• I started my landscape career in 1994 while in high school, and worked for nine years in the industry before starting McDonough Landscaping, Inc.
  • I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis on Landscape Design and Management
  • My decision to work in landscaping was out of my love for the outdoors, but along the way I also found a passion for solving my client’s issues with their yard and transforming an existing landscape and creating something special.
  • My free time is spent with my wife, Jennifer, and our daughter, Addison, with our two dogs in our own backyard landscape.


Matt brings 20 years of experience in all areas of the landscape industry to your landscape project. He will work with you to design and plan your landscape project, as well as work alongside the crew in the installation of it. Matt’s passion for landscaping will ensure you are completely satisfied with your new landscape.


Along with his B.S. in Environmental Horticulture, Matt also holds the following certifications:


  • MN Nursery & Landscape Association, Certified Landscape Professional
  • ICPI, Certified Paver Installer
  • NCMA, Certified Retaining Wall Installer
  • MNDOT, Certified Landscape Specialist




  • I worked in a nursery and greenhouse setting before moving into landscape installation.
  • I have been in the green industry for over ten years and with McDonough Landscaping since 2007
  • My love of plants has carried over into my own yard where I spend part of my free time caring for my extensive planting beds, gardens and pond.
  • I graduated from culinary school and still enjoy cooking; now I grow much of my own vegetables in a community garden I help oversee.

Clacy is entering his 8th season with McDonough Landscaping. His extensive knowledge of plants has allowed him to help many of our clients. He is also our own vegetable garden expert. Clacy has also become very proficient with hardscape installation and holds the following certifications:


  • ICPI, Certified Paver Installer
  • NCMA, Certified Retaining Wall Installer
  • MNDOT, Certified Landscape Specialist




  • I have worked on landscape crews in Virginia as well as Minnesota
  • I have been in the landscape industry for over nine years, specializing in hardscape construction, paver installations and retaining walls.
  • When I’m not working I spend time with my wife and three children, or fishing with friends at a local lake.

Pepe started with McDonough Landscaping in 2009, and has brought extensive knowledge and experience in hardscape installation. His upbeat attitude and hard work ethic keeps the team going.



  • I started my landscape career in the spring of 2000 working on a landscape crew with Matt McDonough. It was during those summers working on the crew that I developed a passion for this industry and its customers.
  • In 2005, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in landscape design.
  • I love to spend my weekends with my wife Sarah, and our daughter Maya at our family cabin in northern Wisconsin. The good up-north air and family allow me to unwind and have some fun.

After working at McDonough Landscaping in 2003 and 2004, Andy spent time gaining experience in both the landscape contracting and landscape supply sides of the business working for multiple companies. We are excited to add him back to the team in 2014. His extensive experiences will allow him to serve you on your project, bringing both a creative flair and a great understanding of the materials needed.

Along with his B.S. in Horticulture, Andy has past the MNLA Certified Landscape Professional and the ICPI Certified Paver Installer certifications.