Welcome Donnalee Harman

Donnalee joined Chapel Valley in May of 2021 as a Business Development Executive. She has over a decade of experience in both operations and sales roles in the landscaping industry and prior to that 15+ years in client relationship management.

Her attention to detail, ability to work with clients to address their individual needs, and developing creative solutions to match, have been what has driven her career.

Donnalee is married and lives in Lovettsville, VA with her husband Jon. They have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren. When not spending time visiting them, she enjoys traveling, wineries, and anything on the water.

Donnalee can be reached via email or her LinkedIn profile.

World War I Memorial

Chapel Valley began work on this project in the Spring of 2020 with completion in April of 2021.  The overall management of the project was very intense and complex due to many different factors.  Chapel Valley’s Senior Project Manager and Field Manager worked closely with out-of-state Landscape Architects and Soil Scientists to sample every load of material brought onto the site. The day-to-day activities increased in intensity as COVID-19  struck the country and everyone had to become accustomed to the new and ever-changing safety protocols for working on site. Additionally, frequently occurring political demonstrations and the presidential election of 2020 required complex logistical planning and last-minute adaptations.  Despite the intricacy of the project, Chapel Valley completed the work on time with expectations exceeded. We are proud and honored to be a part of a project that honors and celebrates those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Learn more about the project at the official project website.

Photo: World War One Centennial Commission

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Perception matters, from the moment a potential client clicks on your website to the first time they walk into your building. The landscape that surrounds your business sets the tone for what they can expect from your business. A stellar impression of your company results in economic advantages as well as peace of mind for everyone interacting with your business. We’ve compiled a list of the many benefits of a strategically planned landscape: Read more »

5 Ways to Prep Winter Landscaping

If you own any type of property, residential or commercial, it’s time to face some bad news: It’s already time to start thinking about preparing your outdoor landscape for winter.

That might seem premature, but cold temperatures, snow, and ice will be coming sooner than you think. It’s a lot easier to take the necessary steps now than it will be when you’re fighting early storms. Read more »

Designing A Custom Residential Landscape Lighting System

Every homeowner dreams of having their own custom lighting system to display the landscape they’ve put a lot of time and money into. However, deciding exactly what you want can be challenging. By learning more about how we design a custom residential landscape lighting system, you’ll learn how you can help our teams design the right outdoor landscape for you should be achievable in no time at all. Read more »

Plant Health Care Tips for the Warm Weeks Ahead

Intense sun and hotter air temperatures undoubtedly have an effect on plant health care. So, with the warmer months approaching faster than an outbreak of spring dandelions, we couldn’t help but want to share a few plant health care tips with all of our valued, Chapel Valley Landscaping Company’s customers in Maryland and Virginia. Let’s start with a look at one of residential and commercial landscaping’s most basic tasks, watering. Read more »

Bio-Swales and Their Place in Water Management

Have you found stagnant puddles breeding bugs on the grounds of your business? Does your parking lot empty its stormwater runoff directly into a storm sewer that backs up and dumps oily water right back on your customers? Or maybe you bought a property for your new commercial establishment and want to start your water management system outright? You will find that you have many ways of dealing with stormwater runoff, but not all of them are right for your property. Bio-swales, however, just might be a good choice. Read more »