Raleigh/Wake Forest Staff

North/East Wake County

Maintenance Division

Tanner Hardee : Branch Manager

Tanner Hardee

Branch 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. Tanner joined Yard-Nique in 2013 after a couple years of working in the green industry. He enjoys supporting his alma mater by cheering on the Wolfpack at football and baseball games. In his free time Tanner enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach with his wife Ashley.

David Huggins : Business Developer

David Huggins

Business Developer


David Huggins joined the Yard-Nique family in 2018. Originally from Canada via the Northeast, he moved to North Carolina in 2015. David’s background is international business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, and is a life-long learner of sales, marketing, and design systems and trends. David and the love of his life invest their time in serving in their local church and para-church ministries, visiting their married son and daughter out west every chance they get, and petting every dog they see.

Audrey Duffy : Account Manager

Audrey Duffy

Account Manager


Audrey joined Yard-Nique in 2019 with over 33 years of experience in the green industry. She grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC and relocated to the Raleigh area in 2012. Audrey received a forestry degree from NCSU, is a NC Certified Plantsman and IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and also got to participate in landscaping operations for Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers. She loves horses, enjoys gardening at home, and spending time with her family.

Landon Estes : Account Manager

Landon Estes

Account Manager


Landon joined Yard-Nique in the spring of 2018. He has more than 20 years of lawn and landscape experience primarily in the commercial maintenance division. Originally from Washington State, Landon and his family moved to North Carolina recently for the warmer weather and the travel opportunities the east coast provides.

Brandon Myers : Account Manager

Brandon Myers

Account Manager


Originally from Ohio, Brandon lived in Florida where he began his landscaping career before relocating to the triangle area in 2018. He joined the YN team with over 8 years of experience in the green industry, with credentials and certifications ranging from leadership and management practices to OSHA safety, and has a background in landscape management and business development. In his free time, Brandon enjoys exploring the area with his lovely wife and three children, and is also a competitive strongman and powerlifter.

Brandon Paschal : Account Manager

Brandon Paschal

Account Manager


Brandon is originally from Florence, SC. He was in management in the food service industry when he developed a love for landscaping. “With landscaping you create things every day and watch them come to life and transform right in before your eyes. It’s instant gratification!” Brandon joined Yard-Nique in 2015 with over 4 years of experience in the green industry. Before moving to the Triangle area, he lived in Asheville where he met his beautiful wife Mckenzie, and discovered a passion for kayaking and other outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and tubing.

Andrew Truex : Account Manager

Andrew Truex

Account Manager


Andrew joined Yard-Nique in the spring of 2019. Originally from Ohio, he relocated to the Raleigh area in 2004 where he pursued his passion for soccer as a full time coach and a director of soccer operations for a local club. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, cooking, and spending time with his daughter Hannah.

Nick Chapko : Spray Technician

Nick Chapko

Spray Technician


Nick is originally from Sanford, NC with an associate’s degree in business administration. He started working at Yard-Nique in April 2013 with over 7 years of experience in the green industry and a pesticide certification in commercial ground application. Nick enjoys listening to music, and fishing or snowboarding in his free time.