Colao & Peter


Colao & Peter is an award-winning landscape architecture and construction firm serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We specialize in residential and commercial projects of all sizes including, but not limited to, complete site design and construction, pools, pool houses, decks, patios, walkways, plantings, water features, driveways and outdoor kitchens.

Colao & Peter began as Colao Stone, a custom stone and masonry company. With masonry comprising more than 50% of most landscape projects, our origins in the masonry & stone industry give us a competitive advantage over other landscape companies.  We are able to design our landscapes so that they can be installed in the field efficiently, providing our clients with a project that is delivered on time and on budget.

Colao & Peter is a partnership between Joe Colao and JR Peter.  Joe Colao comes from a long line of stone masons with Joe Sr. being a first generation Italian stone mason working along the Hudson River in New York. JR Peter is a Registered Landscape Architect having graduated top of his class from Virginia Tech.

The management team of Colao & Peter brings very specific skill sets that allow for the success of even the most complicated projects. Fusing an understanding of architecture and creative design, combined with the ability to specify and install the right stone, ensures the completion of projects within their specific parameters.