Exceptional Landscaping Services Since 1987

Reading Landscapes Inc. & Garden Center

About

Reading Landscapes was started by Russell Reading in 1987. Six months later, John McAllister, who was working full time in Northern Virginia, started working part-time for Reading. As the business quickly grew, John realized that opportunities were great in his hometown and started working for Reading Landscapes Inc. full time.

The first year of business was conducted out of John's parent's home with a fleet of two trucks. When the tractor trailers started delivering weekly, it was time to move to a new home. In 1988, Reading Landscapes moved to its current home in North Frederick Pike. In 2005, John became Reading Landscapes’ sole owner.

In 2007, Jake Whitehouse was hired as a summer intern. He worked in all aspects of the business while obtaining his degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech. 15 years later, Jake is still working hard overseeing all commercial landscape projects, as well as daily operations of the business. Today Reading Landscapes has 54 employees and continues to grow. Reading Landscapes has the size and expertise to handle any size project or complexity. 

Reading Landscapes Inc. & Garden Center

John McAllister Jr.

President and Landscape Designer
John is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture.
john.readinglandscapes@comcast.net
Reading Landscapes Inc. & Garden Center

Jake Whitehouse

Landscape Designer
Jake is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture.
jake.readinglandscapes@comcast.net
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Daryn Lee

Landscape Designer
Daryn is a graduate of University of Georgia with a Bachelor in landscape architecture.
daryn.readinglandscapes@comcast.net
Reading Landscapes Inc. & Garden Center

Susie White

Book Keeper
Susie started with Reading Landscapes in December 2016. She has an extensive background in financial responsibilities.
susie.readinglandscapes@comcast.net
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Matt Moffett

Garden Center
Matt started with reading landscapes in 2018 and has become the dedicated Garden Center Manager since 2020.
matt.readinglandscapes@comcast.net