Our firm is comprised of a highly qualified and diverse group of passionate professionals dedicated to creating and building outdoor spaces that are sensitive to the specific site, architecture, environment and lifestyle of our clients.

Robert Schucker


Robert studied at Rutgers’ Cook College and founded R&S Landscaping as a one-man mowing service in 1984. He is a Certified Landscape Professional and New Jersey Certified Irrigation Contractor, and is a member of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association and PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network.

Terence Cracovia

General Manager

Terence has over 10 years of green industry experience with landscape and property management. He provides leadership and develops long term growth plans; drive sales and draft cost estimates. He ensures the highest quality work through continuous inspection and team training.

Steve Richardson

Landscaping Professional

Steve has worked in the landscaping industry since 1980. His strength is in supervising crews to assure clients expectations are exceeded. Steve establishes a strong rapport and long term relationship with clients through frequent meetings and evaluations. He generates creative and economical solutions to existing site problems. He is capable of redesigning existing landscapes or creating simple enhancements. We consider Steve to be another asset to the R&S team.

Jeff Kimmel

Production Manager

Jeff is a valued member of the R&S team and has taken on the role of Production Manager. He has successfully earned his NJDEP Pesticide applicators license and oversees plant health care services and treatments. Jeff manages the R&S Continuous Safety Training Program including company training and enforcing all safety policies and procedures. He is an excellent leader adhering to all the values of the R&S team.

Vincent Salzone

Specialty Garden Production Manager

Vincent is a knowledgeable gardener with over 9 years of green industry and horticulture experience. He is formally educated in landscape and horticulture, with a passion for working with residential clients to create and maintain beautiful sustainable gardens.

Melinda Blehl

Property Manager & Estimator

Melinda is a seasoned landscape professional with over 14 years’ experience in the Landscape Industry. She is a passionate horticulturist and a skilled designer, and estimator.

Amy Punyon

Office Manager

Amy is an accomplished executive assistant with 30 years office management experience. She has managed business offices in both the silk screening and landscaping field.

Julienne Watson

Project Manager, Horticulturist

Julie Watson has a vast knowledge of horticulture and turf care practices. She facilitates communication between our clients and crews to ensure an excellent customer service. Julie also oversees our specialty gardening teams.

Gamze Simsek

Landscape Designer/Estimator

Gamze began her study of landscape design in her home country of Turkey where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Ege in Izmir, Turkey.

Damian Sanchez

Project Manager

Damian Sanchez attended the University Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil where he studied agriculture before coming to the United States in 2002. Damian earned his Pesticide License and became a Certified Landscape Technician in the practices of both Hardscape and Softscape; obtained his Landscape Management Certificate from Rutgers University. Damian has been employed at R&S Landscaping as a construction foreman since May 2003. His daily responsibilities include project management, hardscape installation, and leading his construction team.

Carla Kendall

Irrigation Coordinator

Carla is an experienced logistics manager and customer service representative. Her previous experience includes the hotel and hospitality industries.