"…thank you for the great job you did in our front yard. Every step of the project, from conception to completion, was well thought out and well executed."

- Westport, CT



In 1975, Dickson DeMarche, current CEO of The LaurelRock Company, founded Dickson DeMarche Landscape Architects (DDLA) in Westport, Connecticut, to provide land planning and site design services for residential, commercial and municipal clients.

In 1984, motivated by a desire to consistently produce higher quality projects and taking advantage of the firm’s many years of experience in site construction, DDLA added a construction management division. By the late 1980’s, DDLA was well established as one of the leading landscape architecture firms in Fairfield County.

In 1993, with a mission to become the premier provider of residential landscape design and construction services, Dickson and his son, Burt DeMarche, current President, founded The LaurelRock Company. Carried forward by DDLA’s strong reputation, Burt and Dickson increased the firm’s offerings and grew The LaurelRock Company to where it is today—an award-winning, full service residential landscape Design/Build and Property Management firm. On the eve of its 35th year in business, in 2009 LaurelRock emerged as a leader in Fairfield County’s growing sustainable Design/Build movement. Deeply committed to preserving the environment and protecting the area’s natural resources, the firm launched a series of educational seminars designed to help residential architects bridge the gap between homeowners and sustainable Design/Build best practices, inside and outside the home.

With offices in Wilton, Connecticut, The LaurelRock Company serves a core market area of Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. The company’s award-winning Design/Build Division has received both state and national recognitions for its high quality design and construction services. The firm’s Property Management Division has received numerous national awards for excellence in residential maintenance and employee and fleet safety.

Today, with over 38 dedicated professionals on staff, The LaurelRock Company demonstrates a commitment to excellence and leadership within the industry. With more than 1,000 designs to its credit and hundreds of satisfied maintenance clients, LaurelRock has earned its reputation as a premier landscape company in the Northeast.