About Messer Landscape Inc.

Messer Landscape Inc has a long history of servicing Central Virginia from its humble beginnings to presently today standing strong for over 25 years. We are proud to be a SWaM cerified organization (Woman Owned) which is extremely rare in our industry. We offer a wide range of services as a full service residential & commercial landscape company which include landscape maintenance, landscape installation, hardscape installation, landscape design, and so much more. We are also extremely excited by our partnership with Queen City Teckni Werks which has allowed us to even offer our clients home/building renovation, custom fabrication, and even more. If you are looking for a family company that intergrates amazing customer service, knowledge, and experience. Then you have to the right place, contact us to see what we can do to create your dream home or place of business!

A little history about our company

Many corporations start from humble if not meager beginnings; Messer Landscape, Inc. is certainly a prime example of this.  In March of 1980, with little more than a small riding lawn mower and a few tools, Buel Messer and his two sons, Charles and Michael, began offering lawn services to 15 homes in their neighborhood.

Since it’s founding, the company’s range of operation has increased tremendously.  From the six blocks, within which every original client lived, MLI’s products and services are now sought out by customers throughout the Virginias, north into Maryland and south into North Carolina and Tennessee.  In 1992, MLI opened a satellite branch in the lucrative Richmond market, thereby greatly expanding the company’s capacity. Meeting regional needs, the Staunton and Richmond divisions split becoming separate entities in June of 2001. The infrastructure of MLI has been in a constant state of evolution and adaptation since its birth almost 30 years ago. 

Initially the primary products provided were property maintenance services (mowing, pruning, leaf removal, etc.).  The demand for small-scale residential landscape installations created another market into which MLI quickly expanded into residential and commercial landscape installations. 

Messer Landscape, Inc.’s founder Buel Messer retired in February 2009 and his long
time Business Manager Linda Seigfried took over ownership and the day to day
running of the Corporation, making a MLI a 100% Woman Owned SwAM Certified
Small Business.  We have held on to our experienced employees and our customers have been well satisfied with our continued performance and dedication to their landscaping and maintenance needs. 


Landscape installation at the Virginia Military Institute in 2010

Large Installation done by Messer Landscape Inc at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA. This installation included landscape work around multiple buildings to revitalize and match the beauty archutecture.

Meet the Team:

Linda Seigfried




Chris Higgins

Sales & Customer Service Manager


Chris Higgins, Sales & Marketing Manager at Messer Landscape Inc

B.S. Horticulture -Landscape Contracting & Design

Commercial Pesticide Applicators License 

7+ Years of experience

  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Project Management
  • Commercial Landscape Management
  • Residential Landscape Management
  • Landscape Installation Management

Doug White

Vice President

Queen City Techni Werks Manager

Douglas White, construction manager & Vice President of Messer Landscape Inc.

State Contractors License Class A & C

  • Alternative Construction (Green building)
  • Commercial Improvement
  • Residential Improvement
  • Concrete
  • Masontry

Pestcide Technican License

13+ Years of Experience

  • Green Building (Green Roofs, Alternative Walls, & More)
  • Residential Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Custom Fabrication
Dry stacked stone estate entrance wall and boxwood bed

Remember, your backyard is a special place that your family gets to enjoy.

There is really no reason that you should go into your backyard and look around only to be disappointed. It is time to do something about that and we are here to help you out. If you already have ideas of what you want to do or you need us to help give you some ideas, don't hesitate to give us a call right now!

Hardscape project with natural stone retaining walls, landscape and pondless fountain