The Team
Peak Environmental is the destination company for the areas best landscape professionals!


Name: Steve Rowley, ICPI, ASM, CDL A
Position: Operations & Safety Manager

Steve's Story: Steve joined Peak in 2010 as a project manager. His artistic talents as well as his mechanical engineering degree made him a valuable member of our staff almost immediately. He is a highly trained Green Industry Professional with numerous accreditations, he has built award winning landscapes, and currently oversees all phases of our design/build and landscape development projects. In his free time, Steve likes to make beer, fix old cars, and ride his bike. His real passion however, is preparing for the upcoming worldwide zombie invasion. When it happens, I suggest you find Steve, he'll be ready!

Name: Timothy Palmer
Position: Stone Mason

Tim’s Story:Tim originated from the sunny state of California. In a previous life Tim worked as an art gallery director until his lovely wife convinced him to move back to her home town of Altamont, NY in 2003. Tim then began working alongside a master stonemason who happened to be his father in law. He loved the work and excelled to a point where he was a partner in the business for over 10 years. Tim lives in Clifton Park with his wife and is a father to four children and a “crazy dog” and loves kayaking, hiking, The Grateful Dead, Jazz and a good IPA.

Name: Gary Benacquista
Position: Human Resources Business Partner

Gary spent several years in New England as a Director of Operations and General Manager in the hospitality industry. As the de facto HR person in most of the businesses he’s operated, he’s developed a passion for operational efficiency, building strong teams, and helping people to grow and love their jobs. He recently moved back to his native Guilderland with his wife, two young daughters, and two very feisty cats. In addition to spending quality time with his family, Gary loves running, hiking, and trying to remember how to play the guitar like he did when he was touring with an indie-rock band called Hooray for Earth.


Name: Terry Hubbard, CPESC
Title: President
Job Description: Living The Dream

Terry's Story: Terry started Peak Environmental Concepts in 1997 at 22 years old. His degree in environmental science and his annual summer landscaping job were the building blocks that propelled him to start this new venture. At that time Terry had one focus, "How do I get a serious summer job that will allow me to ski all winter?" Peak Environmental was the answer. While the demands of a growing business no longer allow the ski bum lifestyle, Terry still gets a few days off during the winter to ski. He also enjoys spending time with his three boys. He is green industry professional and he has built a culture of learning, excellence and integrity at Peak Environmental.