About DTR

The DTR Landscape Development team looks toward the best interests of the project owner, the ecology of the land and our company. We suggest innovative ways to improve each job by suggesting improved alternative irrigation systems designs, additional landscape material choices, and recommending plants that will thrive in the environment. DTR follows all OSHA Guidelines.

DTR Landscape Development has a reputation for being able to bring a job in on time. We are aware of the quality of our materials and workmanship. DTR Landscape Development’s experience and previous work speaks for itself. For more information on specific landscaping projects please visit our Projects page.

Meet The Team

DICK ROBERTS

NICKIE VELTEN

JASON VELTEN

BECKY NUNES

JOSE RIVERA

OSCAR RIVERA

PRESIDENT

Dick has 40 years’ experience in commercial irrigation and landscape installations. In part of his experience, he has personally helped in installing irrigation systems that range from a 10” mainline down to a 1” mainline. He has worked with all manufactures of booster pumps and is now certified by Hunter with their STK1600 program. Dick is in the field every day to meet with site superintendents and project managers to help coordinate and assist in scheduling. He assists in recognizing any discrepancies on the plans or in the specifications before they become an issue on the site. Dick also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA). He is active in several different roles in dealings with the government regulations in commercial construction.

Dick enjoys golfing, traveling and hanging out with his 2 daughters and 3 amazing grandchildren.  

VICE PRESIDENT

Nickie has been with DTR for 16 years. She graduated in the top of her class at NAU with Bachelors in Business Management with an emphasis in accounting.

Nickie’s main role at DTR is estimating, overseeing progress of awarded projects and ensuring all orders and deadlines are met. Nickie is currently serving her 3rd term on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Landscape Contractor Association (ALCA). Her committee is in charge of Member PR and communications for the Phoenix and Tucson chapters. She is also an active volunteer for the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA) and helps coordinate events for them as well.

Her son Mason,  her family and good friends are the most important aspects of her life.  She enjoys spending time with them outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, shooting, four wheeling and football. Mason shows great interest of his own in landscape construction and it would not surprise her if someday he followed in her footsteps.

 

PROJECT MANAGER

Jason Velten has been with DTR for 8 years as a Project Manager. Jason oversees the day to day productions of the team and is a liaison between the field team, the office and DTR’s customers. Jason is the first person to be on site and the last person to leave. Jason is very hands on and knowledgeable with irrigation systems from pumps to the complex multi control installations. Jason has an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology, certification in welding and OASHA10.

Jason enjoys hunting, off-roading, football and camping. Jason enjoys spending time with his 2 sons and daughter, as well as his wife of 10 years.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Becky is a recent addition to the DTR Family. She graduated with top honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics. After teaching for 10 years she decided to leave the profession and join the DTR team as their office manager. Becky controls the accounts receivables/payables, human resources and project tracking/timing. Becky had previously worked with DTR while attending Arizona State and is excited to be back. Her son Joey, daughter Olivia and the rest of her family are her biggest supporters. She enjoys camping, hiking, four wheeling, boating and other out doors activities.

LEAD SUPERVISOR

Jose has worked with DTR for 22 years as DTR’s Lead Supervisor. Jose leads a team of 15 hardworking employees who have great respect for him. Jose is a perfectionist who will not stop until the job is done and done right. Jason is an expert in all irrigation system and plant planting per plans.

Jose enjoys  soccer and spending time with his family.

SUPERVISOR

Oscar Rivera has worked with DTR for 22 year’s as a Supervisor. Oscar leads a team of 10 hardworking employees who have great respect for him. Oscar is meticulous and strives for perfection. Oscar is an expert in all irrigation systems and plant planting per plans.

Oscar enjoys soccer and spending time with his kids. 

PRESIDENT

Dick has 40 years’ experience in commercial irrigation and landscape installations. In part of his experience, he has personally helped in installing irrigation systems that range from a 10” mainline down to a 1” mainline. He has worked with all manufactures of booster pumps and is now certified by Hunter with their STK1600 program. Dick is in the field every day to meet with site superintendents and project managers to help coordinate and assist in scheduling. He assists in recognizing any discrepancies on the plans or in the specifications before they become an issue on the site. Dick also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA). He is active in several different roles in dealings with the government regulations in commercial construction.

Dick enjoys golfing, traveling and hanging out with his 2 daughters and 3 amazing grandchildren.  

VICE PRESIDENT

Nickie has been with DTR for 16 years. She graduated in the top of her class at NAU with Bachelors in Business Management with an emphasis in accounting.

Nickie’s main role at DTR is estimating, overseeing progress of awarded projects and ensuring all orders and deadlines are met. Nickie is currently serving her 3rd term on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Landscape Contractor Association (ALCA). Her committee is in charge of Member PR and communications for the Phoenix and Tucson chapters. She is also an active volunteer for the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA) and helps coordinate events for them as well.

Her son Mason,  her family and good friends are the most important aspects of her life.  She enjoys spending time with them outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, shooting, four wheeling and football. Mason shows great interest of his own in landscape construction and it would not surprise her if someday he followed in her footsteps.

 

PROJECT MANAGER

Jason Velten has been with DTR for 8 years as a Project Manager. Jason oversees the day to day productions of the team and is a liaison between the field team, the office and DTR’s customers. Jason is the first person to be on site and the last person to leave. Jason is very hands on and knowledgeable with irrigation systems from pumps to the complex multi control installations. Jason has an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology, certification in welding and OASHA10.

Jason enjoys hunting, off-roading, football and camping. Jason enjoys spending time with his 2 sons and daughter, as well as his wife of 10 years.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Becky is a recent addition to the DTR Family. She graduated with top honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics. After teaching for 10 years she decided to leave the profession and join the DTR team as their office manager. Becky controls the accounts receivables/payables, human resources and project tracking/timing. Becky had previously worked with DTR while attending Arizona State and is excited to be back. Her son Joey, daughter Olivia and the rest of her family are her biggest supporters. She enjoys camping, hiking, four wheeling, boating and other out doors activities.

LEAD SUPERVISOR

Jose has worked with DTR for 22 years as DTR’s Lead Supervisor. Jose leads a team of 15 hardworking employees who have great respect for him. Jose is a perfectionist who will not stop until the job is done and done right. Jason is an expert in all irrigation system and plant planting per plans.

Jose enjoys  soccer and spending time with his family.

SUPERVISOR

Oscar Rivera has worked with DTR for 22 year’s as a Supervisor. Oscar leads a team of 10 hardworking employees who have great respect for him. Oscar is meticulous and strives for perfection. Oscar is an expert in all irrigation systems and plant planting per plans.

Oscar enjoys soccer and spending time with his kids. 

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