Your Trusted Landscaping Partner

Founded in 2001, Environmental Enhancements, Inc. is a landscaping company in DC and Sterling that provides a full range of landscaping services to commercial property managers and HOAs. We are pleased to announce that the Washington Business Journal ranked us among the top ten leading landscaping companies 3 years in a row.


Fred’s Story

When Fred Peratt first started Environmental Enhancements in 2001, he wasn’t happy with the state of the industry he was in.  At the time, the landscaping industry was rife with some less-than-impressive qualities:

  • Poor workmanship
  • Unreliable deliverables
  • Failure to take responsibility 
  • Lack of communication
  • Short-term, disposable relationships

Fred was determined to build his company around a level of service that was difficult to find: beautiful, functional landscapes, high-quality maintenance, clear communications, dependability, responsibility, and reliable service.

So what does this mean to you? 

  • Showcase properties you can be proud of 
  • Honest recommendations about what you need—and don’t need
  • Accountability among every member of the team
  • Reporting, callbacks, updates, and responsiveness
  • Self-audits (We grade ourselves and you get the report card.)
  • Friendliness and courtesy from management to crew

And the number one core value here at EE? We care about our clients, and we want to build a long-term relationship with you. Learn more about our expertise in: 


In other words, we want you as a client-for-life, and we work very hard to earn that distinction. Many of you already know that about us, but if we haven’t met yet, please reach out. We’d love the opportunity to demonstrate what we can do for you.



Deep Experience in the Green Industry

  • Fred Peratt


  • Sharon M. Stettner


  • David Arze

    Senior Account Manager

  • Carmen Kesteven

    HR Manager

  • Jimmy Orban

    Account Manager

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    Erika Palacios

    Administrative Assistant

Fred Peratt


Certified as a Professional Horticulturist and Chemical Applicator, Fred is well-known in the green industry for his dedication to innovation, teamwork, and the highest standards of workmanship. His current role as Advisory Council Chair for the National Association of Landscape Professionals offers industry-wide insights and best practices that inform how we offer industry-leading service to our clients.

Sharon M. Stettner


Specializing in professional services firms, Sharon brings over twenty-five years of experience to her role as CFO. She also acts as advisor to the president, weighing in on key decisions about company operations, growth, and personnel. Our clients know they can always pick up the phone and call her about anything—even if it’s just to say ‘hello.’

David Arze

Senior Account Manager

Although formally trained as an economist, David studied topography at the early age of sixteen. David loves technology and has a knack for creating systems that foster efficiencies and improved solutions for clients. He shares his knowledge with our field teams so they can deliver the consistently high quality service that clients have come to expect from the Environmental Enhancements team.

Carmen Kesteven

HR Manager

Originally from Bolivia, Carmen worked in immigration law after emigrating to the United States. She thrives in her current role of human resources and office management, and the whole team is inspired by her motto: “Be proud of who you are; take pride in what you do and always do the best you can and a little bit more while enjoying every minute of it!” Carmen loves working with people who share her passion for nature.

Jimmy Orban

Account Manager

Jimmy’s landscaping career began at the age of 14 in a local nursery. Since then, he’s spent most of his career in the green industry, committed to offering clients a high level of service that is often hard to find. According to Jimmy, he “loves being outside and isn’t afraid of hard work.” Jimmy’s role as account manager is to partner with clients to deliver great service and added value.

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Erika Palacios

Administrative Assistant

Erika chose a career in the green industry because she literally grew up with it. She has wonderful childhood memories of her great uncle taking her to multiple vendors to collect materials for his landscaping company, and her mother worked in the front office of another local landscaping company. Erika particularly enjoys the positive company culture that EE has worked very hard to build and maintain.

We Take Time to Listen

Because we are a boutique landscaping services company, you will never get lost in the shuffle with us. We value your business, and we’ll make sure you know it. If you are looking for a landscaping partner who cares about what’s important to you, you’ve come to the right place.

We Take Time to Listen

Because we are a boutique landscaping services company, you will never get lost in the shuffle with us. We value your business, and we’ll make sure you know it. If you are looking for a landscaping partner who cares about what’s important to you, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s what you can expect when you work with us.

  • A phased approach to fit your budget and your needs
  • Honest recommendations about what you DON’T need
  • Clarity on how to optimize services within your budget
  • Guidance on how to fix what’s not working for you today
  • A professional design that creates community
  • An eye for aesthetic and function that increases your property values
  • Long-term maintenance planning and associated budget
  • Trained landscaping professionals caring for your community

Call Us Today!

Find out how we can help with all your commercial landscaping needs!

We’re particularly proud of our speedy response times for proposals, service, and problem resolution. And we’re not afraid to ask how you feel about our work. In fact, we make it a point to grade our own work, and we’ll share our findings with you.

Our highest priority is to build a long-term partnership with you, and we will do everything we can to make sure that happens. Call our award-winning landscaping company in Northern Virginia today.

Let’s talk: 703.421.7400


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Our community has tried other landscaping contractors and we have found EEI to be simply the best. They are honest, reliable, and excellent at customer service. They are now helping us enhance our landscaping. We highly recommend EEI to other communities. 

Mark Frei

President, Frei Solutions

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