About Us

OUR MISSION: Since 2007, EcoUrban has been dedicated to making New Orleans’ landscapes more beautiful and sustainable.

Our landscaping installation and maintenance services will enhance your outdoor space while making it more productive and better equipped to thrive in New Orleans’ climate. We want to help you create a space that brings both value and beauty to your home, using healthy soil, superior irrigation, quality materials, expert plant selection and more.

EcoUrban is more than a quality landscaping company — we’re the only company in New Orleans that specializes in eco-friendly landscaping practices. In addition to years of experience and a dedicated staff, we provide rainwater harvesting, non-toxic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides, native and edible garden planting, organic soil production and more.  We’ll not only complete the job on time and on target; our team of licensed horticultural and irrigation contractors will give your outdoor space a greater level of health, beauty and longevity.

Check out How We’re Green for more sustainability info.

  • Travis Cleaver

    Landscape Architect, Co-Owner

    Travis Cleaver honed his do-it-yourself, build-anything skills throughout his upbringing in the rolling hills of West Virginia. Travis attended the Tulane University School of Architecture, enhancing his practical building skills with design finesse. After years of study and work in the field, Travis earned his Landscape Architecture certification in 2014. Travis and Demetria co-founded EcoUrban to make New Orleans’ landscapes more beautiful and sustainable.

  • Demetria Christo

    Biologist, Co-Owner

    Demetria Christo earned her degree in Biology and Evolutionary Ecology from Tulane University in 2006. Her diverse experience includes eight years of seasonal lab and field work at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Before co-founding EcoUrban, Demetria was an account executive at Creative Industry, a local public relations firm, where she helped promote ecological awareness through her work with clients such as Global Green and America’s WETLAND. In addition to her design and installation work at EcoUrban, Demetria offers workshops to the community on a variety of subjects, including composting and urban rainwater harvesting.

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  • William “Fen” McCandless

    Senior Project Manager

    Fen joined EcoUrban in October 2012. He earned his associates degree in horticulture technology from Delgado Community College in May 2012 and is a veteran of the United States Naval Construction Battalion. He brings 10 years of construction and landscaping expertise to EcoUrban, along with certifications in landscape horticulture and irrigation contracting. Hailing from Bay St. Louis, MS, he enjoys canoeing, raising his backyard chickens and seeing live music. Fen loves working for EcoUrban because of the diverse and challenging projects he gets to work on, all while being in a supportive and professional environment focused on sustainability.

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  • Damon Johnson

    Maintenance Manager

    Damon is a highly motivated Maintenance Manager who is multi-talented when it comes to the outdoors. He specializes in caring for tropical landscapes and edible gardens. Damon is also a great go-to-guy because of his exceptional talent in maintaining complex landscapes. He pays special attention to detail and strives for excellence on every project. His 10+ years experience in landscaping make Damon an exceptional asset to the EcoUrban team. Working well with others, Damon displays thoughtful leadership with his crew and is always respectful with clients. When Damon is on your project, he will get the job done in a timely manner with ultimate precision.

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  • Liz Leverson

    Office Administrator

    Liz graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in rhetorical theory. After years of working with various green industries, she believes in the power of socially conscious, enviormentally responsible services that can have a direct, positive impact on communities. After working in New York, Austin and Nashville (and collecting an enviable array of boots), she is settled in New Orleans and is happy to say that EcoUrban embodies her idea of good green business.


    If you enjoy a healthy, outdoor profession where you’re pioneering the New Orleans sustainability movement, then this could be the job for you!

    Want to join our team? Email resumes to contact@ecourbanllc.com.

  • We are THE green landscaping company of New Orleans.

    • EcoUrban offers safe, non-toxic products and practices — on the job and behind the scenes.
    • We’ve even teamed up with our neighbors at New Orleans Coffee Company, makers of CoolBrew, to turn 100% of their coffee grounds into our rich garden soil.

    Check out How We’re Green for more sustainability info.