The Steven Smith Landscape team

The Steven Smith Landscape Team

  Steven Smith - President
  • Landscape Industry Certified
    Water Sense Partner
    Water Management

    In 1982, Steve Smith started his business installing landscapes in southern California for residential, industrial and commercial enterprises. In 1987, he added a maintenance division. As a native, Steve strives to stay on top of San Diego county's landscape challenges i.e.: drought, fire, and pest infestations having sat on the San Diego County technical committee and City of San Diego Water Conservation Task Force. As a Certified Landscape Technician of Construction (CLT-C) and a Certified Water Auditor and an EPA Water Sense Partner, he stays educated about the latest in technical developments. As part of this process, Steve recently became a CLCA Certified Water Manager. Steve served as a past chairman of the CLCA State Water Committee and received the member of the year in 1991 by the San Diego chapter of the CLCA. Steve was elected as president in 1993 and in 1994 chairman of the board of the California Landscape Contractors Association. In 1996, Steve was invited to join a Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee to develop the Water Conservation Garden on the campus of Cuyamaca College.

  Chris Cutler – Vice President: Maintenance Superintendent
  • Landscape Industry Certified
    Water Sense Partner
    Water Management

    is the Superintendent in charge of our Maintenance Division. He directs our four Maintenance Supervisors who oversee the maintenance crews. Chris recently became a CLCA Certified Water Manager and is up to date with the latest water saving technology such as "Smart Controllers." His range of expertise covers all aspects of the landscape business. Chris currently holds the following certifications:

    • Certified Technician of Maintenance (CLT-M)
    • Certified Technician of Irrigation (CLT-I)
    • Certified Water Auditor
    • CLCA Certified Water Manager
    • Recycled Water Site Supervisor
    • Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) for pesticide applications
    • EPA Water Sense Partner
    • 1st Aid/CPR Trained

  Gigi Golden-Smith – Marketing Director
  • Gigi is in charge of our company’s marketing program. She is an active member in the Community Association Institute and serves as chairperson for the annual Day at the Races event. Gigi works with Steven and our Superintendents on proposals and contracts for both the maintenance and installation divisions of our company.

  Armando Diaz - Maintenance Supervisor

  • Landscape Industry Certified

    Armando had 10 years of landscape maintenance experience when he was hired as a maintenance crew foreman here at Steven Smith Landscape Inc. in 1998. He oversees some of our largest county wide accounts. Armando currently holds the following certifications:

    • Certified Landscape Technician-Maintenance (CLT-M)
    • 1st Aid/CPR Trained

  Gilbert Fonseca – Maintenance Supervisor

  • Landscape Industry Certified

    Gilbert brings to Steven Smith Landscape, Inc. 10 years of landscape experience specializing in Home Owner’s Association maintenance. Gilbert currently holds the following certifications:

    • Certified Landscape Technician-Maintenance (CLT-M)
    • Recycled Water Site Supervisor
    • 1st Aid/CPR Trained

  Del Kitts – Maintenance Supervisor

  • Landscape Industry Certified

    Del has been in the landscape industry since 1979 and with Steven Smith Landscape, Inc. since 2005. Del currently holds the following certifications:

    • Certified Landscape Technician of Maintenance (CLT-M)
    • Recycled Water Site Supervisor
    • Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) for pesticide use
    • National Safety Council First Aid Course
    • 1st Aid/CPR Trained

  Michael Fontana – Maintenance Supervisor

  • Landscape Industry Certified

    Michael comes from our construction division where he managed every scale of installation and renovation project, including a county wide reclaimed water retrofit project and large estate work. Michael had 14 years of experience in landscape before he came to Steven Smith Landscape, Inc. in 1996 and has now joined our Maintenance division. Michael currently holds the following certifications:

    • Certified Landscape Technician of Construction (CLT-C)
    • Recycled Water Site Supervisor
    • Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) for pesticide use
    • 1st Aid/CPR Trained