Wilmington Staff

Maintenance Division

Corey Bittner : Branch Manager

Corey Bittner

Branch Manager


Corey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Contracting from SUNY Cobleskill, which is located in Cobleskill, New York. He is originally from Walden, New York, and relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Marcia. Corey’s first 10 years of experience in the green industry were at design/build firms in Upstate New York. While there, he designed and installed full scale projects including patios, retaining walls, pools, plantings, irrigation and landscape lighting. Corey joined the Yard-Nique family during the summer of 2013. His favorite part about his job is getting to watch the transformation that happens to the outdoor spaces that he is involved with. While not working, Corey enjoys snowboarding, golfing, and going to the beach with his friends.


Rick Harris



When Rick joined Yard-Nique in 2014, he brought with him over 30 years of experience in the commercial green industry. With degrees and certifications in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Design, Aquatics Management, Stormwater BMP, Pond Management, Integrated Pest Management and LID Technologies, Rick actively works with our existing clients on delivery of services, and consults on property upgrades, enhancement projects, and landscape designs. As well, Rick proactively develops and promotes new business opportunities and educational presentations in our coastal market areas.

Mark Dawson : Account Manager

Mark Dawson

Account Manager


Mark grew up and resided in the Raleigh, NC area until permanently relocating to Southeastern North Carolina in 2002. He joined Yard-Nique in 2016 with over 20 years’ experience in the green industry, primarily in the area of landscape maintenance. He has a degree in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture from North Carolina State University. In his spare time Mark enjoys working in his own home landscape, orchard and vineyard.

Brandon Lutz : Account Manager

Brandon Lutz

Account Manager


Brandon is originally from Winchester, VA, where he worked for his family’s landscaping business before relocating to the Wilmington area. He joined Yard-Nique in 2018 with over 15 years of experience in the green industry working for large scale landscape operations, primarily HOA and commercial accounts. Brandon enjoys the outdoors hunting and fishing, and spending time with his wife and 2 boys.

Josh Nealon : Account Manager

Josh Nealon

Account Manager


Josh joined Yard-Nique in early 2019 with over 14 years of experience in the green industry. Originally from Quincy, MA, he relocated to the coastal NC area in 2016. Josh is a Marine Corps veteran and enjoys the outdoors, going to the beach, and spending his free time with his wife Caitlin, and their twin boys James and Colin.

Andrew Redden : Account Manager

Andrew Redden

Account Manager


Born in Florida and Raised in Charlotte, Andrew owned and operated his own landscaping business for 8 years before moving to Wilmington to get back to a coastal lifestyle. Joining Yard-Nique in 2017, he came with a Business Management degree from UNC-Charlotte and 10 years of experience in the green industry. Andrew enjoys being near the beach meeting new people and saltwater fishing.

Kristine De Luna : Administrative Assistant

Kristine De Luna

Administrative Assistant


Kristine joined our Wilmington branch shortly after relocating to the area from San Diego during the summer of 2016. Originally coming on as a temp, she was hired on full time in January 2017 after proving to be a valuable asset and great team member to the branch. In her free time, Kristine enjoys traveling, journaling, painting, and DIY projects.

Install Division

Tyler Bearden : Project manager

Tyler Bearden

Project manager


Tyler joined the Yard-Nique team in September of 2015. He was born and raised in Durham, NC and relocated to Wilmington in 2002. He joined Yard-Nique with a degree in Construction Management from Cape Fear Community College, and over 5 years of experience in the industry. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors, traveling, going to beach, and spending time with his wife Collin and their two dogs.