Bringing Your Creative Vision to Life

Our Team

Our reliable team is always here to serve you and includes a professional office support staff striving to provide exceptional customer service. Our experienced project managers will walk you through every phase of your project, beginning with an appointment at your home and free estimate. We will offer design ideas and discuss material options with your budget in mind, and provide a detailed proposal for your consideration.

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Phil Jackson

Tyler Gerry

Owner
Since 2004, Tyler has grown Torrison Stone & Garden to become a full-service landscape construction and design company. He came from a small town in Western Massachusetts and began his career in corporate sales in Hartford, CT. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College. Tyler has lived in Durham since 2003 with his wife and four children.

Brian Murphy

Landscape Architect, PLA, ASLA
Brian joined our team in 2015 and is a managing partner of Torrison Garden. Prior to that he partnered with Torrison on landscaping projects for many years. As a licensed Landscape Architect with a degree from the University of Connecticut, Brian brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and design, specializing in residential landscape architecture.

Suzanne Ciofalo

Business Manager - Controller
Sue joined Torrison Stone & Garden in 2011 and became a managing partner of Torrison Garden in 2015. She has over 30 years of experience in business operations and finance management. For many years Sue was Operations Manager for a family business, Carlson Fuel Oil, in Meriden. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. Sue enjoys lake life with her husband Keith and spending time with her two children and Grandson's.

JOHN NUNES

Fleet Manager
For over 10 years, John has been a key member of our team, managing our growing fleet, maintaining all equipment and keeping our crews supported with safe and effective transportation. He is also a CDL Class A truck driver. John lives in Middletown with his wife and three young sons.

Jason Astle

Senior Project Manager
Since 2008, Jason has been a seasoned member of our management team. He has extensive experience in masonry installation and repair as well as landscaping. He spent his early career as a machinist for 14 years after completing the State Apprenticeship Program for tool and die. Jason is a life-long resident of Durham where he lives with his wife and step-daughter.

Dominick Serignese

Field Operations Manager
Dominick joined Torrison Stone & Garden in 2015. He owned a landscape design build company for more than 25 years. He also worked for the Town of Wethersfield. He is skilled in bringing to life distinctive design elements for our customers. Dominick was born and raised in Wethersfield where he lives with his wife and two children.

Colleen Kinyon

Landscape Designer and Garden and Property Manager
Colleen brings more than 30 years of horticultural experience and has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Connecticut School of Environmental Horticulture. She specializes in fine gardening and landscape maintenance and loves working with clients to ensure that properties get the personal attention they deserve. Colleen lives in Cheshire and has two sons.

Alyssa Mancuso

Office Manager
Alyssa joined the team in the Fall of 2016. She brings experience in event planning and fundraising from the non-profit sector and has a BS in Communications from Arizona State University. Alyssa lives in Killingworth with her husband and son's.

Nello Damiani

Project Manager
Nello joined the team in the Spring of 2019. Previously he owned and operated an independent masonry company in the Waterbury area for 35 years. He is trained in all aspects of masonry construction specializing in stone construction and stone design. Nello currently lives in Northford with his wife and two daughters.

Teresa Hazelwood

Administrative & Project Coordinator
Teresa joined the Torrison team in the Winter of 2019. She comes to us with 30+ years of customer service experience in Bank Management and Salon Coordination in the beauty industry! Teresa lives in Wallingford and has two daughters and one granddaughter.

Cecily Quincy

Administrative & Project Coordinator
Cecily originally joined our team in 2016 then again in 2019 after working in customer service, accounting, management for over 30 years, as well as a Para-professional for her hometown junior high school. She advocates in her community for her son with Down syndrome & is involved in her children’s high school sports clubs & an active member to their booster clubs. Cecily moved to Middlefield in 2000 and resides there with her husband and 3 children.

Armand LaPointe

Director of Sales
Armand joined the Torrison team in the Spring of 2019 with the addition of the new outdoor showroom. He has 30+ years of sales experience and enjoys all things outdoors – kayaking, camping and skiing are among a few! Armand currently lives in Durham with his wife and has 3 children, 4 wonderful grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Danielle Huck

Landscape Designer
Danielle has been designing outdoor living spaces for clients across Connecticut for more than 15 years. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. With her artistic talent and unique vision, Danielle works closely with clients to design outdoor spaces that reflect their unique personality and individual needs. Whether you are looking for an outdoor kitchen design, patio, walkway or complete overhaul of your landscape, Danielle will work with you from preliminary design through to project completion. Danielle lives in Berlin with her husband and son.

Yahjaira Feliciano

Administrative Assistant
With 25 years of experience in office management, Yahjaira worked as a paralegal before joining Torrison in 2021. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, providing support to the crews and project managers of Torrison Stone. Yahjaira loves to read, plant, work on art projects and horseback ride. She and her husband own three horses. Born and raised in Meriden, Yahjaira now lives in the Durham area with her husband and son. She has 2 children and a wonderful granddaughter.

Anthony DiPietro

Landscape Manager
Anthony joined Torrison in 2021, having previously owned and operated a landscaping business in Norwich CT. With over a decade of industry experience, he specializes in landscape maintenance and installations.

Jason P. Capasso

Project Manager
Jason joined the Torrison team in Winter 2022. He has 15+ years project management and AutoCAD design experience in multiple fields including fire sprinkler design and installation, kitchen and bath remodeling, and more. Jason proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and reserves for over 10 years. In his spare time he enjoys disc golf, gardening and home improvement projects, as well as creative pursuits such as drawing, painting, and woodworking. He shares a home with his beautiful wife in Northford.

Dan Conner

Project Manager
Dan worked in landscape maintenance growing up, recently transitioning into the hardscape industry over the past three years. He’s very knowledgeable and passionate in the latest hardscape construction and 3D design trends. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, Dan spent two years as a design build project manager in the metro Seattle area, but now resides back in southeastern CT with his fiancé. Dan was born and raised in Norwich, CT. In his spare time, he enjoys playing competitive ultimate frisbee, hiking, snowboarding, and continuing education in current hardscape trends, installations and materials.

Nancy Boyle

Design Build Division Operations Manager
Nancy has been with Torrison Stone & Garden since 2014. Nancy brings years of customer service experience from her days working for the City of Middletown, State Capital and Sign Pro. She is an avid volunteer for her community, serving 10 years as a Board of Education member. She brings management and scheduling experience to our stone projects. Her experience with customers and coordination of projects has helped our company grow. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Studies from the University of Connecticut and has an associate’s degree in Interior Design from Bay Path University. Nancy grew up in Massachusetts and has lived in Middlefield since 1999 where she lives with her husband Kevin, they have 3 grown children.

Stone

Experienced masons and crews install and maintain patios, walkways, fireplaces, walls and more. Quality materials and unparalleled craftsmanship create amazing results.

Garden

Thoughtful, well-designed gardens are the finishing touch for your home, enhancing curb appeal while expanding your living space.

Design

Softscape inspired by, or combined with, hardscape elements to create a cohesive plan. Our landscape architects have the experience and knowledge to fully realize your vision.

Inspiration for your next outdoor living project begins here.