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The Greathouse Team

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Lee Greathouse

CEO
Our founder and CEO, Lee has built the company from one person to more than 75—on two separate occasions! He set the tone for us by creating and implementing our mission and vision. Today, he manages the overall operations and resources of the company, and leads the way as we develop our short- and long-term strategy. Lee is a NALP-certified Landscape Professional and holds a B.S. in Agriculture (Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design) from the University of Tennessee. Always looking forward, Lee loves being an early adopter of the latest tech tools and devices.

Favorite Core Value: Integrity—Always do the right thing, be true to yourself.

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Will Greathouse

President
As our president, Will loves the responsibility and opportunity to guide our team. He feels lucky to work with this group and is passionate about our past, present, and future. He has worked in the industry for 15 years and counting and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Tennessee. Will married his high school sweetheart more than 11 years ago, and they have four kids that keep their lives, hearts, and schedules full.

Favorite Core Value: Team first - I believe that if we are all pulling in the same direction, we will all succeed together.

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Nick Cooper

Business Development Manager
Nick helps our development team succeed by creating goals for business growth, implementing new marketing initiatives, and identifying new prospects. He’s a natural when it comes to building relationships and loves helping our clients realize the vision they have for their properties. A man of many skills, Nick stays active as an avid outdoorsman, a Jiu Jitsu black belt, and a nationally licensed soccer coach. He’s proudly married to his best friend for 15 years and counting!

Favorite Core Value: Integrity

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Bob Chappin

Landscape Designer
Bob creates a vision for our clients’ outdoor spaces and communicates it through beautiful and accurate design renderings. We lean on his expertise throughout our projects, from initial meetings to project completion and beyond as he consults with clients, salespeople, project managers, account managers, and crew. He’s been in the industry for more than 25 years and holds a B.S. in plant and soil science from MTSU. Outside of work, you’ll find him enjoying time outdoors, traveling with family, or reading pioneering naturalist and conservationist John Muir.

Favorite Core Value: Persistence. "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – John C. Maxwell

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Canaan Blair

Commercial Project Manager
Canaan oversees our commercial installation department, building trusted, lasting relationships with our clients. His problem-solving skills keep us running smoothly as he coordinates with sub-contractors, foremen, and technicians. Before coming to The Greathouse Company, he built, owned, operated, and sold his own business. A Nashville native, he loves hunting and other outdoor activities, and spending quality time with his amazing wife and kids.

Favorite Core Value: Respect - Valuing differences and respecting others allows us to effectively combine our various strengths.

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Joshua Buskirk

Residential Project Manager
Joshua Buskirk has worked in the Irrigation/Landscape industry for over 30 years. Before working at Greathouse, he worked at Frank and Grossman Landscape in San Francisco. Josh refined his skills of Masonry, Irrigation. Carpentry, and was fortunate to work on multi-Million-dollar estates from Napa to Big Sur. Determined to excel at his craft and career, he spent 15 years running multiple million-dollar residential estate projects, including the largest residential Landscape in California. At the time, they were averaging 60 plus men for three years, turning a 10-acre horse property to a work of art mirroring Butchart Gardens. As a part of the Greathouse team, he provides superior customer experience and professionalism.

Favorite Core Value: My word is everything to me, and to earn the trusts of my clients, and co-workers by doing what I say, when I said I was going to do it.

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Donna Lawler

Procurement & Inventory Manager
Donna is an industry veteran, having worked in landscaping for more than 35 years. Here at The Greathouse Company, she purchases all our plant materials, keeps track of our inventory, coordinates with the nursery manager on plant care and crew needs, and helps us think through pricing for all our projects. When she’s not on the clock, you’re more than likely to find her enjoying the great outdoors!

Favorite Core Value: Integrity - We're honest and committed to doing the right thing for the customer and the long-term success of our landscapes!

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Paige Hines

Inventory Coordinator
As an Inventory Coordinator, Paige keeps track of all plants that come into the nursery by receiving invoices, meeting with delivery drivers and tagging each plant on the property for appropriate identification. She also communicates with her Nursery team to find ways to best organize the nursery, as well as with crew members to assist in finding the plants they need for their project. Paige is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Conservation Biology and minoring in Environmental Studies. At home, she is the proud owner of two snuggly French bulldogs and enjoys cooking for friends and family in her free time.

Favorite Core Value: I believe that being honest, openly communicating and taking accountability even when it is not the easiest thing to do is an imperative way to build strong relationships in the workplace and at home. By being transparent, a team can mutually lay out all of the information available to create an effective gameplan, tackling any bumps in the road as they come.

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Ed Walsh

Business Development Representative
Ed works with our commercial and residential prospects and clients, with a commitment to understanding their needs and finding the best possible solution. He’s part of the 2020 class for Williamson, Inc.’s Leadership Young Professionals program, which equips the future leaders of the Williamson County community. Born and raised in London, Ed came to Nashville after finishing his degree at the University of Tennessee, where he was an All-American swimmer.

Favorite Core Value: Accountability - It takes more than one person to make the company run successfully. Being accountable forces us to constantly communicate, making us better at our jobs each day.

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Michael Grantham

Estimator
Michael helps us keep projects on budget—providing data for bid proposals, determining material costs, and overseeing plant counts and takeoffs for residential and commercial projects. He has a horticulture degree from Auburn and also attended the Historical Landscape Preservation Institute at Monticello/UVA. In his free time, Michael loves to do just about anything outdoors.

Favorite Core Value: The Golden Rule - I believe everybody should be treated with respect and fairness.

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Brad Plunkett

Preconstruction Manager
Brad grew up in Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University. He comes to us with over 15 years of experience working in Marketing and Sales. In his free time, Brad loves to play tennis, golf, kayak, hike, practically anything outdoors. Plus, he considers himself an avid traveler.

Favorite Core Value: Persistence and Enthusiasm – I feel these traits are essential in successful communication and attaining your goals.

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Keith Jolly

Commercial Project Supervisor
Keith has worked in landscaping for more than 10 years, making sure each of our commercial projects is completed safely and on time while producing outstanding results. He makes it a priority to keep the lines of communication open with our clients throughout each project. Keith is a graduate of Nashville Academy, with several professional certifications as well. Outside of work, Keith loves spending time with his family outdoors. You can find them fishing, camping, or riding ATVs!

Favorite Core Value: Honesty - I believe open and truthful communication will result in easier problem solving.

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Ryan Sheehan

Nursery Manager
As nursery manager, Ryan cares for all the plants we have on site, while also facilitating proper care and planting after they leave our holding yard. He helps us evaluate clients’ properties to find the best solutions for their needs and tracks down the right plant material for each job. Ryan is a graduate of the Institute of Tree Sciences, is an ISA Certified Arborist, and holds a plant and soil science degree from MTSU. He’s also the proud owner of a 5-acre hobby farm where he is actively working to reforest the property and restore native grasslands.

Favorite Core Value: Integrity - It allows for things to be done the right way the first time, no shortcuts.

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Juan Escoto

Maintenance Supervisor
Juan oversees all our maintenance work, showing up bright and early every morning to make sure each crew is equipped for the day’s tasks. He’s committed to providing excellent results for our clients and regularly visits each maintenance site to ensure that the work is done to the highest quality. Juan is a graduate of Nashville’s own Pearl-Cohn comprehensive magnet high school, where he was once honored as student of the month. Here at The Greathouse Company, he has worked his way up from being a general technician to maintenance supervisor.

Favorite Core Value: Trustworthy - When your team trusts you as a leader, communication improves and ideas flow more freely. Perhaps more importantly, employees are more comfortable with change and more willing to embrace new vision.

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Adam McCullough

Account Manager
As an account manager, Adam loves the relational focus of his role at The Greathouse Company—whether that’s dreaming up solutions with clients or collaborating with our crews to make those dreams a reality—as well as getting to see our clients’ properties transform over time. He also enjoys watching his colleagues succeed and grow in their roles. In his free time, you can find Adam playing sports to stay active—in college he played basketball and made the all-freshman team in cross country.

Favorite Core Value: Positive attitude - Having a positive attitude allows you to push through difficult situations better and makes for a better environment for teamwork and accomplishment.

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Roger Buttle

Account Manager
As an account manager, Roger uses his organizational and planning skills to make sure we meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. With more than 22 years of experience in the industry, we lean on his expertise as a leader in a young department. Roger holds a degree in business management from Purdue and a certification in plant disease and insect control from the College of DuPage in Illinois. When he’s not at work, he loves to travel with his wife and fix up antique cars.

Favorite Core Value: Communication - For the company to succeed and grow, communication at all levels must be open and honest.

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Travis Young

Account Manager
Travis communicates with clients and technicians to ensure each landscape project is personalized to fit the client’s needs. It’s his goal for his clients to be exceptionally happy with the quality and timeliness of our work. Travis is a consummate team player—always available, approachable, and willing to lend a hand anywhere he can. A graduate of McEwen high school (where he was named “friendliest” in his class!), Travis’s hard work and dedication continue to help him reach his career goals.

Favorite Core Value: Integrity - It's the most important principle of leadership and demands truthfulness and honesty. It means telling the truth even if the truth isn’t what you want to hear.

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Jesse Mitchell

Account Manager
Jesse started out early in the landscape industry with jobs ranging from landscape nurseries to arboriculture. Upon earning an Associates Degree in horticulture, Jesse started his own full-service landscape business in 2009. A few years later, Jesse was offered a position as a groundskeeper at a prestigious commercial campus where he refined his skills, furthered his knowledge, and, with his team, won a distinguished national award for landscape excellence. Jesse returned to Mississippi State University in 2016 to finish his B.S. in Landscape Contracting and Management before moving to Tennessee to continue his career in landscape design. In his free time, Jesse enjoys taking his dog to the creek, mountain bike riding, playing disc golf, and BBQing with friends.

Favorite Core Value: Stewardship - Carefully and responsibly managing relationships with clients and the landscapes they’ve entrusted to us.

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Liles Hillhouse

Account Manager
The way I got into landscaping was through my father, who ran his own landscaping company out of North Alabama. While in college at the University of North Alabama, I worked for a family at their property doing landscape work. That’s where I found a love for landscaping. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in professional management in 2018. I am a person that enjoys the simple things in life such as hanging out with friends and family and going to sporting events. My pride and joy is a 4 year old chocolate lab named "Doc".

Favorite Core Value: Accountability - having ownership for your own actions instead of pointing the finger and blaming someone else for them is what makes a successful team.

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Christie Busby

Accounts Payable Coordinator
As accounts payable coordinator, Christie makes sure everyone gets paid! She monitors all our accounts payable invoices, manages payroll and coding expenses and reconciles our credit card accounts.

Favorite Core Value: Reliability - I believe it’s very important for a person to follow through with what they are assigned to do. This gives everyone confidence in you, knowing that what you say you’ll accomplish - or are expected to accomplish - will be completed on time.

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Shelly McCutchen

Business Systems Manager
As business systems manager, Shelly keeps everything running smoothly here at The Greathouse Company. She wears a lot of different hats for us, functioning as our accounting manager, HR manager, and office manager. She has more than 14 years of accounting experience.

Favorite Core Value: Integrity - Integrity is at the heart of my personal core values. Without it there can be no true success in life, personally or professionally.

Why Greathouse?

Experience

Greathouse brings over 40 years of Nashville landscaping experience to your property.

Personalized

Every client is different and every landscape should be as well.

Partnership

We help you get the results you want. We are professional, prompt and friendly.

Accountability

Our clients receive status reports and updates regularly.