Mariani Landscape acquires Ed Castro Landscape

Mariani Landscape announced that it has acquired the Ed Castro Landscape company. The news comes on the heels of the record growth and major national expansion Mariani is undergoing as it works to become one of the nation’s top landscaping companies focused primarily on the residential market. Ed Castro Landscape will now become the ninth family-owned residential landscape company to join the Mariani group. 

The “family of family companies” that comprises this group includes:

  • Berghoff Design Group / BDG Maintenance – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Designs by Sundown – Littleton, Colorado
  • Hoffman Landscapes – Wilton, Connecticut
  • Mariani Landscape – Lake Bluff, Illinois
  • NatureWorks Landscape Services – Walpole, Massachusetts
  • Rocco Fiore & Sons – Libertyville, Illinois
  • R.P. Marzilli & Company – Medway, Massachusetts
  • Woodlawns Landscape Company – Mundelein, Illinois
  • Ed Castro Landscape – Roswell, Georgia

Frank Mariani, green industry pioneer and the driving force behind Mariani Landscape’s national expansion, explained why Ed Castro Landscape is such a good fit with Mariani.

“Ed Castro and I share the same values. Both of our companies originated as family-owned businesses focused on delivering premier quality work to our discriminating customers,” Mariani said. “We also share a deep commitment to giving back to the community, leading the industry in sustainability, and allowing our employees to build successful careers while maintaining a good work-life balance. Our shared vision is what makes this acquisition seamless.”

Mariani CEO Bryan Christiansen said, “We are proud to add Ed Castro Landscape to our family of companies. At Mariani we are focused on our mission of building the best landscape company in the world. This move aligns with our mission and vision for the future.”

“This opportunity to align with the best of the best in our Industry is truly an honor and a privilege. I could not be more excited for ECL associates and clients. This partnership gives us access to the best minds and resources in the Green Industry,” said Castro.

Ed Castro Landscape was founded by Castro in 1992. Headquartered in Roswell, GA, the company offers landscape construction, maintenance, and related services year-round with little seasonality. Decades of experience have honed the skills of Ed Castro associates in landscaping high-net-worth private residences and state and local government locations, such as parks, stadiums, airports, and governments buildings. Ed Castro Landscape focuses on gardening, turf grass management, tree and shrub care, irrigation, landscape lighting and seasonal enhancements. Additionally, the company provides construction of gardens, landscapes, hardscapes, pools, and water features.


Castro is a community leader who was recently elected a Foundation advisory trustee at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in landscape architecture in 1988. The university selected him for his commitment to distinguished service and superior contributions to the landscaping industry.

Mariani Landscape plans to continue proactively pursuing the acquisition of residential landscape companies that align with its core values. Companies interested in partnering with Mariani can email for more information.