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 owner of environmental enhancements

    Fred Peratt

    President

  • sharon stettner accounts finance

    Sharon M. Stettner

    CFO

  • david arze at enviromental enhancements

    David Arze

    Production Director

  • Tony Davis

    Irrigation & Lighting Director

  • Kyle Thurman

    Landscape Designer

  • Carmen Kesteven

    HR Manager

  • jose alvarado

    Allen Pasco

    Account Manager

  • Camilo Lopez Vargas

    Account Manager

  • erica gardener team

    Erika Palacios

    Contract Manager

  • Nicolle Alvarez

    Administrative Assistant

fred peratt owner of environmental enhancements

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.’

david arze at enviromental enhancements

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.

Tony Davis

Irrigation & Lighting Director

Tony has a passion for outdoor living. Moving here from New Zealand with his family 22 years ago, his interest in the outdoors has only grown with the beautiful landscapes of Virginia. Tony believes your outdoor living space is an extension of your indoor living space and should be maximized for as long as possible during the year.

Kyle Thurman

Landscape Designer

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.

jose alvarado

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.

Camilo Lopez Vargas

Account Manager

Camilo has a history of success in sales, sales management, and customer service. He has a strong work ethic and is known for taking ownership of client accounts and figuring out what they need. While not a veteran of the landscape industry, Camilo appreciates EE’s commitment to being good stewards of the environment.

erica gardener team

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.

Nicolle Alvarez

Administrative Assistant

Nicolle comes to EE with career experience in customer service and a natural desire to help others. When you call the office, you will most likely be greeted by Nicolle, who brings a positive attitude to everything she does. Nicolle wisely says she makes an effort to offer clients the type of customer service she would like to receive.

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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