Anewalt’s Core Team


Edward Anewalt, IV, President

There is no doubt that Anewalt’s Landscape Contracting has grown to its extensive size and network of loyal residential and commercial clients through Eddie’s supervision, work ethic, and guidance.

Eddie is both our President and Founder.  His career in landscaping has its roots in ten-year-old Eddie’s responsibility for cutting his grandparents’ lawn, a business that blossomed to include maintaining neighbors’ properties too.

The inspiration, coaching, and support given by Eddie’s grandfather, Edward F. Anewalt, Jr., helped the young business owner navigate the journey to open Anewalt’s Landscape Contracting in 1988.

With its humble beginnings in his parents’ barn on Route 183, Eddie continued to expand his business while he attended Penn State Berks to earn his degree in Landscape Contracting, a goal he and his wife, Lori, considered a vital aspect of Anewalt’s.  Eddie graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, despite multiple two-hour commutes every week to Penn State’s main campus, supported by Lori’s ongoing encouragement as a fellow Penn State graduate.

Eddie and Lori purchased Anewalt’s location in Bernville, the previous Delong’s Garden Center, to accommodate the growing business and consolidated their two locations into one in 2003.

Although Eddie loves landscaping, he enjoys spending family time with Lori and their children, Lucia and Cisco, whether they are hiking, traveling, or skiing together.  And for something completely different, Eddie continues his passion as an avid motocross racer, competing in District 6 races.

Lori Anewalt, Vice President

“Whatever you work at, do it with all your heart as if working for God and not man,” is an inspiration for Lori as we know she puts her heart into every hour of her days.

Lori and Eddie Anewalt were married on Groundhog Day in 1996, and Lori grew her love of landscaping during their early years together by joining Eddie and his crew cutting grass, plowing snow, building decks, and maintaining properties.

No stranger to the outdoors and business ownership, Lori’s business skills, work ethics, and love of plants stem from her family, the owners and operators of Clover Hill Winery.

A Spanish teacher by trade, Lori spent two decades teaching Spanish in Berks County Schools and she remains passionate about the Spanish language during her days with Team Anewalt’s.

Lori’s work at Anewalt’s continued to evolve as her strong people skills, expertise in Spanish-English translation, and the team spirit inspired by her upbringing led her to take on roles in public relations, human resources, financial oversite, and customer outreach with her Anewalt’s team.

A lover of winter weather, Lori enjoys snow skiing and ice skating, and any time spent with Eddie and their bilingual children, Lucia and Cisco.

Sales and Operations Team

Steve Wittrien, Operations Manager

Anewalt’s reputation inspired Operations Manager, Steve Wittrien, to join the team and engage in Anewalt’s ongoing commitment to strong customer relationships.

Steve has thirty years of experience in the landscape industry, including hardscaping and maintenance. He attended Mansfield High School and received on-the-job training throughout his career.

Married with five children, Steve also has grandchildren aged four, one, and 4 months.

When he’s not working, Steve loves to head out to unknown destinations on his Harley to get away and clear his head.  He has enjoyed watching Nascar in the past but remains a big Elvis fan and may even listen to some country music.

Steve loves steak and most other dishes if they don’t involve seafood.  He says he will order steak at Red Lobster and “get weird looks from everyone.”

After losing 100 lbs. to climb Camelback Mountain with his daughter, Steve still aims to lose another 100.

Jeff Thompson (JT), Residential Sales / Account Manager

JT has an amazing 45 years in our industry across the United States, with experience in retail, wholesale, nursery production, and internet nursery sales.

As a long-time friend of Ed and Lori Anewalt, JT will be sharing his expertise with our valued customers as a member of our sales department.  As excited as we are to have him join our team, JT is also looking forward to new adventures with the Anewalts.

Giving JT a solid foundation for his wealth of experience was his degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown.  This background also allows him to offer his valuable consultation services to the Reading Shade Tree Commission, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of the trees that create the urban forest in the city.

Of course, JT loves to garden, but he also enjoys coin collecting, and gives back many volunteer hours to his community as a Township Supervisor.

Married for forty years, JT loves spending time with his family and is proud of his daughter who is attending law school at the University of New Hampshire.

Mike Davis, Commercial Sales / Account Manager

Learning about Anewalt’s reputation and quality of work during his past years in the business led Mike to seek a career with us.

A wealth of knowledge comes along with Mike who grew up involved in his parents’ florist business. Although Mike did do landscape work for another area company, he also followed in his parents’ footsteps by operating his own landscape business for seventeen years.

A graduate of Wilson High School and Alvernia University with a B.A. in business management, Mike is also a NALP – certified horticulture technician, and holds a SIMA – ASM certification and a DOT CDL Class A license.

Mike and his wife, Karen, were married in September 2022 and have five children between them, with one granddaughter.

Great moments for Mike are spent relaxing on his deck, trips to the shore, spending time with his wife and family, and eating seafood. He enjoys all types of music, depending on his mood that day.

Mike also loves to spend time fishing and playing golf, and enjoys watching football, especially when the Eagles are playing. He has had the unique experience of both playing and refereeing water polo!

Mike is looking forward to growing with Anewalt’s and enjoys interacting with our clients and having new outdoor experiences every day.

Administrative Office Team

Angela McCloy, Administrative Manager – Celebrating 10 Years!

Angie is inspired by the perfect thought for a landscape business, revolving around the beauty in every season.   “Even if it’s not where you want to be,” she says, “every season serves a purpose.”

Joining the Anewalt’s team in 2013 brought Angie a wide range of responsibilities which include payroll, budgets, and accounts payable and receivable.  Her detail-oriented nature combined with her desire to help anywhere she can and always learn new things have given her valuable skills for success.

As a 2002 Penn State graduate with her B.S.  in Business, Angie is proud of all she has accomplished at Anewalt’s.

An Exeter resident, Angie loves to spend her time outdoors with her husband, Ryan, Son, Cayan, and daughter, Samantha, as well as with the family’s various pets.

Angie is an avid animal lover and appreciates the little things in life.  She understands the importance of believing in each stage of life’s journey.

Shannon Roof, Administration Manager

A true gardener, Administration Manager, Shannon Roof, was excited to join Team Anewalt’s to combine her work and her gardening hobby.  After meeting Lori and Eddie, she felt a connection and knew she could look forward to working with a great team.

Along with her love of plants, Shannon brings years of managerial experience to her position at Anewalt’s.  She graduated from Tulpehocken High School in 1991 and attended West Chester University.

Celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary in 2023, Shannon and her husband have a daughter who teaches 5th grade, and two dogs, Koko and Rockit, who she says act like toddlers most days.

Shannon’s favorite things include anything involving mud, dirt, and cars, country music, a good power ballad, and her twenty rose bushes.

New to travel, Shannon headed to the Dominican Republic in 2019 on a mission trip, but a bowl of chocolate ice cream is a long-time favorite.

Jenny Ferraiolo, Administrative Assistant

Jenny chose to work with Team Anewalt’s because she felt really good vibes during her interview with us and thought it just seemed like she was supposed to join us.

Gaining hands-on business insights at Anewalt’s while attending school will be a great benefit in her ongoing career. This additional knowledge will add to the Quick Books experience she already has from supporting her father with fifteen years in his own landscape company.  Jenny is working toward an associate degree in finance and accounting.

Married to her husband, Josh, in December 2022, Jenny has three cats, a dog, and some chickens to care for after her days with Team Anewalt’s.

Jenny loves to spend time with her husband and enjoys hunting and fishing.  Cooking is one of her favorite past times and she likes to host dinner parties to share her special dishes.  Jenny’s favorite foods are ice cream cake and Chicken Alfredo.

When it comes to music, Jenny chooses to listen to country songs or hip hop from the 2000s.

Ruth Gavin, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Ruth loves the bible verse, Philippians 4:13,” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and carries that thought through her workdays, always asking the team if anyone needs help before she works on her own tasks for the day.

A valued member of Team Anewalt since 2013, Ruth met Lori Anewalt years earlier when Lori taught Ruth’s three daughters at Sacred Heart School.  Ruth began part-time in our office, working a day a week, mainly assisting with filing.  Along the way, Ruth showed her ability to thrive on our team, learning new skills and eventually moving into her full-time position answering phones, preparing estimates, inputting important computer data, and completing a multitude of other tasks around the office.

In her free time, Ruth loves to read and assemble large puzzles, but more than anything, she is passionate about spending time with her family and three grandchildren, a grandson and one-year old twins.

Ruth’s focus on teamwork and excellence makes the Anewalt’s reception area a welcoming place for everyone.

Violet Foster, Assistant to the Vice-President

After a summer position at Anewalt’s, Violet Foster returned as the Assistant to the Vice-President, Lori Anewalt.  Violet knew she would love to continue her experience in Team Anewalt’s culture of excellence and the focus on positive community outreach.  And she’s excited to learn more of the Spanish language!

Violet’s current plant experience comes from inspiration found in her mother’s gardens at home.  She’s currently taking classes at RACC.

As the oldest of seven siblings, Violet describes her parents as a wonderful couple who have been married for twenty years.  She has two brothers and four sisters.  Even though Violet enjoys Italian and Mexican foods, she treasures her mom’s homemade meals the most.

When she’s not at work, Violet loves to play volleyball with her cousins and friends, horseback ride, and spend time with her family around a campfire or playing games.  She also enjoys watching ice hockey and listening to country music from the 80s through the early 2000s.

Recently Violet learned to archery hunt with her dad and brother.  Although she says she’ll never claim to be a good shot, she still loves the sport!

We are always looking to add excellent people to our winning team! Apply today.