Our Team

L.J. McDonnell Designs is built on a foundation of experience, exceptional attention to detail, a careful artistic eye, and craftsmanship that is second to none. Our team is comprised of experts in their fields, in order to provide only the highest quality garden and landscape design services and artisan masonry to bring your outdoor living space dreams to life.

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Lawrence J. McDonnell
Owner and proprietor Mr. McDonnell has more than 3 decades of experience designing and building gardens, landscapes, outdoor kitchens, and artisan stone masonry. He is a skilled contractor, designer and artisan mason, dedicated to his craft and to creating long-lasting, beautiful results. Larry is a graduate of the distinguished Garden Design School USA/UK, a design-focused program taught by world-renowned British designers Robin Templar Williams and Moira Farnham. He holds a Builders License along with a Home Improvement Contractors license, issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mr. McDonnell's qualifications include:
MA.CSL - 087569
GDS - USA
Member ALPD

Richard Lum, Master Mason
After more than 4 decades working together, Mr. Lum and Mr. McDonnell have a mutual understanding and dedication to high-quality, superior craftsmanship. From what began as apprenticeships in 1973 with Mr. McDonnell's father and has evolved and grown over the years to a team committed to full design and installation. Richard has years of experience and a skilled eye for creating solid, beautiful works of stone and brick art.

Nancy Mellen, Designer, Nancy Mellen Designs
Also a graduate of the Garden Design School USA, Nancy Mellen is an accomplished garden design specialist. Nancy has proven herself an expert in New England plants, trees and shrubbery in every aspect, providing her expertise and art to those in need of a little garden inspiration. Nancy is a member of ALPD.

Our team also includes many professional associates in fields from interior design to specialty carpentry, architecture, and surveyors.

Call L.J. McDonnell Designs to schedule your free, thorough initial consultation to discuss your design needs today.