Paul T. Pochmara
President & Senior Account Manager
With more than 28 years of landscaping knowledge, Paul Pochmara is a vastly skilled, accomplished and self-motivated professional in the outdoor trade industry. His clients love him, his crews respect him and his reputation precedes him as a trustworthy guy to work with. Currently, Pochmara’s efforts are geared towards cultivating relationships by securing and managing accounts, overseeing operations and supporting contractors in the group as well as creating design plans for sustainable landscape areas.
With professional expertise focused in multiple areas, Pochmara's strengths are in; Property Management, Lighting and Irrigation Design, Project Management, New Business Development and B2B Sales, Account Management, Operations Management, Team Management and Logistics, Landscape Design, Product Ordering and Inventory, Blue Prints / As Builts, Snow Management, Lawn Maintenance Management, Operation of large construction equipment, Chauffeurs License, IA Certified Irrigation Contractor, System Design and Consulting, Irrigation Install and Service management, Plumbing requirements, codes and expectations.
Cheerfully serving in his personal time, Pochmara is a Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, a youth group assistant at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, a "Papa Owl" at his son's elementary school and a basketball coach at the YMCA and Huron Valley Recreation.
April K. Pochmara
Chief Marketing Officer & Customer Relations
As the Chief Marketing Officer, April Pochmara handles the marketing as well as the "business side of things" for Jake Ryan Landscape Group. Growing up, her mother and uncle ran a successful construction company, so she is no stranger to the contracting industry. She has always loved being involved in the trades, customer interaction and sharing in the pride of her crew's finished works.
Pochmara is a highly skilled professional who has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the advertising business with a strong emphasis on nurturing client and creative partnerships as well as retaining and managing the relationships to execute the clients’ marketing strategies.
Currently representing Jake Ryan Landscape Group, LLC, The Rosh Group, Inc. and Cloud 9 Studios.
Graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Communications / PR and a Minor in Sociology. Involved professionally with groups such as; University of Michigan Alumni board of governors, dmaD (Direct Marketing Association of Detroit), Adcrafters (AAF Detroit), AMA (American Marketing Association) and MCC (Motor City Connect).
Dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteer efforts at Huron Valley Schools, Boy Scouts of America, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as a catechist, Carl’s Family YMCA of Milford and with the Commerce Little League Baseball organization. Pochmara enjoys sport activities, outdoor adventures, camping, music, singing, playing guitar, writing lyrics, photography and spending time with her family.
Professional Landscape Architects
Yes, even as an alumni of U of M, we have welcomed a Michigan State Horticultural graduate to our team! With more than 30 years of professional experience in the high end landscape design industry and a philosophy to an artful solution to landscape design, our architects apply key principles of design so that each element works together creating spaces that are comfortable, pleasing to the eye and interesting as the seasons change. Working together in the group ensures that the design will flow in and out of the structure, while meeting the needs of the project's owner. Art is visible in the design by the use of materials, size and shape, as well as texture and color, much like a good painting. Although we have a team that consists of folks involved in one of the oldest college rivalries, we can agree on two things; landscape design and rooting against Ohio!