Berrocal Beautifies Bucks
by Cate Murway

When you think of landscape, what comes to mind? First impressions count.
The timeless character and quality of landscaping defines the initial image and can, quite realistically, add thousands of dollars to the value of your property. These human-made spaces are one of the few home improvements that not only add worth immediately, but also increase in value as the years go by.  Interior decor and design concepts may go out of style and mechanical systems may wear down, but plants grow fuller, lusher and more robust as they mature.
A well landscaped home has a significant assessment advantage over a home with no landscaping. Quality scenery begins with a good plan. Accuracy and bringing design to the layout is crucial. Haphazardly placing flowers and a few shrubs into the ground may only look disorganized.

Israel Berrocal, Jr. is the co-owner/operator of Berrocal & Sons Landscaping. They have 12 years of experience both landscaping and hardscaping for outdoor home improvement projects. His versatility and open-minded artistic expression will see opportunities that others miss. 
“No job is too big or too small”. Berrocal & Sons Landscaping handles them all.
The wide range of services to cover all your outdoor needs awakens the beauty within, offering a one-stop source, providing outstanding quality and service at competitive prices. Berrocal & Sons strives to achieve success beyond the industry standard.

Cutting fresh edges around your planting beds and having a sharp, well-defined edge between grass and mulch or dirt gives your setting a professional look.
Regular fertilizer treatments and splashes of color from artistically placed flowers increase your home or business’ aesthetic value immediately.
Landscaping enhances the exterior image of your property and the beauty visually pleases everyone who works or visits your home or location.

This family owned and operated business is fully insured and they also speak Spanish. 
Recommend 5 or more neighbors and you will receive half off your next project.
Their goal is to understand your needs, document your preferences, and exceed your expectations.

Izzy is the son of Denise Marie [Aliberto] and Israel Berrocal, Sr.
He brags that his mom is a great cook and learned to prepare all the best Spanish foods.
He and his siblings, Marco Berrocal, Sr., a partner in the landscaping business, Isaac Berrocal, Sr., who also works in Berrocal & Sons and his sisters, the eldest, Deana Vega who resides in VA and Maxi Ayala, a Floridian, all grew up in the Borough.
His dad wanted them to learn his culture and to learn the value of a dollar so he relocated his family for a time to a farm in Lares, a small mountain municipality of Puerto Rico.  
They raised their own animals, chickens, horses, pigs, ducks, and vegetables.

Israel shared his birthday with the late George Reeves [born George Keefer Brewer], the American actor best known for his role as Superman in the 1950’s television program Adventures of Superman, but who was also cast as Stuart Tarleton, one of Scarlett O'Hara's suitors in Gone with the Wind.
“It will come to you, this love of the land. Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.”

His wife, Rosalie [Diaz] Berrocal, BHS ’95 also grew up in the Borough in her family home on Green Lane. Her late parents were Robert Diaz, BHS ’67 and Isabel [Frausto].
Rosalie “tried the flute and the piano but they didn’t keep my attention.”
She played softball, outfield and right field and still plays slow pitch. Her positions currently are right field and catcher. 
They met in elementary school in the 5th and 6th grade and they have been together for 18 years. 

Rosalie maintains that she is just the “behind the scenes silent partner”, the bookkeeping and the creator of their web page.  She attended Delaware Valley College for a time, majoring in veterinary medicine and has been employed in the customer service department of General Doors Corporation on Monroe Street for the last 10 years.
Israel does the marketing for Berrocal & Sons, as well as the work, “with her [Rosalie’s] help”. 

They reside on Pine Street with their four children. Robert John, BHS ’13 who plays baseball and football, and Israel III in the 8th grade who both assist in the family business and help with the mulching. The youngest, fraternal twins, Aliyah Rose and Elijah Christopher are in the 5th grade and they participate in the Bristol Riverside Theatre's Summer Youth Camp “ArtRageous”, a creative and positive outlet for youth.
Aliyah also enjoys “hip-hop” at the Stepping Stone Dance Studio located in the Grundy Commons complex.

Israel and Rosalie’s concern for others makes them very sympathetic and generous people with sensitive and compassionate natures. They give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.
Izzy is a member of the “Hibos”, the Bristol chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, renowned for its charitable work, especially the Hibernian Walk for Autism. 

Israel and Rosalie are a part of their daughter’s winning team [Aliyah plays right field/ pitcher positions] and they benevolently are good stewards of the community.
Berrocal & Sons Landscaping sponsors and coaches the “majors”, the 10, 11, and 12-year-old girls Little League team, provides the source of monies to get their team where they need to be and outfitted in shirts and uniforms, a winning combination.
They also “keep the field nice and painted”.
Their business sponsors the Morrisville Women’s Softball League as well, and pays its league fees. Rosalie and her Langhorne resident sister, shortstop Roberta Leonhauser, compete on this team.

Christopher Lee Chapman, BHS class of ‘87/Pennco Tech, started an “unlimited weight team”, the Bristol War Dogs football team. The aspiring athletes include youth from Bristol, Bristol Twp. and Levittown and they use the field next to the Bristol Twp. police station. Berrocal & Sons Landscaping’s sponsorship helps fund this athletic venture, allowing 2 or 3 youngsters to play with the team, who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford to participate.

Check out one of the Berrocal & Sons Landscaping most recently completed projects at the Pets Best Friend Veterinary Hospital on Bristol Pike. 

They are also contracted to landscape and maintain the CNS Janitorial and Office Cleaning Services Company properties. Israel previously worked for a company installing fences but he has learned the landscaping business from the best, his family. They are all on the “cutting edge”.
Tree Trimming? Tree Removal? Stump Removal?
Israel’s cousin, Felipe Berrocal, is the proprietor of Felipe's Landscaping and Tree Service.

Berrocal & Sons provides grass cutting and design, and complete, reasonable and fair maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers that can be tailored to individual landscape and budget.
Call 267.994.0423 and ask for Israel or Rosalie to get more details!

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Israel Berrocal, Jr.
January 05, 1976 - July 06, 2017

Israel Berrocal, Jr. of Bristol, passed away suddenly on July 6, 2017 at Lower Bucks Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 41. Born and raised in Bristol, he was employed as a security officer for Alpha Security Company. Izzy enjoyed spending time with his children, family and friends. Izzy is survived by his loving wife Rosalie of 19 years, his children Robert J. Diaz, Israel Berrocal, III, Aliyah Rose Berrocal, Elijah Christopher Berrocal, his parents Israel and Denise Berrocal. He is also survived by his siblings Deana Vega and her husband Danny, Isaac Berrocal, Sr., and his wife Tammi, Marco Berrocal Sr and his wife Michelle, Maximina Ayala and her husband Rey and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 9 – 10:00 am at St. Mark Church, 1025 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Interment will be held privately.

Memorial Service
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
10:00 AM