Joe Kelly, a life-long resident of Walpole, MA, grew up riding shotgun in the trucks of his family-owned landscape business. As the third generation in the business, Joe remembers helping his grandfather on the jobs — be it mowing, trimming, or mulching. From a very young age, Joe learned the true meaning of a hard day’s work, and the pride he felt knowing he had accomplished something worthwhile to help make a customer’s home beautiful.
Meg Kelly (originally from South Kingstown, RI) also rode shotgun growing up; on the sides of tractors and dump trucks on her grandparents’ dairy farm. Her father (also a landscaper), and her mother (a registered nurse), instilled in Meg and her siblings the value of a dollar — and what it took to earn it.
Joe and Meg met while attending college at the University of Rhode Island. Joe obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, as well as minoring in business. Meg obtained her degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
When they met in 2009, the connection was instant. They had similar interests and hobbies, enjoyed the same music, and fell right into each other’s families as if they were already a part of them. Even more, both came from hardworking families, both understood what it took to be successful, and both knew how important it was to enjoy the work you do.
Today — married and co-owners of J&M Kelly Landscape and Excavation Services — Joe and Meg still stick to those same principles: working hard at what they do, but enjoying every minute of it.