Parker Media Contacts
Media and journalists may depend on our experts to discuss such topics as:
- Green Roof technologies and issues
- Green Wall trends and new developments
- Real Estate development landscaping trends
- Living plants in the workplace and marketplace
- New technologies in retail display and traffic
- Trends in corporate holiday expression
Media Contact – Richard Parker
(800.752.6858 x1100; )
Rich oversees all of the commercial Parker Companies. He and his team have been growing the Parker Companies for nearly 40 years of Parker’s 60+ year history. During that time he has put together an amazing group of talented individuals with whom he has produced some of the industry’s most impressive installations worldwide!
Rich and his team have received many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including White House honors in Rose Garden ceremonies under two separate administrations. The Atlantic City Hotel Association also awarded Rich top honors twice, an industry first! He also has consulted with Steve Wynn and has written numerous articles. Rich also has been installed in the interior landscape industry’s “Hall of Fame.” Interiorscape magazine called Rich Parker “The quiet Giant”.
The work of Rich and his Parker team has been covered by virtually every major metro New York newspaper and magazine, as well as in the national media. More than 350 clients have written “letters of thanks” for Parker’s design and workmanship!
Rich’s push for an eco-friendly environment has led to Parker designing and installing numerous energy-saving rooftop gardens and green walls, including the largest Bio wall in north America. His companies lead the industry in the use of LED lights; recycling paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, water, batteries, ink cartridges and much more. In fair weather, he drives a low emission scooter on his one minute drive to and from work. In rain or snow he switches to his 100 percent, American-made Ford.
Rich and members of the Parker office have helped raise puppies for Canine Companions for Independence and also serve as “foster parents” for dogs, rescued from kill shelters, who are awaiting adoption. The Parker companies also support the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project.
TOM WALSH and JAY SATAVA
Tom Walsh and Jay Satava are accredited green roof professionals credentialed Green Technologies Installers and Designers, certified for new construction and retrofit roofs and walls. Tom and Jay work with architects, building owners and developers to access the tax incentives available for each project and to incorporate the most current best practices in green technologies with living plants. Tom and Jay also are certified by several companies to install green roof, green wall and bio wall systems.
Parker is the only American Green Roof and Green Wall design and installation firm that also is a professional grower as well as an interior and exterior landscape company. Parker is well versed in living plant issues and installation technology. Tom and Jay consult with clients on the properties of the different plant species and advise on maintenance costs and upkeep. Tom and Jay have a combined work experience at Parker of over 55 years!