About Us

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Roanoke Landscapes 2015

 

Roanoke Landscapes is a full service landscaping company at the forefront of the industry. We love what we do, are constantly striving for excellence, and we warranty our work from the ground up. Our dedication, hard work, and commitment to top quality design and installation has given us a good reputation and a loyal, enthusiastic customer base. We continually work to provide the best service 100% of the time.

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Randy and Mary Brannan: Owners of Roanoke Landscapes

Randy and Mary Brannan came to the Roanoke Valley by way of West Virginia in 2000. In West Virginia, Randy worked as a mining engineer for 25 years in the southern coalfields and Mary worked in the floral industry as a wholesaler and retailer. During this stint, she honed her passion for design and color coordinating while on occasion installing small landscape projects.

In 2001, they purchased a small landscape construction company and changed the name to Roanoke Landscapes. Over the following years, the company has grown substantially and expanded services to include designing and building landscapes and hardscapes, landscape maintenance, property management, underground irrigation, holiday lighting, and water features.

 

Testimonials:

Dear Randy,

Thank you and your crew for your beautiful work! The re-grading of the yard, the new stairs and retaining walls came out better than I thought they could. You folks went above and beyond my expectations! And the good Lord provided 2 days of rainfall to help us out with watering the new sod!

I will be calling you folks again real soon when I am ready to mulch the front and side of my property.

Again, Thanks for a job well done.
With much appreciation,
Sincerely,
The White’s

Mary, Randy and All,

Thanks again, for the nice job that you did for us. We really appreciate your careful, thoughtful approach.

Best regards, Andy & John

We are grateful that Greenbrier Nurseries highly recommended you. Your workmanship was superb, and every piece of debris was cleaned up when you finished.

Thank you. We will recommend you to all we know. Jim and Colleen

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Mark Burton: Professional Horticulturist

Mark started his career in the landscaping business at the age of ten when he began mowing lawns for spending money. Through this small business venture, Mark developed a passion for horticulture.

Mark graduated college in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also received an Associates of Science Degree from Virginia Western Community College in 1984. He has been with Roanoke Landscapes since 2013. Before that, Mark worked at Greenbrier Nurseries for nine years and then subsequently managed Landscape Supply, the Turf and Gardening store for five years.

He is a member of the Virginia Turf and Grass Council. In September 1991, he was a recipient of an award for Excellence in Landscaping on behalf of Roanoke College. In 1992, he completed the Professional Grounds Management Society and received the Grand Award for his work at Roanoke College. This is the highest award given in the “School and University” category. In 2004 & 2006, he did seminars for the Virginia Society of Landscape Design. He also participated in Mid-Atlantic Tradeshows in 2002, 2005, 2009 & 2010.

Mark is a dedicated and driven professional with an unrivaled passion for and knowledge of best horticultural practices.

Testimonials:

“Mark, just wanted to let you know that we are extremely pleased with how the landscaping turned out. It looks wonderful. We were particularly surprised with how nice the old boxwoods look, the pruning you did is amazing! But the whole combination looks perfect. We couldn’t be happier.” –The Hyltons

“Mark, just wanted to thank you again for a great job out front-a vast improvement that should fill out nice over the next few years. You have a good vision that really turned out wonderfully!”—Mitchell Kok

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Bradley Newman: Professional Property Management

When Bradley joined the crew of Roanoke Landscapes some 18 months ago, he brought with him a plethora of experience and expertise in a variety of fields, from his service in the military to his life-long interest in gardening and plant ecosystems. As a child, Bradley grew up working with plants and gardens at his parents’ home in Illinois. In 1998, after two years of community college, Bradley joined the U.S Marine Corps and served five years active duty. Afterwards, he completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography at Illinois State University. At school, he fostered an interest in biogeography and the study of the distribution and relation of plant species and ecosystems. His passion for biogeography and the science of plant life has aided him in his career as a landscaper.

After moving to Roanoke several years ago, Bradley began working as a commercial landscaper for Prestige Acres Landscaping Inc. In February of 2016, he joined the team at Roanoke Landscapes and quickly moved forward in the company, mastering skills such as landscape maintenance management, pruning, and installations. Currently, he works as our Property Manager and supervises two full mowing crews. During his time in Roanoke, he has made himself an invaluable company asset by earning career course certifications from Virginia Western Community College and earning his Commercial Pesticide Application License.

In his free time, Bradley enjoys reading about gardening and plants. He is specifically interested in plant origins, plant interactions with one another and with human habitats, and host plants for pollinators such as butterflies and moths. Knowledgeable, friendly, and confident, Bradley helps make Roanoke Landscapes the award-winning company that all of our clients know and trust.

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Sal Garcia

Salvador Garcia: Lead Irrigation Technician

Like many of our employees, Sal has extensive experience in green industry. At eight years old, he started working in the agricultural farm business. For the next several years, he picked coffee beans, planted vegetables, made compost, and learned the ins and outs of agricultural landscaping.

Sal finished high school with a degree in graphic design and went on to spend a year at university in an engineering program. In 2000, he moved to The United States and began working at The Virginia Brick Company. Within a year and a half, he was promoted to a supervisor position and managed the daily tasks of over 30 employees until he left the company in 2008.

After moving stateside, he began dabbling part time in the construction industry, learning every aspect of construction and design that he could. He acquired his contractors license in 2011 and still works on freelance projects in his spare time.

Since starting at Roanoke Landscapes, Sal has learned almost every aspect of our business inside and out. He has mulched, mowed, worked on hardscape construction projects, coordinated planting designs, and assisted with property management. Now, he enthusiastically leads our irrigation crew. Through his extensive experience and his hilarious banter, he has earned an excellent rapport with our customers. We are proud to have Salvador as part of our team.

 

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Rachel Barton: Office Manager and Content Creator

Originally from a rural hamlet in Western Maryland, Rachel moved to Southwest Virginia to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Literature at Roanoke College. She graduated in May of 2016 and immediately began working for Roanoke Landscapes as an office manager, content creator, social media marketer, and blogging guru.

Raised by parents in the tech industry, Rachel has used communication technology for most of her life–though this is her first time using social media, content creation, and web design to do marketing within the landscaping industry. She enjoys writing weekly blog posts on topics ranging from backyard gardening to sustainable landscaping practices to raising livestock in urban environments. Since starting with Roanoke Landscapes, she has honed her skills as a writer and marketer, while also learning way more than she ever thought she would about landscaping, hardscaping, and irrigation design. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering in the wider Roanoke community and undertaking independent writing projects. In addition to the hundreds of blog posts she’s written on behalf of Roanoke Landscapes, she is also a published poet and essayist.

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We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in VA:

  • Roanoke, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • Vinton, VA
  • Smith Mountain Lake, VA
  • Fincastle, VA
  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Buchannan, VA
  • Covington, VA
  • Clifton Forge, VA
  • Bedford, VA
  • Lynchburg, VA
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