Steve DeLucia, Certified Arborist and President
Steve DeLucia has been landscaping his entire life. Steve’s grandfather originally began their company in Scarsdale, NY after emigrating to the United States from Italy. The business was eventually taken over from Steve’s grandfather by his father, and subsequently by Steve himself — making D & D a three-generation, family-owned business. While Steve is now the President of D & D, he worked with his father, grandfather and two brothers for many years. His brother Mike is now a medical doctor and Dave is the currently the Director of Parks in Westchester and a licensed landscape architect. Dave and Steve still work together on many design and build projects.
Steve graduated from Delhi with degrees in conservation & forestry, and horticulture. He also stays abreast of new products and ideas by attending seminars and trade shows. He is devoted to using the best materials and equipment to get the jobs done safely and efficiently.
Due to Steve’s lifelong experience and creativity in landscaping and tree work, he should be able to provide you with a good plan and execution for a beautiful and functional outdoor space.
Chris DeLucia, Director of Operations
Chris began working with D & D Tree and Landscaping during the summer and winters throughout high school and college. After completing his bachelors in Business Economics at SUNY Oneonta he is now a full time employee mainly overseeing the daily operations at D & D. He is responsible for making sure the staff at D & D are equipped with the materials needed to complete each specific task. He is learning the ropes and is attending trade shows in order to keep up to date with the newest technology. Chris is extraordinarily talented and energetic, whether it is managing production, working with the crews, or interacting with customers. Chris lives in Valley Cottage and graduated from Nyack High School.
Devin DeLucia, Branch Manager
Alfredo Valesco, Landscape Foreman
Mark Zinck: Chief log truck operator / Head of fleet maintenance
Mark Zinck joined the D & D team in 2011 after moving here from Nova Scotia, Canada. Yes, D & D has an official Canadian lumberjack on staff. Mark starting working in the tree industry at the young age of eighteen, when he started working at Harris Turner Construction and Forest Products Ltd. where he started as logger along with growing and distributing Christmas trees and worked his way up to being the log truck driver and heavy equipment operator.
Mark was happy to bring his 10+ years of forestry experience to D & D. Along with his forestry skills, Mark is very gifted at maintaining and repairing all of the equipment at D & D. Mark lives in Pomona, NY with his wonderful wife Tracy.
Faye Fleming, Freelance Garden Designer
Faye grew up between the English countryside and Singapore, and has since lived in both London and Geneva, Switzerland before moving to Palisades NY in 2012. With a BA and MA in Modern History from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from the Sotheby’s Institute, Faye’s career until 2010 was in the contemporary art world — first with the blue-chip Timothy Taylor Gallery in London from 1999-2006, and then founding a new gallery called Arquebuse, and subsequently Faye Fleming & Partner, in Geneva from 2006-2010.
Following the near simultaneous birth of her son Arthur and her husband’s decision to relocate his career in New York, Faye decided to throw herself into her other passion – gardening and garden design. Faye feels her
difference is taking a spatial sensitivity gleaned from curating artworks in gallery spaces, and translating that to “curating” the wider landscape and its relationship to the architecture of the home.
Special interests are the history of English and International Garden Design, Cottage Gardens, Native and Sustainable Gardens, Permaculture and Kitchen Gardens….Fragrance, Birds, Bees and Butterflies!
Annette Zangrandi, Office Manager