Welcome to Our Company

Thomas Connelly, Founder/Owner, Certified Arborist

tom@connellylawn.com

Thomas Connelly, a Berks County native and Wilson High 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 returning to Berks, 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, and a State Certified Pesticide Applicator. He continues his education through classes hosted by Penn State, Longwood Gardens, and the Morris Arboretum.

 

Brett Morris, Hardscape Manager (Certified Landscape Technician, Certified Installer)

brett@connellylawn.com

Brett Morris, our Hardscape Project Manager, is an Ohio native, and has enjoyed an over twenty year career in landscaping. Brett’s interest for the industry began at the age of seventeen during a summer job working for a landscape installation business in Defiance, Ohio. Brett went on to study Turfgrass and Horticulture Management at Owens College in Toledo, followed by an internship position with TruGreen Lawn Care, in Washington, DC.

Brett holds many industry certifications including Certified Landscape Technician, Certified Pennsylvania State Applicator, and ICPI certification in hardscape installation.  Brett specializes in 3D Design Technology, creating virtual landscapes to assist our clients in the design process. Brett is also an expert in outdoor lighting design and installation.

 

Matthew Miller, Turf Manager (Certified Pesticide Applicator)

Matthew@connellylawn.com

Matthew Miller joined our team in 2019 and has brought a wealth of turf grass management experience with him.  With over twenty years working in the turf care industry, working in both golf course and residential capacities, Matt has extensive experience in commercial seeding, hydro-seeding, as well as irrigation. Matt has perfected our weed management and turf fertility program in the past two years and our lawns have never looked better! A member of the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Association and the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council, Matthew is an expert in the maintenance, health, and playability of athletic turf. 

Matthew is a State Certified Pesticide Applicator.

 

 

 

Will Connelly- Mowing Manager

Will@connellylawn.com

Will Connelly has grown up in the seat of a landscaping truck and served as a member of the mowing crew for five seasons. Will oversees all mowing operations for both residential and commercial clients, manages the care and maintenance of the fleet of trucks, as well as trains and supervises the lawn care team. Will takes great pride in his team’s exacting work and goes to any length to ensure our customers are pleased with the service they receive.

Will is currently studying to obtain his Certified Pesticide Applicator’s License.

 

 

 

 

Francis Torcivia  (Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist)

Fran@connellylawn.com

Fran Torcivia is a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, having obtained her certification through the University of Pennsylvania at the Morris Arboretum. Frances owned and operated her own landscape business for over twenty years, and also served as head groundskeeper for Albright College for over ten years, installing floral displays and maintaining the gardens on campus.  Fran specializes in landscape design and choosing the perfect specimens for our customer’s gardens. She also serves as a member of the Personal Gardening Service. Fran loves to talk plants so feel free to reach out to her with any of your landscape ideas, needs, or questions!

 

 

 

 

Melissa Charlesworth, Garden Services Manager

Missy@connellylawn.com

Melissa Charlesworth heads up our Personal Gardening Service, leading a team of trained horticulturists in the in-depth care and maintenance of our customer’s gardens.  Missy has experience in interior plantscaping, having worked in the installation and maintenance of indoor gardens in the Greater Philadelphia area.  Missy also worked several years as a plant merchandiser in the greenhouse industry, replenishing, organizing, and caring for plants for various outlets throughout Berks County.

Missy specializes in seasonal decorating, container garden designs, and annual displays for homes and businesses. Her attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills provide our customers a truly personal gardener experience.