About David Katz

David Katz earned his Landscape Degree in Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture from Cobleskill State University of NY, and continued on for Landscape Architecture at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, at Syracuse NY. In 1980 he started a 5 1/2 year management career for a well known Nursery and Garden Center in Westchester County, NY.

Through those years, David became increasingly passionate about giving homeowners more than they could ever get from a traditional nursery or landscape company. In 1985, David gave notice, left the company, and founded ELITE Landscaping. Since then, David and the team at ELITE have set an entirely new standard forlandscape design and build services. Beyond Expectation℠!

David KatzDavid and ELITE Landscaping are members of the New York Better Business Bureau (BBB), the North East Spa and Pool Association (NESPA), and the New York/New Jersey Metro Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) where David sits on the board as VP. David is also a Certified Building Professional™ with the APSP, one of only 220 such certified professionals in the country.

It’s no surprise that David was recognized in 1998 as a Distinguished Landscape Alumnus by his alma mater, the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

“Good enough is never good enough,” says David. He will anguish over every detail, striving to make sure that everything is right. David knows that this is the secret to going Beyond Expectation℠.


David’s clients will universally agree that his greatest talent is his ability to visualize and describe a creative, exciting and innovative project, unlike anything you might have imagined. Within minutes of discussing the project with you, and looking at your property, David will begin sketching some ideas and sharing them with you. Within 90 minutes of meeting David, you will undoubtedly realize that (1) you’ve met a very special person, and (2) your project can be a whole lot more fun, natural and exciting than you might have imagined.


And no matter what you decide to do, you most certainly will walk away with some great new ideas, and a new level of enthusiasm for the project you had in mind.


Would you like to meet David, and hear some of his ideas for your home? You can click here, or just give us a call at (845) 849-2953.