Meet the Team

John Faulkner


John founded Steadfast Contractors Alliance in January of 2019 with the intent of maximizing and magnifying industry best practices, developing the best people to their highest potential, and building a company rooted in a culture of honor, integrity, and conviction. With over 30 years of industry leadership experience earned as the founder of Cornerstone Solutions Group, John’s unshakable faith, tenacity, and indomitable work ethic has allowed him to partner with the state’s largest homebuilders and developers to consistently provide outstanding green industry solutions regardless of market conditions. John’s extensive list of comparable projects include: Seven Oaks, Cross Creek, Wilderness Lake Preserve, Tierra del Sol, Ballantrae, Lonestar, Villa Rosa, and many others. We look forward to engaging John’s vast experience and wisdom with regards to project execution, planning, and the management of topnotch community appearance programs.

Joe Hamilton

Director of Environmental

Joe earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Saint Leo University and has 10 years of experience in the environmental field including environmental laboratory testing. Additionally, he received his certification as a Qualified Storm Water and Erosion Control Inspector from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a Restricted Pesticide Applicator. His position as our Environmental Division Manager allows him to utilize his Environmental Science degree and his water testing and analysis experience to better manage our customer’s lakes and wetlands. His duties contribute to the success of our many lake and wetland restoration and nutrient reduction projects throughout North Hillsborough County, Pasco County and surrounding areas. Joe enjoys the new opportunities that his job presents, takes pride in problem solving, and favors the collaboration that strategic lake management planning offers.


Chris Wallen

Director of Maintenance

Chris Wallen has earned a stellar reputation throughout the Tampa Bay Area as one of the finest Green Industry Professionals in the industry. Chris has served as an Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Branch Manager, and Director of Landscape Maintenance for Cornerstone Solutions Group and Yellowstone Landscape. Having provided service for builders, developers, associations in Districts that include Newland Communities, Seven Oaks CDD, and numerous others, Chris’s attention to detail, efficient, and meticulous approach to sustainable landscape management will ensure that the District’s landscape investment thrives for years to come.

Tony Canorro

Senior Manager

Tony joined the Steadfast Family in January of 2019. He comes to Steadfast with 15+ years of experience in land development, CDD Management, and green industry leadership following 10 years of service as an Army Ranger and combat veteran of the Global War on Terror. In addition to his experience directly managing both the infrastructure installation and operations and maintenance of common area subdivision improvements, Tony has led the installation of numerous comparable landscape and irrigation installation projects. Some of Tony’s recent projects include: Artisan Estates, Waterset 5A2A (IRR Only), Valri Park (HS/IRR/LS), and the Town Westshore Luxury Apartments.Tony’s dedication to proactive solutions, thorough client communication, and efficient operational management will be earnestly applied in order to make any project a success for the whole team.

Steven Howard

Landscaping/Irrigation Project Manager

Steven Howard is an Experienced Sales Design Consultant and Strong sales professional with over 8 years of experience, he has a Bachelors degree in Sustainability Management focused in Business Administration, Project Management and Green Building from St. Petersburg College. He is also a certified AutoCAD Technician, has a certificate in Horticulture, and Landscape Management FNGLA. Steven’s position as our Landscape/Irrigation Project Manager allows him to utilize his degree and experience to better manage our customer’s landscape plans. Steven’s ultimate goal at Steadfast is to promote sustainable growth, increase profitability, and complete projects on time and on budget.

Patrick Powell

Account Manager

Patrick Powell joined us in 2021 with a strong administrative background, a Bachelors degree in health management from Saint Leo University. He started on our landscape crew and quickly moved his way up to being the Account Manager. Pat has an amazing work ethic and is very detail orientated, which helps him in his current role. His attention to detail to ensure customer satisfaction is his top priority. His ultimate goal at Steadfast, is to continue to help the company grow.

Kevin Riemensperger

Environmental Account Manager

Kevin Riemensperger earned a B.S. in Biology from University of South Florida, additionally he is a Graduate/Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. His position as the Environmental Division Account Manager allows him to utilize his degree to better manage our customers environmental needs. In the first month of Kevin being with Steadfast, he helped land 2 new Aquatic Maintenance accounts (Waterchase, The Preserve at South Branch) within the first month of becoming Steadfast’s Environmental Account Manager. His ultimate goal is to continue to grow Steadfast’s Environmental department, while also hoping to introduce more biological control methods into the pond maintenance regime.

Pablo Ramirez

Director of Irrigation

Pablo joined the Steadfast Family in March 2019. He comes to Steadfast with 15+ years of experience in the installation and maintenance of residential and commercial irrigation systems. While serving as an Installation Foreman, Irrigation Maintenance Manager, Project Leader, and now Irrigation Manager; Pablo has installed or supervised the installation of not only 1000’s of single and multi- family homes, but also numerous common area and master-planned irrigation systems. Comparable irrigation projects of note include Windermere at Wiregrass, Waterset Phase 5A2A, Bexley Ranch Tower Road, Tarramor, and many others. Pablo holds certifications through Hunter and Rain Bird as a Technician, ACC, and Two-Wire Specialist and is widely recognized not only for his subject matter expertise; but for his diligence, attention to detail, and efficient water management.

Juan Ramirez

Director of Landscaping

Juan Ramirez has served as a Commercial Landscape Foreman, Crew Leader, Senior Operator, and Project Leader for over 15 years. Some of Juan’s signature community landscape projects include Long Lake Ranch CDD, the Tampa Premium Outlet Mall, the Ridge at Wiregrass, Legend’s Pointe, the Hard Rock Casino, and Pradera. Juan is an OSHA certified crane and lull operator, holds a Class A CDL with water tank endorsement, and possesses years of practical experience in the safe and proper installation of commercial landscape and irrigation.