Office Staff Listing


Meet the Team

Our team will exceed your expectations.

 


SENIOR MANAGEMENT


 

Buddy Tate

Director of Operations


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Buddy Tate is the operations manager for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. As a leader has in the green industry for more than 20 years, he has directed landscaping and golf course operations and has found a niche managing acquisitions, new construction and renovation projects. Buddy’s accomplishments are the result of team building, operating with a customer-first attitude and demonstrating the ability to think outside the box.

Buddy holds bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Technology from Appalachian State University, Agriculture from The University of Georgia and has earned an MBA from Mississippi State University. He has previously held positions as a golf course superintendent, controller, HR manager, and account manager.
 
 

Tom Rowand Sr.

Operations Manager


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Tom Rowand Sr. is the director of operations for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, Tom leads the company and manages business operations. Since founding the company in 1994, Tom has worked hand-in-hand with Tom Rowand Jr. to grow the company from a two person operation to more than 85 employees. He is dedicated to operating the business the right way and influences decisions to keep overhead low. Tom takes pride in having the same capital resources, manpower, and arsenal as the largest national companies, while providing higher quality service and more consistency to our clients. He reviews irrigation drawings, creates designs and troubleshoots pumps. Often, Tom even helps competitors solve their pump and irrigation operation issues. Tom has more than 25 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry.
 
 


SALES


 

Wayne Womack

Sales Manager


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Wayne Womack is the sales manager for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, Wayne creates detailed proposals that reflect what the client is looking for. He also creates RFPs for management companies that help ensure bids are collected in an apples-to-apples compensation. Wayne has been in the green industry for more than 20 years. He has an extensive background in horticulture and is extremely familiar with how to produce and maintain successful landscapes in North Florida. Wayne has a unique talent to see the property for what it can be rather than what it is. He can design it, price it and oversee the installation from conception to completion. Wayne is an active member of BOMA.
 
 

 


OPERATIONS


 

Troy Miller

Irrigation Division Manager


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Troy Miller is the irrigation division manager for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, Troy oversees the entire irrigation division, including six install crews and technicians. He spends the majority of his time out in the field, visiting properties and installation sites to ensure system checks are being completed thoroughly and accurately. Troy has more than 15 years of experience in the irrigation industry. He started with the company as an installation technician, and has worked his way up the ladder to his current position.
 
 

John Fife

Landscape Division Manager


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John Fife is the landscape division supervisor for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, he is hands on with our landscape division. He also is a very skilled heavy equipment operator. John cannot only read blue print but has the ability to modify them to better fit the areas he is working. He has been a key member with our company since 2007. He started out as a landscape install foreman and has worked his way up. John has an incredible amount of experience in the green industry, with a majority of that being in the landscape installation part of the business. John is OSHA certified and also carries a BMP classification. He understands the importance of meeting deadlines as well as expectations of our customers.
 
 

Hiram Jenkins

Irrigation Division Assistant Manager
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Greg Brown

Landscape Division Assistant Manager
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Chuck Brazzell

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Richard Whittington

Maintenance Division Supervisor


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Dwain Ayres

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Jonathan Morse

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Josh Feagin

Maintenance Division Supervisor – St Johns
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Elvin Hernandez

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Mike Wooldridge

Maintenance Division Supervisor – St Johns
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Walter Basore

Mechanic
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OFFICE


 

Lindsay Leach

Office Manager
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Melissa Bolton

Project Estimator/Accounting
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Ashley Khader

Account Receivables and Account Payables
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Daniel Abramson

Sales Division Administrative Assistant
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Cynthia Prim

Office Assistant
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