Josh Kane traces his career back to fourth grade, when he started a business mowing neighbors’ lawns. Later, he earned a degree in horticulture and landscape design and in 1990, founded Kane Landscapes. Since then, the company has expanded every year and now employs a staff of 50.

As president and lead designer, Kane collaborates closely with senior landscape architect Alan Blalack to create well-thought-out designs guided by clients’ desires and practical requirements. The company’s in-house landscape architects and designers work hand-in-hand to present seamless site plans and quick turnarounds. And they focus on honesty, service, creativity, knowledge and professionalism.

“We spend a great deal of time listening to our clients upfront and then offering them multiple conceptual designs,” explains Blalack. “Our 3D renderings allow clients to better visualize their properties, which ensures that we’re providing what they requested as well as options they may not have considered.”

The firm has won numerous design awards, including a 2019 award of distinction from the Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, DC and Virginia (LCA). Actively involved in local landscape and community organizations, Josh Kane is the immediate past-president of the LCA chapter. “Love of the outdoors and the ability to create something beautiful in nature,” he reflects, “are at the core of everything we do.”