Our History

Growing since 1976!

1976

Ric Haury founds Rite Landscaping in Kent, Ohio. His accounting background, his interest in horticulture, and his strong desire to build a full-service landscape business shape the early company. With the addition of Production Manager Rob Gray in 1987, the Management Group is formed.

1990

Expansion leads the business to its current Akron-Cleveland Road location and sees the development of Rite Landscaping as a full service Landscape Construction Company with Design / Build and Maintenance divisions.

1997

The Rite Landscaping name is retired and the era of Suncrest Gardens begins. Rob Cowie, degreed horticulturist from Ohio State, oversees the new Garden Center as Director of Operations.

2006

A second site expansion is completed with an enlarged store and new greenhouses for the Garden Center, and new offices for the expanded Landscape Architecture / Design staff. Jeff Conn, registered Landscape Architect, joins Suncrest Gardens as Manager of the Design Group. Jeff brings with him 30 years of design / build experience.

Today

Suncrest Gardens consists of three groups:

  1. Management (maintenance, enhancement, snow & ice)
  2. Development (design / build / construction)
  3. Retail Garden Center

We have over 100 employees during the growing season. We seek to provide our clients with quality goods and services, meeting and exceeding their expectations. Within this framework, Suncrest Gardens’ growth continues as a premier full-service landscape company in Northeast Ohio. We welcome and appreciate your business!

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