New Neighbor Guide – Pierce County

COMMUNITIES & NEIGHBORHOODS

new to pierce county? here’s what you need to know

living in pierce county

the legacy of lucky lemay

EDUCATION

changing schools after moving to pierce county

GIVING BACK IN THE 253

giving back in the 253

anthem coffee: community-centric, thankful and ‘loud’

YOUR HOME

making your house a home

olympic landscape—heart for community

getting settled into a new home

SHOPPING

cheers to 30 years—south hill mall marks a milestone

HEALTH CARE

molen orthodontics changes lives one smile at a time

healthy feet are the foundation for a healthy life

health starts where we live, learn, work and play

service, convenience at the heart of light dental studios

DINING

asian-inspired food, beautiful ambiance

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

tacoma nature center celebrating 40 years

off-leash dog park pleases people and pooches

SENIOR LIVING

warm-weather wellness tips for seniors

Olympic Landscape: Heart For Community

Olympic Landscape has been designing, building and servicing outdoor residential and commercial spaces in the South Sound for more than 40 years. As an expert landscape contractor, the company creates beautiful outdoor living spaces, unique gathering spaces and specially-themed gardens for homes and businesses. The owner and CEO, Joe Areyano, plans to continue that legacy. He is also adding new services and products that will carry Olympic forward for at least another 40 years.

“My family started a landscape company in 1980, so I’ve been around the industry for the majority of my life,” says Areyano. “At age 16, I started learning every division of the company, from landscape retaining walls to irrigation.” After about five years, he was promoted to field manager and continued to work his way into greater responsibilities. He’s now a certified landscape professional. This hands-on experience, he says, helps him ensure that customers receive the highest-quality service.

Since Areyano purchased Olympia Landscape from founder Neil Hedman, he has been expanding the business. The company intends to grow into a regional leader, expanding its service area and the services it offers: landscape design and maintenance, snow and ice removal, and small works. This is good news for local businesses and homeowners who need these services.

The growth of Olympic Landscape is good news for the larger community as well. The company increased the number of employees to about 50 in 2018. Additionally, Olympic donates 10 percent of net profits to local charities and events. St. Francis House, which eases the hardships of those in need in east Pierce County, and Backpack Kids, which provides food to children in need for weekends and school breaks, are two that Areyano says the company is particularly proud to support.

JULIE LEYDELMEYER

New Owner of Olympic Landscape

Olympic Landscape has been designing, building and servicing outdoor residential and commercial spaces in the South Sound for more than 40 years. As an expert landscape contractor, the company creates beautiful outdoor living spaces, unique gathering spaces and specially-themed gardens for homes and businesses. Now the new owner and CEO, Joe Areyano, plans to continue that legacy. He is also adding new services and products that will carry Olympic forward for at least another 40 years.

“My family started a landscape company in 1980, so I’ve been around the industry for the majority of my life,” says Areyano. “At age 16, I started learning every division of the company, from landscape retaining walls to irrigation.” After about five years, he was promoted to field manager and continued to work his way into greater responsibilities. He’s now a certified landscape professional. This hands-on experience, he says, helps him ensure that customers receive the highest-quality service.

Areyano purchased Olympic Landscape from founder Neil Hedman last fall and has already started expanding. The new owner intends to grow the company into a regional leader expanding service area and the services and products offered. Olympic has added divisions
for synthetic turf, landscape maintenance, snow and ice removal, and small works. It is also planning to take on more projects throughout Western Washington.

The growth of Olympic Landscape is good news for the community as well. The company is on target to increase the number of employees to about 50 by the end of June. Additionally, Olympic donates 10 percent of net profits to local charities and events. St. Francis House, which eases the hardships of those in need in east Pierce County, and Homeless Backpacks, which provides food to children in need for weekends and school breaks, are two that Areyano says the company is particularly proud to support.

JULIE LEYDELMEYER

Olympic Landscape
5620 112thSt E, Puyallup
253.922.7075
olympiclandscape.com