Who We Are & What We Do

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Beautiful outdoor living is easy with Maxalea’s landscape design, build, and maintenance programs.

See why we’ve been Baltimore’s best landscaping company for over 90 years.

Before and After: View the brilliant transformations of our clients’ homes.


Planting Roots in the Community Since 1929

Meet Maxalea

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The McWilliams brothers: Jim, Michael, Steve, and Dave

Maxalea has been owned and managed by the McWilliams family for three generations.

Michael McWilliams, President, has over 40 years of industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and Past President of Landscape Contractors Association (1994). Michael holds a associates degree from the University of Maryland in horticulture.

Jim McWilliams, Executive Vice President, has over 35 years industry experience and is a Certified Plant Identification Specialist. Jim holds a Certified State of MD Pest Control License and a State of MD Fertilizer Applicator’s License, and is Past President of MNLA (MD Nursery & Landscape Association) 2003-2004 and Past Secretary/Treasurer of MaGIC (MD Green Industry Council). Jim has a B.S. Honors in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College.

Stephen McWilliams, Vice President and Secretary, has over 30 years industry experience and is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, with a degree in Horticulture from Howard Community College.

David McWilliams, Vice President, has over 30 years industry experience, is a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, MHIC license holder, holds a MD Department of Agriculture Pesticide License in Turf, Ornamental Tree and Shrub care, and a degree in Horticulture from Delaware Valley College.

Our Landscape Design & Consulting Team

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Landscape Design Consultants

Doug Sheredos
Doug SheredosLandscape Architect
• Registered Landscape Architect
• B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland
• 20 years industry experience
• 7+ years with Maxalea
Chad Tipton
Chad TiptonLandscape Design Consultant
• Residential and commercial maintenance and landscape installations
• HOA residential community maintenance
• 20 years industry experience
Specialties: retaining walls, drainage, patios, grading, decks, ponds and water features.
Sandy Wicklein
Sandy WickleinLandscape Design Consultant
• Landscape design and maintenance
• Over 25 years industry experience
Specialties: historic properties and renovation projects, native plants, aquatics, and design and development of outdoor spaces that meet a client’s recreational and aesthetic needs and goals.
Rebecca McWilliams
Rebecca McWilliamsLandscape Designer
• B.F.A. Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design
• 10+ years with Maxalea
Vance Cole
Vance ColeLandscape Design Consultant
• B.S. Biology/Botany, Towson University
• Certified Professional Horticulturalist
• Maryland Certified Pesticide Applicator
• Certified in Erosion & Sediment Control
• Over 30 years industry experience
Specialties: design/build projects involving grade changes and multi-levels, construction, drainage, water features, lighting and irrigation.

Dan Feingold
Dan FeingoldLandscape Design Consultant
• Residential landscape installations and maintenance
• Over 35 years industry experience
Specialties: planting, maintenance, perennials and shrubs, native plants, working with clients to develop plans that satisfy their preferences.

Production Staff

Brian Brady
Brian BradyLandscape Installation Manager
Jermaine Roundtree
Jermaine RoundtreeLandscape Installation Supervisor
Ryan Brown
Ryan BrownMowing Supervisor
Brian Scheck
Brian ScheckIPM Manager
Michele Todd
Michele ToddProcurement Manager
Sarah Fondelier
Sarah FondelierProcurement Specialist

Giving To Our Community

Maxalea proudly supports these organizations.

Angel Park
The William S. Baer School
The Baltimore Basilica
Boys Latin Alumni Association
Cardinal Crease Club Foundation

Center Stage
Loyola Blakefield
Maryland Sheriff’s Association
Mercy High School
Odyssey School

PHHS Athletic Booster Club
Pine Grove Elementary PTA
School Sisters of Notre Dame
School of the Cathedral of Mary our Queen
St. John’s Church

St. Joseph Medical Center
Stoneleigh Community Association
Stoneleigh School PTA
University of Baltimore Foundation

Planting Roots in the Community Since 1929

Maxalea is Baltimore’s premier landscaping and outdoor design company, serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County with a history of exceptional service and creative solutions. See what makes us special.

Our Recent Work

Get inspired! Visit our galleries and see why our clients are consistently delighted. From patios to outdoor kitchens, from flower gardens to complete outdoor makeovers, let your imagination grow.

People are talking about Maxalea…

I am so pleased with the landscaping renovations. All of the plants and shrubs in the front, back and side are beautiful and the entire look exceeds my expectations. The layout and the choice of greens add so much to the house. Already neighbors I never knew are stopping to admire everything. Once again, Maxalea has demonstrated quality workmanship.
B. Kansler
We all LOVE the winter plantings. We are so happy with this Maxalea situation. It has really increased our enjoyment of our home and your creativity and attention to detail is so appreciated.
William S.
I want to thank you for the marvelous landscaping job you did for me. Your plan was just what I had imagined and your engineering skills are terrific. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I am as happy 14 years later as I was the very first year.

R. Feikin

Let’s have a conversation.

A beautiful space starts with a conversation. Our creative experts are ready to help. Let’s get started.