Leighton's Landscapes

Creating Quality Spaces To Enrich
Your Outdoor Experience


Whats Our Why?

Leighton’s Landscapes was founded on the principle that connecting nature with leisure and incorporating it with day to day life makes for a better existence. To Leighton Thayer, the owner of Leighton’s Landscapes; landscaping is so much more than a meticulously maintained lawn or a nice stone patio. It is the creation of space that one can learn and grow in. It is the ability to enjoy nature in its midst, and not through a window or from a deck chair.
Leighton provides a variety of landscape signatures. With his love of plants and wildlife, you can be sure he will fit in a perennial or shrub into your landscape plan, along with beautiful stonework and water features. With the proper balance of aesthetics and function, Leighton's Landscapes will design and create spaces for years of enjoyment.



Leightons Landscapes, where function meets aesthetic.

From new construction site work, fireplace remodels, outdoor living spaces, installing new driveways - we are capable of building your dreams or tackling challenging problems.We are experienced in foundation repair, chimney repair and the installation of new drainage around your home and property.  Browse through the list of our services below, and get in touch for your free estimate.

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Custom Masonry

We have a bevy of options when it comes to making your hardscape dreams come true. We work with precast block, thin veneers, quarried wall stone, and bricks. Combining a number of different mediums, we can create custom made masterpieces to last a lifetime. With the ability to flame our own stone and make our own cuts, we can make any vision come to life. Whether it is on the ground, on your roof, or in your living room - we are your go-to masons.



Along with making your home beautiful, we have the knowledge to help with more functional tasks. New driveways, tree removal, site work, foundation preparation, and drainage are all a part of what we offer at Leightons Landscapes. We pride ourselves on long-lasting solutions that will not break the bank.


Tree, Shrub and Perennial Installation

Trees and plants can be tricky business! Every patio space deserves some trees and shrubs to dress it up. We believe this is where we differentiate ourselves from our competitors- we have an in-depth knowledge of Vermont soils, planting practices, and perfect placement that will put your plants in a position to thrive for years to come.

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Foundation Repair

Your foundation is important to your homes longevity. Poor drainage or backfilling applications typically ruin foundations in a premature fashion. We have the ability and know how to correct these issues and all under one roof. From the digging, demolition and repair - we have you covered.

Other Services Include

  • Patios, Walkways, Retaining walls, Free Standing Walls

  • Firepits, Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Garden Areas

  • Foundation Work, Chimney Renovation and Repair

  • Drainage, New Driveway Installation

Call us today and see how Leighton's Landscapes can help you achieve your outdoor living dreams.


Meet the Team


Leighton Thayer

Owner/General Manager

Leighton Thayer is no stranger to designing, planning and executing large landscape installations. Leading up to the founding of Leighton's Landscapes, Leighton lead large scale installations around new and existing house sites. He prides him self on attention to detail and being a problem solver. Function and aesthetic are on the top of his priority list when it comes to planning your outdoor dreams.


Jeremy Lapan

Stone Mason

Our newest addition to the Leightons Landscapes team, Jeremy has a developed craft in anything natural stone. Seemingly born with a hammer in hand- Jeremy is very talented stone waller and stone patio installer. His talents do not end there- you should see him throw horse shoes!!

Jeremy specializes in high end landscapes and dry lay masonry applications and has done so for the better part of a decade. We are excited to have him on our team!

When Jeremy is not building with stone, he can be found hanging out with his wife, Heather or competing in horseshoe tournaments all over the northeast.


Tyler Lynch

Masonry Tender

Tyler comes to Leightons Landscapes from the Stafford Tech Forestry and Natural Resource program. Currently, he is part-time with us until he graduates,  at which time he will assume a full-time role. Tyler is a hard worker and very interested in learning new things. He enjoys landscaping and is hungry to learn more about equipment and stonework- he came to the right place!  We are excited to have the opportunity to mold this young man.

When Tyler has some free time, you can usually find him on the farm tending to his calves, Miss Daisy, and Duke!


Kevin Hewitt

Equipment operator

Kevin comes to Leighton’s Landscapes with a background in heavy equipment and welding. He has spent his entire life around equipment or in the shop. Whether it be from his days on the farm or his experience with Pike Industries or in the stone quarries - he knows his way around a piece of iron!!
As we grow and expand our excavation business, we look forward to watching Kevin create some art in the machines!

Kevin spends his free time outside. An avid outdoorsmen, he enjoys his time in the woods or on the water!

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Projects Portfolio

Big Projects - Bigger Results

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Sugarbush Resort Base Lodge Renovation

For this particular client, top quality was paramount. Our outdoor stone garden was completed on time and within budget. It’s a great example of our dedication to deliver a quality product and see it through from start to finish.

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Lake Dunmore Patio

While working on this project, we were very conscious of the materials and footprint of our work. Living on the water, our client was interested in an environmentally sustainable outcome, and we did everything to respect their wishes throughout the whole process. We do all we can to make sure our clients are satisfied with the final outcome.



This walkway was particularly interesting as the owner was looking for an irregular yet tight pattern. Using this custom cut stone we managed to keep a very tight pattern throughout while maintaining the visual queues of sharp lines and bold cuts.


Bluestone and Granite Fireplace

This unique opportunity found the team cutting into a brand new house build! These clients were looking to capture the "Great Room" feel in their new home while leaving space for their home theater setup. Working around the gas fireplace unit, we hand-cut and dry-laid each stone to ensure the perfect fit. High and tight was the mission and we achieved mission success!


"I've worked with Leighton several times over the passed few years and you don't find many guys who work as hard as him. He has a passion and talent for landscape and stonework that result in great final products."

Brian R.

Lets Get Started!

No matter the job, big or small, we are here to help.

We would love to hear from you!

470 Creek Rd, Wallingford, VT 05773, USA

(802) 282-2702

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