Home & Garden

Westfield Native Makes Dreams Come True with Ince Landscape Construction & Management

March 26, 2014 at 10:33 AM

WESTFIELD, NJ — At 26, Matt Ince, owner of Ince Landscape Construction & Management in Westfield, already has more than 20 years of experience in the business.

 “I started cutting grass when I was five years old,” said Ince.  As a child, he gleefully used the old-fashioned unpowered lawn mower his dad bought him to cut his family’s grass, then his grandparents’ and neighbors’. At two to three dollars per cut, he was able to save up enough to buy himself a $600 mower by the time he was six.

 “I enjoyed what I was doing and I found I could make money doing it,” he said.

Sign Up for E-News

Ince continued working in the landscaping business—both for himself and for others—through high school. The Westfield High School grad earned a business degree from Mississippi State University and got his Class A CDL before re-starting Ince Landscape Construction & Management in July 2011.

These days, Ince and his maintenance crew mows over 130 lawns in the Westfield area every week. He offers numerous services, including landscape design, shrub and tree installation, drainage systems and grading, sod and seed lawns, lawn aeration, shrub pruning and mulch installation. In the winter, Ince offers snow plowing for residential, commercial and municipal entities. This was a busy winter.

Now the company has begun spring cleanups, followed by spreading mulch. Planting will begin in May. The company will feed customer’s lawns, plants and trees with a combination of natural fertilizers and synthetic—natural because they’re better for the environment, but some synthetic because they get faster results. They also use mulching mowers in some applications, which recycles the grass back into the soil, where it acts as a natural fertilizer.

Lawn-care customers can choose how often they want their lawn mowed, and there’s a “small-mower only” option for those who prefer less noise.

Ince takes pride in hand-selecting all of the plants for his landscaping projects. He talks with customers about what plantings will look best years later, which means sometimes talking them out of their original ideas.

“We differentiate ourselves in that manner,” he said. “I think it’s kind of refreshing for people.”

If things don’t work out, Ince will make it right. Both landscape work and hardscape work are warrantied. If a properly cared-for shrub dies, for example, he’ll replace it.

If there’s a service Ince doesn’t offer, or if his company isn’t the right fit, he’ll recommend a local contractor whom he has worked with previously and is confident will do the work to the customer’s satisfaction.

“I really try my best to be as accommodating as possible for people, and 99 percent of the time we make it work, but we make sure it’s realistic. I have to be able to follow through on what we promise,” said Ince.

"You know that feeling when you are proud of your home, because it just looks so good? Well, that is the feeling we now have thanks to Matt Ince and his hard-working crew,” said Scotch Plains resident Brian Doyle. “They took our home's landscape, which was overrun with weeds, and transformed our home into a beautiful place. I couldn't believe the difference. Matt's crew was neat and clean. Matt was proactive in asking me if I wanted additional services that I hadn't even mentioned, like pruning our trees and shrubs. I can't even begin to explain how happy I was with Matt's work.”

Jeff and Jessica Ganzer agreed.

“Ince Landscape Construction & Management has been taking care of our landscaping since we moved in to our new house in May 2011,” they wrote. “Matt and his team not only took care of cleaning up the yard, but also discovered a 12-foot broken sump pump pipe that was inhibiting our drainage. They fixed it right away. They are reliable and come weekly to cut and clean our property. Matt is a pleasure to work with and I recommend Ince Landscape to anyone.”

While Ince is making people’s dreams come true with beautiful outdoor spaces, they’re also making his dreams a reality.

“When I was five, all I knew was it was really fun,” said Ince. “Now, I just like seeing all of our plans and preparation coming together. I like making people happy.”

Call Ince Landscape Construction & Management at 908-232-0249 or visit their website at http://www.incelandscape.com/.

Editor's Note: Ince Landscape Construction & Management is an advertiser on TheAlternativePress.com. To learn more about becoming an advertiser, call 917-676-2302 or email jlieberman@thealternativepress.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Westfield

Pedestrian Killed on Route 22 in Union Friday Identified

January 20, 2017

UNION, NJ – The man struck and killed by a motor vehicle as he attempted to cross Route 22 Friday morning has been identified as Edgard Cruz of Union.

According to Union Police, the accident occurred at 9:30 a.m. Friday near the Point Condos and Chick-fil-A.

Cruz, 67, was attempting to cross three lanes of Route 22 East from the Point Condos to the 7-Eleven on the ...

Object to Builder Who Wants to 'Shoehorn' Townhomes into Westfield Lot

January 22, 2017

Editor,

Last August, a local Westfielder wrote to you about a neighborhood group that has formed to object to and fight against an out-of-town builder who wants to “shoehorn” six very large townhomes and a parking lot at 1481 East Broad Street into a space that is less than one acre.  I am writing to you, Westfielders, to look for your support in opposing this proposal as ...

Free Public Wi-Fi in Union County Parks and Facilities

January 19, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that free public Wi-Fi access is available now in 6 new parks throughout the county. There are now a total of 11 county parks and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi.

“We are committed to ensuring that our recreation facilities are up to date and welcoming to a broad range of activities.” said Chairman Bruce Bergen.

Crisis Listening Line to Offer Suicide Prevention Training and Volunteering Opportunities

January 21, 2017

Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in crisis?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering Excellence in Listening training beginning March 20 at the First Baptist Church at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Classes run for three hours one night a week, plus one full weekend, ending June 12.

This award-winning training enables graduates to ...

Westfield Area YMCA Offers Heart-Healthy Tips to Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Sodium Intake

February is American Heart Month and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Westfield Area YMCA urges the community to help prevent heart disease by monitoring your blood pressure and reducing sodium intake.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer, responsible for 1 in 3 ...

Doing Too Much for Our Children

January 20, 2017

As parents, we all have that innate desire to protect and provide for our kids. Yet, at some point we must ask ourselves, Are we doing too much for them? 

We are all guilty of mild and extreme acts of over-protectiveness and over- parenting that can be very damaging to our children. Many parents are willing to overextend themselves in catering to their children and excessively ...

Westfield High School Students Selected for Region Band & Orchestra

Seven Westfield High School Band students were accepted to the 2017 New Jersey Music Education Association Region Band or Orchestra.  Three of the seven students placed first overall in their instrument: Dale Beyert - Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Trumpet; Michael Hauge - Wind Ensemble, Eb & Bb Clarinet, and Brooke Walden - Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Piccolo & ...

Testing Your Resolve

Now that the ball has dropped in Times Square it is time for another annual tradition – New Year’s resolutions. So, along with improving your diet and exercising more, consider adding these:

“Will” you? – I have lost count of how many clients with whom I have met that have a spouse, children and substantial assets but an outdated or even no will at all.

5 Questions to Ask at an Open House

When you go to your next open house, ask the listing agent these key questions to help you make an informed decision. When a property is hot, a public open house may be your best opportunity for due diligence before submitting an offer. While the hosting agent may not be able to answer all of your questions, there is a lot you can learn.

1. How long has it been on the market?  You may ...

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...

It Even Happened to Me

Beware of credit card fraud — it can happen to anyone.

I was shopping at a retail establishment over the holidays and purchased some items with my business credit card. The next day, I was downloading my credit card activity into QuickBooks and spotted some strange charges - they were not large amounts, but they originated from establishments I don't frequent, like ...

Video: Mistreated, Harassed, Abused, Discriminated Against or Retaliated Against at Work?

Have you been mistreated, harassed, abused, discriminated against or retaliated against by your employer?

Watch this video to learn how Westfield employment attorney Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, who for the last 25 years has aggressively represented employees, can help you.

If you are the victim of prejudice or spend every day in a hostile work environment, you can give him a call for ...

Holy Trinity School Spotlight - 6th Grade

Sixth grade is a transitional year for students as they enter middle school.  Holy Trinity School embraces this change through its continued commitment to creating an environment in which its students can grow and develop academically, socially, and spiritually. 

In sixth grade, the curriculum becomes more departmentalized with students rotating classes for various subjects and ...

Imagine Receives Grant of $20,000 from the Northfield Bank Foundation

“We are so grateful to The Northfield Bank Foundation for their generous grant of $20,000 for the expansion of our bereavement support programs at our new center in Mountainside!” said Stuart Arnold, Imagine Board Chair.  “We are moving in the nick of time as all of our Green Groups (ages 10-12 approximately) are full.  Moving into this new space will allow us to ...

South Orange Middle School Students Walkout of School in Protest of Inauguration

January 20, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Middle School (SOMS) students walked out of school today at about 12:30 p.m. in protest of the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to reports, SOMS students began protesting inside the halls at about 12:15 p.m., with the walkout happening shortly afterwards. The protest, which was student-led and organized, was largely organized ...