In the spring of 1993, Chauncey Webster co-founded East Coast Green, originally named St. Thomas General Contractors, in partnership with his brother, Hunter. The business began in a room of the family farm house and soon moved to the farm tenant house which stood across the street from the company’s current headquarters. In December 2015, the brothers dissolved their partnerships, and Chauncey carried forward with East Coast Green, where he now serves as President of the company.
Chauncey is a native of St. Thomas, and lives on the family farm purchased by his grandfather and namesake in the 1940s with wife Jennifer, sons Thomas and George, and mother, Marilyn. The family also operates Webster Farms: of a herd of Registered Angus cattle, horses and various crops. In his spare time, Chauncey enjoys time with his family and farm, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Dan came to East Coast Green from a career in management with United Airlines in 2001. Early on, he managed the planting of all trees and shrubbery for both commercial and residential jobs and now primarily oversees many of our commercial landscaping projects. Dan also assists East Coast Green’s snow removal division, managing of one of the largest distribution centers in the quad-state area.
Dan lives in Spring Run with wife, Kim. When not at work, Dan enjoys riding his motorcycle, camping, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
A member of the East Coast Green team since the spring of 2010, Jessee is responsible for the designing, estimating, and supervision of commercial and residential project installations, as well as the management of commercial projects, including hardscaping and irrigation systems.
Jessee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University. He is an Allan Block Certified Installer, and Technical Certified Applicator.
Jessee lives in Chambersburg with his wife, Candice. He is a co-founder of GearHouse Brewing Company in Chambersburg. When not working you’ll most likely find him in the woods, biking and hiking with his dog, Mika.
Sue manages all areas of the company’s accounting, including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, and financial reporting, including monthly and annual reports, tax reporting, inventory adjustments, and licensing.
She joined East Coast Green in June 2002, and lives in Fort Loudon with husband Sam and their dog, Rocky. We watched her two children grown up during her tenure with the company; they are now young adults! Sue spends her leisure time in the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, going to the beach, and pursuing photography and painting. Sue also became a certified scuba diver in 2015.
Isaac came to East Coast Green in 2007 after five years with the Davey Tree Expert Company in Northern Virginia. He began as a landscaping crew leader and was recently promoted to Assistant Project Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, in charge of all residential and commercial maintenance, including mowing, lawn treatments, and property clean- up.
Isaac hails from Mexico, from where he moved in 2002. He now lives in Chambersburg with his wife and four children. When not at work, Isaac enjoys playing and watching soccer, cheering on his kids’ soccer and basketball teams, and spending time with family and friends.
Cynthia “Cindy” Shaffer
Cindy handles our payroll, including all weekly, quarterly, and annual reports. She is responsible for Certified Payroll Reporting to prevailing wage jobs in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. She manages insurance administration, unemployment verification, vacation schedules and proper documentation for all employees.
In addition, Cindy is a member of East Coast Green’s Safety Committee, keeping the SDS binder current, keeping PPEs available, and running quarterly meetings.
She has also been a Notary Public since April 2013.
Cindy came to East Coast Green in February 2012. She and husband, Norm, relocated to Chambersburg from Beaver Falls, PA in 1988. Cindy enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, playing games and reading.
A member of the East Coast Green team since October 2015, Justin oversees our estimating team, bidding potential jobs, striving to meet the needs of both customer and vendor. Additionally, he handles the administrative work associated with each job we are contracted to do. Justin works closely with our Project Managers to ensure compliance, and assists with the purchase of plant material necessary to complete the work.
Justin graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Management. He lives in Mercersburg with wife Kristy, and their four dogs. In his free time, Justin enjoys hunting, fishing, watching baseball, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Sponseller Webster joined East Coast Green in November 2017 as the first-ever employee in 25 years dedicated to marketing and public relations. She managed our website overhaul in 2018-2019, manages our social media accounts, advertising campaigns, and public outreach. Before East Coast Green, Jennifer had a long and successful career in media sales and publishing with Alter Communications, Maryland Life magazine, Hagerstown magazine, and The Equiery magazine. She received a bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College in 1992.
An avid horseman, Jennifer trains and competes show horses, foxhunts with the Potomac Hunt in Maryland, and works part time as Association Manager for the Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, a lobbying organization for fox hunting clubs and foot hound packs. She is also competitive runner. Jennifer and her husband Chauncey have two young sons and a farm full of assorted critters in St. Thomas, PA.
Russ joined East Coast Green as General Superintendent in the spring of 2019, after fourteen years in the construction industry. His past experience includes work as a laborer and machine operator, as well as C.A.D. design, estimating, inspecting, and project management.
Russ’ current duties include scheduling and ensuring that adequate manpower and equipment are available on each job site, as well as daily site inspection, and troubleshooting.
Throughout his career, Russ has received in-depth training and numerous certifications on various pieces of equipment, and in various safety protocols. He is currently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College, pursuing his Construction Management Certification.
Russ served four years in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division, during which time he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with his lovely wife, Ashley, and very spoiled dog, Miley. In his spare time, Russ enjoys going to the beach, the pool, and attending local dirt track races.
Joe joined East Coast Green in the fall of 2019. He began his work in estimating while employed by a Chambersburg- area masonry contractor, where he developed a love for reading drawings and “piecing together the puzzle” to submit an accurate proposal.
As an estimator for our company, Joe uses plans and specifications from general contractors to determine the scope of work for projects, and creates proposals to bid on potential projects based on these estimates. Once a job is awarded, he creates information binders for our project managers, and coordinates with material suppliers, nurseries, and general contractors to ensure that we have all the necessary materials to start the job.
Joe was born and raised in Chambersburg, where his family has resided since the town’s founding by his 8th great grandfather, Benjamin Chambers. He is a New York Jets and Yankees fan, and loves spending time at his cabin in Horse Valley, hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his cattle dog, Shiva.