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About Us

For over 25 years, Green Envy, Inc. has been a cornerstone in the landscape construction realm, shaping the picturesque scenery of North Tahoe and Truckee.


Green Envy Inc.  

P.O. Box 5635

Tahoe City, CA 96145

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Owner & Founder: John Crus

Deeply connected to the natural wonders of the Sierra John Cruz's idea for Green Envy Inc. began with a vision to blend ecological wisdom with the artistry of landscape creation.

Originating from the central coast of California, John Crus relocated to the north Tahoe area in 1996, pursuing a career in ecological sciences. As an ardent surfer and skier, he soon realized the importance of creating a rooted space for community, family, and personal outdoor pursuits. Thus, Green Envy, Inc. was born, initially a modest venture with a handful of employees, one truck, and a trailer.

Green Envy Today

Over time, Green Envy, Inc. has blossomed into a comprehensive landscape construction and maintenance entity, fostering deep connections with local building contractors, architects, engineers, and designers. Our team, now comprising nearly 20 dedicated professionals, operates various vehicles, machinery, and equipment to deliver top-notch services.


Our Services

At Green Envy, Inc., we offer a spectrum of services, including landscape construction, maintenance, consulting, design, BMP (Best Management Practices), and restoration. Our commitment to customer service is unwavering, as we strive to exceed expectations in every project.

Environmental Stewardship

Green Envy, Inc. takes pride in adopting "green" practices since its inception, employing organic fertilization techniques and conservation-minded irrigation. We prioritize native and locally hardy plant materials, locally sourced products, and have expanded our expertise in specialized hardscape offerings.

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Our Team

Our passionate team is the heart of Green Envy, Inc. Comprising seasonal laborers, managers, and administrators, each member shares a commitment to customer satisfaction and delivering quality work.

Interested in joining our team? Reach out to find out more.

Current Openings

No openings at this time. Continue to check back for updates.

Community Engagement

Beyond landscapes, our commitment extends to community, family, and the pursuit of outdoor passions. We believe in being more than a landscape service provider; we aspire to be a partner in transforming dreams into beautifully crafted landscapes.

We are proud members of the the following organizations:

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Looking Forward

Green Envy, Inc. looks forward to the continued journey of crafting timeless landscapes. If you can dream it, we can design and build it. As proud members of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, we're ready to bring your landscape visions to life. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect with you soon.


Tahoe Quarterly
2013 Craftmanship Award
TRPA Best in the Basin Award
2012 Best in the Basin Award 

Sierra Sun:
Best of North Tahoe and Truckee

2012 Winner Best Landscape Company

Mountain Home Awards
2011 Landscape Award: Betty Anderson-Fulda Landscape Design and John Crus of Green Envy

Mountain Home Awards
2010 Craftsman Award: Installer and Cooperative Designer of Landscape
Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe
2009 Subcontractor of the Year Nominee

TRPA Best in the Basin Award
2007 Best Management Practice (BMP) Retrofit Category

TRPA Best in the Basin Award
2007 Greenbuilding Category (Subcontractor for both Green Building Award Winners)
TRPA Best in the Basin Award
2007 Shorezone Category (Subcontractor for the Shorezone Award)

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