The Modern is an extraordinary luxury residential development
highlighted by two 47-story, iconic towers rising up in the center of Fort Lee, N.J.
Let It Grow’s reputation we earn with our customers has transformed our capabilities to offer a vast array landscape and site construction disciplines from 24 years of dedicated service. We pride ourselves in never losing sight of the communities we serve.
We encourage active participation in community involvement with our employees, business associates, and vendor relationships. We participate in and sponsor local and regional charity events, youth athletics, and various non-profit donations of time and services. We also contribute to the environment sponsoring trees, landscape projects, and maintenance services that benefit the communities we serve and work in.
RIVER EDGE 9/11 MEMORIAL DONATION
The Borough of River Edge lost five residents in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The borough constructed a First Responder’s Memorial outside of the Borough Hall in remembrance of all first responders that were at Ground Zero that day and the many days after September 11, 2001. The dedication was held on September 11th and was attended by many residents, friends, family and volunteers.
Members of the River Edge police, fire, volunteer ambulance corps and the DPW traveled to New York City to retrieve a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center that was donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The memorial was completely funded through donations and the PBA and was designed and constructed by Let It Grow, Inc. The I-beam is attached to a piece of steel that is buried three feet down in concrete and bolted down. It runs vertically to display a cut out cross which was created in the beam when workers at Ground Zero removed pieces for victim’s families.
Let It Grow, Inc. was proud to support the efforts of the Borough of River Edge to honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks; and the efforts of all the heroes at Ground Zero.
LET IT GROW PARTICIPATES AT GIANTS TRAINING FACILITY IN HONOR OF THE JAY FUND FOUNDATION
On Friday, June 1, 2012 Let It Grow participated in a special event at the Giants Training Facility – NY Football Giants head Coach Tom Coughlin’s annual Jay Fund Foundation Ice Cream Social. The Jay Fund Foundation helps the families of children suffering from cancer.
Let It Grow, Inc. led this year by Domenic Imbarrato, helped the Jay Fund kids plant geraniums to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Healing Garden, which was created last year by Let It Grow, Inc. as a place for families to reflect and pray while attending Jay Fund Foundation activities at the Giants Training Facility. Let It Grow was proud to donate a butterfly bush as a symbol of hope to all the families who attended the Ice Cream Social this year.
LET IT GROW DONATES TO OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL WALKING PATH AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVE PARISHIONER SAFETY
Let It Grow proudly donated a new walking path and site improvements to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Washington Township, NJ to help parishioners with safety, improved egress throughout the property in key locations, and a safety ramp for those with access needs. In addition, several landscape improvements and plantings were performed to enhance the grounds of the church.
LIG CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 2011 BENEFIT CONCERT
On September 10, 2011, Let It Grow proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary, holding its annual benefit concert to raise funds for those in need. The theme of the benefit was” A Tribute to Watkins Glen” – a 1973 rock festival featuring the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Band. In the spirit of that great event, over 450 people came to River Edge, NJ to enjoy live music, food, and fun for all ages. This year’s benefit helped 25-year River Edge resident Sam Nugent who is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Brenna Lowry Hasselmann, an 11-year old girl from Warwick, NY who needs a lung transplant.
Outstanding tribute performances on two stages of continuous music from 2pm to 10 pm were played by The “The Band” Band, The Peach Project, The Notorious Baker Brothers, Particle Theory, Mike Corbin & the Backyard Band, and Reflections.
During the event, a moment of silence was held for 9/11 victims and families, with Father Matt Dooley of St Peter the Apostle Church of River Edge present to conduct a peaceful prayer. In addition, Johnny Rosso — a child recipient of a past benefit, spoke to the crowd and said he “was happy that other kids and families will get help”.
The Let It Grow family, led by Paul and Christine Imbarrato have held 14 benefit functions to help children and families with life threatening illnesses. Paul was recently awarded the Dr. Harold Brandeis Community Service Award for his dedication and service to others – notably holding the benefit for over a decade and helping so many children and families.
Paul concluded the day’s activities thanking all attendees, corporate sponsors, and employees who contributed to the perfect day. Key Sponsors included the NY Football Giants, Creamer-Sanzari, MARJ Properties, Blue Dog Graphics, Mid-Atlantic Products, M&T Insurance Company, and the Conklin & Kraft Agency.
LET IT GROW DONATES HEALING GARDEN AT GIANTS TRAINING FACILITY IN HONOR OF THE JAY FUND FOUNDATION
On Friday, June 3, 2011 Let It Grow participated in a special donation of a healing garden located at the Giants Training Facility as part of Tom Coughlin’s annual Jay Fund foundation event. The Imbarrato family along with Let It Grow was privileged and honored to participate and build the Healing Garden in honor of the Jay Fund and the Giants organization. The Jay fund – created in 1996 supports families with children suffering from cancer.
Paul T. Imbarrato was proud to design, build and present the newly created garden to attending families. The 31 linear feet of the designed wall represent Jay McGillis’ jersey number – a former player of Tom Coughlin. Jay was a very special young man who developed leukemia while a member of the football team at Boston College.
A bluestone cross was designed to reflect a symbol of hope and faith along with plants that would flower beautifully to create healing. The Jay fund families spent time planting flowers, and participating in the last stages of completion that created a very special day at NMS.
TEAM LET IT GROW PARTICIPATES IN “TAKING STEPS” TO CURE CYSTIC FYBROSIS
On Sunday, May 22, 2011 Team Let It Grow participated in the Cystic Fibrosis walk at Van Saun Park in Paramus, New Jersey, along with many other walkers across the country. Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. Let It Grow would like to sincerely thank all of our donators and walkers raising $750 towards a cure.
PAUL T. IMBARRATO HONORED WITH THE 2010 DR. HAROLD BRANDEIS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD ON DECEMBER 14, 2010
Paul T. Imbarrato was honored with the 2010 Dr. Harold Brandeis Community Service Award by the CRC of Bergen County on December 14, 2010.
Paul T. Imbarrato has culminated over 24 years of experience as a construction business owner starting Let It Grow, Inc in 1986 – a $13 million dollar landscape and site construction company. Paul’s vast construction knowledge has spanned across world-class parks, sports complexes, streetscapes, public gardens, retail developments, roof gardens, corporate and commercial headquarters, and education projects.
Paul is recognized by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity. Known for his contagious passion for excellence and a unique ability to meet demanding projects, Paul has built an incredible resume of projects. His recent notable projects include New Meadowlands Stadium, The Giants Training Facility, Red Bulls Stadium, Liberty Science Center, Overpeck Park and a Jack Nicholas designed golf course at Ferry Point Golf Course in New York City.
Of equal passion is Paul’s commitment to his community and individuals in need. Throughout the years, Paul has raised donations for various charities including the Bean Foundation, the Bergen County Burn Foundation, Tomorrow’s Children, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and Camp Sunshine. Paul and the Let It Grow team have held 14 annual benefit functions to help children and needy families with life threatening illnesses. This type of benevolence is Paul at his best and a guide of how we should reach out and touch individual’s lives.
Paul’s guidance, dedication and spirit are met with heartfelt thanks in honor of the 2010 Dr. Harold Brandeis Community Service Award. Paul would also like to thank the many customers, vendors, and colleagues who contributed and acknowledged this special night.
LET IT GROW ASSISTS WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP LITTLE LEAGUE
On March 27, 2010, Let It Grow Inc., a River Edge Landscape and Site construction company, helped Washington Township Baseball Inc. transform the minor league field at the Sherry Field complex. In one day, the field was transformed in time for this year’s baseball season. Activities included a re-graded infield, new sod, clay spreading, parking lot improvements, and new irrigation. Let It Grow, Inc. donated its field construction expertise along with equipment usage and materials and coordinated donations of other materials from Central Irrigation, Sussex Sod, Tilcon, C. Winters Supply and North Bergen Recycling.
Let It Grow has been a long time supporter of Washington Township’s fields for recreational use. Working together with the town and the community activity was an important step in giving the local Little League organization a second well groomed field like its well known field at Clark Field.
TEAM LET IT GROW WALKS TO CURE DIABETES
On Sunday, October 11, 2009 Team Let It Grow participated in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, to support Skanska’s efforts in Randolph, New Jersey, along with one-half million other walkers across the country.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. Although diabetes and its complications kill one American every three minutes and accounts for 32 percent of Medicare expenditures, the good news is that, thanks to people like you, there is real hope for a cure through research funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Let It Grow would like to sincerely thank all of our donators and walkers raising almost $3,500 for a cure.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
LET IT GROW’S MISSION TRIP IN CUAPA, NICARAGUA
This past summer, Let It Grow had an opportunity to give back to the global community by going on a mission trip to a small town in Cuapa, Nicaragua. The 7 day trip was primarily a medical mission trip to assist the town with basic medical, dental, and health needs. Shortly after administering medical assistance, we realized we could also help in other ways and put our construction skills to good use for the people of this small town.
As we walked into the church the first night, we saw a steep hill made up of dirt and rocks leading into the church building. This made it very unsafe for a lot of the people to get up to the church. The next day we saw some large stone blocks at one man’s house who was a member of this church. Once we saw these stones, the idea of building a set of stairs sparked — what if we could build a set of stairs to aid these people? We got to work knocking out the dirt and putting up a brand new set of stairs.
When it was completed, the people of the town were very grateful for these new steps. Let It Grow was equally grateful to give back to a worldwide community that is in need.
2008 – TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
Recognition of outstanding service to the community by volunteering time and expertise to organize and complete projects for the beautification of The Township of Washington.
2008 RIVER EDGE RECREATION COMMISSION SPONSOR – 27TH ANNUAL RIVER EDGE RUN
2007 – CEREBRAL PALSY OF NORTH JERSEY
Donation of labor and materials for the construction of a therapy pool for North Jersey’s Horizon School.