MEET OUR LANDSCAPING STAFF & TEAM
Dedicated to Top-Quality Landscape Solutions Servicing Westchester County
With a total commitment to customer service and getting the job done right the first time, our staff at Bellantoni Landscape is here to provide you with helpful assistance throughout the process of improving the look of your outdoor space. We have numerous certifications in landscape design and maintenance, and always try to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest ways to ensure your lawn, garden, or other outdoor area looks great.
Meet Our Staff Members!
Michael Bellantoni, Sr
Michael Bellantoni, is Founder, President and CEO of Michael Bellantoni, Inc. (Est. 1963) specializing in Landscape Management, Site Development, Irrigation, Masonry and Drainage. In 1994 he received the “Man of the Year” award from the New York State Turf and Landscape Association (NYSTLA). As former President and now current Executive Director of the NYSTLA, Mr. Bellantoni helps to strengthen the association with educating its membership, community involvement and education and creating a voice and power with local and state legislators.
Michael Bellantoni initiated and cultivated a national relationship with other contractors through the Association of Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA currently PLANET) furthering NYSTLA voice, education abilities and lobbying powers. He was the Education Chairperson for the International Landscape Certification Council, served on the Knollwood Country Club Board of Governors Golf and Greens Committee as their advisor and currently sits on the National Insurance/Safety Committee for the Landscape Industry.
Mr. Bellantoni was instrumental in introducing to New York State the current Landscape Certified Technician Program, which is currently used in 27 states across the nation as well as 3 Provinces in Canada. He is proactive in establishing rules, guidelines and procedures pertaining to Industry Standards.
From 1965 through the present, Mr. Bellantoni has been Commanding Officer of the White Plains Auxiliary Police division. He has served on the City of White Plains Planning Board and held positions as president on two neighborhood associations. He holds a position on his Parish Council, overseeing the building and grounds operations, along with his commitment to serving as lecturer and Eucharistic minister. In addition, he has past affiliations with fraternal groups in a leadership capacity.
Michael Bellantoni, Jr
Michael Bellantoni, President of Michael Bellantoni, Inc. (Est. 1963) specializing in Landscape Management, Site Development, Irrigation, Masonry and Drainage. In 2008 he received the “Man of the Year” award from the New York State Turf and Landscape Association (NYSTLA). As former Treasure of the NYSTLA and active member of the Green Industry, Mr. Bellantoni helps to strengthen the association with educating its membership, community involvement and education and creating a voice and power with local and state legislators.
Michael was the first in New York State to achieve the Landscape Certified Technician certification, which is currently used in 33 states across the nation as well as 3 Provinces in Canada. He is proactive in establishing rules, guidelines and procedures pertaining to Industry Standards.
He holds a position on the Design Review Board (DRB) for the city of White Plains. Also active with the White Plains Little League as a coach for two developmental teams. Additionally is an active den leader & board member with the Boy Scouts of America Pack 5 White Plains overseeing all scouting activities. Along with his commitment to serving today’s youth, He also serves on the George Washington Elementary School Committee for Special Needs.
Landscape Mgmt. Dir.
Director, Landscape Solutions
Daniel brings a wealth of education and experience to the landscape industry spanning over 3 continents. He joined the Bellantoni team in 2008 as a project manager and has since positioned himself to effectively direct and manage the landscape solutions division. Daniel is highly regarded among his peers for his enthusiasm and dedication to the task at hand. A proven leader, Daniel has overseen many large scale projects with awarding success. Prior to embarking on a career in the green industry, Daniel completed a Bachelor’s of Applied Science, Horticulture at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His love for travel and different cultures has seen him in many parts of the world, but with a wife and 2 beautiful young daughters, New York is where he now calls home.
From a young age Michael grew up watching his father in the construction field clearing sites and building homes for people. After his father finished a job he would go with him to greet the new homeowners. He took great pleasure in watching people’s reactions to seeing the finished product. Later, after serving 4 years in the Air Force, Michael spent most of his professional career in real estate finance were he personally assisted hundreds of people obtain homeownership. He worked closely with all of his customers to navigate to complex maze of financial products that were available to determine the best suited for their needs. Now as an Account Manager at Bellantoni Landscape, Michael’s passion is working closely with homeowners and property managers to make their property beautiful. His focus has always been providing the best products with the best customer service.
Enhancements Account Mgr.
Business Systems Manager
Tome Nrecaj is the Business Systems Manager and Joined Michael Bellantoni, Inc. in 2006. After he joined the company, Tome graduated from Lehman College with an Accounting degree and is responsible for day to day operation. Tome enjoys working in the landscaping industry due to the fact that before he moved to the United States he worked and operated the family farm. When Tome is not at work, he enjoys working in the vegetable and flower gardens with his two little daughters as well as playing soccer, tennis, skiing and spending time with his newborn son.
Donna has been part of the Michael Bellantoni team since 2002. As Executive Assistant, she is often the ‘face and voice’ of Michael Bellantoni, Inc.
Donna enjoys interacting with our customers on a daily basis. Prior to joining Michael Bellantoni, Donna was a small business owner for 15 year. She is married and has two grown sons and three grandsons.
Phyllis joined Michael Bellantoni, Inc. in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining our team, she spent 10 years at a large hotel chain winning the Spirit of Pride award two times. With a degree in elementary education, attention to detail and extensive experience in customer service, her skill set provides our clients with the level of communication and service they expect and deserve. In her private time she enjoys gardening, movies and travel.
Liza Zappala has been with the company since 2001. Her primary responsibility is processing the accounts payable. Liza is the go-to person for purchasing, basic tech support, and many other miscellaneous tasks needed within the company. She enjoys learning new things, working with numbers and finding solutions to improve office operations. What she likes best about working for a landscaping company is the chance to learn more about plants, flowers, and landscape design. In addition to working at Bellantoni Landscape, she volunteers her time at church and at her children’s schools. Liza also loves to cook, play guitar, and spend time with her husband and two children.
The Bellantoni Landscape Team Is:
- Ahead of the game, being the first in certifications and adaptions of new technology and science
- Always thinking outside the box to create a beautiful custom design
- Dedicated to training and continuing education of team members
- Dedicated to providing personalized service and standing behind our solutions
- Always ready to utilize eco-friendly methods that help protect the environment
Our ISA Certified Arborists and Landscape Designers can fully assess your property’s condition and create a solution that best fits your needs. Call our White Plains landscaping team at 914-948-6468 and find out more about how we set ourselves apart every day as the top landscaping service!