Mariposa Landscapes Inc. provides responsive, knowledgeable landscape services.

Mariposa Landscape is one of the largest and most respected landscape providers in Southern California. Since 1977 we have been providing award-winning quality and service for premier properties in the public and private sectors.

The company was started by Terry Noriega over 35 years ago with only two men, and has steadily expanded to a dedicated team of over 500, serving all of southern California and the greater Phoenix area in Arizona.

We bring decades of knowledge and in-depth experience to every landscape entrusted to our care. Building long-lasting relationships with our clients is important to us. We understand and respect our clients’ goals, and do everything in our power to assure the well-being of their properties. We value open, honest communication, ongoing staff training, and new methods and technologies that will help us do the best job possible. While we always appreciate the accolades we receive, seeing our clients enjoy a well-executed and thriving landscape is still the most rewarding part of our work.

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We have won over 80 awards for work excellence since 1977. These awards are judged by landscape architects and competing contractors.

85 Total awards

4 SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS

Best Project All Categories

1 PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Best Maintenance Project

2 judges' awards

Best Installation Project

52 FIRST PLACE

  • 85 Total awards

  • 4 SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS

    Best Project All Categories

  • 1 PRESIDENT'S AWARD

    Best Maintenance Project

  • 2 judges' awards

    Best Installation Project

  • 52 FIRST PLACE

Our founder

Terry Noriega
President

Since he founded the company in 1977, Terry has guided Mariposa's growth from a small sole proprietorship to a premier full-service landscape firm. Many members of the responsible, dedicated team he leads today have been with him for decades.

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Terry continues to be directly involved in the key aspects of the business: client satisfaction, operational efficiency, recruitment and training, quality control and safety. “I’ve always liked to make things grow,” says Terry. “These days, my focus is on nurturing and growing the people of Mariposa to deliver an even better and broader range of services to more customers than ever before. After so many years, seeing our clients enjoy and appreciate a well executed and installed landscape is still the most rewarding part of my job.”

Degreed in Ornamental Horticulture and holding multiple industry certifications, Terry has amassed extensive experience in the landscape services field. He is widely known and respected for his broad knowledge of all aspects of installation, maintenance and tree care. Terry is a member of the Irrigation Association (IA), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He was honored by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Agriculture as Alumni of the Year in 2006.

Training, Licenses and Certifications:

  • B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Certified Arborist – International Society of Arboriculture
  • Certified Consulting Arborist, American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • California State Contractors Licenses:
    • C-27 – Landscaping
    • Class A -Engineering
    • C61/D49 Tree Trimming
  • Arizona Contractors License ROC178088 K-21
  • Pest Control Advisor – California, Categories:
    • Insects, Mites and Other Invertebrates
    • Plant Pathogens
    • Nematodes
    • Vertebrate Pests
    • Weed Control
    • Plant Growth Regulators
  • Qualified Applicator License – California
  • Arizona, Qualifying Party License #8263
  • Arizona Pest Control Business License #8246
  • Certified Landscape Technician – Maintenance

History of Mariposa Landscapes, Inc.

We are a landscape company that started in 1977. Our specialties are landscape maintenance, construction and tree care for commercial, municipal and private clients. For almost four decades the satisfaction of our customers has been our reason for success.
1977

1977

Mariposa Landscapes
was founded

1982

1982

First public works landscape maintenance
project

1984

1984

First public works landscape construction
project

1987

1987

Established Tree Division

1991

1991

Corporate Location Established in Irwindale

1994

1994

Branch Office Established in the Inland Empire

2001

2001

Operations Expanded to Arizona

2003

2003

Branch Office Established in Ventura County

2010

2010

Branch Office Established in Orange County

2013

2013

Branch Office Established in Palm Springs Area

2017

2017

40 Years in Business

Words from Satisfied Clients

  • I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with the job that your tree division did trimming the trees today. They look great!

    Steve Titus
    President
    The Rule Company
  • I wanted to thank your staff for an excellent process and a result that exceeded my original expectation.

    Dr. Kenneth M. Karotkin

  • I wanted to compliment all of your staff for the great work they do. Exposition Park hasn’t looked this good in years. Thank you.

    Adriana Vasquez
    Events Service Supervisor
    Office of Exposition Park Management
  • We highly recommend Mariposa and consider them a valuable asset to our team of subcontractors and consider them a major contributor to the professional appearance of the projects we deliver to our clients.

    Andrew E. Kaplan
    Vice President Operations
    G.L. Kaplan Construction Company
  • From our initial meeting, your company representatives displayed a proactive style in which it is quite evident that customer service is your company’s number one goal.

    John Cassidy
    Contract Representative
    City of Burbank Water & Power

Mariposa is your full service landscape provider for municipal, commercial and homeowner associations.

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