With his family’s name associated with everything his company does, its no wonder George O’Connell takes customer satisfaction personally. Which is why this section on the company’s web site is entitled “Ask George”, your comments and concerns go directly to George. So anytime you have a question or concern, it goes straight to him and he responds directly to you.
I've worked with O'Connell Landscape Maintenance for over 23 years now and their professionalism and the quality of work they do on every project - both large and small - is truly exceptional.
Tony Moiso, President and CEO Rancho Mission Viejo Company
The O’Connell Management Team
Our employees are a top priority and not only do we continue to invest in the technology and tools to make them successful, we invest in them. In fact, many of our employees have been with us for over 25 years and continue to undergo our intensive company training programs. As an investment in our employees and for the security of our customers, we start by verifying each new hire through the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program to ensure each employee is eligible to be employed. This process has led to a more responsible and consistent work force and provides you with the very best crew.
Starting with $60 and a borrowed truck, George O’Connell and his brother Michael established O’Connell Landscape Maintenance in 1971 with a commitment to building their business based on creating quality customer relationships. Today the company continues to thrive with hundreds of employees and equipment dispatched daily from 20 locations throughout Southern California. George had a vision to enhance the beauty of residential communities and commercial properties while staying true to his commitment to the customer. We may be a large company now, but his vision remains.
Jim joined the O'Connell team early on. He has worked alongside George to develop the company into the success it is today. Not only is Jim President of O'Connell Landscape, but he also manages our largest master planned community, Ladera Ranch. Drive down Avendale Boulevard and you will be surrounded by lush landscaping and beautifully maintained trees thanks to the hard work that Jim devotes to this community.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Since starting in 1983 as a driver and inventory control clerk, Darren's responsibilities have grown along with O'Connell. From managing the purchasing department, the fleet and multiple key accounts to Chief Financial Office.
As Chief Financial Officer, Darren has developed and implemented the company's financial performance standards, control systems along with its financial reporting. In addition, he oversees the legal and human resource departments including employee benefits.
Darren received his Bachelors in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton while working full time at O'Connell.
Son to founder, George O'Connell, Brady helps to drive the company forward while ensuring day-to-day operations are in-check.
Director of Sales & Marketing / Co-Owner
Kevin oversees marketing and sales for O'Connell. He has a keen eye for keeping the company on the cutting edge and developing new strategies to maintain a strong hold in the industry.
Vice President of Operations
Jack is an integral part of the O'Connell team with over 29 years in the Landscape Industry. He has a BS from the University of Oregon in Communication and Marketing making him a strong resource for both O'Connell and the communities he oversees.
Vice President of Urban Forestry
As the Vice President of Urban Forestry at O'Connell John works closely with our employees, property managers and the public to make sure our communities trees are properly maintained to be safe for all to enjoy for years to come. John began this branch of his career as the Urban Forestry manager for Ladera Ranch. He is now applying the management practices he developed at Ladera Ranch to all of our current and future properties.
Regional Vice President
Jon Louis has over 35 years of experience in the landscape industry. Jon is a Certified Arborist and has a Qualified Applicator License from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Jon is a strong leader and knows what it takes to ensure our jobs are running smoothly.
Regional Vice President
Jim Galen has over 30 years of experience in the landscape industry and has worked for O’Connell for 20 years. Jim is a Certified Arborist, bilingual, has a Qualified Applicator License from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and has his own Contractor License from the State of California. Jim is another strong leader, knowing what it takes to keep our jobs running smoothly.