About Us

Your Design Team

A unique squad of talented and experienced landscape innovators ready to take on your custom outdoor project from beginning to end.

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Lucas Machado

Owner and CEO

Bachelors in Science
Babson College

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Garrett Thomas

Project Manager / Horticulture Specialist

Associates in Ornamental Horticulture
Bachelor in Landscape Architecture
University of Connecticut

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Rong Rong

Director of Landscape Architecture

Masters in Landscape Architecture
University of Virginia

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Nilton Machado

Owner and President

Licensed General Contractor

Wellesley Studio

Our Story

Nilton & Lucas Machado

The award-winning Curbs Studio was born out of a father and son pursuit to innovate and deliver exceptional value in the Greater Boston landscape design-build marketplace.

A life-long entrepreneur, Nilton immigrated to Boston from Brazil in the 1980s, then founded a lawn maintenance business before mastering pruning and plant care in the 1990s. As the industry evolved, so did Nilton.

By the early 2000s, Nilton had become a leading hardscape contractor in Massachusetts, known for his superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and client satisfaction. As projects became more complex, Curbs grew into one of the most prominent landscape construction firms in the Greater Boston area.

Lucas formally joined his father at Curbs during his junior year at Babson College when the Covid-19 pandemic spiked demand for outdoor renovations. Having been by his father’s side at job sites and client meetings all his life, the next-generation entrepreneur understood the business and knew that he could take Curbs to new heights.

The father-son team share a vision and passion for creating luxury outdoor spaces that spark everlasting memories for families. In late 2020, they opened up Curbs Studio in Wellesley Hills and brought in industry-leading landscape architecture talent and technology.

Their story is a living example of the American Dream. Today, Curbs Studio is a thriving, local family business with a diverse team of dreammakers whose purpose is to make your vision
a reality.