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Maintenance Services

For 30 years, Coastal Evergreen Company has brought beauty and well maintained landscapes to Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. We specialize in the custom maintenance of homeowner associations, commercial/office parks, and custom homes. We separate ourselves from routine maintenance services by providing a full range of landscape services including CLCA award winning landscape maintenance, certified water management, horticultural consulting, licensed pesticide applicators, and CLCA award winning landscape installation. We pride ourselves on our communication skills that are the heart of our maintenance service; we can relay your requests to our crews in a moments notice.


Thomas Witz 
Witz is Manager of Maintenance Operations. He has worked at Coastal Evergreen Company since 1991 and has the following certifications:
 -Certified “Expert in Water Management” from CLCA
 -Certified Pesticide Applicator
 -Organic Farming Certificate
 -Master Composter with Ecology Action
 -California State Teaching Credential
 -B. A. in Philosophy, Universiy of California, Santa Cruz, CA
 -Finished top of his class in 4 Horticultural classes at Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

Amado Carranza
Carranza is In-field Supervisor. He has worked at Coastal Evergreen Company since 1997 (6 years as Supervisor) and has the following certifications:
 -Certified Pesticide Applicator with the State of California
 -Certified Green Gardener with Ecology Action
 -Graduate of Sprinkler University at Scotts Valley Sprinkler
 -Irrigation certificate from Ewing Irrigation

Crew Leaders all attend crew-lead meetings once per month where we conduct a class related to plant ID, pesticide use, cultural gardening practices, pruning instruction, and many seasonal related gardening activities.


Thomas Witz, Manager of Maintenance Operations, received a certificate of Organic Farming from UC Farm and Garden.

Coastal Evergreen Company has sent a representative to the Conference of Ecological Farming two out of the last four years.

We maintain several jobs that request organic maintenance and several others that have a no pesticide requirement.

Even in the majority of our accounts where we do use pesticides and chemical fertilizers, our approach is always cultural practice before chemical intervention.


Below are listed 5 telephone numbers in order. If no one responds after 15 minutes, go down the list to the next person. The person who responds will take the necessary actions to resolve the emergency and report back to you.

1. Thomas Witz: (831) 212-0348

2. Hugo Palafox: (831) 252-1360

3. Regan Barry: (831) 212-0344

4. Amado Carranza: (831) 247-4560



We pride ourselves on installing unique and long lived gardens.