-Fully Licensed and Insured: CA Contractors License #545003
-Bay-Friendly Qualified for Design and Maintenance
CALVIN C. CRAIG: The company owner was educated at Cal Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo CA in Horticulture. He has since taken continuing education through Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill CA and University of California Extension to keep up on the latest in plants, irrigation, lighting, water features, and sustainable landscaping.
His experience includes working for noted contractors on design and installation of high end residential estate gardens in the Bay Area. He also worked for a landscape contractor specializing in underground construction and drainage, water systems, and retaining walls. He has always been passionate about nature and wanted to be a ranger from when he was a young boy.
Calvin is an officer and member of CLCA Californian Landscape Contractors Association, California Horticultural Society and California Native Plant Society. In addition he holds a Sustainable Landscape Certification from Sonoma State University and Bay-Friendly Design certification. As a youth he was involved in Boy Scouts, 4-H and volunteered at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. He is also interested in vintage cars, trains and more things than he has time for while running his own business.
FERNANDO PONCE ACOSTA: Construction Superintendant, has worked for Craig Landscaping since 1998. He brings many skills in both craftsmanship and construction management from his experience in homebuilding and landscape construction, and is instrumental in making our two skilled construction crew work effictively. He is particularly interested in creating finely-crafted hardscape features in concrete, masonry, and stone. He and his family live in Concord, CA.
JONATHAN ESPALIN: Bay-Friendly Certified Landscape Designer, holds a BA in Fine Arts from UC Davis and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, where he helped teach courses in plant identification and design graphics. He worked at the University's Blake Garden and the UC Botanical Garden to further his knowledge of planting, landscape construction and maintenance, and worked as a maintenance gardener for residential clients. He has also been a plant buyer for a retail nursery and a professional artist, specializing in modern landscape paintings.
His design focus is on sculptural hardscape, ecological gardens, modern and contemporary design, naturalistic gardens, edible landscaping, water conservation, sustainable management practices. He has a particular interest in blurring the boundaries of home and garden, and creating spaces that are both productive and beautiful. In addition to his work in landscape design, Jonathan grows lots of vegetables, raises pampered chickens, paints, grows bonsai, and plays and composes electronic music.
HOWARD MALONE: Bay-Friendly Qualified Horticulturist and Garden Maintenance Foreman. Howard has over 20 years of experience in landscaping. He has completed the Horticulture program at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, and is a qualified Bay-Friendly Landscape technician. He has worked for Fiske Landscaping for 9 years, and for Calvin Craig Landscaping for over 13 years. He specializes in roses, sustainable landscape methods, and organic gardening, has a wealth of knowledge and excellent attention to detail. He plays the harmonica in a blues band and lives in Martinez.
RICKA DAVIS-SHEARD: Office Manager and Estimator, new to the team! Bay Area native and proud mother of two.
GARY CRANDALL: our new maintenence foremanhas over 25 years experience in fine gardening, edible landscaping, farming and working as a nurserymen and carpenter. He holds a BA in graphic design from CSU East Bay and certification in Horticulture and Organic Horticulture from Merritt and UC Santa Cruz. Gary worked at Mudd’s Restaurant in San Ramon. Since that time he has developed, maintained and managed large edible and ornamental gardens for several other restaurants. He lives in Oakland and enjoys marathon running and photography.
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