About Us -
Our Mission • At Elite Horticulture, we use our knowledge, experience and passion for horticulture to create and care for incredible green spaces and outdoor living areas. So our clients get the best, we give the best of what we do and that is our mission on every project. We are proud to put forth the effort necessary to have happy plants and happy customers. Plants are our passion and customer service is our specialty.
Erin Messel • Co-Owner/Business Manager
The other half, Erin, met Paul while he was studying at MSU. His love of plants and perfectly manicured landscapes has rubbed off on her and after 15 years, she has actually started to remember the scientific names of plants he names as they pass by. After years of management in the corporate finance world, she couldn’t help but want to see Paul’s dream come alive and thrive. She left that corporate world behind to start their business and she hasn’t looked back since.
Paul Messel • Owner/Operator
Paul grew up mowing lawns and pruning trees in St. Louis. While it was just a summer job for most of his friends, Paul enjoyed the work so much, he decided to pursue it as a career. After graduating from Montana State University in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture, he set out in search of a climate that kept things green year round. Paul and his wife, Erin, have called Washington home ever since. After managing a large landscape company on the Eastside for nearly 10 years and a few guest appearances on King 5′s Gardening with Cisco, Paul decided it was time bring his dream to life and start his own company. His passion for lush greens, bright colors, bold designs and sustainability is the foundation of his entire company and it shows through in every project completed.
David Brown • Landscape Construction General Manager
Also a graduate of Montana State University in Business Management. Dave brings over ten years of landscaping experience to Elite Horticulture. Specializing in all things hardscapes, Dave loves to see a plain old backyard transformed into a beautiful, functional outdoor living space with the addition of natural stone elements. Dave lives in Issaquah with his wife Kristen and when he is not working you will almost certainly find him on the golf course
The Crews •Led by Guicho, Erik, Rafa & Adan. Our reliable crews are what make Elite Horticulture great. Perfection, their standard and customer satisfaction, our demand. Getting the job done in an efficient manner while sparing no detail is what they do best. Uniformed, professional and friendly, you’ll be happy to see them working in your landscape and you’ll be confident in the results of their hard work when they leave.