Established in 1987, owners Rick King and Whitney Schwab
started New Leaf Landscaping with the wish to provide
professional, courteous, and complete landscape services to
residences in the Triangle Area.
New Leaf currently operates two separate, but complementary, divisions. Although originally started as a design
and installation firm, so many of our clients requested maintenance services upon completion
of their landscape project that the maintenance division was created.
New Leaf Landscaping's Design and Installation Division includes three highly qualified designers, including:
- Rick King - Rick has been doing landscape design and installation from his teen years. His interest in gardening
resulted in attaining a degree in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College where he also managed the greenhouse. Now, with
more than twenty years designing with New Leaf Landscaping, he has developed knowledge of what not only looks beautiful,
but also "works" and thrives for years to come.
The Installation Team includes four crews headed by:
- Whitney Schwab, Installation Manager - As one of the founders of the company Whitney has accumulated countless
hours in all phases of landscape installation. His ability to handle the purchase and delivery of materials, organize
the work schedule and delegate to the very capable craftsmen that make up the New Leaf Landscaping crews combine to
provide our clients timely completion of their landscape projects.
Our installation projects range in scale from a simple planter to an entire site's landscaping, including plants,
irrigation, pathways, walls, terraces, fences, water features, and lighting.
Please take a look at our photo gallery for a few samples.
The Maintenance Team includes five crews headed by:
- Mike Kelley, Account Manager, has experience in both the installation and maintenance sides of our industry. He started with
our installation department in 2002. He supported New Leaf in many capacities before moving up to become an account manager. Mike is dedicated to our Durham clients.