Rock Shelter was founded with one idea in mind: pair quality craftsmanship with practical experience and a creative spirit to elevate the simple to the sublime. We are a NY landscape design, construction and installation company working with residential and commercial properties in Westchester County, NY and upstate CT. Peter Julian, owner and operator of Rock Shelter, has dedicated himself to surrounding his clients within a world of inspiration and functional beauty.
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As a team, we create inspiring, and invigorating outdoor experiences for each of our clients. Read more about the dynamic Rock Shelter Team.
What started as a summer job between school and athletics has quickly developed into a full time career. Peter worked for a local well-known landscape architect, and after 15 years of service and the equivalent of a formal education in the field, Peter set off on his own to provide his costumers with a wider range of products and services than was currently offered by local firms. His knowledge in the field, specifically with hardscaping, and his natural ability to manage people is reflected in the quality of every finished product he puts his name on. Founded in 2004, Rock Shelter Landscape Design & Construction has come a long way in a short and economically challenging time to become one of the area’s premier firms.
Jaime has been working in the landscape industry for most of his adult life. He started his career at 23, when he moved from Ecuador and began working at LDAW, where he learned the landscape trade- specifically the construction division. Working with LDAW for 18 years, Jaime climbed the ranks, eventually becoming a supervisor, and managed the operations of several construction crews.
He went on to work with other landscape construction firms in the Westchester, New York region, building and teaching the employees along the way. Jaime came to Rock Shelter in 2011. His hands-on approach and guidance to construction provide a positive work environment for the crews he works with. Jaime enjoys the regular day-to-day work, but when a unique project comes along, he relishes the challenge to think outside the box, knowing the experience will make him more well-rounded.
Rigo comes to Rock Shelter with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the landscape industry. Originally from Salvador, Rigo began his career in 1997 in Massachusetts, working at a nursery while attending UMASS Northeast Horticultural Extension. He then went on to work at a greenhouse in South Salem NY, where he worked his way up from salesperson, to Production Supervisor. Rigo continued his education as well, taking classes at NYBG, with focus in the following: Landscape Design, Pruning Practices, Plant Propagation, Systematic Botany, Plant Diversity and Structure (Greenhouse Techniques), and preparation study for his pesticide applicator license.
In 2007, Rigo started his own landscape business in Connecticut, where he began working with residential clients to enhance the value of their properties with installations and renovations. He continued working the residential landscape field, upon joining a landscape maintenance firm in 2010, with focus on high-end residential property management. Rigo became Field Supervisor for installations, while overseeing multiple crews, and still finding time to organize equipment maintenance and management.
Now in 2016 as Rock Shelter’s Commercial Maintenance Manager, Rigo’s skills and expertise are a vital asset in the day-to-day operations. Whether he is mentoring the crews, or working with clients, Rigo is always willing to help and educate those around him.
Giorgio has been with Rock Shelter for 6 years. He is originally from Casamari, Italy, and began working with iron and metal at the tender age of 14, and has been working with it ever since. He creates many different items, ranging from custom furniture, to railings and outdoor structures. Be it a client design or his own, Giorgio enjoys working with people making their ideas come to life.
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