Our Team

Tony Frisella – Owner & Landscape Designer

Tony Frisella, the smiling boy in the black and white photos scattered throughout our website, clearly grew up in this business. He learned all there was to learn about growing and landscaping in St. Louis from his father, Frisella Nursery founder, Frank Frisella. Tony is the owner of Frisella Nursery and when he is not designing landscapes himself, he shares his experience and knowledge with the rest of the landscape team. If you are looking for landscaping advice, tune-in to Tony’s radio show, Frisella’s All Around the Yard each Saturday from 1-2pm on 97.1FM.

Tony Frisella, Jr. – VP of Sales

Tony Frisella, Jr., has worked for his family’s business, Frisella Nursery, since he could hold a shovel. Throughout the last decade, Tony Jr. has developed a very distinct, natural, but balanced landscape design style and is known for his enthusiastic approach to design consultations. He excites his clients with his ability to maintain environmental integrity while creatively exceeding their vision. Tony is an ISA Certified Arborist and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute certified.

Justin Verbryck – Landscape Design Manager

Justin is a leader in the design office and out in the field, respected for his friendly demeanor as well as his knowledge and remarkably wide plant palette. His designs and use of material are anything but cookie-cutter. Justin strikes the perfect balance between an engineer and a creative, between horticulturist and artist with his beautiful drawings. He is truly a stand-out in the industry and in our design community. Justin attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and earned a BS in Horticulture Science with an emphasis in Landscape Design. He is also an ISA Certified Arborist and APLD certified.

Dan Bishop – Landscape Architect

Dan has worked at Frisella Nursery for many years and supports both Commercial and Residential Landscape divisions. Another Mizzou grad, with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Missouri Columbia, Dan earned our industry’s highest educational achievement, a Masters in Landscape Architecture, from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.

Nick Selby – Horticulture Specialist

Nick is a passionate well-rounded individual with a background in floral design. He is actively pursuing a degree in Horticulture at St Louis Community College with an emphasis in native restoration, stormwater management, and increasing biodiversity in a contemporary setting. Starting out in the garden center, Nick has become a valued member of the design team. Drawing inspiration from natural landscape archetypes, new perennialism, and local architecture he blurs the lines of art and science to create immersive outdoor spaces.

Paola Behner – Junior Landscape Designer

Paola graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Landscape Management and an emphasis in Landscape Design. Paola is passionate about Landscaping and loves to create a beautifully functional and sustainable space that clients can enjoy. Her background in horticulture gives her a wide range of skills that helps her create long-lasting designs. Paola is well skilled in different design programs like AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Illustrator, and Photoshop.  In her free time, she likes to go on hikes, explore museums, and paint.

Brandon Kuhlmann – Maintenance Account Manager

Brandon is one of our Account Managers for our landscape maintenance division. He studied at State Technical College of Missouri and earned an associates of applied science in Commercial Turf and Grounds Management. Brandon started out with Frisella in 2019 as a Maintenance laborer. There is no challenge in the industry that is too difficult and loves seeing the day in and out changes. He truly enjoys meeting new clients and working with the crews every day.

Courtney Meredith – Logistics & Communications

Courtney comes from a diverse background in construction and operations.  As an avid gardener, her attention to detail will ensure residential landscape projects are running smoothly.


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What Our Clients Say

“This is hands down THE BEST FULL-SERVICE LANDSCAPING COMPANY you are going to find in the Midwest. Not only did they exceed our expectations with the landscaping but they also blew us away with their ability to encompass all of our other outdoor needs including: extensive architectural landscape design, outdoor lighting, maintenance, etc.  You will not be disappointed with these guys! A very impressive operation…Kudos to the leadership out there too!”

Leslie B. | Ladue, MO | Google Reviews

“Tony’s design expertise and attention to detail, considering both the objectives of the client and his own extensive knowledge of what plantings work where, result in outstanding landscapes which become more beautiful with each year of maturity. Every project he has overseen on my property over the last nine years has included attentive communication from concept through estimate, execution, and follow up walk through. Tony also ensures excellent communication among his team. They work together seamlessly to transform the designs into reality. In addition to landscaping, Tony designed exterior lighting to highlight the house and key landscape elements, which has dramatically enhanced the look of the house and grounds at night.”

Pamela H. | Google Reviews

“The Frisella team took our blank canvas of a yard and created a beautiful landscape full of color, texture and natural beauty. From the design work to the installation and maintenance, the entire team is great to work with and very knowledgeable!”

Angie G. | Google Reviews

“Frisella Landscape Group completely transformed my landscaping. Justin designed a landscape plan that included my ideas and he recommended the perfect plantings and features to bring it to life. They kept me informed of the progress of my project and answered all my questions.
Luis and the team of installers did an amazing job of turning the plan into reality. They were professional and worked hard to completely transform my yard.
Thank you to everyone at Frisella Landscape Group.”

Keith K. | Google Reviews

“Tony’s creative design of our patio and landscaping sold us on Frisella. He maximized the available space while building a beautiful outdoor living space for our family. He was willing to work with us to stay within budget. The dedicated installation crew was very talented and stayed on the project through completion.”

James G. | Google Reviews

“We’ve used Frisella Landscaping several times over the last several years as we expand the landscaping around our newly built house. We were astounded by the professional design work and the follow-up after installation. They definitely provide a perspective that you don’t get from other companies.”

Knollwood L. | Google Reviews

“I don’t post reviews often, but I am so pleased with the work Tony and his team have done that it certainly warrants high praise. I’ve used Frisella twice for two fairly large landscaping projects (along with lighting/irrigation). Both times I’ve been blown away by the work they’ve done. Tony not only delivers on the landscaping you request, he’ll create a design you never thought possible. His entire team are highly professional, caring, and have a great eye for detail. I’ve already received rave reviews from my neighbors, some of which have also used Tony and experienced the same results. If you want the best look no further!”

Patrick S. | Google Reviews

“We hired Frisella Landscape Group to handle the installation and on-going maintenance for our new home. The design ideas and the execution of the install was first class. The on-going maintenance is allowing the landscaping to mature and take on the desire appeal. We could not be happier with the outcome. We would highly recommend Tony Jr. and his team of experts.”

Michael F. | Google Reviews
“Here at Frisella Landscape Group we combine expertise in design and regional plant knowledge to create one-of-a-kind landscapes. Come in or check us out online to schedule a design consultation.”
Preston J. | Google Reviews