At Carex Design Group, we create comfortable, sustainable and engaging outdoor spaces.
Each 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 many budgets from design-only projects 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.
Meet Bob Graves, PLA
Owner and Landscape Architect
I’ve been a landscape designer for more than 16 years and am a registered landscape architect with the state of Tennessee. 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’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, serving the community through Keep Knoxville Beautiful and the Knoxville Tree Board.
We love the outdoors and sharing our appreciation of nature with you and the community.
Meet Julie Boggs, MBA
Owner and Director of Marketing
I’ve been a marketing professional for nearly 15 years, and have a masters degree in business administration from East Tennessee State University.
I met Bob in South Florida where we worked together in the golf industry. Now, we call downtown Knoxville home.
Although I work part-time for Carex Design Group, I have a full-time passion for sharing Bob’s and my love of the outdoors with our clients, friends and family. Check out our blog or visit any of our social media channels — Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter and YouTube — to see how we’ve helped our clients enjoy their outdoor spaces.
Meet Cassidy Gupton
I have a bachelor’s degree in plant sciences and a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee. During my time at UT, I focused on the horticultural aspects of the industry while incorporating that into my landscape design courses.
My professional experience is in residential landscape design, specializing in planting design. While working for a design/build landscaping company in Knoxville, I learned the extensive work that goes into getting a landscape design installed, which has helped me consider installation during the design process.
Like Carex Design Group’s owner and landscape architect Bob Graves, I find design inspiration through travel and my love of nature. I studied abroad in college and was able to tour gardens and landscaping projects in the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Denmark. In addition, almost all of my hobbies — trail running, hiking, gardening — involve spending time outdoors, so I’m often exploring national and state parks and interacting with a variety of native plants and ecosystems.
To contact us, fill out our online form or call 865-765-5550.
“Bob did an outstanding job of designing my landscaping and I would recommend him to anyone. The overall job was done at a fair price an no surprises! ”