John Wech is a registered landscape architect with over 30 years experience in the business. He is licensed in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. John has been married to his wife, Diana, for almost 30 years. He is an eagle scout and raised two eagle scout sons. He also has one grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, bike riding and traveling.
John grew up on a dairy farm and learned the value of hard work at an early age. He became interested in landscaping when he was 16 years old. Having a love for the outdoors and needing to pay his way through college, he decided to start up his own lawn care business, WW Lawns. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, Landscape Architecture, B.L.A. program with additional studies in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he served his apprenticeship in Delaware with McCann, Inc., a multi discipline land planning firm. While there, he designed miles of roads, sewers, and water mains where he gained extensive knowledge in storm water and erosion control. In 1996, he and his family moved to Knoxville where he worked for a major landscaping company designing and building residential and commercial landscaping projects such as Dowell Springs on Middlebrook Pike and the water feature at Safety City in Downtown Knoxville. Over the years he was encouraged to go into business for himself because of his honest work ethic, diverse construction experience and attention to detail. In 2005, he started his own business, Brookhaven Designs, LLC. He enjoys having his own business because it gives him the flexibility to spend more time with his clients. He says this enables him to get to know them on a more personal basis. He feels this is very crucial because after he has spent time with his clients listening to what they want to achieve, finding out their lifestyle and budget, he is better equipped to create the outdoor living space they desire and possibly adding a little something extra they didn’t expect.
2017 Recipient of the Outstanding Hardscape Feature by Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show