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Pinnacle Landscapes

Who we are

Pinnacle Landscapes is design/build/maintenance firm who strives to provide the most creatively designed innovative landscapes possible, with the best service and value available.

ASLA Landscape Architect Jay Marino brings over 25 years of experience to Pinnacle with an ecologically sensitive artist’s touch from the initial consultation to the final brush of dirt from his hands. Pinnacle’s team of experienced landscape construction crews pride themselves in client’s complete satisfaction in finished projects. From large commercial irrigation designs to small residential gardens, Pinnacle Landscapes delivers the highest quality and integrity the landscape design business has to offer.

Jay graduated from Louisiana State University, the highest ranked Landscape Architecture program in the country, and is a licensed, certified ASLA in both NC and Florida. He has a broad range of landscape experience including residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal site work. His designs have won numerous awards and recognition in WNC, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Jay approaches all of his projects with an artist’s flair, and strives to create practically sustainable, magical landscapes with his creative eye. Environmentally sensitive, he takes seriously the balance in careful land planning while balancing the needs of a growing community. His unique style and community pride motivate him to be a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America Green Industry Conference for many years as well as to serve on the Buncombe Co. Planning Board.

Architectural experience working on a wide range of projects including: Residential Site Planning: Hardscape Planting, Irrigation design, Contract Administration and Construction observation and Inspection. Commercial and Industrial Site Planning: Conceptual design through Construction Documents and Specification preparation: Circulation design i.e. Parking Lot layout, Pedestrian Walkways, and Road layout, Planting, Irrigation and Project Signage design. Mitigation and Wetlands relocation and restoration planning. Municipal Site Planning: including Circulation design, Planting, Irrigation and project Signage design, on projects such as: new Schools, Libraries, City Halls, Health Clinics, Performing Arts Centers, City Main Street redesign. Mr. Marino also has thirteen solid years of Landscape Construction experience and has presented projects to numerous Residential Architectural Review Boards, Town Councils, County Commissioners, Historic District Review Boards, Mayors, Community Review Boards, Developers, and Private Residential Owners, and presently serves on the Buncombe County Planning Board. Mr. Marino approaches all of his projects with an artist’s flair, and strives to create sustainable, magical landscapes with his creative eye.


  • Education – Graduated 1984 from Louisiana State University with a 5 year degree in Landscape Architecture (BLA)
  • Registered Landscape Architect, North Carolina, #964
  • NC Licensed Landscape Contractor
  • NC Licensed Irrigation Contractor
  • Member American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Toro University Irrigation Design course
  • Member of Associated Landscape Contractors of America Green Industry Conference
  • Buncombe County Planning Board Member – 2002 to 2009
  • Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting Contractor Certification Program

Landscape magic with an understanding and sense of place.

We operate with the following values:
Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.
Excellence in all aspects of the company.
Ecological sensitivity whenever possible.
Social responsibility.


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