Our Story

2023: Lyngso’s 70th year in business!

Lyngso was founded in 1953 by John and Mary Lyngso. We’re still a family-run business, but today we’re also employee-owned. Many of the folks you’ll meet here have been with us for decades. All of us are passionate about gardening and helping you make the world a more beautiful place.

Lyngso has evolved into a leader in organic gardening.

The environment is important to us so the products we carry and recommend are sustainable and many are organic.  Lyngso is a certified Green Business Innovator: we are supported by 100% renewable clean energy and we strive to offset our carbon emissions.

In fact, we’ve become renowned for carrying a unique line of organic soil improvements, ranging from locally brewed actively aerated compost tea to special composts, humus, soil mixes, and mulches. Many of our team members have undergone training in soil biology and are eager to pass on their knowledge.

One of the Bay Area’s biggest resources in landscaping.

Whether materials or information, we can help you with any project, whether you’re a contractor working on large landscaping project, or a homeowner looking into organic gardening, raised garden beds and healthy soil biology. Our site San Carlos contains everything from sands, pebbles and boulders to tools and soil mixes.

Meet Our Team

Alex Gonzalez

Yard Associate

Andy Tsu

Inventory Analyst

Angel Garcia

Yard Associate

Antonino Sunseri

Yard Associate

Brian Stuck


Dan Garcia

Outside Sales Associate

David Martinez


Edwin Merlos

In Loving Memory

Erik Aichelen

Outside Sales Manager

Gonzalo Bangot

Yard Associate

James Kolter

Vice President of Operations

John Lettko


Juan Martinez


Kan Parthiban

Sustainability Director

Kevin Faulk

Sales Associate

Kevin O’Brien

Customer Service Sales Associate

Leopoldo Garcia

Yard Associate

Linda Lyngso

Vice President

Luis Gaitan

Outside Sales Associate

Lupe Rebollar


Madeline Rose

Inside Sales Supervisor

Marcos Quintero

Yard Associate

Marvin Pineda

Shop Mechanic

Mia Ferreira

Admin Assistant

Pamela Parkinson


Theresa Lyngso

Board Chair & CFO

Valeria Alas


Victor Perez

Assistant Supervisor

Victor Thomas

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Yezmane Arellano

Yard Supervisor

Yomira Ramirez

Inside Sales Lead

Our Careers

Interested in being part our dynamic team? Check out our current job offerings.