John K. (Jay) Frye, Jr., President, and Co-Owner
B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design, The University of Tennessee (1994)
Jay came to Blake Landscapes from the golf course management and agronomy industry in 1994. He started as a field manager and became an owner in 1998. Jay has more than 20 years of experience in landscape construction, maintenance, irrigation, sales and client service. A Loudoun County native, Jay lives with his wife and four children in Leesburg, Va.
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Bradley M. Yurish, Vice President, Operations and Co-Owner
M.S., B.S., Biological Sciences (emphasis in plant ecology), Marshall University (1993)
Brad joined the company in 1999 after four years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service Research Center. Brad is a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He manages all landscape maintenance and construction activities for Blake, and assures compliance with the highest standards of landscape care for our clients. Brad and his wife and two children live in Round Hill, Va.
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Tom Tyler, Residential Services Manager
B.S., Recreation Management, Shepherd University (1993)
Tom assumed management of Blake Landscapes residential services in 2005. He started his career as a superintendent with the County of Loudoun, where his responsibilities included the landscape and equipment maintenance and operation of all park facilities and athletic fields in the county. Tom’s friendly personality and knowledge of transition zone landscapes help him provide our homeowner clients with the highest possible level of service.
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Cesar Villatoro, Quality Assurance & Field Supervisor
Certified Landscape Technician (CLT)
Cesar started at Blake Landscapes in 2002 as a crew foreman and is experienced in all aspects of our services. This experience helps Cesar in his role of supporting our account managers and projects teams. Cesar oversees landscape projects, inspects our clients’ properties, and ensures that any issues are taken care of quickly and efficiently. He takes great pride in his work and is committed to providing the highest levels of service, quality and expertise to our clients.
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Matt Coughlin, Project Manager
B.A., Political Science, Virginia Tech (1994)
Matt worked with Blake Landscapes from 2001-2005 before leaving to work as an independent horticultural consultant. He returned to the company in 2011 to assist with the establishment of our Dulles office and since then has once again become a key part of the Blake Landscapes team. A former journalist, Matt takes pride in maintaining the highest level of communication with his customers.
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Skye Hissey, Operations Manager
Certified Landscape Professional (CLP)
Skye manages Blake Landscapes’ landscape division operations. He joined our staff in 2011 after spending more then 15 years in the landscape industry. Skye manages the day to day operations of the landscape division. His experience taking care of high visibility locations makes him a great resource for the rest of the company. Skye’s main responsibilities include scheduling, safety and project management.
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Andrew joined the company in 2012 as an intern. After completing his degree in Business Administration at Shenandoah University, he joined the staff full time as a Project Manager. Now as the controller his main responsibilities include accounting, business and contract management. A Maryland native, now lives in Lovettsville with his wife and 2 children.
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David Sine, Landscape Division Manager
B.S. Marketing, M.S. Business in Administration, Saint Bonaventure University (2011)
David started at Blake Landscapes in January 2017. Prior to joining the staff, he worked in Washington D.C. for a large commercial landscaping company. David specializes in landscape estimating and design for commercial and residential customers. His responsibilities include estimating, purchasing and management for all landscape projects. Originally from Upstate New York, David now resides in Purcellville.
Paul Tilley, Fleet Manager
ASE Certified Mechanic, OTC Diagnostic Certified
Paul Tilley began his career at Blake Landscapes on a part-time basis servicing our equipment and trucks in 1994. He became our full time mechanic in 1998. Prior to joining Blake Landscapes, Paul worked in the automotive parts and supply industry. His responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing functions and activities related to the procurement, servicing, operation, maintenance and repair of all Blake-owned power equipment.