RTP Staff

(Research Triangle Park Area)

Maintenance Division

Barrett Hines : Branch Manager

Barrett Hines

Branch Manager

barrett@yardnique.com

Barrett has been a member of Yard-Nique’s Landscape Maintenance division since January 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University. Prior to working at Yard-Nique, Barrett’s experience in the green industry included retail nursery sales and landscape installation. Barrett lives in Raleigh with his wife Allison, their daughter Cameron, and the family dog Milo. He enjoys the outdoors, golfing and traveling.

Allen Jones : Account Manager

Allen Jones

Account Manager

allen.jones@yardnique.com

Allen joined the Yard-Nique family in July 2015. Originally from Goshen, NY, He moved to the area in 2006. Allen spent 20+ years working on Wall Street and has dedicated his career on providing great customer service. In his free time, Allen enjoys reading, golf, and spending time with his wife and their three children.

Tony Gregory : Account Manager

Tony Gregory

Account Manager

tony.gregory@yardnique.com

Originally from Durham, Tony has lived in the Triangle are for most of his life. He attended college at NC State where he majored in Agriculture business, Turf management, and ornamental landscaping. Tony joined Yard-Nique in 2015 with over 10 years of experience in the landscaping industry, having experience working for landscaping companies, the Players Championship, and Durham Bulls baseball. In his free time, Tony likes to play music for weddings and bars for fun.

William Craig : Account Manager

William Craig

Account Manager

william.craig@yardnique.com

William was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland. He received a BS degree in Agronomy for NC State in 1995. After 11 years as a Golf Course Superintendent for a local country club, William joined the Yard-Nique team in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys sports, home brewing, fishing, and spending time with his wife April, and their kids Madison and Sean.

Tyler Blanchard : Account Manager

Tyler Blanchard

Account Manager

tylerb@yardnique.com

A graduate of N.C. State University, Tyler worked at Yard-Nique in the late 90’s, and then from 2005 through 2009, as a Project Manager until he moved to the Washington D.C. area. After spending the past five years working in Program Management, specializing in Planning and Scheduling for large Government contracts, he has moved back home and returned to the Yard-Nique team. He lives in Apex with his wife Jennifer and their son Griffin. Tyler has always been involved in sports and spent over a decade coaching high school wrestling. When not working, he enjoys being with friends and family and spending time in the mountains of N.C.

Commercial Install Division

Arturo Barbosa : Project Manager

Arturo Barbosa

Project Manager

arturo@yardnique.com

Originally from Mexico, Arturo joined Yard-Nique in the spring of 2009. Here he worked as a crew leader for the maintenance department for a few years before joining the installation department where he currently serves as a field trainer. With over 10 years of combined experience, Arturo teaches new and existing crew members efficiency and quality control techniques. When not at work, Arturo enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Nicholas Brown : Project Manager

Nicholas Brown

Project Manager

nicholas.brown@yardnique.com

Nic is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Contracting. He relocated to Raleigh area from Massachusetts in 2015 and Joined Yard-Nique that summer. Nic came to Yard-Nique with over 7 years in the green industry, having experience in both residential and commercial landscape construction. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking and camping. Nic is also an avid Boston sports fan.

James J. Olson Jr. : Landscape DESIGNER

James J. Olson Jr.

Landscape DESIGNER

james.olson@yardnique.com

Originally from Iowa, James is a graduate from Iowa State University, with degrees in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, and Philosophy. After a short stent in Memphis, he has made North Carolina his home. James came to Yard-Nique in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in Residential Design/Build. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Nora and son Justin. Most weekends James and his wife can be found rock climbing outside at a local crag.