Ray Defeo

Sales Manager and Rep for ME, NH, VT, and Western MA, Liveroof Representative

Phone: (800) 437-5168 ext. 6052
Email:

Cell Phone: 860-234-6723

Inside Sales Reps are Linette Harlow in New Hampshire, Maine and western Massachusetts, and Stacy Cotter Freer for Vermont customers

My position here at Prides Corner Farms has grown along with the company since I started in 2007. The added role of Sales Manager prompted a move back to Connecticut in 2013 after 30+ years living and working in New Hampshire and Maine. My experience in the green industry includes time in retail garden centers and owning my own landscape design/build firm prior to my 20+ years as a nursery sales representative working throughout New England.

The move placed us back amongst my family, having grown up in the southern part of the state. Living between our two grown daughters allows us the opportunity to babysit (better known as ability to spoil) our grandchildren a little easier. When not at work I do enjoy gardening (of course) along with woodworking and carving. I also like spending time outdoors fishing, boating and golfing in the summer, while during the winter I like to blaze trails snowshoeing, or skating on lakes and ponds. My wife and I are known around the office for our cooking and baking, Friday night is pizza night so stop by and enjoy a slice. We look forward to traveling more, exploring the many sights our country has to offer as well as my family’s native Italy.

My Favorite Plant:

My favorite plant is Heptacodium miconioides - Seven Son Flower. A tree that gives a great splash of color in the fall, always a surprise to those seeing it bloom and the sepals age for the first time. The exfoliating bark gives interest to the winter landscape as it catches the snow.