In the Spotlight - Greenscapes, LLC

Last Updated on Jul 7, 2015 at 2:45pm | Garrett County Economic Development

"In The Spotlight!" is a regular feature of The Lake-Front magazine and is being reprinted here in its entirety with permission. This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue.
Come summer, we long to be outdoors. Whether it’s a cool drink on our deck or patio, lazing poolside, or enjoying a campfire with family and friends, this is the season we want to maximize our time outside. If your home is missing usable outdoor space, Greenscapes can help. Owned and operated by Doug and Kelly Storck, Greenscapes and its staff of talented, friendly technicians are experts when it comes to not only designing your perfect outdoor space, but also in building and maintaining it.
Greenscapes and its sister company, DCL Design Studio, a residential design firm, both have a solid reputation in the community of listening to a client’s needs and designing the perfect space to suit them. After working with computer-aided design at Devlin Architecture in Pittsburgh, Doug returned to Garrett County and started doing residential design projects for local contractors. As his reputation grew, his client base did as well, and DCL Design Studio was born in 2000. As that business grew, Doug wanted to be able to extend his services to include outdoor living spaces so he formed Greenscapes in 2006, and both companies have been growing ever since.
“We have clients that have been with us since we started,” says Kelly. We’re very proud of our client retention rate. If our phone rings, someone is here to answer it. Customer service is our number one mission.” And because customer service is their watchword, all of their employees are trained and certified so you know your home is getting the very best care. Their seasonal staff of 22, many of whom have also been with Greenscapes since its inception, includes a Landscape Architect, as well as certified Master Gardeners. Their team is CPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) and NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association) certified.
Doug and his team work with each client individually to determine the best use of space on your property. Greenscapes' custom design includes everything from sketches of planting beds to master planning and building of complete outdoor living spaces, and includes both softscaping (horticultural elements like shrubs, trees, and lawns) and hardscaping including fences, patios, decks, firepits, retaining walls, sidewalks, and even swimming pools.
Not only will the team at Greenscapes design your perfect outdoor living area, they will build it as well. They will use their combined 75 years of experience and ability to create a unique design that matches your space and personality.
Greenscapes is licensed in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania and is happy to give you custom quotes on how to best utilize your space. Greenscapes specializes in natural looking hardscapes that work best in our area and are hardy enough to withstand our brutal winters. They are experts at keeping in line with your vision and the integrity of your home so everything looks as though it’s been there forever. They work with different vendors to get you the outdoor atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of. They will work with you from design to installation, always keeping your ultimate dream in mind.
Your home is the largest investment you’ll ever make. Part of maintaining that investment is maintaining your space, both indoors and out. Greenscapes can help there as well. From spring clean-up to the weekly mowing, Greenscapes has you covered. They can do periodic property inspection, seasonal planting, and lawn and plant care, including fertilization and other services to keep your property looking fresh and new. Come fall, they’re the ones to call for leaf clean-up and even snow plowing. They’ve even hung outdoor Christmas lights for their clients. They’re happy to work per job and for those who live further away, can provide yearly contracts so you know your property is well cared for. Kelly stresses, “No job is too big, or too small.”
If you’re looking to do some interior work, keep DCL Design Studio in mind. They specialize in custom home design, additions, and remodels. Doug and his team work with homeowners to determine their needs and help them find a local contractor that fits. “Doug’s biggest strength is his ability to listen to a client and realize their dream home…even if they can’t describe it themselves. He asks the right questions and really listens to the answers so he can satisfy all their needs,” explains Kelly. “That has contributed a lot to our success,” she explains. “Our clients really feel involved in the entire process, and we work to make sure there are no surprises along the way.”
Last year Doug and Kelly launched a brand new website along with their new logo to really show potential clients some of the services they offer. “It really shows who we are, photos of past jobs, even plans you can look at,” says Kelly. Check it out at
From large scale installations to seasonal plantings, Greenscapes are the ones to call this summer. Their design offices are located in McHenry, but Doug & his team are happy to come to you. So call them today at (301) 387-8090 to set up your appointment. Make the most of your home…call Greenscapes today.