JMR LANDSCAPING WAS FOUNDED BY JOEY ROSSA WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
From the time he was learning to walk and talk, Joey has had an unwavering affinity for landscaping. His passionate commitment to the highest standards has transformed his childhood love into a thriving business.
Today, JMR Landscaping is an experienced, full-service landscaping firm. Hard work, sincerity, and professionalism sets JMR Landscaping apart from other landscape service providers. These qualities have attracted some of the most elite and talented staff that the industry has to offer. Joey and his dedicated staff are confident they can make your outdoor living a dream come true!
Joey founded JMR Landscaping when he was quite young and has grown the business from a small lawn care service to a full-service, boutique landscaping company. He works closely with both the office and field staff to understand the needs of the customers while delivering the utmost care and quality.
Mark is a senior project manager whose introduction to JMR Landscaping came through the design and construction of his residential patio project. Appreciating their professionalism and customer service approach, a mutual interest formed to enhance outdoor living.
Mark's background in design and construction began when he worked with a Lake Forest architect dedicated to the historic estates of the North Shore. His passion for residential homes led him to found a design & build company that focused on the North Shore, Chicago condominiums, and summer homes of Michigan and Indiana. Mark’s significant experience coordinating the growing needs of large-scale projects ensures excellent customer experiences.
Shannon Mitchell is a licensed landscape architect who has spent his entire career in the design industry. His portfolio includes a wide range of project types, including healthcare and educational facilities, residential, commercial, recreational parks and memorial sites, and entertainment. Today, residential landscape architecture and design-build construction are his areas of focus.
A devoted advocate of place-making, Shannon is keenly adept at transitioning ordinary "space" into "place." He has spent much of the last ten years overseas, designing landscapes for public and private sites and managing Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan crews in the installation and maintenance of his designs.
Seth has been designing landscapes across the north shore and Midwest since he graduated from Iowa State University in 2006.
Seth, a registered Landscape Architect, loves all aspects of the design process especially the conceptual design and construction document phase. He loves the collaborative aspect of design, both internally and externally with architects and engineers.
Taylor has been in landscape work for 16 years. His experience spans from working in the greenhouse, on a crew in enhancements, leading a crew for enhancements, and as a woody buyer.
Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and son, brewing beer, and playing hockey. Taylor's projects are Dr. Seuss-style design, with all out-of-this-world plant material.
Tim has a passion for designing and managing landscape projects and has worked on a wide range of projects throughout his career. With over 22 years of experience in the industry, Tim brings his experience to JMR Landscape as a valuable addition to the team.
Tim’s expertise in landscape design, project management and sales has led him to work on several award-winning projects throughout his career. His ability to manage projects from start to finish, while maintaining a strong attention to detail, has earned his the reputation of delivering high-quality results for his clients. He is committed to providing exceptional service to ensure that every project meets or exceeds his clients’ expectations.
Throughout his career, Tim has worked on a variety of projects, including residential, commercial, and public spaces (including 3 palaces). He has a keen eye for design and is skilled in selecting the right plants and materials to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces.
Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Early in his career Brian was involved as a Landscape Architect on both estate-residential properties and corporate/commercial sites. Brian worked in numerous midwestern markets (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis). In 2011 Brian transitioned to a role in landscape management and was a key member of several leadership teams. In early 2023 Brian joined JMR in a Project Management (construction) role.
Brian enjoys the project lifecycle from concept to design to construction to ongoing management. He understands that no project is the same and details matter! Brian is married, and has 3 teenage boys, and is known to travel to warm destinations.
Chris has been in the industry for over 23 years and has a strong background in horticulture and design. He manages the maintenance side of our business and works hand in hand with the design-build department to ensure that our clients receive the JMR experience.
Francisco has been with JMR for the last 6 years, in that time he’s set himself apart as a great leader and teacher to the team he works with. Francisco has been in the landscape field for the last 16 plus years and his dedication and attention to detail is second to none.
Juan has been in the landscape business for 9 years and has experience working with maintenance, construction, and seasonal color. He loves creating unique work no matter the scale and is excited by new challenges.
Blake has 13 years of experience in automotive manufacturing and fabrication. His passion for things with engines started young, and he’s done everything from machine maintenance, MIG and TIG welding, fabrication, mechanic work, parts management, purchasing, and more.
Outside of work, he enjoys riding his motorcycle with his fiancé, going up north fishing and snowmobiling, taking his dog on morning jogs and hikes, and spending time with family and friends.
Carrie brings 25 years of horticulture industry experience to the JMR team. Having spent over 10 years of her career on the commercial landscape side of seasonal color, she has a passion for annuals in the landscape and playing with fun color combinations. Here at JMR, she oversees designs, purchasing, operations, and client relations. Outside of work, Carrie spends time with family and friends, practicing yoga, and enjoying the outdoors.
Carrie is currently serving on the Women's Networking Group for Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (2015) along with Landscape Connector Committee for AmericanHort (2022).
Kim has been with JMR Landscaping from the beginning and expertly handles various aspects of the business. Her primary responsibilities include invoicing, contracts and accounts payable.
Dina oversees our Human Resources division in addition to employee administration and payroll.
Kaarn is responsible for tracking and accounting for field and operating expenses, preparing monthly reconciliations, and is the billing liaison with outside vendors.
Sue is our office administrator working with all our teams to ensure the highest quality of customer care. Additionally, Sue manages customer and marketing communications and technology resources for our teams.