J&G is an award-winning, full-service design & build landscaping firm.


From concept to implementation, our experienced team manages all aspects of your landscape project. This includes design, landscape, installation, masonry construction, grading and drainage correction, creation of water features, and installation of outdoor lighting and maintenance.

When he could first reach a lawn mower, Jeff Potter started cutting his neighbors’ yards. When Jeff started high school, his business flourished. His younger brother Greg joined the team. Both boys saw their efforts as a fantastic way to finance their college educations. With a continued passion for the business, J&G incorporated in 1989 and began “official” work.

Today, J&G runs nine crews and has a staff of 40. J&G remains a family business and provides clients with personalized service through all phases of project design and installation. Our approach to each job is to do the best work possible by paying careful attention to detail every step of the way.

We are committed to giving our customers the highest quality services, and so we value your feedback. Please let us know about your experience with us!

Meet Jeff Potter, President

Jeff PotterJeff is the principal of J&G and leads the team in all aspects of design and build projects. His approach to landscaping is to understand the client needs then create solutions that maximize the outdoor living space from a functional as well as the aesthetic view. With almost 30 years of experience in landscaping and construction, Jeff ensures that each landscape project is both a quality design and installation.  As the “face” of J&G, clients not only meet with Jeff at the onset of their projects but also see him on-site as their job progresses.

In December 2014, Jeff completed a masters degree in Sustainable Landscapes and Planning from George Washington University. He also holds an advanced degree in Landscape Design/Woody Plants from GWU as well as an undergraduate degree is in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Jeff is a certified in Home Improvement by the state of Maryland and holds the distinction of CPH, Certified Professional Horticulturist.  He also holds hardscaping certifications from ICPI and SRW. Jeff is a past president of the Landscape Contractors Association of MD/DC/VA  and has served on their board in many roles.

In his time away from J&G, Jeff enjoys spending time with his friends and family including his wife, Kelli, and their kids — Wade, Bladen, Delaney, Peyton and Chase. Jeff enjoys hunting, snowboarding, boating and spending time at the family “beach house” in Pasadena, MD.

Meet Greg Potter, Vice President

Greg PotterAs the co-owner of J&G, Greg manages the operations of the J&G enterprise. He coordinates all projects beginning with the client “OK” until the job is ready to be built. This includes updating staff internally, utility notification, ordering plants and materials, setting up crews, assisting with billing and more. Greg also oversees the lawn maintenance division. As many of our clients know, Greg is often the point person regarding the status and updates for a job. Prior to working full time at J&G, Greg attended Salisbury University and earned a degree in Business. While at Salisbury, Greg was a member of the Sea Gulls men’s basketball team and a founder father of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Greg, his wife Julie, and their two sons, Aiden and Brady, live in Highland, Maryland. In his spare time, Greg enjoys collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and other antiques, traveling and attending sporting events at the University of Maryland.

Meet Jim Logan, Production Manager

Jim LoganJim has been with J&G for almost 20 years and is the key player in assuring all design-build projects exceed client expectations. He is on-site with each job to start off the crew, supervise the work as it progresses, and monitor the final product. Jim began his career with us as production foreman shortly after J&G was incorporated. Today Jim supervises all 7 landscape crews. With more than 30 years in the design-build industry, Jim trains crews in all aspects of construction practices. Our clients get to know Jim as he is part of every job we build! A local of Montgomery County, Jim resides in Anne Arundel County with his wife Marcia. They live on the Magothy River and in the warm months enjoy boating and fishing. Another place you may find Jim is at any home Redskins game!

Meet Matt Purdy, Landscape Designer

Matt PurdyLike both Jeff and Greg, Matt’s interest in landscaping began when he was young. One of the families he mowed the lawn for hired a Landscape Architect to re-design their yard and that’s when he realized that there was a whole profession dealing with landscaping. When the time came for college, Matt said there was no question about wanted he wanted to major in went on to receive his Bachelors in Landscape Architecture. Matt came to J&G in 2000 and is the lead designer. His role is to understand and evaluate client’s needs and wants, conduct site analysis, generate conceptual ideas and create final Landscape Plans for projects both large and small. Matt says the most rewarding part of his job is creating functional spaces for client’s to enjoy the outdoors. Matt, his wife and two children live in the Baltimore area. In his spare time Matt enjoys being outside and working in his yard or tackling a project around the house!

Meet Zech Zoerner, Assistant Production Supervisor

Zech ZZech Zoerner joined J&G’s production team in 2010 as assistant production supervisor. In addition to leading a crew, he spends afternoons in the office assisting with pre- and post- project planning. Before joining J&G, Zech worked in operations for a pro shop located on a golf course in Poolesville. While attending college and for a few years afterward, Zech worked for Roberts Home Medical in the service department. Zech is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies; psychology and conflict analysis and dispute resolution. Zech and his wife Jordan live in Poolesville. They are active in their church community and look forward to starting a family. In his spare time Zech will most likely be found outside and is an avid hunter.

Meet Paul Jester, Landscape Designer

A recent graduate from the University of Maryland, Paul joined the J&G team full time in 2014. Using his education in Architecture and Landscape Architecture as a foundation of knowledge, he continues to learn by working with the team to understand all aspects of landscape design and construction. Although new to the team, Paul continues to educate himself. Since joining, he has been certified in paving, retaining walls, and permeable paving. His goal is to become a licensed landscape architect.

Paul enjoys local activities and spending time with friends and family. Some of his favorite things to do are rock climbing and playing soccer.

J&G Family Christmas Party 2017!

Thanks to everyone — and especially Santa — for coming out to our annual J&G Christmas Party!