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Yardnique’s executive leadership team brings decades of unparalleled experience across all facets of landscape maintenance, design, and plant and turf health. Our unwavering commitment to become the number #1 landscape company is only rivaled by our dedication to quality, safety, and exceptional customer service.

Brian DuMont

Brian DuMont

Chief Executive Officer

Brian started Yardnique in 1997 while attending North Carolina State University and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Landscape Horticulture. Since, under Brian’s leadership, Yardnique has grown to become one of the largest landscape organizations in the nation. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Summer, and their blended family of 6 children.

 

Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Summer, and their blended family of 6 children. When Brian is not working or attending one of his children’s events, he and Summer are working on another passion - to be the next Chip and Joanna Gaines fixing up, staging, and flipping houses.

Rob Wood

Rob Wood

Chief Financial Officer

Rob joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer in 2021.  Rob has over 30 years of progressive financial experience in financial reporting, planning, and analysis. Previously, he was the CFO/Controller at several private-equity backed companies including Stay Online, Electronic Systems Protection, Burt’s Bees and TogetherSoft. Rob began his career at Deloitte & Touche and is a graduate of Fairfield University in CT.

 

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, swimming, exercising, and scuba diving.

Blair Keeter

Blair Keeter

Chief Operating Officer

Blair joined Yardnique as the Chief Operating Officer in July 2023. He is a proud East Carolina University Pirate graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management & Operations. Prior to Yardnique, he has led various operations, supply chain, and service businesses for both General Electric and various private equity backed companies.

 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, being at the lake, and attending ECU football games.

Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson

Chief Revenue Officer

Jordan is from Mebane, North Carolina and joined the Yardnique family in 2021.  Jordan comes from a long background of sales, including technology, SaaS and commercial landscaping. She enjoys helping others to develop custom strategies for sales success. Her ability to form long-lasting relationships is unparalleled in the industry.

 

In her free time, Jordan enjoys hunting, spending at her home on the coast in Oak Island, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her husband and kids.

Norma Avalos

Norma Avalos

Chief of Staff

Originally from Texas, Norma moved to North Carolina in 2012 and joined the Yardnique family in March 2017. Norma’s background in business management and administration has been invaluable to Yardnique’s growth and assisting Yardnique’s CEO to carry out the company’s vision.

 

Norma enjoys new adventures while traveling, going to baseball/hockey games, loves a trip to the beach, hanging out with her family, and journaling in her spare time.

Ashley McDermott

Ashley McDermott

Vice President, Human Resources

Ashley joined Yardnique as Vice President of Human Resources in 2022 and brings over ten years of human capital management experience to the team. Ashley leads talent acquisition, career development, compensation, benefits, and diversity and inclusion efforts as Yardnique expands its operations throughout the southeast. Originally from Hartsville, SC, Ashley grew up in Raleigh, NC and graduated with a BA in Management from East Carolina University.

 

In Ashley’s free time, she loves to travel to new places, spend time with her family, and always enjoys a bit of retail therapy.

Robbie Blair (RB)

Robbie Blair (RB)

Vice President, M&A and Corporate Development

Robbie is the newest member of the Yardnique management team, earning his Bachelors Degree from Texas Christian University. Robbie leads Yardnique’s acquisition strategy with extensive finance and M&A experience previously working at SENTA ENT, FORVIS, Truist Securities, and JP Morgan.

 

Robbie currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is loyal to his TCU Horn Frog sports.  When not helping to expand Yardnique’s national footprint, Robbie covets his family time and dining with friends.

Barrett Hines

Barrett Hines

Regional Manager - Triangle, Triad, & Charlotte

Barrett has been a member of Yardnique’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 Yardnique, 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.

Adam Boyette

Adam Boyette

Regional Manager - Florida

Adam joined Yardnique in 2013 and brings over 20 years of landscape and horticulture experience, primarily in commercial maintenance. He has played an integral role in Yardnique’s growth and continued expansion.

 

Originally from Florida, Adam moved to North Carolina in 2005 and worked for a wholesale nursery before returning to account management. Adam now lives in Florida and enjoys his time outdoors and spending time with his family.

Corey Bittner

Corey Bittner

Regional Manager - Coastal Carolinas

Originally from Walden, New York, Corey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Contracting from SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, New York.  His first 10 years of experience in the green industry were at design/build firms in upstate New York where he designed and installed full scale projects including patios, retaining walls, pools, plantings, irrigation and landscape lighting.

 

Corey relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Marcia and joined the Yardnique family during the summer of 2013.  While not working, Corey enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and going to the beach with his friends.

Bryan Garruto

Bryan Garruto

Regional Manager - Georgia

Born and raised in New Jersey, Bryan has spent most of his life in the south after earning his BSBA in Marketing from LaSalle University. After starting in the industry in 2001, Bryan worked his way up to Branch Manager before joining NatureScapes as their General Manager in 2015 and now leads Georgia operations.

 

Bryan is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Alison and their two daughters, Emerson and Elise.

Tanner Hardee

Tanner Hardee

District Manager

Tanner is originally from Wendell, North Carolina where he grew up on his family’s cattle farm. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in agriculture. After several years honing his skills in the green industry, Tanner joined Yardnique in 2013.

 

Tanner is a loyal Wolfpack fan and can often be seen cheering on his alma mater at football and baseball games. In his free time Tanner enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach with his wife Ashley.

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