Gary Blum: Principal, Landscape Designer
Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Cum Laude), SUNY Syracuse; B.A. in Environmental Science (Magna Cum Laude), SUNY Syracuse; A.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, SUNY Farmingdale
Experience: Over 35 years in the industry
Honors & Awards: Former Professor of Landscape Construction at SUNY Farmingdale – Served on Board of Directors for the Long Island Nurseryman’s Association – Currently Serves on the Horticultural Advisory Committee At SUNY Farmingdale – Over 25 National and Local Design Awards
Philosophy: Gary is the office expert on site design, engineering, and management. He follows his projects from their inception to completion and continues to manage them as they mature. Gary’s goal is for every landscape designed by Schlick to be a source of pride for both the company and the client.
Peter Schlick: Principal, General Manager
Education: M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, University of California, Davis; B.S. in Biology, LIU Southampton/SUNY Binghamton
Experience: Over 30 years in the industry
Honors & Awards: Former professor of Landscape Construction at SUNY Farmingdale – Featured in garden segments on News12 Long Island – Served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Nurseryman’s Association
Philosophy: Peter serves as the hub of all production for the company. As the liaison between the design team and construction crews, his main focus is on building top quality landscapes that function properly. Peter believes that the key to the long-term success of a landscape lies in careful planning, anticipating the drainage requirements of the design, and attending to detail throughout all phases of development.
Sandie Lipsky-Charlack: Landscape Designer
Education:College Of Environmental Science and Forestry
School of Landscape Architecture
Bachelors of Landscape Architecture
Experience: Over 30 Years in industry. Site design and management
Philosophy: For every project is a unique solution.
Listening and asking the right questions is key to meet and exceed the clients goals and objectives.
The designer’s job is to take the client’s vision and create an aesthetically pleasing and functioning landscape.
Ron Schlick: Founder, Landscape Designer, Photographer
Education: Bachelor of Arts, LIU C.W. Post; A.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, SUNY Farmingdale
Experience: Over 50 years in the industry
Honors & Awards: Over 40 National and Local Design Awards – Featured in numerous National magazines – An accomplished photographer, his work has been featured in several local galleries
Philosophy: ‘Landscapes for Living’. This catch phrase best describes what Ron has been creating for 45 years. Multi-level areas encompassing entertainment spaces, intimate nooks, and places for cooking and dining are all characteristic of Ron’s landscapes. Lush plantings with a multitude of foliage textures and flower colors surround these spaces to give his clients a comfortable, inviting outdoor living environment.