Kane Landscapes, Inc.

Josh Kane, CLT | Alan Blalack, RLA

In business since the late 1980s, Kane Landscapes currently boasts a staff of 63—but the company strives to provide clients with a small, family-run business experience. “Many of our team members have been with the firm for more than 15 years,” says founder and principal Josh Kane. “Our employees enjoy serving clients. We work hard to train them—and we keep them on our team.”

Kane began mowing lawns in elementary school and has been in the field—literally—ever since. A love of the outdoors drew him to landscape design, which allows him to combine two favorite activities: working in construction and being in nature. “It’s a dream-come-true career path,” he says.

Working with staff landscape architect Alan Blalack is another favorite part of the job. Together with the rest of the team, they help clients navigate the process. “We spend a lot of time asking questions, listening to our clients’ goals and visions and explaining the pros and cons of design trends,” Kane notes. “A complete understanding of clients’ plans for the future of their property, along with a well-thought-out plan, allows the construction phase to go smoothly.”

He continues: “I love a project where the family is hosting weekend pool parties all summer long, and neighborhood kids are playing soccer on the lawn. We like to see new family traditions in the outdoor spaces we create.”

Kane Landscapes has received more than 40 awards from the MD/DC/VA Landscape Contractors Association and four national awards from National Association of Landscape Professionals.