About Us

The LAI Difference

Professional. Quality. Landscaping Services.

Landscape Associates is a multi-disciplinary consulting and contracting firm servicing clients throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Our reputation for delivering professional landscape services to residential, multi-family, and commercial customers is unsurpassed in the industry. We provide landscape installation and maintenance; renovation and restoration; irrigation system design, installation and management; chemical lawn service as well as floricultural design, installation and maintenance. Our staff is composed of degreed horticulturists and certified professionals who together bring years of experience to the job of providing your home or business with maximum curb appeal.
Our company takes pride in our long history of serving property management companies, commercial property owners, residential customers, commercial developers, general contractors and landscape architects. As a result, we are responsible for maintaining the grounds of many of the Southeast’s most visible multi-family communities and new commercial landscaped installations. We value our relationships with our customers, and every member of the Landscape Associates team is dedicated to maintaining our solid reputation for exceptional attention, competitive pricing, flexible scheduling and unrivaled customer satisfaction.

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Our team

Our staff is composed of degreed horticulturists and certified professionals who together bring years of experience to the job of providing your home or business with maximum curb appeal. We take pride in our long history of serving property management companies, commercial property owners, residential customers, commercial developers, general contractors and landscape architects.

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Our values in action

Excellence

We strive to provide our clients with the best possible service.

Integrity

We are honest and trustworthy.

Sustainability

We are committed to protecting our natural resources.

Teamwork

We are professionals working together to achieve our goals.

Communication

We communicate effectively with our clients and team members.

Leadership

Andrew Baldy

Owner/CEO

Ken Richardson

President

Steve Fullenwider

CFO

Inga Pike

Human Resources

Bob Bagby

Regional Vice President

Gil Adair

Business Developer

Jeff Gruen

Business Developer

Gray Baldy

Business Developer

Chanel McCarty

Business Developer

Branch Managers

Allen Smith

Birmingham/Tuscaloosa, AL

David S. Schmohl

Mobile, AL / Pensacola, FL

Jason Hardy

Huntsville, AL

Lance Richardson

Atlanta

Associations

Let us help you enhance your surroundings!

Andrew Baldy

Owner/CEO

andrewb@laipros.com

Born and raised on the outskirts of Atlanta, Ga Andrew started his path in the landscaping industry at the early age of 15, working with his father who owned a small landscaping company. He quickly realized he had quite a passion for all things green, and pursued his college education at Oxford College at Emory, Emory University and University of Georgia, where he studied horticulture, plant science and turfgrass science and management. Andrew stepped out on his own and started his own landscaping business in 1993 Which he grew to a successful business and sold in 1999 He took a year off to enjoy a semi-retirement and time with his wife and two children, Caroline and Gray. A little more than a year later he was ready to go back to work, he packed up his family and moved to Birmingham, Al where the opportunity was to start and build another successful landscape company now known as Landscape Associates. What started as a single branch located in Birmingham with only 2 employees himself and one other, grew to 11 branches across the Southeast with over 250 employees and 150 trucks in his fleet. His Mission has remained steadfast, which is to provide professional landscape services while earning the trust of his clients and employees and setting an industry standard for providing expert industry knowledge with integrity while adding value to their clients and employees. In his free time, he continues to enjoy the outdoors by spending time with his wife, Connie, and his family, which includes hunting, traveling, hiking, and time at the lake.

Ken Richardson

President

kenr@laipros.com

As a business professional with a BBA in Business Management (Cum Laude) from the University System of Georgia, I have gained valuable experience in B to B sales, operations, and marketing over the past 30 years. My career in the Landscape industry began in 2008. I take pride in training and mentoring new leaders and delivering superior service to our customers. Outside of work, I cherish spending time with my family, exploring new places, and appreciating the wonders of God's Creation. #ManagementExperience #Mentorship #GodsCreation

Steve Fullenwider

CFO

stevef@laipros.com

Steve Fullenwider, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer for Landscape Associates, Inc. Steve is responsible for overseeing the Accounting and IT department and has been with the company since 2009. Prior to joining Landscape Associates, Steve spent 12 years in public accounting working as an outsourced CFO and consultant followed by 6 years as a Controller for a regional tile and stone distributor.

 

Inga Pike

Human Resources

ingap@laipros.com

Inga joined the LAI team in 2019, bringing with her 20 years of HR experience. She graduated from Faulkner University with a degree in Human Resource Management. Inga oversees all Human Resource functions, including the H2B program, payroll and benefits. She works closely with the management team to ensure the company provides a safe and fair work environment.

 

 

Bob Bagby

Regional Vice President

bobb@laipros.com

2450 Old Highway 150 Birmingham, AL 35022

Associates team in 2022 with 13 years of landscape experience. He is OTPS certified and works closely with our branch operation teams to ensure consistent field operations, high quality, and professional service across the company.

Gil Adair

Business Developer

gila@laipros.com

Joined LAI in 2016. Previously employed at Oakwood Landscaping from 1982 thru 2016. Involved In all aspects of production, sales and client relations; goals- to generate sustainable and profitable partnerships with clients.

Jeff Gruen

Business Developer

jeffg@laipros.com

Jeff joined Landscape Associates in July of 2023. Jeff has 24 years of experience in the landscape industry. He also has experience as a former property manager of Commercial Office. In his roll at Landscape Associates as a Business Developer he works closely with our operations team to provide customized solutions for our clients.

Gray Baldy

Business Developer

grayb@laipros.com

I grew up in Birmingham Alabama in and around the landscape industry. I started off a laborer and moved into sales where I started with Landscape Associates in November 2023 as Business Developer covering the Birmingham, Montgomery and Auburn locations. I am enthusiastic and eager for new opportunities and to build relationships with clients that will last a lifetime.

In my free time I enjoy spending my time in the outdoors with friends and family.

Chanel McCarty

Chanel McCarty

Business Developer Huntsville

chanelm@laipros.com

Chanel joined Landscape Associates at the beginning of 2024 and has quickly become an integral part of our team. With a deep love for the outdoors and a genuine passion for the commercial landscape industry, Chanel excels at helping clients with all their landscaping needs.

Before joining Landscape Associates, Chanel owned and operated her own successful business for 15 years. Her extensive experience and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our company's mission and core values. Additionally, Chanel holds an insurance license in Life and Health, demonstrating her diverse skill set and dedication to professional growth.

Chanel is a proud mother to her son, Cole, who plays college football, and she cherishes her two fur babies, Lily the dog and Birdie the cat. Outside of work, Chanel enjoys adventurous activities like caving, playing pool, hiking, and spending quality time with her family.

We are thrilled to have Chanel as part of the Landscape Associates family, where her expertise and enthusiasm continue to make a positive impact.

Allen Smith

Branch Manager Birmingham/Tuscaloosa, AL

allens@laipros.com

Allen joined the Landscape Associates team in 2022 with 13 years of landscape experience. He is OTPS certified and works closely with our branch operation teams to ensure consistent field operations, high quality, and professional service across the company. 

David S. Schmohl

Branch Manager Mobile, AL

davids@laipros.com

A dedicated industry veteran with over 20 years of landscape, design, and horticulture experience. David holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Auburn University and numerous certifications and licenses. David is a native Mobilian and active in many church, social and community groups.

Jason Hardy

Jason Hardy

Branch Manager Huntsville 

jasonh@laipros.com

Jason Hardy is a seasoned professional in the green industry, currently serving as a Branch Manager in Huntsville. With a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Horticulture from Auburn University, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. He is a Certified Arborist and holds a Pesticide Applicator License, reflecting his commitment to excellence and professionalism in his field.

With over 15 years of experience in the green industry, Jason has honed his skills across various domains, including landscape maintenance and installation, irrigation installation and troubleshooting, pesticide application, floriculture, arboriculture, and greenhouse production. His dedication to his craft has earned him a reputation for delivering top-quality results and exceeding client expectations.

Prior to his career in horticulture, Jason served in the Navy, where he developed invaluable leadership and teamwork skills. These experiences have shaped his approach to management, emphasizing collaboration, integrity, and accountability.

Outside of work, Jason finds joy in spending time with his family. He is happily married to his wife Nettie and is a proud father to their daughter. They share their home with two beloved dogs, who bring endless laughter and companionship to their lives.

Jason's passion for horticulture, combined with his extensive experience and dedication to service, makes him a trusted leader in the green industry. Whether he's managing projects, mentoring team members, or cultivating relationships with clients, Jason's commitment to excellence shines through in everything he does.

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Lance Richardson

Branch Manager Atlanta

lancer@laipros.com

Lance has been working in the landscape industry since graduating high school in 2007. He began working for LAI in 2011 as a member of the maintenance team and shortly after became a crew foreman. In 2014, he was promoted to an Account Manager and is currently the Branch Manager of the Atlanta Division. In his 12 plus years with the company, he has developed expertise in Account Management, Operations Management, Employee Training and Development, and Seasonal Color design/ installation. Lance is always looking forward to the next challenge and ways he can improve in the landscape industry.