Welcome to Our Company


Connelly Lawn and Garden, Inc., was founded by Berks County native Thomas Connelly in 1990. As a Wilson High School student, Tom worked the greens crew at the prestigious Berkshire Country Club in Greenfields, PA. From there, Tom began working summers for a Pittsburgh area landscape firm while studying business at the University of Pittsburgh. His passion for the outdoors grew, along with a desire to manage his own business and direct his own destiny. Starting with only twenty customers his first year, he now manages a company with over twenty employees. A Certified Arborist, planting trees is one of Tom’s favorite parts of the job.
We will be launching our 29th year in business shortly, along with a staff of talented and dedicated landscape professionals. Mark McAllister, far left, is our Turf grass manager and heads our lawn maintenance division. One of Mark’s favorite parts of the job is meeting with clients and getting to know their properties and needs. Brett Morris, Ohio native, has worked in the landscape field for many years and is our Landscape Project Manager. Brett particularly enjoys the artistry of landscape lighting, and is a skilled landscape problem solver and garden maintenance expert. Chris Savage is our designer and “creative eye”. With many years working in the hardscape and landscape design field, Chris offers a wide scope of experience and skill to our clients.
We recently celebrated our second year awarded “Best Landscape Company” by the readers of Berks County Living Magazine. We look forward to serving the Berks County Community for many more years to come.


Reading Eagle Business Spotlight

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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!

Thomas Connelly, Founder

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, Designer (specializing in 3D visualizations), Certified Installer, Certified Contractor

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.