Excellent. Experience. Everytime.

 

Our mission: "Impacting communities through deep rooted relationships, quality service, and proactive results."

Working with Us – It’s All About Relationship

Your property’s landscape is an opportunity to make a great first impression. Beautifully designed and maintained properties give customers confidence and create pleasant work environments for employees.

 

Landscaping is not a one-time job. It requires long-term planning and consistent maintenance by professionals who understand your vision and will work within your budget.

 

At LaBahn’s, relationship is key. We take the time to understand your goals and provide detailed landscape designs tailored specifically to your needs, budget, and time constraints. Our dedication to making your landscaping reflect your best public image begins with your first call. Our staff follows up after every client contact, ensuring positive results and excellent customer service. Your satisfaction is our greatest priority.

Core Competencies: People First

  • We do what we say
  • We plan, prepare, and execute
  • We make it right
  • We invest in our team
  • We share generously

Core Values: People First

  • Respect
  • Pro-Active
  • Integrity
  • Follow-Through
  • Gratitude

Our History and Growth

Mike and Julie LaBahn started LaBahn's Landscaping in 1981 with the goal of providing the best landscaping and customer service in San Diego County. Today the company continues to provide quality service to clients throughout southern California, specializing in landscape maintenance and management for commercial properties. LaBahn's is a family-owned business that is large enough to handle any landscaping need and personal enough to care for every customer.

 

We are proud to be family-owned and operated and have worked hard to maintain a stellar reputation for over 40 years. It is with great anticipation that the next generation of the LaBahn’s family enters into a new stage of growth and excellence.

 

Take a behind-the-scenes look at LaBahn’s Landscaping, and learn more about how our culture of family fosters a positive work environment, encourages professional development, and results in beautiful outdoor spaces for our customers.
 

 

Meet the LBL Team

Julie LaBahn



Owner and Board Member

Julie founded LaBahn’s Landscaping with her husband, Mike, over forty years ago. In that time they have experienced a myriad of changes in the economy, legal environment and, daily operational demands. Julie has been strategically involved in the planning and success of this company, alongside the LBL team.
 

Mike LaBahn


 

Owner and Board Member

Mike and his wife, Julie, started LaBahn’s Landscaping in 1984. For several years they maintained full-time employment outside of the business. Through hard work and perseverance, he achieved one of his lifetime goals – being a business owner. Mike has enjoyed ‘marrying’ his talents with his wife’s, to grow a thriving business. He has also enjoyed working with and sharing his love and expertise of the business with his daughter, Joanna.
 

Joanna LaBahn-Cornett


 

Board Member/Partner

With a B.A. in Spanish from California State University San Marcos, many are surprised that Joanna is fluent. Joanna grew up in the landscaping industry, going on walk-throughs with her mom and dad at an early age. To this day, several of our customers and employees reminisce about her coming to their properties in pigtails. In 2004, Joanna started out on a landscaping crew, and now serves as a strategic supporting partner.
 
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Chris Gillespie


 

President

Chris recently joined the LBL team to take over leading the company as President. He has a track record of success with bringing teams together, strategic decision making, improving quality, and growing businesses. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, both from California State University, San Marcos. Since early on in his career, Chris found himself landing in leadership roles. Although he did not grow up in the landscaping industry, he has a passion for servant leadership and improving operations. Chris is a former Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps, having served on both active duty and reserves for 10 years. That time in the military helped mold who he was moving forward in life. He loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, sneaking in a round of golf when possible, and catching a few waves here and there.
“Life keeps me busy, but I love what I’m doing. I’m excited about my future, and always looking forward to continue growing” -Chris
 
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Addie Stathatos


 

Director of Marketing

 
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Nathan Cornett


 

Director of Business Development

Nathan has been with LaBahn's Landscaping for more than 5 years now and brings an intense passion for people. Customer service and employee relations are his passions; serving our clients to bring the best and most reliable landscape services are his priorities. He serves as the President of CAI San Diego, the immediate past chair of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, and on a number of volunteer committees in various industry related organizations! Nathan has earned his Master's degree in Organizational Management and brings years of management experience, but he also is family! The success of our business is the success of his family.
 
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Branch Managers

Maximiano Maldonado


 

North Branch Manager

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Jessica Bird


 

South Branch Manager

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Maintenance Account Managers

Chris Remmer

 

Sr. Account Manager / Assistant Branch Manager

Chris has grown up in the landscape industry having a father who has worked in the nursery business throughout his life. He spent many summer days as a child working around the nursery. He has a B.A. from UCSB in Business/Economics and has 14 years of experience in the landscape industry. Chris has obtained his LICM and is looking forward to earning more industry certifications. Chris enjoys watching his two sons play soccer, loves to surf, and to spend time with his family.
 
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Julio Flores


 

Assistant Branch Manager

Julio has been with LaBahn’s since 2009 and has extensive experience in the landscaping field. He started out as a landscaper and has worked his way up to a supervisor position. He enjoys spending time with his family and fishing. “I consider myself a perfectionist and believe the key to any successful business is providing excellent customer service.” — Julio
 
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Fabian Salazar


 

Account Manager

Fabian started at LBL back in 2012. He has been an irrigation technician, a production manager, and now an account manager. He has earned certifications in our industry and has become a Recycled Water Site Supervisor, and he is QWEL certified. He is a master water manager! Fabian's hobbies include playing soccer and spending time with his wife and daughters. "I love plants, I love design, I love working with people, I love teaching and learning. I love what I do! - Fabian S.
 
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Fredy Aguilar


 

Account Manager

At a young age, Fredy had an interest in landscaping and helped his family serve communities at the age of 10. With over 25 years of experience, he enjoys working with his crewmembers out in the field and developing his team each day. Fredy serves our clients with consistent and timely follow through. He is an expert with irrigation, and is continuously developing by pursuing his Landscape Technician Certification. He currently is certified in Reclaimed Water, and OSHA Safety Standards.
 
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Garth Christofferson


 

Account Manager

 
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Gregg Fonseca


 

Account Manager

 
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Dana Berger


 

Sr. Account Manager

 
BS in Fruit Science + Plant Protection Sciences, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | Recycled Water Site Supervisor (RWSS) | CA Pest Control Advisor’s License |
 
Dana is as passionate about plants as she is about serving her customers. In her role as Sr. Account Manager, Dana works closely with her clients to create property-specific budgets and to provide consistent communication about the happenings at the property. She is an endless resource to her clients and makes recommendations on landscape enhancement to increase property value and/or decrease water usage.
 
An alumna of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Dana received her bachelor’s degree in Fruit Science and Plant Protection Sciences. She got her start in the landscape industry because she wanted to beautify the landscapes where the people in her community live and work. Dana has extensive experience in property management and understands what her clients are looking for when it comes to their landscape investments.
 
Fun fact: Dana loves travelling, the beach, camping and her two cats, Bonzo and Kiwi! She recently checked off two bucket list items: backpacking in the Chilean Patagonia and scuba diving in the Galapagos islands.
 
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Brittney Etnyre


 

Account Manager

 
Brittany has been with LaBahn’s for 3 years. She got her start in the landscape industry 8 years ago after taking an introductory horticulture class to improve her green thumb. She ended up loving the class and the landscaping community. The rest is history!
 
Brittany racked up a few accolades after competing in the National Association of Landscape Professionals Collegiate Landscape Competition two years in a row. She finished 3rd (2017) and 2nd (2018) in irrigation troubleshooting. She also finished 16th out of 72 students in plant pathology diagnosing.
 
Fun Fact: When she isn’t hanging with plants, you can find Brittany spoiling her two long-haired dachshunds, Thor and Rollo.
 
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Maintenance Production Managers

Favian Choco


 

Production Manager

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Ruben Espinoza


 

Production Manager

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Mayolo Gonzalez


 

Production Manager

Mayolo has been working for LaBahn’s Landscaping since 1994. He started as a landscaper and worked his way up to field supervisor due to his eagerness to learn and provide excellent customer service. Mayolo excels at his position, ensuring the client’s needs are taken care of and the properties are in their best condition. “I enjoy my work. I have a passion for taking care of our customers and I really love working in the outdoors.
 
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Cecilio Cruz


 

Production Manager

Cecilio has over 15 years of experience working in the landscape industry throughout San Diego County. He holds CLT certifications in irrigation, soft scape, and landscape maintenance. He is a dedicated team player and always creates strong relationships with his team members. Cecilio loves all sports and has a passion for quality seafood. He enjoys spending time with his family.

Juan Sanchez


 

Production Manager

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Carlos Pineda


 

Production Supervisor

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Construction Foremen

Manuel Gonzalez


 

Construction Foreman

Manuel has worked for LaBahn’s Landscaping since 1993. He leads the landscape construction crew and works closely with our landscape designers to ensure the design plans become a reality. “The landscaping design and construction division have grown tremendously this year, I enjoy installing the final plans and watching them transform properties.” —Manuel
 
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Domingo Bahena


 

Construction Foreman

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Administration

Magaly Marmolejo


 

Office Manager

Magaly joined our team in2012. Coming from a background in Child Development, she was completely new to the office environment and has greatly excelled. Magaly is the friendly person answering almost every phone call, provided excellent customer service to our clients. She is a pleasure to work with and always has a smile on her face.
 
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Melissa Castro


 

Administrative Assistant

Business Foundations Certificate, The University of British Columbia
As an Administrative Assistant, Melissa sits at our front office desk and warmly greets anyone that stops in. She has three years of office administration experience and is learning as much as she can about how to run a business. Her ultimate goal is to own her own beauty salon, but first needs to learn more about the best practices of business management.
Melissa is proud of her Mexican heritage. She says she enjoys working in the landscaping industry because it is driven by her culture. She finds it empowering that the hard-working crews allow so many other people to have jobs.
Fun Fact: Melissa is also a professional makeup artist. She spends most of her time learning about new makeup trends.
 

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