WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A pair of United States Navy veterans have teamed with an experienced horticulturalist to launch Vetcorps Landscaping, a professional landscaping company dedicated to employing American military veterans and providing high quality design, installation and maintenance services for residential and commercial clients in the Washington, D.C., region.
Vetcorps was founded by longtime friends Matt Proietta and Chris McDonald — who have served a combined 18 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy — along with John Yori, a horticulture expert with nearly 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and professional landscaper. The three formed the company with the goal of providing stable jobs to veterans who are struggling to find work.
"I joined the Navy when I was 17, and when I got out and finished college I couldn't find a job. I ended up as a day laborer with two college degrees," Proietta said. "With Vetcorps, we want to help veterans who face a similar situation. And we think customers appreciate a company whose workers value hard work, service and integrity."
Vetcorps' services include landscape design and installation, fountains and waterscapes, irrigation systems, lawn and garden maintenance, outdoor lighting, special events landscaping, stonework, rooftops, decks, and container gardens. The company has pledged to donate a portion of its profits to organizations that assist veterans and their families.
So far, Vetcorps has secured several clients, including the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Sallie Sullivan, NATCA office manager, said she was so pleased with Vetcorps' work replacing several outdoor planters that she subsequently contracted Vetcorps for a cleanup project.
"They took dilapidated planters and transformed them into works of art," Sullivan said. "They spent long hours and weekends on the job, and we were so pleased with their work ethic and the results that we hired Vetcorps to turn our overgrown courtyard into a beautiful garden."
About Vetcorps Landscaping
Established by American veterans and experienced horticulturalists and landscape designers, Vetcorps Landscaping is a full service, professional landscaping company providing high quality design, installation and maintenance for residential and commercial clients in the Washington, D.C., region. Vetcorps is committed to employing America's heroes and contributing a portion of its profits to organizations that assist veterans and their families. To learn more about Vetcorps and its services, visit vetcorpslandscaping.com.
SOURCE Vetcorps Landscaping