Nathan, Larry, Mackenzie, Nick & Michelle
(from left to right)
Owner, Larry Mertz
"I am dedicated to providing quality landscape projects that give homeowners' the value they deserve. I personally manage each project keeping an eye on detail, aesthetics and scheduling. We back up our work with great customer service and some of the best warranties in the landscape industry."
Prior to attending college, Larry entered the construction field; working for a general contractor, maintaining apartment complexes and working for the county servicing bridges. To help pay for college, Larry worked as a carpenter installing science labs and libraries for schools. After mastering many construction trades he started his own small business during college maintaining residential properties. Upon graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Larry worked for several large multi-million dollar corporations. During this time his business skills were developed and cultivated. Involvement in quality control, customer service, human resources, management, finance, problem solving, safety, loss control and construction practices provided a solid foundation for success. In 1989, Larry moved to the bay area and has been residing in San Ramon for the majority of this time. In 1992, Larry saw the need for a quality landscape company and decided to start, Eastrock Landscape. Since then he has been focused on running and developing his company to be a leader in the industry. Paying attention to detail and being involved in all aspects of his company, Larry has a "hands on approach". After spending over 20 years in the landscape industry, Larry continues his pursuit of excellence attending classes, trade shows and product seminars.
"Life is family and friends"
Larry enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Weekends are usually filled with activities like BBQ's, skiing, fishing, football, baseball, basketball and bike riding.
Larry has always been disciplined, hard working and committed to his ideals. While attending Kutztown University his teammates voted him co-captain of the football team. During his football career he broke several school records and became an All-American Linebacker. In 1998, Kutztown University recognized Larry for his accomplishments and inducted him into the school's Hall of Fame. In 2013 Larry was inducted into the Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Larry has replaced his passion for playing sports with his family, career and coaching.
"53" Inside Linebacker - Larry Mertz
"Excellence In Craftsmanship"
"88" NFL Hall of Famer - Andre Reed
"57" Inside Linebacker - Andy Millen
Matt Millen's Tougher Brother
"X" Games and Pro Snowborder - Nick Visconti
My Little Girl is off to College