Our History

Landscape Techniques has over thirty years of experience in the design and construction of beautiful, functional commercial and private landscapes in the Tri-State Area. During our long history as one of the premiere landscape and custom pool builder companies in the state, we've created beautiful and functional spaces for hundreds of private homes and estates as well as high-profile businesses and public areas such as Liberty Science Center and Liberty State Park, the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, the AT&T Conference Center in Bernardsville, the Long Branch Beach walk redevelopment, and public park projects in Hoboken, Weehawken, West New York, Roosevelt Island, among many other local communities. Most recently we have done extensive work in Manhattan including the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Times Square, 34th Street district and Columbus Avenue Streetscape Phase I.

 

Since the 1980s, we've secured contracts with many of the top general contractors and municipalities in Bergen, Hudson, and Essex counties. During the 1990s, we shifted focus to concentrate on the high-end residential construction industry, creating large-scale, impactful landscapes and aquatecture for some of the most beautiful homes and estates in the area. In 2002, we attended the Genesis 2 Design program - an elite watershape design school run by some of the nation's most talented pool builders. Since that time, our company Aquatecture Pool and Spas has built two to four custom watershapes and pools per year.

 

Each of our principle staff members, from a very young age, felt the passion and inspiration to help make the world a greener place with their creations. We want to provide environments that bring smiles, soothe souls, ease stress, and brighten the day of all who spend time within them.

Our Philosophy

Our design philosophy is to provide our clients with a complete, well-conceived design that is both structurally uncompromised and visually stunning. This goal is only met through extensive preliminary design study that explores your family's hopes and desires.

Our Mission

Each project we take on is treated as a personal challenge to provide you and your family with the most complete, well conceived, and executed solution to your particular landscape and waterscape needs. We look forward to building personal relationships with each new client that develops into lifelong friendships. Our success depends on our ability to listen and interpret your needs and desires. At Landscape Techniques, we take the products of your imagination and build them into realities that will be enjoyed by family and friends for generations to come.

Meet “Landscape Techniques Inc.” Team

 Brian J. Koribanick

 

Brian J. Koribanick possesses a BS in Landscape Architecture from Cook College, Rutgers University and thirty-five years of experience in the landscape industry. Owner of Centre Ridge Garden Center from 1985 to 1997, Principle at Aquatecture Pool and Spa, LLC. A Genesis III Associate, the premiere watershape design school.

Barbara Testa

 

Barbara Testa joined the company in 2003. At the time, she had completed the New Jersey Master Gardeners Course and spent two years as a gardener's apprentice. Now she continues her education in horticulture at the New York Botanical Gardens. Barbara's responsibilities are: buying plant material, horticulture assistance, handling logistics, and special requests.


Organizations and Associations

BBB – Better Business Bureau

 The BBB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical standards between companies and their customers in the areas of:

 

  • Dependable Service
  • Honesty In Advertising
  • Honest Business Practices
  • Reliable Complaint Handling Procedures

 

Examples of services provided by the BBB are Business Reliability Reports, Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education and Charity Review.

 

For more information visit: BBB


NJLCA – New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association

 The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) is a proven resource to the landscape contractor, green industry service provider and supplier as well as the consumer. We are a community of green industry professionals who are dedicated to advancing the integrity, proficiency and continued growth of the landscape industry. We do this through education, training and legislative advocacy.

 

For more information visit: NJLCA


SIMA – Snow & Ice Management Association

 The Snow & Ice Management Association is a North American trade association for snow & ice industry professionals. Their mission is to empower snow & ice management professionals for success. The snow and ice management industry is dynamic, engaging, and essential to the world we live in. SIMA is proud to support thousands of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and hard working people in the industry.

 

For more information visit: SIMA


APLDA – Association of Professional Landscape Designers

 The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization founded in 1989. Their mission is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.  APLD members adhere to a code of professional standards, encourage continuing education, and stay up to date about new developments and latest trends throughout the field.

 

For more information visit: APLDA


ASLA – American Society Of Landscape Architects

 The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects, with more than 15,000 members in 49 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world, plus 72 student chapters. The group was founded on January 4, 1899, to "establish landscape architecture as a recognized profession in North America", "develop educational studies in landscape architecture", and "provide a voice of authority in the New Profession”.

 

On an annual basis, The American Society of Landscape Architecture gives various awards to professionals and students that produce excellent design solutions as well as constructed projects in many different categories.

 

For more information visit: ASLA


Houzz-50k-saves

 Houzz is a website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature photos, articles, product recommendations, and a user forum.

 

Houzz-50k-saves means the professional's photos have been added more than 50,000 times to ideabooks on Houzz.

 

For more information visit: Houzz


ICPI – Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

 The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), founded in 1993, is the North American trade association representing the interlocking concrete paving industry. ICPI is considered by peer associations around the world as the leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors.  ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities.

 

Membership consists of interlocking paver manufacturers, design professionals, paver installation contractors and suppliers of products and services related to the industry.

 

For more information visit: ICPI


NALP – National Association Of Landscape Professionals

 The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the voice of nearly 1 million landscape and lawn care professionals. The National Association of Landscape Professionals passionately advocates for the economic, social and environmental benefits for the landscape industry. The association is committed to helping members achieve business success through unparalleled education. The association administers the Landscape Industry Certified designation which is a benchmark for educational achievement for lawn care and landscape professionals.

 

For more information visit: NALP