As we enter Carex Design Group’s second year as a landscape design and project management company in Knoxville, Tenn., I thought it was appropriate to look back — not only at our first year of landscaping in Knoxville but also at the past projects, places and experiences that led us to where we are now.
Diverse Inspiration and Experience
I got my start in South Florida where I designed landscapes for many high-end homes, master-planned communities and high-rise developments as a designer for Bradshaw, Gill and Associates.
I then spent five years with the landscape design division of Nicklaus Design, the golf course design firm founded by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, where I traveled extensively, working in places such as Spain, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. During that travel, I learned a lot about various plant materials (like those pictured below from Mexico) and landscaping styles from around the world.
This landscaping project was one for a golf course in Mexico.
I also worked extensively throughout the United States in California, Utah, Missouri and Florida. One of the landscaping projects of which I am most proud, is the landscape design for The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida which was named “Best New Golf Course” by Golf Digest.
After moving to Knoxville in 2009, I joined a local landscaping contractor company as a landscape designer. While there, I gained a wealth of knowledge in landscape construction and project management.
In January 2014, I started Carex Design Group so I could focus on my true passion — landscape design. The Carex Design Group kick-off as a company was at the 2014 Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show (and we’ll be there again February 13-15 in booth number 3007!).
Throughout our first year in business, we worked on many projects — paver and natural stone patios, landscape lighting, landscape planting, drainage, landscaping irrigation and others.
This landscape lighting design in the Farragut area of Knoxville was one of my favorites this year.
This paver patio design was also in Farragut.
This outdoor living area that included a beautiful paver patio was in South Knoxville.
And this natural stone hardscape and landscape lighting project was in Maryville, Tenn. near Knoxville.
To find out more about these and other projects, check out our post on Carex Design Group’s “Best Knoxville Landscape Designs of 2014” To learn more about me and Carex Design Group, check out the Our Story page of our website or contact me by phone at 865-765-5550 or via e-mail by filling out the contact form on our website.