Louis DelCid achieved the dream of so many – he immigrated from Guatemala in the 1970s, became an American citizen in the 1980s and settled down in Northborough, Massachusetts. It was there that he started a family and maintained a wonderful but challenging job managing a window/screen door factory in nearby Marlborough.
By 1997, Louis had reached a ceiling in his career. Higher education for his three children was looming in the distance, as was the need for a new home. He knew it was time to do more and started thinking about his next big move. It was at this point that a dear friend from Argentina inspired him to go out on his own and garden at other people’s homes.
Once friends and co-workers knew he was opening up shop, Louis started working all over Massachusetts. He never said no to a job. There were late nights, broken down trucks, and so many other challenges. He used each job as an opportunity and each failure as a learning experience.
Slowly but surely, Louis was able to purchase better equipment and was proudly able to employ his two sons, Andy and Luke. They started mowing lawns as soon as they were able to. Through high school and college, they would help finish the weekly quota of work.
Andy received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 2004. He moved home to save money for a backpacking trip to New Zealand. During this time he became more invested in the company and started assisting with some of the other needs of the business: management, finance, sales, and customer service. In the 2000s, opportunities arose for ALL Landscaping Co. to start working and learning in hardscape and landscape design. As the business grew, so did the workforce. Many great craftsmen, gardeners, stonemasons and support staff contributed to the growth of the business, and they were always treated like family. Some who started with ALL in the early years are still with us to this day.
Today, ALL Landscaping is a landscape business with three important divisions: Landscape Maintenance, Design/Construction, and Snow/Ice Management. Though there are still challenges and long days, we always find opportunities to grow, learn and most importantly create beautiful landscapes and outdoor spaces for families and businesses to enjoy.