Hoffman Landscapes names Stephen Dumark as branch director

This promotion comes as Hoffman recently purchased Kent Greenhouse & Gardens in Litchfield County.

WILTON, Conn. – Stephen Dumark is now a branch director for the design/build department at Hoffman Landscapes.

This promotion comes as part of the transition surrounding Hoffman’s recent purchase of Kent Greenhouse & Gardens in Litchfield County.

Upon graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in accounting, Dumark began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young before venturing into corporate financial planning and analysis with a global, multibillion-dollar retailer. In 2015, Dumark’s journey lead him to Hoffman Landscapes where he started out as the company’s estimator, streamlining financial processes and improving efficiencies. Over time, he took on more responsibilities such as pre-construction orientation, material procurement, and subcontractor scope during production. With this official promotion, Dumark is now the leader of the company’s landscape architecture and outdoor construction teams.

For over 20 years, the design/build branch fell under the direction of Brian Cossari, who has taken on an expanded role at the newly-acquired Kent Greenhouse & Gardens. 

“I am extremely honored to have been selected for this promotion by executive leadership of the caliber we have here at Hoffman,” Dumark said. “I think I bring a unique perspective to the role, introducing a business acumen to a group of artistic people. I am focused on helping develop, implement, and improve upon business processes so that our team can operate as smoothly as possible while providing stellar customer service and creating outdoor environments that our clients will enjoy for life.”

A proud resident of North Branford, Dumark enjoys his rare free time watching the New Jersey Devils, playing golf, and spending time with his new wife, Lauren.

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