Meet Your Landscapers
Ross NW Watergardens is your Portland area landscaping service. Our family of landscapers enjoy working with homeowners to design, create, and maintain beautiful garden spaces. Whatever your landscaping needs, Ross NW Watergardens is eager to help! Let Joe, Ben, and the rest of our team show you how beautiful your landscape can become.
Ross "Joe" Bowen- Owner
Ross "Joe" Bowen, landscape designer and contractor, started Ross NW Watergardens in 1999. Before that he worked as the head of landscape construction for Kurisu International for 3 years. He began his landscaping career in 1975 in Phoenix, AZ working for the family commercial and residential landscape business, Bowen's Inc.
Joe has a deep working knowledge of landscape design and construction. His approach is practical and his style natural. Years spent baking in the Phoenix heat has given him a great appreciation for the plant (and human) friendly weather Portland has to offer.
As a business owner he is extremely 'hands on', spending most days on a job site. Joe has developed the ability to work well with all sorts of clients, designers, architects, and contractors.
Joe is a husband of over 35 years, has 5 children (maybe this is how he became such a team player...) and still has an unstoppable step-back jump shot.
Ben Bowen- Landscape Manager
Ben is usually your first contact with Ross NW Watergardens and will help you decide how we can work together on your landscaping. Ben is a third generation landscaper and has been working in the family business since 2003.
As a kid Ben spent his summers installing irrigation timers in the Phoenix heat. He spent 5 years in Brooklyn and Rye, NY working in food service and as a stone mason. He returned to Portland in 2003 and now has a wife of over 10 years and 3 sons. He still hasn't beat Joe at basketball.
Sample of landscapes designed by Ben:
The Ross NW Watergardens Team
We currently have 7 full-time employees. They have worked with us anywhere from 5-14 years. We pride ourselves on having amazing craftsmen (and women) and treating them well.
Check out the post to the right. You will see that we are not the only ones who really appreciate our team members- our clients do too!