ABOUT US

ABOUT HIDDEN CREEK LANDSCAPING

Establishment

Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. was founded in 1998 by Matt Seiler and Jason Cromley. While taking classes together in Landscape Architecture at The Ohio State University, a mutual respect for hard work and creativity was discovered. With a shared vision on how projects should be installed and people should be treated, a business relationship was formed based on solid morals and friendship.

Due to dedication and innovative ideas in all aspects of landscaping our company has been able to delicately balance growth and personal relationships to those we do business with. Our goal is to be recognized amongst our peers and clients as the finest landscape design company in Central Ohio. With our educated staff, continued growth and devotion, we will achieve our desired success.

MEET THE TEAM

Ownership

Jason Cromley

Owner
jc@2thecreek.com

Since co-founding Hidden Creek Landscaping in 1998, Jason has continually looked to the future with his goal of growing and expanding the business. He believes this comes directly from two critical drivers, the employees and the clients. Jason has been able to apply his positive attitude towards life and use that same mentality in exceeding the expectations of his ever-growing client base. He is more than confident that Hidden Creek Landscaping is on track to fulfill their mission statement of creating a higher quality of life for both our clients and our team.

With his formal education in construction, landscape design, and horticulture, Jason has been able to identify the many essentials and methods required to create new and exciting outdoor enhancements, whether out of necessity or desire.

  • Jason began working in the green industry in 1991
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Horticulture from The Ohio State University
  • Minor in Construction Management
  • One year of study was spent in the design studios of Landscape Architecture
  • President Elect Columbus Landscape Association
  • Board Member Ohio Landscape Association
  • Panel Judge For PLANET awards  program

 

Matt Seiler

Owner
ms@2thecreek.com

Since co-founding Hidden Creek Landscaping in 1998, Matt has employed the philosophy that while Landscaping happens to be our expertise, Clients are our business. With this philosophy, he has been able to create a team environment where we value our employees and clientele alike. By understanding the clients business and listening to their wants and needs, Matt has succeeded in creating individual maintenance programs that continually exceed their desires. Matt became a true student of nature and developed his strong work ethic early in life while growing up on a non-traditional farm in rural Ohio. Since then he strives every day to marry the natural and built landscape by implementing his personal and professional experiences along with his formal education.

  • Bachelors Degree in Landscape Horticulture from The Ohio State University
  • Minor in Construction Management
  • A year of his study was spent in the design studios of Landscape Architecture
  • Semester in England designing and, installing that cultures interpretation of a sustainable landscape

Key Personnel

John Witkowski, RLA

Lead Designer & Business Development Manager
jw@2thecreek.com

Shortly after graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, John launched his career at a prominent design firm in Southern California. While there, John’s experiences allowed him to flourish as he was exposed to a wide variety of project types and styles from around the world. Coupled with his education, his experiences have provided him with a wealth of knowledge in his field and the confidence to implement it accordingly. With a love for residential design and estate planning, John has not only easily transitioned back to his home state of Ohio, but has excelled at Hidden Creek Landscaping, Inc. since arriving. John’s attention to detail, project management skills, and desire to exceed the expectations of his clients are just a few attributes that stand out as contributing to his success as a designer.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University in 2005, #1 ranked program
  • Began career in Orange County, CA in 2006
  • John contributes in many facets of the business including marketing, design, business development and quality control.

Tom Rieder, CLT

Senior Account Manager
tr@2thecreek.com

Tom was hired in 2010 to manage the Maintenance Division as well as direct operations for snow removal. He is a skilled professional and industry expert, who brings over eighteen years of experience in the landscape management industry. With a broad background in Commercial, Public and Estate care he has been able to develop strong customer relations to ensure customer satisfaction. Tom’s extensive leadership experience in building and maintaining client accounts has earned him a reputation for exceeding the expectations of all clients that he serves.

  • Associates Degree From Columbus State Community College in Landscape Design/Build
  • Landscape Industry Technician – Turf and Ornamental Maintenance through PLANET – Professional Landcare Network
  • Over 18 years experience in Landscape Industries
  • Heavily involved with Hidden Creek’s development of operating systems and sharing the use of  best practices in training of field personnel  

Patrick J Gallant

Operations Manager / Installation
pg@2thecreek.com

Patrick became project manager for Hidden Creek Landscaping, Inc in 2006. His loyalty and commitment to his work are unmatched. Patrick takes great pride in Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. and considers it a great honor to be a part of such a successful company. Patrick values the relationships he builds with his customers and enjoys interacting with them before, during and after their project.

  • Bachelor degree from Ohio University
  • Started his career in 1997 in the landscaping industry
  • Prior employment with a landscape supply company has given him vast product knowledge
  • Frequents seminars and trade shows in order to further educate himself and expand his knowledge in the field of landscaping
  • Heavily involved with Hidden Creek's human resources
  • Aids in developing our internship program

Rob Booher

Enhancement Operations Manager
rb@2thecreek.com

Rob became an intern with Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. in the summer of 2008 while attending The Ohio State University and majoring in Landscape Horticulture. Upon graduation, he became a fulltime employee and has flourished since while expanding his industry knowledge and skills. He recently earned the title of Enhancement Operations Manager where he works tirelessly with the sales team and enhancement crews to stay within budget and deliver an exceptional product to our clients. Rob also plays a pivotal role in developing standards and training employees for Hidden Creek. He values a strong work ethic, a get it done right the first time mentality and champions the daily challenges of a constantly moving industry to better grow and serve our clients and team.

  • Began his Landscape Career in 2006
  • Bachelors degree from The Ohio State University- Landscape Horticulture
  • Internship with Valley Crest - (Summer 2009) knowledge of the work style of large companies
  • Involved with the recruitment of new employees to Hidden Creek Landscaping
  • Avid member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and Alpha Gamma Sigma Agricultural Fraternity

Amy Roberts

Human Resources Manager
ar@2thecreek.com

Amy joined the Hidden Creek Landscaping team in early 2014 as Human Resources Manager.  A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Communications, Amy has a strong background in all areas of Human Resources.  She is a trained and skilled recruiter with emphasis on employee retention, a positive company culture, and a high-level of work satisfaction.  Her interest in the field of Behavioral Health Sciences allows Amy to utilize her specialized education to improve and foster employee wellness and motivation.  Amy will be able to incorporate her experience in Public Relations and business networking to meet the needs of Hidden Creek as the company continues to grow and thrive.  In her personal time, Amy enjoys riding her horse, spending time with her daughter, and travelling.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The Ohio State University
  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University
  • Experienced in recruiting, training, conflict management, and relationship-building skills

Bryan Taynor

Account Manager
bt@2thecreek.com

Bryan joined Hidden Creek in 2014, and brings an extensive background in the green industry to the team.  Bryan has successfully managed landscape and snow operations for property managers, and clients across the country, and believes that building and nurturing relationships, is just as important as the landscapes we care for. 
Bryan has a passion for the industry that is contagious, and is active within industry organizations to continue learning and growing as a professional.

  • Associates Degree in Landscape Design/Build from Columbus State
  • Pursuing BBA Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Board of Directors Ohio Landscape Association
  • Award of distinction 2007 from the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association

Ron Malloy

Irrigation Manager
rm@2thecreek.com

Ron has 16 years’ experience in the green industry, and he has worked on and/or managed jobs from residential, to large scale commercial, and government projects of all natures. For the past nine years, his primary focus has been related to irrigation systems, working directly and indirectly with HCL for several of those. He is extremely professional and detail oriented with all of his project ventures and client relations.   He thrives on using Water Smart Technology and High Efficiency Irrigation systems, to provide the highest quality product to the customer.

  • Two years in Landscaping and Turfgrass Management at Apollo Career Center
  • Columbus State Community College Associates Degree in Landscape Design/Build and completed two years in their Auto Technology program.

Paula Russell

Office Manager
pr@2thecreek.com

Paula joined the Hidden Creek administrative staff in June of 2010. After working in various areas of the landscape industry throughout her 21 years of experience, she has put her extensive training and customer service skills to work in the administrative area of the landscaping business. Having started her career as a field employee and working in the various roles throughout the industry, her main focus has been to provide the customer with the best service experience possible. Along with extensive and ongoing training and education, Paula received an Associate’s Degree in Parks and Recreation from Muskingum Area Technical College.

Matt Dodd

Field Supervisor Manager
md@2thecreek.com

Stuart Hensley

Construction Project Manager
sh@2thecreek.com

Seth Anthony

Maintenance Operations Manager
sa@2thecreek.com

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