About Dodds & Eder

A look back at Dodds & Eder’s origins

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Our Mission

Dodds & Eder serves the Gold Coast as an award-winning landscape design and maintenance firm, known for its meticulously crafted and cared-for installations. Our services extend to all aspects of outdoor living, from initial planning and conceptual designs through the creation and continual upkeep of your custom project.

Our team’s decades of combined experience in all facets of the industry, coupled with an unwavering commitment to quality, has led to the establishment of a loyal clientele we are privileged to serve. As we settle in to our beautiful renovated work of art at 193 South Street—a historic home we rehabilitated—we hope to welcome even more people into the Dodds & Eder family, and continue our legacy of excellence.

If you dream it, our mission is to make it a reality.

Long Island Landscape design Services

Dodds & Eder provides Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance and Full Service Property Management throughout the North Shore of Long Island.

Landscape Design

At Dodds & Eder, we pride ourselves on streamlining the process of crafting beautiful landscape designs for our clients, from concept to creation. It is this meticulous attention to detail and professionalism that has made Dodds & Eder such a reputable name on the Gold Coast of Long Island—and the one best suited to make your dream landscape a reality.

Landscape Maintenance

Dodds & Eder specializes in providing high-quality grounds maintenance for every aspect of your property, from expert lawn care and weed control to seasonal planting and trimming. We make a concerted effort to go above and beyond for our customers, no matter the scope of the tasks at hand.

Full Service Property Management

Dodds & Eder offers full-service property management including lawn maintenance, landscape maintenance, landscape design & installation, plantscapes, hardscapes, lighting, and irrigation,  We make sure that every detail is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy your property.

Meet The Dodds & Eder Team

Curtis Darbee

Owner/Operator

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Curtis Darbee

Owner/Operator

Building customer relationships is of paramount importance to Curtis Darbee, who, alongside John Giannotti, runs the daily operations of our firm. With a particular focus on maintenance, Curt spends a great deal of time on project sites, helping oversee the crews and providing quality control. He is also a licensed New York State pesticide applicator.

Curt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from LIU Post, a skill he uses to document some of the stunning landscape and design work created by our award-winning team.

In his free time, he enjoys working in his own yard, running, and spending time with his wife and three children.

John Giannotti

General Manager

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John Giannotti

General Manager

John Giannotti oversees daily operations in our landscape installation and estate maintenance divisions, and has proven to be an invaluable resource. As general manager, John parlays his 30 years of experience within the landscape industry into the thoughtful and efficient execution of design projects.

With a discerning eye for quality, he has refined and streamlined procurement of the best plant materials throughout the past 14 years—exceeding clients’ expectations, every time. John has also been an integral component in the development of our warrantee, customer service, and pruning programs.

John holds an associate degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape Design from SUNY Farmingdale, and continues to further his education with specialized courses focusing on everything from arboriculture to entomology. In his free time, John enjoys fishing, cooking, and quality time with family.

Timothy Barry

Director of Landscape Design & Installation

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Timothy Barry

Director of Landscape Design & Installation

As director of landscape design and installation, Timothy Barry is the driving creative force behind each and every one of our projects. With more than 30 years of experience as a practicing landscape designer, Tim has carved out a distinctive niche in the industry, and his detailed, concept-driven installations have become the hallmark of Dodds & Eder.

Tim is an avid proponent of the principle that outstanding design must be integrated with a disciplined business model to achieve success. A true collaborator and visionary, he has earned the accolades of his clients, and been honored with numerous local and regional awards for his designs.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University. He is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and serves as a committee member and past committee chairperson for Troop 130 in Blue Point, NY.

Our History

Dodds & Eder began its journey over a century ago, when Mollineaux Feed & Supply Company was established in 1897, serving as a distributor of hay, grain, feed, poultry supplies, tools, and fertilizers to the sprawling Gold Coast estates of Long Island’s North Shore.

Following the sale of the business to Fred Leuenberger during the heralded Roaring Twenties, his nephew, John Dodds, came on board in 1930. Two decades later, Dodds had taken over ownership of the company, and enlisted childhood friend, Al Eder, as his partner.

Thus, Dodds & Eder was born.

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