At Carex Design Group, we create comfortable, sustainable and engaging outdoor spaces.

Best of Houzz 2016: ServiceEach project is unique in size, scope, focus and budget. What matters to us is that you’re satisfied with our creativity, customer service, professionalism and attention to detail.

We offer landscape design packages for every budget from design and how-to plans for DIY front-yard makeovers to complete landscape design plans with project management services for outdoor kitchens, living spaces and more. We can help you find just the right landscape contractor to install your project and be your go-to resource for questions and concerns throughout installation.


bobgravesMeet Bob Graves

Owner and Landscape Architect

I’ve been a landscape designer for more than 15 years. As a graduate of Purdue University’s top-ranked landscape architecture program, I got my start in South Florida where I designed landscapes for many high-end homes, master-planned communities and high-rise developments.

I spent five years with the landscape design division of Nicklaus Design, the golf course design firm founded by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. From my time there, I was greatly influenced by my work in places such as Spain, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and others throughout the United States.

I’ve worked in Knoxville since 2009 and have gained a wealth of knowledge in landscape construction and project management. I am also a registered landscape architect with the state of Tennessee. I’m well-versed in what it takes to design and build your project including time, materials and cost.

I also continue with my interest in landscape design for golf courses worldwide.

With my wife Julie, I’ve made East Tennessee my home. We love the outdoors and want nothing more than to share our appreciation of nature with you and the community.

To contact me, fill out our online form or call 865-765-5550.


“Bob’s generosity and knowledge have won my loyalty. Now it’s time to draw up the plans for our next project, and guess who I’ll be hiring? Carex Design Group.”

Denise Denise Sharps Chapel