Office Staff Listing


 

Meet the Team

Our team will exceed your expectations.


SENIOR MANAGEMENT


 


Tom Rowand Jr.

Vice President


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Tom Rowand Jr. is the vice president for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, Tom provides strategic leadership and direction. He visits properties, attends board meetings and interacts with customers on a daily basis to ensure property potential is maximized and clients are satisfied. Tom provides the same support to our employees and rewards those who consistently deliver high quality work. Since becoming vice president in 2003, Tom has grown the company each year by implementing processes such as installing GPS’s in all company vehicles, sending quarterly customer surveys and providing management with the tools and resources they need to be successful. Tom has more than 20 years in the landscape and irrigation industry. He founded R&D Landscape & Irrigation with Tom Rowand Sr. in 1994.

 

Tom Rowand Sr.

Director of Operations


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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.

 

Shawn McKim

Business Developer


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Shawn McKim is the business developer for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. In this role, Shawn seeks new potential business along with assisting in retaining current business. He calls on business opportunities, meets business opportunity representatives, and interacts with customer representatives daily. He also assists all management personal when it pertains to new business while working with office personnel in the same capacity. Shawn is a native (born and raised) of Jacksonville, FL, and takes great pride in providing caring service to area he has always called home.

 

 

 


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.
 
 
 

Richard Whittington

Maintenance Division Manager


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Richard Whittington is the maintenance division manager for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. As a member of our company for more than 16 years, he previously held the roles of maintenance crew manager and maintenance division supervisor. Through hard work, attention to detail and committed customer service, he recently assumed his current position, in which he oversees all company maintenance division supervisors.

A Florida native, Richard has worked in the landscape industry for more than 25 years. Serving as a key component of our operation, he also is a primary member of our Safety Committee. Richard has a keen eye for detail and understands the importance we bring to each property, not only in helping to sustain their value, but improving them to realize their full potential.
 
 
 

John Fife

Landscape Division Supervisor


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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.

 

Al Sanchez

Recruiter/Trainer


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Al Sanchez is the recruiter/trainer for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. With more than 30 years of experience in the landscape industry, he has worked extensively in landscape maintenance and installation, as well as irrigation repair and installation. As a result, he has the ability to make any property realize its full potential by utilizing the proper materials, ensuring cleanliness, and improving or installing irrigation systems.

Al’s deep well of knowledge and experience has established him as the perfect recruiter. He understands what we are looking for with new team members to meet our unique needs and expectations. In addition, he exhibits the amount of patience required to train those who are new to our industry, as he understands that everyone has to start somewhere.

Al is a Florida native who works hard towards a common goal and is a valuable asset to our team.

 
 
 

Hiram Jenkins

Irrigation Division Assistant Manager
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Greg Brown

Landscape Division Assistant Manager
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Manny Rios

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Chuck Brazzell

Maintenance Division Supervisor
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Warren English

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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OFFICE


 

 

Mel Thomas

Office Manager


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Mel Thomas is the office manager for R&D Landscape & Irrigation. Assuming the role for more than 20 years, Mel understands every facet of our office and shares a strong relationship with staff. He excels at customer service and possesses considerable industry knowledge.

Mel hails from Michigan, but has called Florida home for more than thirty years.
 
 
 

Melissa Bolton

Project Estimator/Accounting
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Jessica Bowers

Account Receivables and Account Payables
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Daniel Abramson

Sales Division Administrative Assistant
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Ashley Khader

Administrative Assistant
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Jamie Ringler

Office Assistant
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