Military Veterans Key to Flourishing Landscaping Venture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- A Washington, D.C.-based small business dedicated to providing stable jobs for veterans has doubled its employee count and achieved profitability in its first year of business. Vetcorps Landscaping, a full-service professional landscaping company, employs American military veterans who provide high quality landscape design, installation and maintenance services. In addition to providing Veterans with stable employment, a portion of the company's profits are donated to organizations that assist veterans and their families.

Vetcorps was launched in January by U.S. Navy veterans Chris McDonald and Matt Proietta, along with horticulture expert, professional landscaper and entrepreneur John Yori. Vetcorps has since hired three full-time military veterans, including two U.S. Marine Corps veterans and a U.S. Navy veteran with more than 20 years of service, and also provided seasonal summer work for a U.S. Navy veteran and an Army ROTC cadet.
Vetcorps' services include landscape design and installation, fountains and waterscapes, irrigation systems, lawn and garden maintenance, outdoor lighting, special events landscaping, stonework, rooftops, and container gardens.
Even as summer ends, the company anticipates busy months ahead providing autumn leaf collection, outdoor holiday decoration, and Christmas tree delivery services throughout the Washington region.