Richie Kaknes, Owner/Operator
No one could be more familiar with the landscape industry than Rich. As a boy and young adult Richie worked for his father’s Nursery/ Landscape supply business in Chicago. He learned the business inside and out.
In 2008, Richie received a degree in Horticulture from the University of Vermont. Out of school he worked at one of the Boston locations of Shemin Nurseries, as a customer service representative and greenhouse manager.
In 2010 Richie founded Landscape Express – Salisbury. As no stranger to hard work and long hours, Richie has built the business into a thriving landscape supply company. Recently, Richie has expanded the landscape supply yard's offering to include trees, shrubs and perennials,, transforming the business into a fully comprehensive landscape supply yard
To reflect the new additions to the business, Richie changed the company name to KAKNES LANDSCAPE & PATIO supply in 2016.
Bob Lonardo, Driver
Bob has been the Kaknes Landscape driver since we opened our doors in 2010. A pro at navigating narrow Newburyport streets and dirt country roads, Bob gets you your product in a safe & timely fashion and always arrives with a smile!
Kelsey is typically the first face you see when you walk into the Kaknes Landscape office. Kelsey specializes in customer service, manages our office, and oversees incoming & outgoing shipments. Stop by in the late afternoon and you may see her cruising around on a forklift prepping for the next days deliveries.
Briggs is our enthusiastic greeter & ball retriever. You can generally find him napping in the office, or tagging along during yard walks & inventory counts.
Model dog & frequent napper, Tuckerman has grown up at Kaknes Landscape. You'll often find him wandering the shrub rows; He loves to smell our in-bloom flowers!