach other employees new ways to improve. Domz takes pictures of many of our jobs, which you can find in our Gallery. His love of art is valuable to CC’s, helping with new marketing and advertising and even re-designing our logo. Great things are to come for him and the sky is the limit in the landscaping industry. Domz currently resides in Wickliffe and loves pizza!

Quote: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee “

Michelle Catalona

Michelle is our office manager and the true heart of CC’s Landscaping. Her previous experience working as office manager in the veterinarian field has given her a unique insight to interacting with customers. Her confident and firm demeanor helps her manage and communicate with employees in a male dominated industry. Her passion for the company is amazing and she is always learning new aspects of the landscape industry and technology to improve customer relations. Michelle is always finding new ways to improve CC’s by creating customer surveys, easier payment options, having employees take pictures of problem areas, etc.… She’s the first one customers speak with and we cannot be happier with her and the energy she brings to CC’s Landscaping. Michelle currently resides in Chesterland.

Quote: “This Too Shall Pass… “

H2B Employees

Jorge Vergara Garcia
Married (Wives Name): No
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Play soccer
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Grass Cutting Foreman
Favorite part of landscaping: Grass cutting
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Cleveland
What do you do in the USA when not working? Relax at home and talk with my family in Mexico
First time here: April 1, 2016
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work hard and learn English

Antonio Flores Vergara
Married (Wives Name): Soltero
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Play Football, Basketball and listen to music
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Both Foreman
Favorite part of landscaping: Grass cutting, trimming bushes and edging beds
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Everything!
What do you do in the USA when not working? Talk with my family in Mexico
First time here: April 1, 2016
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work hard and learn new skills

Andres Flores Rosales
Married (Wives Name): No
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Playing sports
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Grass cutting
Favorite part of landscaping: Cutting grass
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Eating Chinese Food
What do you do in the USA when not working? Rest and watch movies
First time here: April 1, 2016
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work Hard and learn English

Emmanuel Vergara Quintana
Married (Wives Name): Lusero
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Playing Sports
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Grass Cutting
Favorite part of landscaping: Cutting grass
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Eating Chinese Food
What do you do in the USA when not working? Relax and talk with family in Mexico
First time here: April 1, 2017
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work Hard

Jose Pińa Perez
Married (Wives Name): Alejandra
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Playing Basketball
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Grass Cutting
Favorite part of landscaping: Cutting grass
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Different seasons
What do you do in the USA when not working? Go to the park and play sports
First time here: April 1, 2017
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work hard and return again

Miguel Angel Vergara Garcia
Married (Wives Name): Maria
Children (Kids Name): Mariana
Hobbies: Construction
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Both
Favorite part of landscaping: Construction
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Playing basketball
What do you do in the USA when not working? Hang out with friends
First time here: April 1, 2017
Goal while being an H2B visa: Learn new skills and return again

Antonio Escutia Ruiz
Married (Wives Name): Carmen
Children (Kids Name): Antonio
Hobbies: Excercise
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Construction
Favorite part of landscaping: Working at commercial properties
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Swimming at the pool
What do you do in the USA when not working? Take care of my house
First time here: April 1, 2017
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work hard for my family and learn English

Adan Escutia Ruiz
Married (Wives Name): Concepsion
Children (Kids Name): No
Hobbies: Excercise
Grass cutting or Construction Crew: Construction
Favorite part of landscaping: Construction
Where from: Michoacán, Mexico
Favorite part of USA: Playing basketball
What do you do in the USA when not working? Relax and listen to music
First time here: April 1, 2017
Goal while being an H2B visa: Work Hard and return again