Nature has fascinated Rick Cowles for as long as he can remember, and he has always preferred to spend his time being active outdoors.  Before pursuing a formal education in Landscape Operations from the University of Massachusetts, as a young entrepreneur Rick earned his first spending money mowing the church lawn and splitting firewood for his father.  As a teenager, he gradually expanded into doing odd jobs in the yards of friends and neighbors, before starting his own landscaping business at 15.

After college, Rick partnered with his father, Ted, to expand Red Oak Landscape into a full service Design, Installation & Maintenance business.  For over 30 years, Red Oak Landscape has specialized in creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes throughout Connecticut's Farmington Valley & the surrounding areas. We take pride in our reliable, professional service, attention to detail, and beautiful, high quality results.

Landscaping is an important part of a home or business' visual impression, as well as its function. We believe it ought to be beautiful, thoughtful, and well done. Always. 


Contact Rick for information about landscaping, firewood, snow removal, or any of the farms: Barbourtown Berry Farm, Barbourtown Maple Sugar Farm, or the Barbourtown Holiday Tree Farm.