The name Burkholder has been a household name to the residents of the Delaware and Chester County areas since 1945. During the World War II era, John Burkholder left his job at Bell Telephone and started the well know tree company Ace Tree Surgery. From there his family’s love for landscaping grew. In 1965, John’s son Bill created his own company, Acme Tree Service, becoming the second generation to serve the Tri-county area. As Bill’s tree service grew, his sons Barry, Eric and Mark all began learning the ropes of landscaping through the experience they obtained while working summers for their father. Growing up in this line of work inspired both Mark and Barry to pursue their Bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Contracting from Penn State University. From there their vision was born.
After college, Barry came home to continue working for his father’s company. But with his new education and a world of knowledge open to him, he knew that there so much more that could be done in the field of landscaping beside the care and maintenance of trees. He decided it was time to develop his own company; a company more focused on the designing and building of fine landscapes and the beautification of homes and businesses around the community. So in 1992, Barry purchased two trucks, a backhoe, and hired two labors to start a landscaping business of his own. Teamed up with his brother Mark, Burkholder Brothers Landscaping was formed. Working around the clock and from his home, Barry built the company from the ground up. The business was doing so well, that his brother Mark opened the doors in 1996 to their sister company Sir Sprinkler for all their lighting and irrigation needs. Soon the two brothers company grew to such a substantial size that they built a brand new office building to accommodate everything. A place that they still call home today.
They have proudly been designing, building and maintaining the fine landscapes of the Delaware Valley for over 20 years. Burkholder has become not only a reliable source for all the areas landscape needs, but it has also become a name the community can trust. Through great partnerships, the most up to date training and state-of-the-art technology, their team of experts has allowed Burkholder to exceed the expectations of their customers year after year.
They built their company on the beliefs that a successful landscape is a product of a well thought out planning process and the application of design principles. Their professional design process allows the client to clearly visualize their new landscape before the construction phase begins. Once the design stage of the project is completed, Burkholder’s team of certified experts begins their part of the project. They consist of talented carpenters, masons, electricians, horticulturists and contractors who will use the highest quality of standards and industry approved techniques to ensure the project is installed properly. Having this kind of prestigious group allows Burkholder Brothers to stand above the rest because they can offer their clients endless possibilities when creating the outdoor living space of their dreams. From pergolas and pools to patios and outdoor kitchens, anything is possible for them to design and build. But once the project is finished, the crew does not stop there.
During the last days of completion on a project Barry will introduce a professionally training Account Manager to the homeowners to discuss all their options to develop a custom maintenance plan to preserve the quality they expect and ensure their beautiful landscape will prosper for years to come. See the team at Burkholder Brothers designed and developed a series of comprehensive program packages to allow them to be a client’s single source for all their lawn and landscape needs. Mark and Barry are very passionate about building and maintaining the finest landscapes in the area. They take a great deal of pride in the relationships they have built throughout the community. And most of all, they are committed to maintaining the honored name that the people of Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia Regions have trusted for over 60 years.
Meet The Faces of Burkholder
Barry Burkholder - Co-Owner
Mark Burkholder - Co-Owner
Deb Wright - Landscape Designer & Sales Representative
Doug Harris - Outside Sales Representative
Craig Wysocki - Maintenance Account Manager
Mike Guerin - Maintenance Account Manager
Aaron Hall - Maintenance Account Manager
Mitch Lewis - Certified Lawn Care Specialist
Bryan Lawler - Account Manager
Tim Endrick - Landscape Construction Manager
Juan Paniagua - Landscape Construction Supervisor
Jorge Vasquez - Irrigation Service Technician
Steve DePaul - Irrigation Service Technician
Vince Bernard - Irrigation Foreman & Mechanic
Jen Lawler - Office Manager
Our team is passionate about building and maintaining the finest landscapes. Burkholder’s management services provide a comprehensive plan full of independent programs, that when used together allows us to bring the highest level of service available to our clientele. We believe in the successful management of each account starts with open communication between our Account Managers and their clients. Regular and routine CARE reviews that are conducted quarterly, and in some cases monthly, ensure you that your investment will thrive and your expectations will be met.
We don’t just specialize in landscaping and hardscaping. We have a highly skilled team of certified experts with the experience and knowledge to accommodate all your hopes and dreams for the perfect outdoor living space. Our group of talented carpenters, masons, electricians, horticulturists and contractors use the highest quality standards and industry approved techniques to ensure the projects are completed properly. Our talented team can enhance your existing patio and landscape by adding beautiful structures, like pergolas or pavilions, or simply adding landscape lighting to create a serine ambiance illuminating your existing space. Big or small, we believe you can always add, improve and enhance your existing area to create the brand new outdoor living space of your dreams.
Helping Mother Nature
Our Sir Sprinkler division can accommodate any landscape with a professionally designed sprinkler and lighting systems. Our certified technicians will install automatic sprinklers that will protect your landscape and assist in the maintenance and health of your plant material. Also, our outdoor lighting systems can make your property come alive at night. Our lighting systems and technology will beautify your landscape at night while providing extra safety and security for your home.