Meet Our Crews
We’re Not Your Average Contractors— We’re a Family of Specialists
Respecting Your Home Like Our Own
Unfortunately, many landscaping and fertilization companies overpromise and underdeliver. Workers have reputations for being unreliable and careless, showing up late and doing the bare minimum to get the job done.
Some contractors are just in it for the paycheck, lacking the cohesion and motivation to complete the final project to your expectations.
Not our team. We value professionalism, dependability and above all, quality results. Protect your time and investment with Swazy & Alexander’s committed Landscaping and Green Sphere’s Fertilization crews.
Unmatched Expertise, Knowledge & Care
Imagine knowing your landscapers by name. Not just the division manager, but each tech as well. Our crews treat your family like our own, proactively engaging in your vision and getting to know your unique property needs.
They’re respectful of your space and equipped with the skills to deliver exceptional results. As trained experts in their craft, they’re rewarded on the quality of their work, not the number of daily stops.
With specialized teams in both landscaping and fertilization, we’re your one-stop-shop for Property Care.
Our Charming Crews
We might not be knights in shining armor, but we wear professional uniforms to serve as your Property Care heroes.
Chris Imlach, Chief Executive Officer
As a boy, Chris had a great love for the outdoors. No matter the season, you’d find him soaking up the sun. Nowadays, it’s no different. Hiking, mountain biking kayaking, you name it— he’s outside doing it. That’s why Chris founded Swazy & Alexander, to use his zeal for nature to encourage others to enjoy their outdoor escapes, right at home. His business smarts and dedication to forming a passionate landscaping family make him a powerful industry leader. He encourages growth beyond client’s yards, by helping his employees and company thrive every day. Off the clock, you’ll find Chris throwing a football with his kids or relaxing with his business partner and wife, Andrea.
Derek Conrad, Chief Operations Officer
Having served 13 years as a Military Police officer for the National Guard, you could say management is in Derek’s blood. He likes things simple. Organized. Streamlined. This need for structure makes him Swazy & Alexander’s process improvement mastermind, implementing the best systems to get the job done more efficiently. Behind his tough exterior, Derek’s got a soft spot for teamwork and leading by example. That’s why, some days, you’ll catch him shoveling snow at 3:30 a.m. with our crew! Derek enjoys unwinding with his family and his adorable pugs.
Patty Bowen, Accounting/Office Administrator
Internally, Patty keeps Swazy & Alexanders afloat. When asked why she gets out of bed in the morning, she says the chiming “Where are you??” texts from our crew would make sleeping in impossible. She’s lived all over the country, working in accounting, small business administration, banking, and even her own construction company. Patty is also a certified dog trainer- or People with Dogs Trainer as she refers to it! Her diverse background makes Patty the perfect swiss army knife of office operations, ensuring all is in order, day in and day out. Outside of work, Patty loves renovating homes and would prefer an empty dumpster over flowers any day!
Andrea Imlach, Human Resources/Payroll
As the wife of our founder, Andrea was there from Swazy & Alexander’s beginning. Long before we opened our office doors, it was Andrea who hand wrote invoices from the Imlach kitchen table. After ten years spent working in the payroll department of a local employment organization, this organization queen formally joined the team as a human resources guru. When she’s not planning ways to delight employees (who else has an HR hero who stuffs community ice cream treats in the freezer?), this upbeat payroll officer ventures outside with her children, husband, and crazy pup, any chance she gets for hiking, camping and mountain biking. She’s hard core!
Shawn Roberts, “Green Sphere” Fertilization Division Manager
With well over 30 years of experience in the green industry, “Horticulture” is Shawn’s middle name. Okay, it’s actually not, but when it comes to lawn and shrub care or pest control— he’s your man. As the manager of the company’s Green Sphere division, Shawn hires and trains techs, then educates them on all things fertilization. He’s spent so many years honing his craft, coworkers like to think of him as the Plant Health Care Doctor. When this fertilization expert isn’t feeding and pampering your property, you can find him coaching youth baseball or catching the breeze on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Jake Gilbert, Fertilization Field Supervisor
With almost 2 decades of experience creating lush greenery on golf courses, Jake knows how to nurture quality turf. His dual degrees in Plant and Soil sciences as well as Turf Management have prepared him with expert knowledge to care for your landscape. Fertilization is something Jake is passionate about, and the ability to do what he loves, while supporting his family, brings him rich fulfillment. When he’s not fertilizing lawns and helping to run the division you’ll find him at home helping raise his 2 young daughters. The little time he has leftover you’ll find him outside working in his own landscape and gardening, renovating his antique house, or the occasional fishing trip.
Scott Johnson, Fertilization Technician
There are few things that bring Scott more pride than creating a pristine, green lawn. He loves working for a company that listens to his ideas because he’s got a ton! Scott often shares insights to foster division growth and provide higher quality service to clients. After being outside all day, Scott turns his evening eyes to the screen for guilty pleasures including listening to podcasts, surfing the web or playing his favorite video games.
Paul Morrison, Enhancement Field Supervisor
As our longest-tenured employee, Paul is the epitome of perseverance. After moving here from Jamaica as a spry 19-year-old, he joined Swazy & Alexander as a crew member. Paul believes that hard work always pays off and his dedication landed him a position as our Property Care Field supervisor pretty quickly. Paul sets the tone for our entire Property Care division, pushing his team to strive for excellence every single day. Paul stays busy fixing up his new house and plays a mean game of dominoes.
Ryan Boothroyd, PC Field Supervisor
His love of spending time outdoors ignites Ryan’s passion for the Green Industry. As a busy father of 4 (!), Ryan is an expert at multitasking and is a natural leader. He joined the Swazy team in early 2019 as our Commercial Account Supervisor and brings with him years of experience in both residential and commercial landscape project management. As a graduate of Amesbury High class of 1997 and a lifelong resident of Amesbury, it is safe to say he is familiar with the specific challenges and needs of a New England landscape. Always up for a challenge, Ryan leads his team with a smile and with the ultimate goal of achieving 100% client satisfaction on every project he is a part of. When not working Ryan is an avid hockey and baseball coach, he’s a busy man!
Shawn Ward, Property Care Crew Leader
With over 7 years of crew leadership under his belt, Shawn Ward joined the Swazy team in early 2019. Along with his experience, Shawn brings with him a positive attitude and an undeniably strong work ethic which helps to guide his crew through even the most challenging Property Care jobs. As the father of two young kids, Shawn is always on the move but when he does have the chance to take some time for himself, he enjoys watching and participating in almost any sport and adding to his prized sneaker collection, he has over 500 pairs!
Want to Join the Family?
We’re always receptive to recruiting talented, passionate landscapers and fertilization experts. Even if we’re not hiring, we welcome applications anytime!