About Us

A landscaping company that specializes in Client Satisfaction

The Story

Established in 1991, Silvis Group operates in the Greensburg and Westmoreland County areas as a premier service provider in landscape services. President Jacob H. Silvis IV (Jake) began at a young age to show great interest in making his local area beautiful. Educated in Landscape Contracting and Horticulture from Penn State University, Jake Silvis founded a company that specializes in Client Satisfaction.

Our success is contributed to our investment in the training and professionalism of our employees, our commitment to quality and our dedication to our community.

From humble beginnings, Silvis Group now employs 30 professionals at peak season. Each dedicated staff member is committed to delivering quality landscape services to our local area.

The People

The Silvis Group takes great pride in each of its employees. We are committed to continued education, professionalism and job satisfaction for each of our valued staff members. We’re pleased to introduce you to our team of professionals.

Jake – Founder and President
From a very young age, Silvis Group Founder and President Jake Silvis has been interested and involved with landscaping and the Green Industry. With studies in Landscape Contracting and a Minor in Horticulture from Penn State University, Jake leads Silvis Group with diligence, integrity and commitment. Husband to Jenifer and father to Lily and Jacob V, Jake is active in both his local and professional communities.
  Dave Vaniel - Business Development Manager  Dave began his career with the Silvis Group in May of 2010 as the Business Development Manager.  He is responsible for the growth of the commercial snow and lawn maintenance divisions of the company. He brings with him numerous years of sales and sales management experience. This experience along with his passion has made him a wonderful addition to the Silvis team. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons.  Other outside interests include hunting, fishing and coaching youth baseball.
Robyn Henry – Customer Service Specialist
From her very first day with Silvis Group in 2002, Robyn has cared for our Clients and their Landscapes. Robyn and her husband Dave have 2 sons; David and Daniel. She enjoys being with her family, scrap booking and camping.
Christa McKnight – Bookkeeper and Human Resource Coordinator
Coming to Silvis Group in March of 2007, Christa brought with her exceptional experience and attention to detail. Married to Barry with 3 children (Lisa, David and Kacee), Christa enjoys Tae Kwon Do, sewing, knitting and hiking.
  Bryan Hockman – Account Manager  After studying Business at Penn State University, Bryan started driving a delivery truck for a local battery company and within one year he became branch manager of two locations, as well as, the company’s regional sales manager for the next six years before joining Silvis Group.  Bryan brings strong communication skills with the customers and routing knowledge. He’s also known for making the staff laugh. His goal is to help the Silvis Team take the Silvis Group to the next level! Bryan enjoys spending time with his beautiful four year old daughter, Saige, and his hobbies include outdoors, sports, and concerts. 
  Diane McFarland – Administrative Assistant  Diane comes to Silvis Group with many years of experience in customer service and administrative skills.  She has been married to her husband Bob for 35 years and has 2 married children and 1 granddaughter.  Diane’s outside interests include spending time with her family, spoiling her granddaughter Cadi, scrapbooking, reading, and going to their family cabin in the Allegheny National Forest.
  Jeff Zilli – Project Manager
A member of the Silvis Group since 1999, many Client’s know Jeff for his pursuit of perfection. Jeff is the proud father of son Austin and daughter Alayna.
Jose Luis Escutia Arellano – Commercial Maintenance Specialist
A value team member with Silvis Group since 2003, Jose is married and is the proud father of four children.
   Jay Bell – Landscape Designer & Estimator 
Dave Shipley- Fleet and Equipment Manager
Married to Kathy and father of one daughter, Ashley. In his spare time, Dave enjoys tractor pulling, hunting, fishing, and building small engines.

The Professional Affiliations

Silvis Group is pleased to be a member of the following organizations:

Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce logo
Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce logo
Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association logo
Professional Landcare Network logo
Snow & Ice Management Association Logo
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