Learn about our Team and Culture

 

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your vision a reality.


Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So dont be shy, get in touch!

Joe Ciaglia

Joe Ciaglia

CEO

Joe has been a leading business owner for 30 years. Finding early success as a manager for various companies, Joe turned his tireless work ethic and drive into a passion for creative construction. Coming from humble beginnings there was only one way to start, manage, and grow a business: hard work, fair and quality workmanship, honesty, and most important customer satisfaction.

Roger Lovingood

Roger Lovingood

Vice President

Roger leads the California Landscape and Design team in all aspects of design build, commercial, and public works projects. With over 30 years experience he uses his extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that each project is handled with quality design and installation. He manages his staff of experienced estimators, designers, construction and landscape personnel to bring the clients the results they expect from California Landscape and Design.

Jim Brandt

Jim Brandt

Director | Landscape Operations

Jim has almost 20 years as a student of Ornamental Horticulture and as a builder of custom residential and large space commercial/public works projects. Jim is a longtime advocate for sustainable spaces that take advantage of the vast and impressive nursery trade as well as the newest and most effective water conservation practices. Motivated by the possibilities of building outdoor spaces that hold longstanding value, Jim pushes the team to place in high regard detail, craftsmanship, and quality.

Carlos Buenfil

Carlos Buenfil

Construction Manager

Carlos has designed and managed the construction of over one hundred projects in the residential sector during his time at California Landscape & Design. He’s a graduate of the Institute of Technology in Chetumal, Mexico and majored in Architecture. Carlos enjoys creating functional designs that balance creativity, construction knowledge, and architecture

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

Design Manager

Jose has been with California Landscape since 2006 designing custom high-end residential, commercial, and specialty projects. He has created outstanding projects that are artistic while implementing new construction and design techniques. Jose holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from the nationally recognized Landscape Architecture Department at CalPoly University in Pomona.

Sonya Martinez

Sonya Martinez

Designer

Sonya has been with California Landscape & Design since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also attended a Landscape Architecture program in Italy. Sonya has previous landscape architecture experience in commercial project development. Sonya now develops construction documents for California Landscape & Design

Steve Kammerer

Steve Kammerer

Construction Manager

Steve is the newest addition to the construction division, experienced in project management, commercial landscape, estimating, and purchasing. Steve has managed materials and purchasing for many commercial and residential landscape projects in the Southern California area..

Hannah Pae

Hannah Pae

Designer

Hannah is the newest addition to the design team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation & Resource Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from University of California Berkeley, and has completed an undergraduate Landscape Architecture program at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She has experience in landscape design for small residential jobs, and in micro-scale planting design. Hannah additionally strives to integrate her background in sustainability into her work at California Landscape & Design.

James Velasquez

James Velasquez

Chief Estimator

James joined California Landscape & Design as an Estimator in 2016. He is one of our most experienced employees and is highly regarded for his knowledge and leadership in and out of the company. James has extensive experience in contracting, with 33 years of combined experience in design and construction behind his belt. He began his career studying Architecture, and was soon recommended and accepted to a design firm while still in high school. He worked in the landscape architecture field for seven years, and even sat on a design review committee for two years during this time.

Antonio Garwell

Antonio Garwell

Estimator

Antonio joined California Landscape & Design as an Estimator in 2016. He has always had a strong interest and fascination with construction and technology, and has studied drafting and computer science. Antonio’s construction experience comes from working with family in stucco, cement, plumbing, and painting. Following his passion in technology, he has worked for a world class computer manufacturer for ten years, which has given him a strong background in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. He additionally has 5 years of experience working in sales, purchasing, and take-offs for the waterworks industry.