YardApes Inc. in New Milford recently hired J. Scott Williams as a landscape architect and account manager.

Williams brings 17 years of experience in the industry to the full-service landscape design, construction and maintenance company.

"We are excited to welcome Scott to our team," said Shayne Newman, founder and president of the firm. "He brings an incredible variety of successful project experience and a lot of enthusiasm to the team and to client projects."

Williams previously headed his own firm J. Scott Williams Landscape Architect, LLC in Brookfield.

He received a bachelor of landscape architecture degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is CLARB certified, the industry-recognized designation for licensed landscape architects.

Williams is also landscape industry certified. The PLANET certification program, Landscape Industry Certified, is supported and used internationally, shows credibility and commitment to best practices.

Williams' experience includes landscape design and construction administration for both residential and commercial projects.