Our dedicated team will
create your vision


Our personal approach makes both construction and maintenance hassle-free, ensuring you enjoy your Hamptons property to its fullest.

Since our inception in 2000, Creative Design Landscaping has provided a personal, boutique approach to creating beautiful outdoor living spaces for our clients on Long Island’s East End. Our award-winning landscaping and garden design service team encompasses a roster of experts who expertly craft creative and comprehensive approaches. Our professional office and project management staff provide clear and consistent communication every step of the way, to ensure that both the construction and maintenance process is hassle-free. Effortless communication and an eye for design bring your vision to life, sparing no detail.

Our experienced and passionate team includes:

Landscape Designers
Landscape Architects
Certified Arborists
Licensed IPM technicians (pest management)
Irrigation Specialists
Landscape Lighting Specialists


Professional Landscaping Services

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The Team That Makes Your Dream a Reality

John Gilhooley

Landscape Designer

Creative Design Landscapes Founder John Gilhooley has over 25 years of experience in landscape design and has created some of the most admired outdoor living spaces in the Hamptons. Whether designing a cozy veranda, or a beautiful perennial garden John has a keen ability to create results that appeal to the senses. He guides his clients through the design process, ensuring that his designs meet their needs. John brings together his knowledge of horticulture, design and construction to deliver elegantly styled landscapes.

Henry Tong

Landscape Designer

Partner and Landscape Designer Henry Tong has been creating and building landscapes in the Hamptons since 2010. Henry brings a wide background of experience from all aspects of landscape design and installation including drafting, CAD design and project management. He loves creating gorgeous and functional outdoor living rooms, kitchens, patio's, fire-pits and poolscapes.

Joel Gomez

Head Foreman

With decades of experience in the landscaping and nursery industries, horticulturist and lead field manager Joel Gomez is the man behind Creative Design’s incredible production. Joel manages a large, experienced crew, coordinating and interfacing with nurseries and clients alike. With an unrivaled experience with plants, trees and flowers, Joel can anticipate and rectify problems like no other in the field.

Evan Ozolins

Client Outreach Specialist/Facilities Manager

Evan ensures that client communication and satisfaction is never compromised. Drawing from a broad background in psychology, film, and philosophy, Evan manages internal affairs as well as acting as a project manager. He is well versed in client communication, and his attention to detail guarantees that important details do not slip through the cracks. Evan enjoys rowing, practicing his guitar and attending film festivals.

Evan Rosenthal


Evan is a second-generation irrigation and lighting technician with over 35 years of experience in the field. He is a certified FX Luminaire lighting designer and certified Hunter irrigation designer. His passion for irrigation and landscape lighting began with his family’s business, which led him to starting his own business with a focus on bringing customer service and modern technology to the industry. A happily married father of two, Evan is an avid motorcycle rider, a Krav Maga practitioner and acoustic guitarist.

Dylan Gilks


With over twenty years of experience as an arborist, Dylan has been a pioneer in the Hamptons plant health care industry. Dylan began his arboricultural career in Southampton NY in 1999 and has remained focused on the industry to the present time. He is an arborist who is an expert in identifying disease, insect, soil, and root related issues on both ornamental trees as well as turf..

Laura Hillman

Office Manager

Laura is the head of Creative Design Landscape’s office, interfacing with both our customers and our foreman. She earned her MBA in her native Colombia, and now manages the day-to-day operations of the entire company. An expert bookkeeper in the landscaping industry, Laura is a detail-oriented and focused worker. In her essential role at CDL she ensures that no problem goes unsolved.

Steve Sarich

Landscape Designer

The newest designer on our team, Steve is a Long Island native with several projects under his belt. Combining an architectural background with an understanding of the South Fork and Hamptons esthetic, Steve is an invaluable member of the team. He is currently furthering his college career by studying landscape design and horticulture.

Lynn FeinsonLynn Feinson
22:23 21 May 21
3 years, Creative Design Landscaping continues to deliver high quality services. We’ve been very pleased with lawn services and clean ups. Just completed a large landscaping project which was beautifully done. And the most responsive back office in the Hamptons!
Claudia BocciaClaudia Boccia
11:43 08 May 21
John and Henry created a new landscape design for our home and we could not be happier with the end result! They were a pleasure to work with and had great ideas.Our plan included moving trees, new plantings, removing a portion of our deck and replacing it with a stone retaining wall. The end result was a bigger and flatter backyard.
19:22 20 Jan 21
Excellent service. Very professional and delivered a beautiful product at the best rate. Can not wait to host guests in my new beautiful yard.
Mariette GelfandMariette Gelfand
20:54 13 Jul 20
John , Henry and team created a beautifulHampton sanctuary with perennials that bloomendlessly from spring until fall. We love theircreativity and appreciate their dedication. Creative Design team continues to check on the new plantings even after the job has been completed.We highly recommend CDL for your Hamptonsanctuary!
Dency ConstructionDency Construction
00:28 22 Feb 20
Henry and John were caring from first look to clean-up. The exceptional work them and their crew preformed bringing my visions to life for my patio are second to none. I look forward to future projects and referring everyone who is looking for hardscape/landscape design to Henry and John.

Learn more about why you should work with the Creative Design Landscaping team.

Creative Design Landscapes designs, builds, and maintains beautiful outdoor living spaces on the East End.

Our skilled team of local, experienced landscaping professionals beautifully transform outdoor spaces throughout the Hamptons. To learn more, contact us today.