Established in 1995, Better View Landscapes started as a lawn mowing service called Lawn Jockey, Inc. Owner Tory Chlanda and his highschool friend made the business successful from the start with high-quality cuts and exceptional customer service. After a few years his highschool friend decided to leave the business so Tory juggled the business and his studies while he went to college. Tory was mentored by Master Landscape Designer Gordon Fletcher-Howell. Dedicated to learning as much as he could about landscaping, Tory traveled extensively even designing a 30+ acre vineyard in the southern region of Tuscany, studied horticulture, and gained hands-on experience in landscaping design and installation.
After 25 years in business, Tory decided to rename Lawn Jockey to Better View Landscapes to better express the company’s expansive service offerings and mission of creating better views for the homeowners and commercial properties around the Pioneer Valley. While lawn care is still a core service offering at Better View, Tory felt that the original name no longer encompassed the company’s values and mission. Over the years, the team at Better View Landscapes has gained a reputation as one of Northampton and surrounding area’s finest landscaping companies. Our aim is to create gorgeous, timeless landscapes that our customers can enjoy for years to come.