Connelly Lawn & Garden is a locally owned firm founded by Thomas Connelly, a Berks County native and Wilson High School graduate. Tom acquired his first experience in the green industry as a member of the golf course crew at the Berkshire Country Club in Bern Township. […]
Thank you again for taking on the project on such short notice. I am thrilled with the results. I just wanted to let you know people have noticed the new landscaping and the reviews are very positive.
Meet the team!
Tom, a Berks County native and Wilson High School graduate, acquired his first experience in the green industry as a member of the golf course grounds crew at the Berkshire Country Club. Then for the next four years he worked his way through the University of Pittsburgh by working part time and summers with a Pittsburgh area lawn and landscaping firm. Upon graduation, Tom purchased a truck, two lawn mowers and began building his dream.
Tom is a Certified Arborist and member of the International Society of Arborists, Tom is also a State Certified Pesticide Applicator. He continues his education through classes hosted by Penn State, Longwood Gardens, and the Morris Arboretum.
When Tom isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family; wife Linda, three children; Olivia, Sarah and Will and two Labrador retrievers Annie and Molly. His interests include hunting and the shooting sports, kayaking on our local lakes and rivers, and exploring the local history and culture of Berks County and the surrounding region.
Chris Savage brings a wealth of experience to Connelly Lawn & Garden, with almost 25 years in the landscape industry as both a designer and installer. Chris brings a vast array of specialized creative skills and certifications, as well a degree in Commercial Art and Graphic Design from Millersville University. A Holy Name graduate, Chris has been a well respected fixture in the Berks County landscaping arena. He is known for his “Outside the box” designs, attention to detail, and his 3D design visualizations and renderings, which enable the client to virtually walk through the finished project in astonishing detail, before a single shovel hits the ground. Chris also has an impressive horticultural background from the Longwood Gardens horticultural program. He is an ICPI Certified Installer, NCMA Certified Installer, Techniseal Certified Installer, Techo Pro Contractor, and Cambridge Certified Contractor. In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing golf, traveling, aerial photography/videography, and spending time with his family.