Joe Szczechowicz


Owner / President

Joe, a native of Salem, MA, founded Szczechowicz Landscape Services in 1975 out of his back yard in Lynn, MA. When you meet him, you will see his passion for the industry is palpable. 

Education / Certifications

Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute (1969)

MA Commercial Certified Pesticide License 

MALCP - Vice President of Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals and board member

MCLP - Massachusetts Association of Professional Landscape 

Advisory Board Member - Essex Technical High School

Joe also attends seminars and conferences regularly. Staying current on rules, regulations, methods, environmentally safe options and products. Recently, Joe has volunteered his time as a chaperone for the Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall Elementary school's Open Space program, for their fall nature walks. 


In the early days of Szczechowicz Landscape (Now SLS Landscape Design & Development), Joe ran the business from his home in Lynn, MA where he met his wife, Karen, while playing on the city softball league. Karen and Joe raised their children, Andrea and Kevin, in Lynn before moving to Middleton, MA where their son kept chickens that supplied them with delicious fresh eggs. After years of playing hockey on various North Shore leagues, Joe now enjoys hunting deer, hiking and spending time with his grandchildren. 


978-948-3330 Ext. 107