Site Work / Civil

Kelco Construction has unlimited resources regarding operators, equipment, and expertise to handle all aspects of earthwork and site work development. We have the unique in-house ability to provide our own site work and civil services, unlike most regional landscape contractors. Our unique suite of site work and civil services provides a one-stop shop solution for many of our clients on some of the region’s most complex and challenging projects. Our suite of services includes:

  • Asphalt Paving
  • Demolition
  • Stone, Sand, and Clean Fill
  • Earth Retention Systems
  • Sanitary & Storm
  • Soil Stablization
  • Grading
  • Drainage & Piping
  • Concrete work
  • Excavation and Site Clearing
  • Earthwork
  • Bank Stabilization
  • Sediment Removal
  • Rip Rap / Heavy Stone
  • Hydroseeding
  • Pedestrian Bridges

Full Landscape Construction

For four decades now, Kelco Construction has set the standard for landscape construction excellence in the New York Tri-State region. The focus is and always has been on exceeding customer expectations by providing quality workmanship, exceptional service, and unbeatable value. Our team of landscape construction experts has built some of our area’s most celebrated and complex landscapes, and our clients look to us for solutions and results.  Our full suite of landscape construction services can take on any landscape project at any scale or condition.  With our company’s unrivaled experience, Kelco’s dedicated professionals are true innovators and pioneers within the industry.

  • Plantings
  • Irrigation
  • Soil Installation & Blending
  • Procurement
  • Hardscape
  • Pools & Spas
  • Carpentry
  • Hydroseeding
  • Green Roof Installers
  • Green Walls
  • Erosion Control
  • Wetland Mitigation
  • Athletic Field Installation
  • Site Furnishings
  • Playground Equipment
  • Sod / Lawn
  • Large Tree installations
  • Tree Removal
  • Retaining Walls
  • Misc Metals
  • Landscape Structure

General Construction

From start to finish, Kelco Construction provides a full range of general construction services on any scale landscape project. Our in-depth knowledge of local labor conditions, material prices, subcontractors and suppliers places Kelco Construction in position to provide private and public sector clients with accurate, reliable, and current cost estimates. Throughout the pre-construction phase of the project and on through construction, Kelco has proven itself to deliver the best results.

  • Asphalt Paving
  • Demolition
  • Stone, Sand, and Clean Fill
  • Earth Retention Systems
  • Sanitary & Storm
  • Grading
  • Drainage & Piping
  • Concrete work
  • Excavation and Site Clearing
  • Earthwork


Kelco Construction offers selective demolition services including:

  • Contaminated Soil
  • Selective Structure Demolition
  • Site Cleanup
  • Concrete Demo
  • Full service hauling
  • Environmental Demo


Kelco Construction offers a wide variety of drainage installation services to meet the varying drainage needs and requirements for any landscape project.  Our team of construction experts has worked in collaboration with many entities, thoroughly assessing potential water and soil issues. Our experts have installed effective drainage solutions on various landscape typologies.

  • Dry Wells
  • Retention Basins & Ponds
  • Catch Basins
  • French Drains
  • Surface Drains
  • Perforated Pipe Drains
  • Surface Grading and Back-filling


Kelco Construction offers a full suite of hardscape and masonry capabilities.

Fully staffed with highly experienced craftsmen, we pride ourselves in providing the best in stone setting, rigging, and safety standards. All of our projects are run by our in-house staff, including selective shop drawings, as well as storage and deliveries. We are continuously successful in completing high-end stonework for the most prestigious owners, developers, and general contractors. Specializing in stone installation and supply, Kelco Construction focus on providing our clients with superior products and services with the utmost attention to efficiency and safety. Working with all types of natural stone, pavers, and precast concrete, our company furnishes the exterior components of commercial, residential, and public projects. By having our own installation crews, all jobs are overseen daily by our skilled foremen and experienced project managers.

  • Decorative Paver Installations
  • Retaining Walls
  • Landscape Boulder Walls
  • CMU / Brick
  • Natural Stone Supply + Installation
  • PreCast Concrete F&I
  • Hardscape setting bed installation
  • Speciality Stone Instalaltion
  • Agg. Concrete
  • Unit Pavers
  • Stone Steps

Water Features


Water Features

Along with Kelco’s full service general construction and landscape construction services, our company also installs a wide range of features. Some examples of these features include architectural fountains, stationary and interactive features, reflecting pools, waterfalls, floating fountains, and fogscapes. We offer complete installation services and work in collaboration with the industry’s most proven and experienced water feature manufacturers.

  • Architectural Fountains
  • Stationary Water Features
  • Interactive Features
  • Reflecting Pools
  • Gunite Pools
  • Waterfalls
  • Fog Scapes
  • Selective Plumbing
  • Excavation and Site Clearing

Soil Installation

Kelco Construction has been on the forefront of soil applications and installation.  As the demand for sustainable installation practices and optimum soil conditions for New York City’s landscape projects has increased dramatically over the past 2 decades, Kelco Construction has installed wide array of specific soil types.

Kelco is committed to creating sustainable and beautiful environments that mimic nature’s natural rhythm while maintaining the most fastidious of aesthetics that clients expect from their investment.  Combining our training, experience, and our incredible infrastructure to meet and exceed the clients’ expectations, we produce impeccable results on time and within budget.

  • Soil Procurement
  • Soil Testing
  • Engineered Soil installation
  • Grading
  • Soil Mixing & Blending
  • Soil Amendments
  • Biological Applications
  • Soil Building
  • Organic Fertilizer
  • Microbial applications

Grading/Earth Moving

Kelco Construction has built some of New York City’s most complex and innovative landscapes, in the process, we have developed a refined set of grading and earth moving techniques that separates Kelco from most traditional landscape contractors.  Utilizing the latest in technology and equipment, Kelco Construction ensures all grading and earth moving operations for any site is carefully planned, communicated to all parties and contractors, and installed with precision and efficiency.

  • Surveying
  • Layout services
  • Large Site Grading
  • Large Park & Site Development
  • Fine Grading
  • Slope and Mound development
  • Rock Spreading
  • Rip Rap Placement


Plants are what makes a space come alive, and here at Kelco Construction, we provide our clients with extensive planting services. Our company has installed almost every planting design, type, and application throughout the Northeast region. From large-caliper tree specimen installations in complex urban conditions, to utilizing cranes and other lifting devices, to mass plantings, to meticulously designed planting palettes, Kelco Construction has a working staff of some of the industry’s most experienced planting experts. With extensive and long-lasting relationships with some of the industry’s most notable plant growers, nurseries, and vendors, Kelco Construction has installed it all. From the wildly complex and beautiful High Line plant palette, to the World Trade Center’s famous oak trees, Kelco offers a wide array of planting services and expertise.

  • Plant Procurment
  • Tree Tagging
  • Large Scale Tree Installation
  • Mass Landscape Plantings
  • Wetland Plantings
  • Marsh Plantings
  • Shrub Installation
  • Perennial, Annual Installation
  • Greenroof plantings
  • Nursery direct network
  • Plant Buyers
  • Tree Guying & Staking


Kelco offers a complete irrigation services package from consultation to installation, including full drawings (shop, construction and as-builts), specifications, layout, installation (union affiliations, prevailing wage, OSHA Safety 10 certified), and even through the warranty, demonstration and personnel training periods.  Kelco has the unquie in-house capability to provide fully certified irrigation technicians that can perform large and small scale installations. Kelco has the ability to guarantee greater efficiency through our landscape construction service and irrigation suite of services.  Kelco Construction owns its own equipment and has access to a vast inventory of materials needed to perform any size of commercial irrigation project.

  • Fully certified
  • irrigation technicians
  • Complete Plumbing
  • Tap services
  • Installation of Booster Pumps
  • Excavation & Installation of Piping
  • Drip Irrigation Sleeving
  • Water Retention
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Lawn Irrigation systems
  • Winterization
  • Backflow testing
  • Rain, Moisture,
  • Sensor installation
  • Backflow prevents and shutoff valves
  • Repair & Replacement
  • Control timers

Carpentry/Custom Wood Manufacture

As one of the many in-house services Kelco Construction offers, our carpentry and custom wood service stands as one of our most unique services in the field of landscape construction. Kelco has the unique ability to fabricate and install various custom wood items for large and small-scale projects alike.  With an in-house fabrication factory and talented team of craftsmen and technicians, Kelco has performed carpentry services on various projects throughout the Tri-State area. From roof decks to playground structures, Kelco can do it all.

  • Complete deck installation
  • Custom Site Furnishing fabrication and installation
  • Steel framed decks
  • Custom Benches
  • Pergola and overhead structures
  • Wood planters
  • Log fabrication and installation
  • Playground wood structures
  • Bending composite decking
  • Ipe exotic hardwood and composite decking materials


Kelco Construction delivers selective metals fabrication and installation. Along with our other landscape services, out team is committed to providing stunning work and unparalleled attention to detail for all metal work.

  • Cost estimating & budgeting
  • Mock-ups & Samples
  • Landscape edging
  • Site furnishing metal F&I
  • Selective pedestrian bridge F&I
  • Wood planters
  • Fabrication & manufacturing techniques & tolerances
  • Shop drawings
  • Project transport & handling
  • Onsite/offsite rigging and erection
  • Selective laser cutting, bending, welding, CNC machining

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