Meet The President
Paul Saiz is a native Marylander, growing up in Montgomery County. After earning a degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Paul returned to the region and became a leader in the green industry by focusing on specialty landscape projects. When the demand for erosion and sediment control grew, Mr. Saiz and his team of landscape professionals became involved in more difficult environmental projects and Gold Leaf Group was formed to provide Solutions for Surroundings.
Paul works closely with his team and directly with clients on all projects to ensure the highest quality of workmanship and an exceptional level of service. Additionally, his bilingual skills help foster clear communications with coworkers and industry professionals alike.
Mr. Saiz and his family reside in Maryland, where he remains active in his community. He has taught landscape construction at the college level and has participated in many industry associations on the local and national level.
About Gold Leaf Group
For more than 30 years, Gold Leaf Group has been a prominent supplier of green solutions in Maryland, Northern. Virginia, and Washington D.C. Growing on a stellar reputation for engineering environmentally sound solutions, the company offers complex hardscapes and softscapes, living walls, compost blankets, natural erosion barriers and much more.
Our unique ability to exceed customers' needs effectively and efficiently stems from our deep experience and knowledgeable team, coupled with our sophisticated, highly efficient equipment. The Gold Leaf Group team approaches every project with an unrivaled level of professionalism, accessibility and quality. We are "The Gold Standard in the Green Industry."
Gold Leaf Group Clients Include:
- Residential Homeowners
- Environmental Organizations
- Federal, State and City Governments
- Commercial Institutions
- National Parks
- Colleges and Universities
Meet Mike Barrett, Vice President, Operations
Mike has significant experience leading teams and developing environmentally friendly, agronomic programs to support large-scale operations. He also has an extensive background in property maintenance best practices, along with expertise in water and environmental management that meets all federal, state, and local requirements.
As a former executive with a large country club, Mike is a Certified Class A Golf Course Superintendent, which is the highest level of certification in this field.
Mike has a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Baltimore and Golf Course/Turfgrass Management degree from the University of Maryland.
Mike and his family have lived in Montgomery County for the past 20 years.
Meet Our Team of Landscape Professionals, Construction & Maintenance Experts
Gold Leaf Group has the finest team of commercial landscape, residential landscape, maintenance and construction professionals in the industry. From our CEO to our designers, architects, engineers, environmentalists and administrative staff we bring over 3 decades of experience in landscape, maintenance, construction and blown services to your residential or commercial project. Learn about our staff below or contact us now for immediate assistance.
With over 20 years of commercial construction experience Eddie has the knowledge in interpreting specifications, blue prints and other construction documents while meeting deadlines set by the Owners and General Contractors. Whatever landscape or hardscape material is required per plans or design Eddie can locate it, and can make sure that the product is installed per the manufacturers instruction and in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
Eddie enjoys meeting the new challenges that present themselves to the team daily. He looks forward to helping customers solve their landscaping needs whether it be with hardscape, softscape or with blower truck services.
Diane has 15 years of experience at Gold Leaf Group. She oversees office operations and procedures including accounting duties, payroll, job costing, bookkeeping and tax filings to name a few of her duties.
Diane’s strong work ethic and honest and fair approach to her work, makes her a pivotal asset to Gold Leaf Group. In her free time, Diane is involved with volunteering at her church.
Construction Division Manager
Remberto has over 20 years experience with Gold Leaf Group. He is known for his strong attention to detail and his well rounded skill set that enables him to make even the most difficult projects come to fruition.
Remberto prides himself on the diligent management of his crews and the on-time completion of projects. With Remberto on the job, our clients can be sure that their job will be done on-time and on-budget.