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Why Choose Scapes?

Joseph Semrad III owns and manages Scapes Inc., which he started out of his home in 1987 as Upgrade Landscape Designs. Over the last 32-years, Joe turned his start-up dream into a company Cincinnatians have grown to trust.

A Passion for the Work

Joe got his start mowing lawns growing up in the Cincinnati area. His love for the outdoors paved the way for his career.


Joe studied Arboriculture at Cincinnati State. He also majored in Ornamental Horticulture and Turf-Grass Management at Morehead State while playing basketball.


While in college, he worked at several of the area’s leading garden and landscape centers.

Continuing Education

Joe stays up to date in the field by attending yearly seminars and taking classes at Cincinnati State.

Hands-on Owner

Ownership Style

Joe prides himself on being a hands-on owner. He visits every site and can usually be found working alongside his team. He exhibits his dedication to quality through his ethical business practices and well-trained employees.

Why Work with Scapes?

As a small company, we are able to be fully committed to each of our clients. We don’t just run a business, we build relationships through our work.  We our proud to say that we have worked with some of the same clients for over 20 years. As a company, we strive to make their property something they are excited to look at every day. Scapes, Inc. currently employs multiple certified arborists on staff with more than 50 years combined experience.

With our passion about this industry, we value safety every step of the way. When a disaster happens, we are here to help our clients pick up the pieces and restore beauty to their property. We give accurate quotes and understand each client’s desires before jumping into the work.

Interested in seeing the landscape changes you dream of?

Contact Scapes to receive a bid on your site. If you have emergency needs, let us know immediately and we will make sure to accommodate you. We look forward to working with you!