Profile: Martin Cleary

Martin Cleary of Cleary Bros LandscapeMartin has various licenses and certifications in horticulture, arboriculture, and irrigation. “I love landscaping, but I’m passionate about our organization delivering great service. We’ve earned the title Best In The Bay and we’ve worked for it. “One summer, my brother and I started cutting fire breaks for neighbors. Our mom would drive us to the
jobs and pick us up for dinner. That’s how we got started.  We’ve been going at
it ever since.”

When Martin’s not working he’s thinking about work.  Otherwise, he spends time with his amazing wife and two daughters. He loves fly fishing and mountain biking, skiing, water sports, art, photography, music, cooking, making wine/beer, building “things” like this Light, and yoga!

“Getting the right people, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. That’s what I do.” Says Martin. He tends to simplify. As the President of a 160 employee company, he is entirely focused on running an organization that lets people do their jobs. “We have great people working for us and I trust them. They know what their jobs are and they are motivated to do them well.”

Featured Property: Orindawoods Owners Association

Orindawoods Owners Association landscaping

Orindawoods is Cleary Bros oldest landscape maintenance account and still regarded as one of our flagship properties!  Orindawoods is a mix of town homes, single family residences and estates with over 100 acres of open space and green belts nestled in the Orinda hills. The many heritage oaks and signature creeping red fescues are just some of the features that make this property such a prestigious landscape.   Cleary Bros has renovated the majority of the property, managed the tree care as well as the maintenance.  The property managers and owners at Orindawoods have come to know that they can trust Cleary Bros to take care of their needs in a fair, safe and professional manner. From the very beginning Mike and Martin learned that the key to success was hands-on personal service with this account and has been the fundamental business model at Cleary Bros ever since.


From all of us at Cleary Brothers – Thank You Orindawoods for over 20 years of your business! 

Cleary Bros can help you get a rebate from the Contra Costa Water District for lawn removal

Our commercial customers can get up to $5000* back for removing lawn and replacing it with Bay Friendly plants installed with drip irrigation.  Call your account manger and they will get this rebate rolling.  If you are not one of our customers, our sales representative will be happy to meet with you to discuss this and other cost saving programs with you.

Money may not grow on trees, but it does grow in the grass.

*restrictions apply