About Us

A Family Owned and Operated Business Since 1973

Mento Corp. is a full service landscape, hardscape and construction company based in Braintree, Massachusetts, with roots dating back to 1973. For decades, Mento has been providing superior landscape and construction services to customers on the South Shore and beyond.

What We Do

The Beginning (1973)

Mento Landscape and Paving, Inc., was started in 1973 by John L. Mento. Originally, the company began as a landscape and garden center, and over the years, expanded into a full service landscape, hardscape, and paving supercenter, evolving to specialize in paver patios, outdoor living design and construction, full-scale planting services, driveway paving, and retaining wall design and construction.

The Creation of Mento Homes (2012)

In 2012, Mento Homes was created by John J. Mento and Dan Mento as a sister company to Mento Landscape and Paving, Inc., focusing on home construction, site development, and large-scale excavation projects.

The Consolidation (2020)

In 2020, Mento Landscape and Paving, Inc. consolidated with Mento Homes to form Mento Corp. in order to provide customers with exceptional services for every part of your new or existing home. In addition to full home construction, Mento Corp. specializes in outdoor living design and construction, with a focus on patios, walkways, and retaining and decorative walls.

In addition to the suite of services offered to customers with new and existing homes, Mento Corp. is also a licensed Massachusetts real estate brokerage, proudly representing both buyers and sellers.

Meet Our Team

John J. Mento (Owner) – John oversees both the new home construction and site development aspects of the company.

Dan Mento (Owner) – In 2000, Dan began his career at Mento, working in the Garden Center. Dan is a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School (’04), and took over the responsibilities for accounts payable and receivables in 2010. Today, Dan oversees all business aspects of the company.

Jason Smith (Lead Sales and Project Manager) – Jason began working at Mento in 2001 as part of the install crews and office staff. A graduate of Archbishop Williams High School (’04) and Roger Williams University (’08), Jason began his career in sales and estimates in 2008 and has a true passion for all aspects of landscape construction, including meeting new people each day for consultation appointments and overseeing a project from start to finish. Today, Jason manages all day-to-day operations as the company’s lead sales and project manager.

John L. Mento (Sales and Project Manager) – A graduate of UMass (’71) with a degree in Landscape Operations, John incorporated Mento Landscape and Paving, Inc. in 1973. In 2020, John stepped down as Owner, but remains actively involved with the company to this day.

Patrick Burke (Licensed Real Estate Agent) – Patrick specializes in representing buyers and sellers for Mento Corp.’s real estate team. As a lifelong resident of Holbrook, MA, Patrick has deep knowledge of the South Shore real estate market. In addition to his role in the real estate division, Patrick assists both the landscape and home construction teams. MA License #9571355

Mary Theresa O’Connor (Administrative Support) – Mary Theresa thrives in a busy office setting, working part-time in the Mento office for several seasons before transitioning to full-time in 2011.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Wonderful job! Great staff, polite, hardworking, and helpful… I am so pleased. Great local company.


I had a great experience with Mento! Great pricing, professional, and friendly! Great customer service and I would recommend them to everyone!


Thank you for a wonderful driveway Mento! Couldn’t have asked for a more thorough completion. I know you had your work cut out for you…love the attention to detail and professionalism. Well worth every penny!


Featured Services

Complete Landscaping & Design Services

Paver Driveway Installation

Patio & Walkway Installation

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Check Out Success Stories

How Much Does a Paver Patio Cost?

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Each season, I continue to find that one of the most asked questions we hear from customers is: "How much does a paver patio cost?" Typically, that question is asked…

Mento Leads Major Backyard Transformation at Braintree Home

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In Braintree, MA the team at Mento led a major backyard transformation at the rear of the property building walls, a brand new paver patio and pond! With the hardscaped…

Mento Crafts Hardscaped Wall and Granite Steps in Plymouth

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The team at Mento traveled to a home in Plymouth to add a gorgeous new wall featuring granite steps! If you're looking to add new hardscaped features at your home…