Get to know MasterPLAN

With over 20 years of award-winning experience in the field of landscape design and installation, MasterPLAN Outdoor Living is passionate about many things, and they all result in your happiness!

Partnering with our clients, MasterPLAN is able to translate your desires into a custom-tailored landscape design with our signature architectural focus, spatial efficiency and inclusion of timeless materials such as metal, wood and stone. From this personalized master plan, we will confidently transform your property into the space you and your family have always dreamed of.

Highly-skilled and meticulous engineering, management, craftsmanship and maintenance is our full-service standard and we guarantee that after your very own MasterPLAN Outdoor Living project, you will fall in love with your home all over again.

Joshua Gillow Joshua Gillow Founder and Owner

Fun Fact: When not designing and building outdoor living spaces he is perfecting his ninja skills! Don’t believe us check it out @the_design_ninja

More about Josh: After 15 years as a partner in a family-owned landscape design firm, Joshua realized his clients were craving “The Big Picture.” Pairing his passion for natural beauty and eye for timeless designs with cutting-edge technology and tools he launched MasterPLAN Outdoor Living in 2012.

Since founding the company, he has made it his personal mission to serve his clients in the best way he can, not only with respect, warmth, and a smile; but with his professional expertise, knowledge, and drive to make each client’s life better in some way.

Becky Zerfuss Becky Zerfuss Director of Operations

She is the glue that keeps our team organized and loves connecting with our clients to help them achieve their perfect backyard!

Oftentimes, Becky is the first person you will connect with when you contact MasterPLAN. You will quickly realize that she is committed to building an awesome and authentic friendship throughout the entire journey of transforming your backyard.

Fun Fact: As an avid hiker and fisherwoman, Becky is always prepared! Her car is equipped with a fishing pole and waders at all times. If she has a few minutes to spare, you can find her scouting the best fishing holes and trying her luck with the fish.

Becky is an organizational whiz and super-efficient. One of her favorite parts of the job is logistics!

“I am highly competitive, so I think my drive to make every move count brings endless benefits to our clients! I thoroughly enjoy all the moving parts of my job such as coordinating several projects at a time, talking with townships and engineers, conducting property research, acquiring project permits, ordering materials, scheduling crews and making sure all projects fit perfectly into the calendar year together, all while handling the day-to-day duties in the office. It is like a calculated game of chess and I enjoy the challenge!”

Joseph Coryell Joseph Coryell Designer

Joseph loves using his passion for architecture and natural eye for detail to help MasterPLAN’s clients transform their backyards into timeless outdoor living spaces.

With a focus on durable, reliable, and low-maintenance materials, Joe uses his knowledge and expertise to help his clients feel confident and comfortable with every decision about their outdoor living space. He utilizes his design experience and unique attention to detail to help clients create a seamless transition from the interior to the exterior of their homes.

Fun Fact: Joe loves being outdoors! He says, “being on a trail is my favorite – that could include ATV riding, hiking, or bicycling. In other words, I enjoy any outdoor activity – even yard work around the house!”

Awards

2018

Lehigh Valley Builders Association Professional Excellence Award Winner

2018

Lehigh Valley Builders Association Professional Excellence Award Winner

2018

Best in Show award at the Philadelphia Home + Garden Show

2017

Lehigh Valley Builders Association Professional Excellence Award Winner

2017

Best Outdoor Display award at the Philadelphia Home + Garden Show

2016

Lehigh Valley Builders Association Professional Excellence Award Winner

2015

Bronze Award Winner: Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards

Houzz

2018

Best of Houzz award for Exceptional Customer Service

2017

Best of Houzz award for Exceptional Customer Service

2015

Best of Houzz award for Exceptional Customer Service

Angie's List

2017

Angie’s List Super Service Award

2014

Angie’s List Super Service Award

2013

Angie’s List Super Service Award

2012

Angie’s List Super Service Award

Publications

2018

Nationally published feature article in Contemporary Stone and Tile Design Magazine

2017

Listed in Top 75 Landscape Design Blogs by Feedspot

2017

Listed in Top 30 Deck Builder Blogs by Kebony

2017

Nationally published feature in Casual Living Magazine

2016

Nationally published feature in The Designer

2016

Featured article in Lehigh Valley Style Magazine

2016

Nationally published feature in The Designer

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Our core values resonate through every step of every outdoor living project we design and construct.

Getting to know our clients is truly at the heart of MasterPLAN. Discovering your family's likes, dislikes and unique preferences play a critical role in the personalized creation of your outdoor living space. We want you to love your custom-tailored landscape design as much as we do!

We are ethically authentic, credible and reliable. We believe that honesty is a virtue and being transparent is a genuine asset to our clients; there is no room for uncertainty or hidden surprises. We always deliver on our word!

We are about the details and aspire to create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space that we can all be proud of. By listening to your wishes, we offer creative and unique outdoor living solutions for each of your outdoor projects.

We are passionate about solving your challenging backyard problems in a stunning yet innovative way to fulfill your tailored needs and provide you with a low maintenance outdoor living space that exceeds your expectations!

We always have our clients in mind. We manage our specialists as well as all aspects of your project, so you don't have to. Spending the precise amount of time with each client and project is integral in building a sincere relationship as well as a beautiful backyard transformation. We believe that proper planning leads to a successful and hassle-free experience for our clients.