About Us - Elemental Landscapes, Inc.

Any successful landscape is made up of three crucial components or ‘Elements’…

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

A design that works for any given site.

ELEMENTS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

Skilled craftsmanship to create the hard aspects of the design.

ELEMENTS OF NATURE

Nature’s gifts; stone, plants, water… to create and soften the design.

…hence, the formation of Elemental Landscapes, Inc.”

Award Winning Landscaping

2016 First Place

Garden structures & Pavements Over $25k
Environmental Beautification Awards

2015 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements Under $10k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2015 First Place

Blue Ribbon Business Award
Voorheesville Central School

2013 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements $10k – $25k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2013 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements Under $10k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2012 CNLP of the Year

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association

2009 Outstanding Community Service Award

Voorheesville School Foundation

2009 Extra Mile Award

Voorheesville School District

2009 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements $10k – $25k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2008 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements Under $10k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2007 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements $10k – $25k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2006 First Place

Garden Structures & Pavements $10k – $25k
NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2006 Presidential Recognition Award

New York State Nursery & Landscape Association

2002 First Place

NYS Environmental Beautification Award

2002 First Place

“Adirondack Wilderness Display”
Capital District Flower & Garden Show

2001 Best of Show Silver

“Magic Eye Display” w/NENYNLA
Capital District Flower & Garden Show

Our Mission

To provide our clients with practical, affordable and responsible outdoor living solutions through excellence in workmanship, value and service.

Our Staff

  • Jerry R. Parmenter, Owner/Founder Open / close

    Jerry R. Parmenter, Owner/Founder

    While obtaining an Honors degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University, Jerry was able to take advantage of several valuable opportunities. An internship at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, exposed him to public garden management including extensive nursery management training. The following year, Jerry had the privilege of studying landscape design under William H. Frederick Jr. at his private garden in Hockessin, Delaware.

    After completing his degree in 1998, Jerry went to Great Britain in fulfillment of an international travel scholarship (Dreer Award) given by Cornell. This time abroad provided him with the unique opportunity to serve as a hardscape apprentice for two of the top landscape companies in England. These companies also afforded him exposure to landscape projects for the Royal Family and provided him with the opportunity to construct a display at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.

    While working in England, Jerry became adept at several unique hardscape techniques, including dry stone walling, stone setting and brick work. He also traveled throughout Europe studying landscape design and construction practices. Jerry returned to the United States in 2000, where he continued practicing landscape construction for a reputable landscape company on Stratton Mountain, in Vermont.

    In the spring of 2001, Jerry returned to Voorheesville and established his company, Elemental Landscapes, Inc. His company is a residential landscape design-build firm specializing in hardscape construction and plant installation. Craftsmanship and professionalism have been the secret to his success. Jerry’s years of experience keep adding up along with the awards his company has won for his distinctive landscape design.

    Since opening his business, Jerry has been an active member of the New York State Nursery & Landscape Association. During this time, he made his mark on the NYS Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional program. Jerry was instrumental in the creation of two chapters in the certification manual; Landscape Principles and Landscape Design. His dedication and leadership within our industry have earned him the position of President within both the state and regional associations. Jerry continues to work toward his goal of raising the standard of landscape design and construction in the greater capital district.

    Outside of work, Jerry is a passionate outdoorsman who loves nothing more than “playing” on his family farm or taking off to his cabin in the Adirondacks. Jerry is blessed with a wonderful wife and two daughters, all of whom should be commended for their patience! Without the love and support from his entire family, friends, customers and team at Elemental Landscapes, Inc.; he would not have achieved his success.

  • Matt Sawtelle, Hardscape Foreman Open / close

    Matt Sawtelle, Hardscape Foreman

    Matt joined our team in 2006 and is our senior foreman. During his long tenure, Matt has witnessed the transformation of our company and has established himself as a standout craftsman within the industry. Matt is currently I.C.P.I. certified for paver installation, N.C.M.A. certified for segmental wall construction and is a New York State Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional. Although he enjoys all forms of hardscape installation, Matt particularly enjoys working with natural stone.In his free time, Matt can be found playing billiards, touring breweries, and working on projects with his father and son.

  • Joe Corrigan, Softscape Foreman Open / close

    Joe Corrigan, Softscape Foreman

    Joe joined our team in 2009 and does a little bit of everything for our company. Through the years, Joe has earned his I.C.P.I. certification for paver installation, N.C.M.A. certification for wall construction and New York State Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional designation. Joe has become an excellent equipment operator and enjoys all forms of landscaping; making him a valuable member of our team. In his free time Joe enjoys fishing, motocross and camping with friends.

  • Andrew Luyckx, Softscape Foreman Open / close

    Andrew came on board in 2015 after working for a floral company for the previous three years. Andrew is certified by the I.C.P.I for paver installation and the N.C.M.A. for wall construction but his real interest is in planting bed design, installation and maintenance. Andrew is working toward his NYS Certified Nursery & Landscape professional designation. His background in floral design has opened opportunities for container planting as well as interiorscaping. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends.

  • Phillip Sellie, Hardscape Assistant Foreman Open / close

    Phil has been a valuable member of our team since 2015. He has been apprenticing under Matt Sawtelle and has become very proficient at hardscaping as well as equipment operation. Phil is working toward his hardscape certifications and has great potential to advance within our company. Outside of work, Phil enjoys gaming and going to the gym.