For Over 45 Years

LaurelRock has built its reputation on creating and maintaining landscapes with expertise and professionalism.

Award-Winning. Community Focused. Personalized.

Our Roots


Dickson DeMarche, current CEO of LaurelRock, founded Dickson DeMarche Landscape Architects (DDLA) in Westport, Connecticut, to provide land planning and site design services for residential, commercial and municipal clients.


Motivated by a desire to consistently produce higher quality projects and taking advantage of the firm’s many years of experience in site construction, DDLA added a construction management division. By the late 1980’s, DDLA was well established as one of the leading landscape architecture firms in Fairfield County.


With a mission to become the premier provider of residential landscape design and construction services, Dickson and his son, Burt DeMarche, current President, founded LaurelRock. Carried forward by DDLA’s strong reputation, Burt and Dickson increased the firm’s offerings and grew LaurelRock to where it is today—an award-winning, full service residential landscape Design/Build and Property Management firm. On the eve of its 35th year in business, in 2009 LaurelRock emerged as a leader in Fairfield County’s growing sustainable Design/Build movement. Deeply committed to preserving the environment and protecting the area’s natural resources, the firm launched a series of educational seminars designed to help residential architects bridge the gap between homeowners and sustainable Design/Build best practices, inside and outside the home.


With offices in Wilton, Connecticut, LaurelRock serves a core market area of Fairfield, Litchfield, and Westchester Counties. The company’s award-winning Design/Build Division has received over twenty state and national recognitions for its high quality residential design and construction services. The firm’s Property Management Division has received numerous national awards for excellence in residential maintenance and employee and fleet safety.

Today, with over 50 dedicated professionals on staff, LaurelRock demonstrates a commitment to excellence and leadership within the industry. With more than 1,000 designs to its credit and hundreds of satisfied maintenance clients, LaurelRock has earned its reputation as one of the area’s premier landscape companies.

The LaurelRock Company


Burt DeMarche

Burton DeMarche, CLP, LEED AP


With a strong background in horticulture and business management, a dedication to superior client service, and a devotion to detail, Burt has been instrumental in leading LaurelRock to its prominent position in the field of Landscape Design/Build and Property Maintenance over the past 25 years.

Peter Kehoe

Peter Kehoe

Vice President Operations

An expert in turf and plant health care, as well as a skilled production manager, Peter is highly regarded among clients for his proactive approach to managing landscape crews and delivering excellent customer service.

Jim Podrazky


As a seasoned CPA, Jim brings financial expertise, strategic thinking, and an analytical approach to LaurelRock.

Mark Coleman

Director of Sales and Marketing

Mark has 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the corporate world, working previously for companies like IBM, Convera Technologies, and List Services Corporation. Prior to joining LaurelRock, Mark was the Business Development Manager - Alliance Partners for Sprinklr in New York City.

The Team



Mark Sorosiak

Senior Designer/Landscape Architect

Mark has 30+ years of landscape architecture and project management experience and is knowledgeable in all facets of design, construction, and customer support in both the residential and commercial sectors.

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Design/Build Sales & Project Manager

Michael Palmer brings over 20 years of deeply-rooted residential and commercial landscape construction and maintenance experience to his role as LaurelRock’s Design/Build Sales & Project Manager.

Timothy Wells

Construction Operations Manager

Timothy is a professional horticulturist with a diverse background in plant health care and fine gardening.

Jerry Dachenhausen

Construction Field Manager

Jerry Dachenhausen comes to LaurelRock with 14 years of experience as a professional in construction and specializes in heavy equipment operations.

LaurelRock Design/Build Project Manager, Georgiana Stavrolakes

Georgiana Stavrolakes

Design/Build Project Manager

Georgiana Stavrolakes brings over 15 years of residential, commercial and institutional project management construction experience to her role as one of LaurelRock’s Design/Build Project Managers.

Landscape Management

Kevin Havey

Kevin Havey

Garden & Property Manager - Business Developer

A proud, lifelong Bethel resident, Kevin Havey has over 20 years of landscape experience in Connecticut.

Chris Powers

Chris Powers

Garden & Property Manager

Garden & Property Manager Chris Powers is an accomplished account manager offering 15 years of landscaping experience that spans the east and west coast.

Peter House

Peter House

Specialty Sales Manager

An accredited nursery professional and plant expert, Peter infuses over three decades of green industry experience into his role as LaurelRock’s Specialty Sales Manager.

Wilton Franco

Wilton Franco

Weekly Maintenance Field Supervisor

Since 2010, Wilton has held a leadership position with LaurelRock’s Weekly Maintenance Team, providing clients with a variety of essential landscape services, from mowing, edging and seasonal clean-up to planting, pruning, seeding and drainage.

Maria Koterska

Maria Koterska

Fine Gardening Field Supervisor

Maria comes to LaurelRock bringing a passion for marketing, event planning, floral design, and plant education. With experience in creating and maintaining long-standing client relationships, her management, communication, and organizational skills are a fit to join our team as a Fine Gardening Field Supervisor.

Erik Bailey

Garden & Property Manager

Erik comes to LaurelRock with over a decade of experience in management, showcasing a dedication to delivering superior customer service and upholding the highest standards.

LaurelRock Landscape Architect, Emily Weckman

Emily Weckman

Landscape Architect

Emily brings over 15 years of landscape architecture and design knowledge. Over this time she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects that include residential design, parks, schools and multi-family housing.


Kim Kawachi

Kim Kawachi

Contract Administrator & Product Coordinator

Kim's background and experience is very well rounded in this industry with a focus on admin.


Monica Cable

Contract Administrator/Jr. Accountant

Monica brings a strong background in tax and financial accounting to the company, further enhanced by her proficiency with numerous software solutions.

Marisol Rodriguez

Marisol Rodriguez

HR Administrator

Marisol brings 26 years of Human Resource experience to LaurelRock. Her HR knowledge is expansive with a focus on benefits, compensation, work/life programs, and staffing.

The cutting garden looks magnificent! I have been cutting 25-40 tulips a day for the house and to give to friends and you can't even tell! I know that your team was here over several days in a week, putting down sweet peat, pruning, clipping and tidying up. Our property has never looked better, and we are so grateful to you and your team for all of your hard work and attention to detail! Thank you!

ResidentGreenwich, CT

The yard looks great with the edging and new mulch.

ResidentWestport, CT

We are so happy with LaurelRock. You really are the best. We have referred you to many friends, and they have all appreciated your work.

ResidentWestport, CT

Thank you for all your creativity, hard work, and responsiveness on our landscaping project … We have enjoyed our relationship with each of you and with your company.

ResidentRidgefield, CT

We so appreciate your hard work, cheerful presence and the beautiful work you do.

ResidentFairfield, CT

It is a pleasure to do business with someone who is so pleasant and knowledgeable.

ResidentNewtown, CT

Your crew is great! They are polite, respectful and do top notch work. We appreciate their fine work and dedication to the maintenance of this property.

ResidentGreenfield Hill, CT

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