Josh Kane is the founder of Kane Landscapes, Inc. He started the company back in 1991 when he was 14 years old, maintaining lawns and landscapes for several neighbors and residents in Vienna, Virginia while attending High School at Madison. He attended Virginia Tech to pursue his interest in landscape and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. He is a member of the Professional Landcare Network, a Certified Landscape Technician, and an Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute Certified Installer. In 2012, Josh Kane was nominated to serve on the Landscape Contractors Association’s Board of Directors, and is now the Vice President of LCA. In addition, he gives back to the community by his service on the Board of Langley Residential Support Services and as Secretary of the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience in the landscape industry, Josh can help you completely transform your landscape into a breathtaking outdoor living and entertaining area, while keeping you informed and educated throughout the entire process. Josh has the knowledge and experience to help identify and solve any problems or answer any questions you may encounter with your lawn or landscape plants. Interested in enjoying your outdoor environment to it’s fullest? – Give Josh Kane a call!
Julie joined Kane Landscapes, Inc. in March of 2005. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelors degree in Communications and received her Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. Julie oversees business development and planning, marketing, employee development, human resources, and most importantly, customer service. Julie’s top priority is to ensure long term company viability through growth and employee retention. She recognizes that we can provide a higher level of customer service by showing our commitment to our employees.
Chief Operations Officer
George joined Kane Landscapes in July 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, George is focused on strategic growth, team member development, daily operations, and continual process improvements, all with a focus on providing a superior customer and employee experience. From 2003 until 2017, George was a principal of BOWA Inc. in McLean, Virginia, as well as a member of their Executive Team and General Manager of their Classic Design Build offering. Prior to moving to Northern Virginia in 2003, George lived in Denver, Colorado, where he managed both residential and commercial construction projects ranging from new single-family homes and multi-family units to churches and storefronts. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and also holds a master’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Outside of work, George is an avid open-water swimmer who has completed the Chesapeake Bay Swim (4.4 miles) five times. George lives in Reston with his wife and two daughters.
Alan holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A & M University where he also studied European gardens while participating in a semester-long overseas study program in France. Alan joined Kane Landscapes in 2012 and brings with him over 30 years of award winning expertise in residential landscape design/build. Whether you need a more inviting arrival area to mark the entrance to your home, or a rear yard development that creates memories and provides a welcomed relief from life’s stresses, Alan has the proficiency to make it happen through creative design and detailed project management of the installation. Alan is delighted to work with you to create a vision for the “outdoor rooms” of your garden, being careful to incorporate your personal tastes, preferences, and lifestyle.
Rob Tilson joined the Kane team in August of 2016, with increasing demand for Landscape Architecture and construction. Rob graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and has been a Registered Landscape in Virginia since 1991. Rob is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and in 2005 was awarded the distinction of Fellow with in the Society. He has served as the Potomac Chapter President, Chapter Trustee and Vice President on the national board of ASLA. With over 28 years of experience, Rob has designed and built award winning landscape projects in the Washington DC Metro area. Rob has a passion for residential design/build projects and uses his design skills and construction experience to create beautiful outdoor living spaces for his clients. Rob is a master at listening, envisioning and designing the dreams you have for your property. He will work with you from the initial design and budgeting phase of your project, then all the way through the installation of your project. Please contact us if you would like to set up an appointment with Rob to begin discussing the visions you have for your property,
Landscape Operations Manager
John brings over 30 years of high-end, landscape installation experience with him. He is a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) in both hardscape and softscape installations. John also spends his time involved in the training and judging of both certifications for other certification seekers. Moreover, he also holds certification in permeable concrete pavers and ICPI certification. Over the years, John has won several awards in design and build, having developed a reputation for excellence and quality. With his extensive knowledge and passion for customer service, he will make sure your landscape is installed the way you envisioned and will answer any questions you have along the way.
Maintenance Operations Manager
Bobby joined the Kane Team in June of 2012 after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College. Originally hired as a Lawn Care Tech, Bobby quickly became a valued member of the company and earned his way up from Assistant Maintenance Manager to Maintenance Operation Manager. Bobby works closely with our clients, not only managing new sales, but also keeping homeowners informed about their properties, addressing questions or concerns in a professional and accessible manner. Equally at home in the office or the field, Bobby helps ensure that our maintenance work is of the highest quality by effectively communicating with and managing his team.
Many of our customers have been with us for 20+ years and remember a very young Josh when he used to mow your lawns himself. So many of you already know Josh’s dad, John Kane, who was always there to help. In fact, when Josh went off Virginia Tech to pursue a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design, it was John who kept the business running, both after long days working as Vice President of a local government contracting firm, AND on weekends. Before his recent return to Kane Landscapes, John Kane served in several leadership positions in Operations Management, including as Senior Vice-President for Irving Burton Associates (IBA) based in Falls Church Virginia. Prior to his civilian career, John served 23 years in the U.S. Navy where he was a Naval Aviator flying P3 and S3 aircraft. Mr. Kane has also served on several Boards including Cardinal Hill Swim and Racquet club and Kane Landscapes’ Advisory Committee. Mr. Kane attended Villanova University where he obtained a B.S in Economics. He later attended the University of Southern California where he obtained an MS in Management and in 1988, he obtained an MA from Georgetown University in International Studies.His expertise in Operations Management, hard work ethic, and a long history and commitment to Kane Landscapes make John the perfect person, alongside Bobby Gordon, to help manage our Maintenance Division and ensure our commitment to the highest level of customer service is met.
Emily is 2015 graduate of the Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech and works as a Landscape Architect In-Training alongside our Senior Landscape Architects, Alan Blalack and Rob Tilson. An avid learner with minors in both Horticulture and Psychology, Emily thrives on new experiences and enjoys facing new challenges that push her to use her creativity and innovation. Emily is incredibly savvy with technology and is responsible for creating all 3-D designs for clients. She is also extremely personable and loves to work closely with clients and colleagues. Aside from Landscaping, Emily’s favorite hobbies include dancing, reading, and lying by the pool!
Internal Operations Manager
Jon joined the Kane team in 2013 as a Lawn Care Technician after graduating from Hampden-Sydney College with Bachelors in Economics Commerce. In 2015 Jon became a Certified Landscape Technician, specializing in turf maintenance. In 2016 Jon moved into the position of Operations Manager. He works with our vendors to ensure timely delivery and supply of inventory, provides customer service by keeping our customers informed of the schedule of work, and works closely with designers, managers, and team members to ensure that inventory and projects are streamlined and efficient.
Justin graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2007 with a degree in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. He has been in the landscaping industry since 2007 and has experience in many areas, including production management, snow management, and customer service. His adorable dog Jax keeps morale high at the office.