OUR VALUES

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, HOAs and high-end residences. We are pleased to announce that the Washington Business Journal ranked us among the top ten leading landscaping companies 3 years in a row.

 

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.

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. 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.

 

TEAM

Deep Experience in the Green Industry

  • Fred Peratt

    President

  • sharon stettner accounts finance

    Sharon M. Stettner

    CFO

  • david arze at enviromental enhancements

    David Arze

    Production Director

  • Kyle Thurman

    Design Director

  • Carmen Kesteven

    HR Manager

  • erica gardener team

    Erika Palacios

    Contract Manager

  • jose alvarado

    Allen Pasco

    Account Manager

  • Jimmy Orban

    Project Manager

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    Jose Alvarado

    Crew Manager

  • Gracie Tyus

    IPM Manager

Fred Peratt

President

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 participation as a member of the Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council of the National Association of Landscape Professionals provides insights and best practices that enable Environmental Enhancements to offer industry-leading service to commercial, HOA, and residential clients.

sharon stettner accounts finance

Sharon M. Stettner

CFO

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.’

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David Arze

Production Director

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.

Kyle Thurman

Design Director

With a Masters in Sustainable Landscape Design at George Washington University, Kyle’s approach to landscape design is to provide custom solutions that are unique, sustainably correct, and provide enjoyment over many years. Kyle loves maximizing a property’s potential through Strategic and Master Plans, working closely with clients to make sure they’re continually happy with our work.

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.

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Erika Palacios

Contract Manager

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.

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Allen Pasco

Account Manager

Allen comes to EE from the restaurant industry, where he had years of experience in general management. He is excited about moving into the ‘green industry’ because it’s a rapidly growing one. Plus, landscaping has always been one of his favorite hobbies. By joining the EE team, Allen looks forward to learning more about one of his favorite things to do.

Jimmy Orban

Project 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.

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Jose Alvarado

Crew Manager

Jose Alvarado
Crew Manager

Jose Alvarado came to EE in 2014 upon the recommendation of a family member. For 11 years prior, he had been working at a furniture store, but always knew there was a better path for him. ”I wanted to learn and do new things,” says Jose. “And I knew there was no opportunity for career growth at the company I was with.”

Jose’s first job at EE involved taking care of watering plants at different site locations, but that was just the beginning. Now a crew manager, Jose does everything from installing plant materials, drainage work, retaining walls, hardscape projects, and removing trees.

EE has provided Jose with training and has helped him get his CDL license, a personal goal for many years. But beyond that, Jose has been able to purchase a home for his family, a tremendous source of pride for him.

”EE has been a good fit,” says Jose. “There is a vision here to advance.” He credits much of this personal development to Fred Peratt, whom he considers both a mentor and a friend.

Gracie Tyus

IPM Manager

A graduate of Virginia Tech majoring in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Plant Health Sciences and coursework in Entomology, Gracie started her career as a greenhouse grower. She joined EE because she was looking for more challenge and excitement in her work. Gracie maintains the fertilizer and chemical applications for EEI because she loves creating beautiful sites for people to look at and enjoys the science behind plant health. Her approach to keeping landscapes in great condition is through hybrid programs, which integrate both Organic and top-of-the-line chemical solutions.

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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