Bates Landscaping is a first-generation, family owned and operated company based in West Chester, PA. Our goal has and always will be, to provide a long-lasting relationship with our client’s, based on trust and expertise. We believe in our employees being treated like family, so that we’ll have the best team possible to service your property.


Meet Justin – Founder


Meet Dylan – Founder


Meet Melissa – Designer


Meet Angel – Shop Manager


Meet Nerly – Landscaper


Meet Ramon – Landscaper

  • Megan
    Megan Office Manager + “The Glue”

    If you’ve ever wondered who the superstar of the Bates Landscaping team is, her name is Megan (and I’m sure you’ve talked to her on the phone). She brings over 15+ years of customer service and client satisfaction experience to the team. Megan handles all aspects of accounting, and human resources while still keeping Melissa, Justin, and the crews on track. She is the glue that keeps the team together, inside and outside the office.

    Megan is a proud mother of two girls and a loving wife. Outside of Bates Landscaping, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and visiting new places!

  • Dylan
    Dylan Partner + VP of Operations

    “I really enjoy being in the field with my guys. I like visiting them on site at properties and helping them along with training, while encouraging them to work smarter, not harder.” As a key member of the team, Dylan oversees all landscape, drainage, maintenance, and snow removal operations here at the company.

    Dylan started in the trenches, as an active and engaged laborer eager to learn more and more. Having worked previously in the automotive field fixing motors, Dylan has always been very dependable when it comes to fixing equipment if it goes down on site. His tremendous work ethic has moved him along from skilled laborer, to experienced supervisor, and as most of the team calls him ‘Jefe’ (meaning Boss in Spanish).

  • Melissa
    Melissa VP of Sales + Designer

    Melissa designs outdoor living spaces for her clients, a privilege she is honored to make a full-time career. Growing up near the city, without any green space, Melissa focuses on expanding any outdoor space through creative thinking and using ‘the right plant for the right place”. Melissa holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Design/Construction from Penn State University (WE ARE ..) and is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. 

    Her hobbies include; brunching with her mom, hiking, spending too much money at Target, cooking while drinking wine, and of course, spending time with her growing family!

  • Justin
    Justin Partner + General Manager

    As the company’s founder and general manager, Justin has been instrumental in the role of developing culture, values, goals, and a great work atmosphere. Justin believes in the American Dream and the vision of providing a long-term home for all of the employees. The company’s vision and goals are a part of Justin’s daily operation role, while still playing an active role in managing team members.

    Justin’s hobbies include; working, going to work, and thinking about work.

  • Sharon
    Sharon Marketing Assistant + Commercial Sales

    Someone has to have the bulky resume! And that would be Sharon, with over 40+ years of marketing and sales experience, she’s definitely the go-to when it comes to prospecting for new clients. Sharon manages all marketing and heads the commercial maintenance division through obtaining future clients.

    “Within Bates Landscaping, I’d say we have hunters and farmers. The farmers are our sales representatives, they maintain relationships with our clients and keep them happy. I’m the hunter though, I start by finding our ideal businesses and HOA’s, build a great relationship, and then have our farmers keep them happy!” It’s easy to see why Sharon is such a superstar member of the team, she’s great at what she does.

  • Angel
    Angel Shop Supervisor

    Sometimes things just fall into place, or in Angel’s case, walks into the Bates Landscaping office. As the company’s shop supervisor and mechanic, Angel works with all our field equipment, trucks, and vechinal upfitting in the shop. He comes to Bates Landscaping with over 35+ years of mechanical expertise and can fix just about anything.

    Not only is Angel a wiz when it comes to fixing things, but he is by far the nicest person you’ll ever meet. He always goes above and beyond for the team, and nothing makes him happier than a nice, hot black coffee.

A bit about us!

  • Learning the trade
    Justin gets his first taste of the landscape industry working with his father and learning the trade during the summers when school was out. This is where he first falls in love with landscaping and being outdoors in general. Thanks Don Bates!
  • Bates Landscaping is born
    At the age of 23, Justin Bates started Bates Landscaping, a residential lawn care and maintenance company that he ran out of his mother’s garage and backyard. All of which he did on the side, while still working 50+ hours at his full-time job. Thanks for the support, Valerie Bates! 
  • Bates Landscaping is incorporated
    Bates Landscaping becomes incorporated, while Justin takes a leap of faith in the American Dream and makes Bates Landscaping his full time gig. During this period, Justin hired his first employee, Ricky – who still works here today!
  • The team grows!
    Bates Landscaping added Melissa Blake.
  • And grows!
    Bates Landscaping acquires Conway Lawn Care and landscaping consolidating our footprint in the Malvern, Paoli and West Chester area.
  • And grows!
    Megan Sullivan joins the team! She brings with her office management experience from working with an industry leading tree company before Bates landscaping. 
  • West Chester Office
    Bates Landscaping relocates our main shop and office to the West Chester area to help service our clients and speedier service.
  • Stormwater and Drainage Team
    Spotting a shortfall in the area for qualified stormwater management contractors Bates Landscaping adds a full time Drainage only team. 
  • 2020 & Beyond
    Bates Landscaping continues its path toward steady growth and becoming the best company to work with and for in Southeastern PA.


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