Our Team Of Professionals
Our dedicated employees, including some of New England’s finest European stonemasons, continue to produce superior quality landscape projects on Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, as well as, in Boston/Metro-West and Rhode Island.
Francisco Tavares Inc., would like to extend its best wishes to Gary Tavares, who retired on January 1, 2020. As most of you know this has been a family business since the late Francisco Tavares established the firm in 1951. Gary spent his entire career dedicated to the company, the community, and the Landscape Construction industry well before purchasing the company from his parents in 1987. He then spent the last 33 years leading the landscape industry with his company’s hands on approach and by always maintaining the highest standards and superior quality.
Through Gary’s skillful guidance Francisco Tavares Inc., has been fortunate to be blessed with dedicated long term employees in which most of you have already been working with over the years. Three of which will now be carrying on the Torch of Excellence for Francisco Tavares Inc.
Jonathan Searles, CEO and President. Jon started his career within the firm 20 years ago at the age of 15. Jon worked very hard alongside Gary for many years learning every aspect of the company. Jon’s hard work and dedication to our clients and the firm will ensure that you continue to receive the top notch quality and service that you have come to expect from Francisco Tavares, Inc.
Owner/Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Diane Seaver, Office Manager/Controller, worked for Gary and the company since 2007 wearing most hats within the office at one time or another. Diane will continue her daily overseeing off all phases of office operations as well as manage the company finances
Kyle Tavares, Gary’s son and now a third generation owner, has been learning the business since he was just a little boy. Having Gary as his Dad, Kyle has learned his way around the business and equipment since graduating from college in 2017. Kyle will continue to expand his knowledge in all aspects of the company working side by side with Jon to assist in carrying on the family legacy.
Lead Estimator & Buyer
Seth used his bachelor’s degree in architecture while working as an estimator in the field of commercial architectural woodworking in Maine until 2011. Shortly after he crossed over into the landscaping world as an assistant estimator for Francisco Tavares, Inc. When not crunching numbers, he’s hanging out with his wife and two boys on the beach.
Maintenance Division Manager
Joshua Ellis – Maintenance Division Manager brings with him a vast knowledge in the horticultural industry to the Francisco Tavares table. Joshua began his career in the business in 2001, where he began learning and perfecting a wide range of landscape skills with his countless hours of hands-on work.
These first years truly instilled a passion within him and a yearning to continue his education and knowledge of the field. It was at that time that Josh knew that his roots were firmly planted in the soil.
Josh went from simple lawn maintenance to overseeing, designing, and the caretaking of beautiful estates all over. Along with his years of hands-on experience in landscaping, lawn care, and turf management, Josh prides himself on customer service and his meticulous attention to clients’ individual needs. When not at work, Josh enjoys spending time with his loving family, working on antique trucks, and watching sports.
Nancy happily joined the Francisco Tavares, Inc. team in November of 2021. She enjoys living on Cape Cod and brings with her +25 years of Administrative Assistant Support to share with our team and its clients. When not at the office, she enjoys all that Cape Cod has to offer along with sharing her time with family and friends.
Alicia joined Our Team in 2022, she came with experience working in busy medical offices, so she enjoys the busy season, the day-to-day tasks, and the special projects she is given as well. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family & friends and sunsets at Chappy with her husband.
Maintenance Assistant Account Manager
Jeffrey joined Our team in 2023 but did work for the original family business, Pineland Farm and Greenhouses in the 90s, He has also owned and Operated his own Landscape business for over 30 years, so he brings a great amount of knowledge and experience to the company.
When Jeff is not working he enjoys time with his family, gardening, photography, hiking, and canoeing.
Head of Irrigation Division
Keith started with the business in 2010 and is a third generation of the Tavares family. He started off in the shop as a mechanic and acquired his CDL and Hydraulics license before taking over the Irrigation Department. And in the off-season, you can find him working in the shop, driving trucks, and operating machines. When Keith is not at work he enjoys going to truck shows, boating, traveling, working on truck and home projects, having fires in his fire pit, and cooking on his smoker/grill.