Quality. Professionalism. Integrity.

At Brookstein, we have a proven track record of dedicated service. Our full-service approach and commitment to excellence allows us to turn first-time clients into clients for life.


This was, quite honestly, the best experience I have ever had with a contractor. The end result was quite stunning.

Bill, Herndon

Sale, Arlington

We had an excellent experience with all of the projects Brookstein completed and will continue to leverage Brookstein for any of our landscaping or patio needs.

Matt, Triangle

Brookstein receives a five star rating from us.

Doug, Clifton

We have used Brookstein for several projects: a front walkway, a patio installation, back yard expansion and grading, fencing, sod installation, and artificial turf.

Harry, Bethesda

Each person who visited our property did detailed work and was very professional.

Greg and Jennifer, Bristow

I just wanted to say thanks to you for sending Brookstein our way. The stairs look fantastic, but Joe's customer service was truly outstanding.

Brenda, Arlington

I can't say enough good about Joe Brookstein and his professional approach to this task.

John, Fairfax

It's refreshing to know that there's a business in the area that takes customer service so seriously.

C.V., Woodbridge

You could say that the people at Brookstein treat our home as though it were their own.

Doug & Kathy, Woodbridge

This was, quite honestly, the best experience I have ever had with a contractor. The end result was quite stunning.

Bill, Herndon

Sale, Arlington
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Our Team

Brookstein has been delivering top-notch hardscaping and landscaping services to Northern Virginia since 1994. Our dedicated team is committed to continually putting that experience to work for you.

Joe Brookstein

Owner, Founder

Joe built Brookstein on hard work and an unparalleled commitment to excellence. After 28 years in the landscaping and hardscaping industry, his philosophy to customer services remains simple—treat each property like it’s his own. By taking great pride in every client’s 100% satisfaction, Joe ensures that customers return to Brookstein again and again. His personal and friendly service, commitment to quality work, and ability to exceed expectations are foundational to the company’s success. Referrals account for most of his business.

Joe is a Belgard Master Craftsman, Certified SRW Installer, Techniseal Certified Applicator, and ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) certified contractor.

Laura Lagaly

Horticulturalist, Landscape Designer

Laura puts more than 30 years of experience in landscaping and hardscaping to use for our clients as a horticulturalist and landscape designer who brings projects to life. She also serves as an account manager, working to ensure plants stay healthy, properties look their best, and Brookstein’s high standards are met and maintained for every customer.

Laura is a Virginia Nursery & Landscape Certified Horticulturalist, Member of the Perennial Plant Association, and Member of the American Horticultural Society.

Cathy Bailey

Office Manager

Cathy serves as Brookstein’s office manager, using her experience in business to foster the team’s success, and ensure that customers are thrilled by the quality and experience they have with us.

Cathy focuses on providing clients with the best customer service, timely communications, and keeping the legal and financial pieces of projects organized and compliant.

Kevin Lutz

Operations & Production Manager

Kevin has worked in the landscaping/hardscaping industry for 7 years. He builds off a diversity of experiences, from working at a plant nursery to spending several years in pest control, to bring clients a well-rounded knowledge base great for anticipating issues and trouble-shooting existing problems.

Kevin excels at assessing client’s needs and providing solutions that not only accomplish what customers want, but often delights them as well.

From start-to-finish, Kevin works with the team to provide reliable services that produces beautiful results.

Dave Fortney

Property Manager

As a native to Alexandria, Dave comes to Brookstein with more than 25-years’ experience in local commercial and residential groundskeeping and landscaping. His passion for working in the outdoors is apparent and has remained with him as he transitioned from owning and managing Fortney Lawn and Garden to serving as Brookstein’s field operator.

Dave’s focus is managing work crews, customer support, and ensuring projects meet the highest standards and the company’s service is unmatched.

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