Professional Residential & Commercial Grounds Care

Our Staff

Mark Aitken-Cade, President:

Mark founded Premium Lawn and Landscape in 1995 after identifying the need in the Northern Virginia area for a high quality; customer focused full service landscape Management Company that could effectively serve both commercial and residential markets. He attended Virginia Polytechnic University, earning his Bachelors degree in Economics with a minor in Horticulture and with concentrations in Labor and Business. He also has Virginia accreditation’s in Landscape Design and Construction, Irrigation and Drainage, and Brick and Masonry Construction. Mark has been developing a team that provides the best full-service landscape management to commercial and residential properties in the Washington Metropolitan and surrounding areas. With his high level of expertise in design/build landscaping, Mark has grown Premium L&L into a leader in high-end landscape installation. He is directly involved in leading the daily operations at Premium, and this hands-on approach has helped bring Premium to the top of the competitive landscape services marketplace.

Charles R. “Ritchie”, Residential Manager:

Arborist # MA-5080A

Ritchie attended Oregon State University in the school of Forest Engineering, while also serving as a Statistical Analyst for a timber development company.  He joined Premium ten years ago and immediately assumed the responsibilities of managing the residential landscape maintenance division.  Ritchie is an I.S.A. (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist, and is responsible for the establishment and management of Premium’s full service tree care division.  He is an experienced estimator and project manager, and holds certifications for Commercial Pesticide Application and Management.  Ritchie maintains supervision of the in-house mechanical services team, and heads up the winter storm service management for some of Premium’s largest contracts.

Jeffrey M., Commercial Manager:

Jeff attended George Mason University in their Business Management program.  Having worked for some of the premier landscape companies in the area as well as being one of the top Client Service representatives for one of the largest landscape companies in the United States, Jeff brings a wide range and many years of experience to every client that he serves.  A service oriented manager, Jeff applies his vast knowledge to enhance and improve landscapes and relationships.  He is also involved with various training and safety programs, working directly with our field staff to better their work environment for the benefit of clients and coworkers alike. Jeff has also worked with various aspects of landscape design, construction and production maintenance.   He is an individual with a world of knowledge and experience, and he applies it everyday to the clients and properties that he serves.

Steven B., Account Manager:

ISA Certified Arborist # MA- 5027A, Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Steve has been in the commercial green industry for over 13 years with companies such as STM and Pine Ridge. He earned a degree in Psychology from George Mason University. Having lived and worked in Northern Virginia for over 25 years he brings a level of knowledge of the area that is unprecedented. His knowledge of the industry includes strong customer relations, outstanding communication skills and account management. His other talents include being a Certified Arborist in VA, MD and DC. He is also a certified pesticide applicator.

Eric C., Account Manager:

Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Eric has over 10 years of landscape management experience.  His expertise in turf management make him an asset to Premium Lawn and Landscape.  His many talents and experience in operations and project management  make it easy for him to build long term relationships with his clients.   Eric has great leadership skills to ensure that your property is always looking good. 

Chuck Ouellette, Residential Account Manager:

Chuck was the owner of “Yards are Us” until they merged with Premium Lawn & Landscape last year.  He brought his many years of experience to Premium along with his expertise about tree services. Chuck enjoys building client relationships and making sure that his customers are satisfied.  Chuck has experience in all areas of landscape maintenance. 

Matthew B., Residential Account Manager:

Matt attended the University of West Virginia and has over 15 years of Landscape management experience.  He is Bi-lingual and is also a registered technician.  Matt has experience in all areas of landscape maintenance which gives him exceptional skills for landscape installation projects.  His experience allows him to know what will work best for your property.

Mick B., Design Build Manager:

Mick graduated from James Madison University with a degree in design and draftsmanship.  Mick spent the last 20 years as an owner of a successful design build company. His talents include Master Carpenter, impeccable organizational and precise designs with on time delivery.

Peter R., Landscape Designer

Peter graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a degree in Landscape Design/Horticulture Technology.  He has years of experience in designing landscapes, patios, water features and lighting systems.  He’s lived in Northern Virginia his whole life and has a great understanding of what plants will thrive in this area.  His expertise and professionalism are a great addition to the Premium Lawn and Landscape Team.

Cesar M., Commercial Production Manager:

Cesar is an 18-year veteran of the Northern Virginia Commercial landscaping field and has been with Premium for 1 year. Being Bi-lingual gives him the ability to communicate easily with the client as well as his crews. His wealth of knowledge from working with Blade Runners as an Operations Manager gives us another qualified set of eyes to help manage the CIT Crew.

Juan B., Commercial Production Manager:

Being Bi-lingual gives him the ability to communicate easily with the client as well as his crews. His experience in managing high profile large properties for Pine Ridge Westfields and Avion Business Parks in Western Fairfax County.