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About ecoSystems Landscape Services

ecoSystems Landscape Services was founded October, 1991 and incorporated December 31, 1995 as Austin Eco Systems, Inc. ECOSystems Landscape Services is a full service landscape management company serving central Texas. We specialize in landscape installation, maintenance, sports field services, plus†irrigation services for both Commercial and residential customers.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of Austin ecoSystems, Inc. to provide excellent Landscape Management products, services and knowledge to our customers. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will help inspire, educate and problem-solve while at the same time providing our customers good value. We believe we will accomplish this by challenging the status quo. The way in which we do this is to take the time to listen to and try to understand our customerís perspective/vision. Which will enable us to provide the product or service that will accomplish our customerís vision.
Greg Vinella - President
Greg was born in Los Angeles and lived there until the family moved to Taos, NM in 1972. Attended college at the University of New Mexico prior to moving to Austin. He made a career as a professional musician until 1991 before founding and leading ECOSystems Landscape Services during the last two decades.
Chris Mele - Vice President, Construction Services
Chris is a native of upstate New York. He graduated from the University of New York at Potsdam in 1987 with a degree in Physics. During and after college he supplemented his income working for a well established landscaping company in New York. Chris moved to Texas in 1994 and joined ECOSystems and one year later became a part owner. Chris has over 25 yrs of landscaping experience mainly in the Irrigation and construction side of the business. Chris is a licensed irrigator, Certified Landscape Professional and OSHA certified. Chris has been married for 16 yrs to Anne and has two children Emma(15) and Evan(13). Chris is also a High School lacrosse coach in the Austin area.
Rich Caldwell - Vice President, Maintenance Services
Although born in Pennsylvania, Rich fled to Texas as soon as he graduated from high school. After attending college for a while and doing various landscape jobs he spent 4 years in the Army and traveled the world before returning to Texas. He began his journey into landscaping again and spent the next twenty plus years managing offices for several national Lawn & Landscape Companies including being a Regional Manager for several years. Rich became a partner in ECOSystems in 2005 and has been managing the Maintenance Division since that time.
Phillip Graves - Construction Operations Manager
Phillip Graves is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he received a Bachelors of Arts with an emphasis in business and real estate. While there, he was part of the football program that won 4 conference championships in a row. Landscape and construction have always been a strong interest while growing up on a small farm in Hutto, Texas. Phillip believes in always improving the level and quality of service provided, and being good stewards of the land. Phillip currently holds an irrigation and pesticide license from the state of Texas. He resides in Round Rock with his wife, and during his spare time Phillip enjoys doing projects around the house, dove hunting and sports.
Ryan Caldwell - Account Manager
Bio coming soon...
Mike Kovatch - Account Manager
Mike was born and raised in the Austin area. He attended Texas Tech in Lubbock and has worked in the landscape industry for almost two decades. Mike lives and breathes agronomics and Commercial Applicators License with the state of Texas.
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