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.
The late Francisco Tavares established our firm in 1951. We have developed into one of the countries leading landscape construction companies under the direction of Francisco’s son Gary. He is a hands-on owner-operator who continues to maintain the high standards originally set by his father.
We have been recognized on multiple award-winning landscape construction projects. These results are due to our production of the finest craftsmanship using premium materials. We use only the best stone from around the globe and first quality nursery stock and specimen trees procured from around the country. Most of all we are known for our unmatched attention to detail and breadth of skills.
Jonathan, a Falmouth native, first joined the Francisco Tavares Inc. team at an early age. It was his first job in high school. Soon after graduating, Jonathan started working his way up the company by working in all the company divisions, obtaining all the necessary licenses and certifications, and putting in countless hours of hand’s on fieldwork.
Jonathan is now in his 19th year with the company. His work ethic and passion for this company and the business has helped him successfully complete an impressive list of projects of all calibers; from site work to lavish landscape make-overs. His drive and determination, coupled with his vast experience and knowledge of the industry make him a very valuable asset to both the company and our clients.
In Jonathan’s free time you can find him, spending time with his daughter and wife, watching sports, reading, fishing year round (fresh, salt and ice) and snowmobiling in the winter months!
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.
Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Diane is a graduate of Burdett College of Business. She has over 20 years experience in all phases of office procedures and management, 17 of which have been in the construction and landscape industry. Diane joined the Tavares Team in 2007, and is the contact for all bookkeeping, construction customer service, and HR employee relations. In her free time, Diane enjoys her volunteer work, wine tastings, and cooking for family and friends.
Assistant Maintenance Manager
Kathy is passionate about horticulture. She has over 20 years of fine gardening, horticultural and customer service experience. Kathy rejoined Tavares in 2016 and specializes in transforming your outdoor space into a colorful living extension of your home. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and many outdoor activities.
Maintenance Administrative Assistant
Haley is a diligent young professional with experience in administrative work. She joined Francisco Tavares at the beginning of 2017 after graduating from Cape Cod Community College with an associates degree in Business Management. When she is not performing general clerical duties, she is a jack of all
trades, a food enthusiast, and enjoys spending her free time at home with her family.