Wesley Moody, Inc. is a family owned and operated landscaping business in the Adirondacks. Wesley Moody and his wife Deborah Dupree have been in the landscaping business together for over 30 years. Wesley is the great-great grandson of Saranac Lake’s founder and first settler Jacob Moody, he is the “landscape artist” of their business. He envisions the master plans which are then carried out by long time employee Matthew, nephew Robert or step son Patrick. Patrick, a USCG Captain and who also run the barge services, is a visionary himself. Patrick has completed some unique and creative stonework for our clients. Their landscape “plans” are never computer generated; each is exclusive to the particular site and the needs of the owners. The plantings and maintenance crews are run by Jessica, another longtime employee considered part of the family, along with Matthew.
Deborah admits to being an Adirondack transplant from New York City (Queens). After graduating from Paul Smiths College, she decided the Adirondacks were home. In addition to running the landscape office, Deb and her sister Mary run the Moody Tree Farm Gift Shop and Christmas Store. Mary not only makes the balsam pillows and other handmade items, she runs the shipping department for moodytreefarm.com. Once the holiday season rolls around, everyone shifts gears to the Christmas tree business. Jessica makes all our handmade garland and oversees the wreath making operation, while Deb and daughter Jackie decorate. Wes’ son Allen and his wife run the seasonal Christmas store in Lake Placid.
Together with family and employees that are considered family; Wes and Deb are fortunate enough to get up every day and go to work doing something they love. Wes often quotes his grandfather, Milo M. Moody “the difficult we do right away, the impossible takes a little longer”. Apparently his grandfather’s version of a WWII motto from the Army Corps of Engineers; Wesley has always stood by the slogan and greets all landscaping challenges with a similar passion.
Although family and staff are their truest assets, Wesley Moody, Inc. is equipped with state of the art equipment including barges, excavators, skidsteers and a spider crane along with an impeccable fleet of vehicles. Their equipment is environmentally friendly allowing work to be carried out in wooded areas with minimal damage to existing plant life.
This website includes a photo gallery of their work as well as significant “before and after” photos. These galleries are just a sampling of their work. Enjoy viewing the website and feel free to contact the Moodys with questions or comments.