Meet The Staff
As a team, we open the door for each customer to enjoy their home from the outside.
Our entire ECI staff of landscape contractors agrees that there is nothing more
satisfying than working with people in an environmentally responsible manner to
enhance their leisure experience while staying within the comfort of their own private
space. We are passionate about green landscaping -- providing quality construction
and eco-friendly Northwest gardens. Our goal is to help design and develop fresh
and unique landscapes that reflect each client's sense of individuality. We are
landscape contractors, serving the Seattle area and committed to fine quality and
Tom Barrett, President, graduated from Ohio State University in
1979 with a BS degree in Landscape Horticulture. Tom's unique abilities at site
assessment & development, green landscaping, and personal skills have kept him busy
as a landscape contractor, creating gardens in Northwest Washington for almost three
Lori Beehner, Logistic Manager, is a 1994 graduate of St. Cloud
State University of Minnesota. After honing her management skills for seven years
with a large retail store, Lori recognized her urge toward creativity by changing
her career path. She started to install gardens with ECI in 2004. After taking additional
design classes from South Seattle Community College, Lori has become a green landscaping
force to be reckoned with. Her sense of creativity, quality control, and organizational
skills has cemented her role as an integral part of our landscape design and customer
Jon Daughtry, Landscape Foreman, has been with Environmental Construction,
Inc. since August 2007. He is amazing. There is no job too big or too small for
Jon to tackle and he always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He
is a person who is also able to spread that positive energy to his co-workers as
he leads them through each days challenges.
Why I work for Environmental Construction, Inc: Good company to
work for with a great team and great benefits.
Travis Bergner, Landscape Technician, has been with Environmental
Construction, Inc. since April of 2010. Travis is generally cool, calm, and collected
as he faces and works through the challenging jobs that we ask him to tackle. His
capacity to understand and master complex carpentry challenges makes him ideally
suited for our outdoor kitchens, decks, pergolas, and other carpentry projects.
Travis has also become a skilled mason.
Travis' list of things most folks do not know about him includes a love of puff
pastries, his Spectize Bass Guitar, and his penchant for living on the edge.
Why I work for Environmental Construction, Inc: To satisfy my lifelong
obsession for playing in the dirt.
Carlos Castro, Landscape Technician, certainly put his skill set
to good use on both our garden stewardship and construction crews. We were fortunate
to discover Carlos Castro who joined Environmental Construction in April of 2012.
Carlos immigrated to the US from El Salvador in 1993 where he lived in New York
City for 5 years and picked up English as a second language. Carlos thanks his father
who always stressed the importance of learning how things work and how to keep them
working for his aptitude in small engine and equipment repair. Carlos has a very
interesting perspective on life in general, and landscape design, construction,
and maintenance in particular. We hope you get the opportunity to meet him some
Adam Tharp, Garden Care Specialist, joined Environmental Construction,
Inc. in the fall of 2012. Adam signed up with a particular interest in helping us
grow the garden stewardship and maintenance branch of our business. Adam grew up
and still resides on Vashon Island where he and his wife ran a maintenance company
for seven years. It was shortly after they were blessed with a baby daughter that
their desire to simplify life won out over their desire to be self-employed. That
decision has benefited our company greatly as Adam's sense of the landscape maintenance
business combined with his extensive experience in lighting and irrigation work
as well as his successful completion of several Plant Amnesty pruning courses has
benefited many of our more discerning garden stewardship clientele.
Pamela Shepodd, Office Manager, has been living in the great northwest
for decades. She has been on the Environmental Construction team since 2012. Her
extensive background in small business management has been a true benefit to our
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