My journey began as a small child growing up in the family business of Ponzani Florist and Greenhouses which gave me the inspiration that lead me on my journey today.
Graduating from St. Clairsville High School and Ohio State University- ATI with a degree in landscape management I set out to pursue my own business.
I began installing landscapes in the early 90’s with 2 employees and a truck. The labor of love, persistence to keep pushing on, & desire to help others beautify their surroundings had allowed The Ponzani Landscape Company to employ about 40 people at peak season.
Aside from pouring my heart into my company and the many long hours at work, I do enjoy spending time with my family and attending all the activities my 2 teenage boys are involved in. I also enjoy snow skiing and hitting a few rounds of golf when time permits.
Thank you for your interest in our company and we look forward to creating that perfect outdoor living space for you!
I was introduced to the green industry in the 90’s when I worked at Ponzani Florist & Garden Center on route 40 in St. Clairsville and the rest remains history. I started the landscaping journey in 1999, when I married my best friend; however officially joined the payroll in 2014.
Graduating from St. Clairsville High School, Trinity School of Nursing and Ohio University with a BSN. I pursued my nursing career full time for about 19 years and now work as needed or PRN in medical terminology. I currently work fulltime performing human resource and accounts payable duties.
Aside from working, I enjoy the life of 2 teenage boys; running from band, singers, basketball, cross country and track activities. And as most mothers, I spend a large amount of time encouraging my kids to reach for the stars and being their personal Uber service; but I would not have it any other way!
Other hobbies I enjoy are shopping, snow skiing, increasing my jewelry collection, and rooting for my boys in their activities.
A graduate from the West Virginia University School of Forestry, Ken worked for 26 years as a forester employed at the federal, state and international levels. His favorite hobby included photographing pre-Columbian ruins in Central and South America and Mexico.
Ken has been with Ponzani Landscaping since 2010. With his passion for keeping the grass green and weed free, he supervises the Ponzani Lawn Care program.
Ken serves as a Spanish translator for Ponzani Landscaping to assist with our H2B program.
Llama me para todas tus necesidades de cuidado del cesped! Gracias.
Keith formally started landscaping back in 2005, when he started his own design and build landscape company in Western Maryland. A love for natural stone led to an emphasis on building patios, walls, and fire features. In 2010 his family had an opportunity to move to the Ohio Valley. Here he found the right fit designing landscapes for the Ponzani Landscaping Company.
Beside the love of landscaping, Keith enjoys spending time on woodworking and masonry projects at his 1829 farmhouse. He has 3 acres with fruit and vegetable gardens, several hives of bees, and Sugar Maple trees to tap in Winter. Three kids keep him busy with soccer, ice skating, and swimming to name a few. But, he still finds some time to get out and run. The longest being a 40 mile trail race on the trails at Barkcamp State Park.
Kris Serdy is an Account Manager at Ponzani Landscaping specializing in commercial landscape maintenance and snow removal services. Kris works with commercial as well as residential customers to solve problems and create maintenance packages to meet the customer’s specific needs, goals and budgets.
Before starting at Ponzani Landscaping Kris worked in Columbus, OH for 17 years with a national landscape and tree care company and brings that experience back to the Ohio Valley.
Kris is local to the area and returned in 2010 along with his wife of 20 years and his son.
When not thinking about landscaping Kris can likely be found not far from his BBQ smoker perfecting the next best chicken and ribs or on the water somewhere chasing the next big fish.
Kris is a Certified Arborist, ONLA and a licensed pesticide applicator in OH and WV.
Alex Thompson is an account manager and field supervisor with The Ponzani Landscaping Company.
My specialty is in turf maintenance and I began as a lawn care specialist with Ponzani’s several years ago. My foray into the turf industry began at a small golf course in Nevada and grew into a career that has spanned over 18 years.
When I am not working, you will find me along the banks of the nearest stream flyfishing with my son and daughter. Or I can be found engrossed in a good book.
Desiree Gazdik is the office manager for The Ponzani Landscaping Company.
Desiree recently moved back to St. Clairsville with her husband and daughter to be closer to their family. Her husband was born and raised in St. Clairsville, so they decided to return to his hometown. She and her family have lived in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas.
Prior to moving back to Ohio, Desiree worked in the human resource department at Midwestern State University located in Wichita Falls, Tx.
When not working, Desiree is busy keeping up with her teenage daughter who is active in volleyball and other activities. She also likes to pursue her passion in interior decorating which has come in handy since moving into her new home.
Darrell Hashman is a salesman with The Ponzani Landscaping Company.
Hello! I started my career in the lawn care and landscaping in the early 2000’s while in high school. I used my skills in the green industry to pay my way through college to become a registered nurse.
As a nurse, my patients were always my top priority. My appreciation for the outdoors led me back to pursue a career in landscaping. That caring attitude now carries over into my landscape designing and customer service as well. I strive to make the customers outdoor living space enjoyable for years to come.
When I am not working, I enjoy golfing, fishing, traveling to new places and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes play on Saturdays. O-H-I-O!
I look forward to working with you to help you design your own little piece of Heaven!
Serving the Ohio Valley in Barnesville, Belmont, Bethesda, Bellaire, Benwood, Bridgeport, Elm Grove, Martins Ferry, Moundsville, New Martinsville, St. Clairsville, Shadyside, Steubenville, Triadelphia, Warwood, Weirton, Wheeling, Wintersville, Woodsfield
Phone: 740-695-0070 | Fax: 740-695-4588
The Ponzani Landscaping, Co., 66741 Warnock Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950
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