As a family owned company of almost 40 years, our team is dedicated to exceeding your expectations with every project.
Owner / President
He is driven by his passion for the landscape industry
Founder / Project Manager
Creating outdoor creations that our clients would enjoy year after year has been most rewarding
Intake Specialist / Project Administrator
Shelly joined the PSW team in 2018 and says this position is her favorite to date. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies from Edinboro University. With an original focus on teaching, she finally realized a newfound passion for the business world.
Shelly wears a lot of hats at PSW, most notably, as project intake specialist. She is the first person clients hear when they contact PSW. She assists in the development and implementation of PSW’s policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of policies, programs, and practices within the company. Shelly also helps with accounting and office management. She is proactive in her work and can always anticipate what clients and staff need.
Shelly has a positive attitude that emanates throughout the office as well as great organizational skills. In her spare time, Shelly loves to shoot pool and instructing others on the importance of skin care and color application with Mary Kay products.
She is the first-person clients hear when they contact PSW.
Josh’s extensive knowledge has become a great asset to PSW
A lifetime of learning and curiosity has led to a passion in architecture and design
Director of Design
He brings his combination of creativity and attention to technical detail to the PSW team.
Not only will your project run smoothly, it will look great too.
Rob joined the PSW team in 2020. After leaving Geneva College in 2003, he began a career in the landscape industry. His love for the outdoors, plant life, and wildlife fostered his drive to become more involved in the design and installation of softscape projects. After 15 years in the industry running lawn and landscape crews, Rob brings a strong leadership presence to the PSW team. In his spare time, Rob enjoys mountain biking, art and design, and riding motorcycles.
Rob brings a strong leadership presence to the PSW team.
Dane joined the team in 2021 as a project manager, with over 20 years of experience in all phases of residential construction and remodeling. He has always enjoyed carpentry and constructing projects that are functional, practical, and add value. Dane is a strong leader and focuses on motivation. He has worked his way up the ladder from a carpenter’s assistant to field supervisor, to his current role as project manager. In his spare time, Dane loves to spend time at the lake with his girlfriend Darcie, their two daughters Samantha and Ella and their two dogs Rusty and Lucy.
Dane is eager to learn more, acquire new techniques, and add value to our customers.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Maureen joined the PSW team in February 2022.
Maureen is a dynamic marketing leader and imaginative storyteller who develops and executes communication plans that strengthen brands and connects people with valuable resources and experiences. Maureen has more than 20 years of PR experience by working at the two largest health care titans in the region, including UPMC and Highmark. Maureen has a keen eye for creating SEO-friendly copywriting that engages and influences audiences while maintaining brand consistency. She is excited to bring her skill set to the architecture, design, and construction industry.
Maureen also has extensive broadcast journalism experience including work as a producer at WPXI-TV and News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C. Throughout her career, Maureen has demonstrated strength in building and maintaining positive relationships with the press and trade publications.
Maureen is a graduate of Duquesne University with a degree in communications and minor in business marketing. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with 412 Food Rescue, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children.
She is excited to bring her skill set to the architecture, design, and construction industry.
Director of Business Management
Jeff's passion is working with the PSW team to improve and grow the company.
PSW was founded and currently run as a family-owned business. We have maintained our core fundamentals focusing on operating a professional company, staying on the cutting edge of the newest trends and technologies, and striving to exceed our clients’ expectations.
2021Best of Houzz - ServicePSW is awarded the prestigious "Best of Houzz" award for outstanding Customer Service
2020Best of Houzz - ServicePittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes is awarded the prestigious "Best of Houzz" award for outstanding Customer Service
2014Awards and RecognitionWe have earned media recognition from National TV (HGTV), newspaper/magazine articles (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, House Tends, Lawn and Landscape, Total Landscape Magazine). We are two-time Unilock Award of Excellence Winners, and 2013 Pittsburgh Builders Association’s “Winner for Best Outdoor Living Space”.
2002Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes, LLCIn 2002, Garden Graphics changed its name to Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes, LLC. The name change came about due to the company’s expansion of its previous services to now include 3D design, low voltage lighting, drainage solutions, excavation and especially a large role in the hardscape industry. They added services that included the use of pavers, boulders, retaining walls, ponds, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, pools, and carpentry components for residential clients creating our signature service of the Outdoor Living Space.
1994Jeff Starts Full-TimeJeff Blunkosky, Bob’s son, was involved in maintaining the plant nursery and shop grounds at the age of 12 along with working summers and weekends on site, ultimately working full time for the company in 1994.
1982Garden Graphics LandscapingPittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes, LLC was founded originally under the name, Garden Graphics Landscaping, in 1982 by Bob Blunkosky. The original services offered included: Landscape installation, sprinkler systems, and lawn installation along with landscape and lawn maintenance.
What Do Our Clients Have to Say?
They love us & so will you!
My wife and I hired Jeff and his crew for this job not knowing what we would get from them. We heard that they were the best so we gave it a shot. After seeing the final product of our 1,100 square foot patio, I knew it was our best decision we could have made. From start to finish, Jeff, his dad (Bob), and his crew made it so easy and fun for us during the process from start to finish. We were so happy with the result we also hired them to do our accent lighting and landscaping as well. I am a firm believer in sticking with the same people throughout a project and this time I'm glad I did again. Thank you so much Jeff, Bob, and crew.
We had Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes install a paver patio at our home in North Park. We are 100% pleased with the great work that Jeff and his crew had done for us. They were very professional and detail-oriented. The initial concept phase including 3-D plans really helped us visualize what the finished result would look like. No other contractor that we consulted does this type of work. We now have a beautiful living space in our backyard. We can't recommend this company enough! We are looking forward to phase 2 (an outdoor kitchen and barbecue) in the near future.
I hired this company to install a waterfall in my backyard. They started on time, respected my property, cleaned up every day and finished the project on time and on budget. In a word, they were PROFESSIONAL. I believe they treated this project as an artistic endeavor. I would recommend Pittsburgh Stone & Waterscapes LLC without reservation.
I had a great experience with Pittsburgh Stone & Waterscapes from start to finish. They did an excellent job with design and patio construction and the crew was outstanding! We did an extensive multi-level paver patio project with lighting and a pergola. They kept me abreast of the job and were excellent in explaining the process. They were very flexible in affording me the opportunity to make necessary tweaks in the design along the way. I would hire them again in a minute, and likely will as we already have ideas for a Phase II.
After years of imagining and dreaming and reaching out to a handful of professionals who thought we were crazy, Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes helped us create the urban oasis of our dreams, including a 10x16 salt water, heated, cocktail pool. We knew it wouldn't be an easy project, because of the small yard and the tight boundary lines, but Donnie, Josh, and the crews made things work, maximizing every inch, and the result is breathtaking. Everyone who walks through the gate can't believe we are still in Pittsburgh. The stonework is impeccable and, along with the landscaping, perfectly conveys the rustic ambiance we were going for. What's maybe most impressive is how quickly things came together once we broke ground. We were swimming a month later! If you're looking for more than a swimming pool ... if you're looking to create a complete entertainment experience in your backyard, I highly recommend Pgh Stone & Waterscapes. They are knowledgeable about every facet of the job, and they won't stop until you're happy. We're looking forward to working with them on future projects as well. Thanks, guys, for all your hard work!
We had Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes design and construct our outdoor living space. Their work was incredible! We received other quotes for the project; we found PSW to be the best VALUE...we weren't looking for the cheapest, but we also did not want to pay ridiculous prices. The PSW pricing was fair and reasonable, and we were able to make decisions on the products used that impacted the price; so we could invest in the areas that were important to us, but also save on features that weren't important.
The design process was very good; it was iterative, and they were able to design the space based on our vision and our input. They were always timely, and there was great communication throughout the process.
The construction phase was very well managed; we were kept apprised of the schedule, any changes, delays or accelerations were communicated timely. The work was very high quality...no shortcuts. The project was completed by the deadline that was agreed to during the planning phase.
The finished product was fantastic. We are so pleased with the work done, and we have a beautiful outdoor living space. During my nearly 30 years of home ownership, this is the most positive interaction I have ever had. I would recommend PSW to anyone and everyone. They are great, ethical, and a pleasure to work with.
I have hired Pittsburgh Stone & Waterscapes for multiple projects over the years. At the end of each project I could confidently say the quality of work I received exceeded the price I paid. In addition to the quality of work, this companies professionalism, responsibility and accountability was second to none. Jeff Blunkosky’s ability to develop recommendations and implement plans of action, allows for a seamless transition for completion of any project. Quite simply Jeff and his company provide service beyond any expectations. I would recommend Jeff and his company to anyone.
I have hired Pghsw to do multiple projects at two different homes we owned. Jeff and his team are great to work with, do high quality work at a fair price, and are true professionals! Jeff came up with great hard scape design that complemented our home and landscape! We absolutely love our patio! It still looks as beautiful as it did the day it was finished. I highly recommend this company! Thank you Jeff and Bob!