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Staff of Snow Creek Landscaping

“Tim Boone and his organization is reliable, innovative and knowledgeable in their field. Because of their work, the Landscape & Grounds Management Association of NC has presented them with Environmental Merit Awards for  two of the most highly visible properties we own.”

—T.M. Vice President, Biltmore Farms Commercial

Tim Boone, President
From Snow Creek’s modest beginnings in 1989 to its stature at the cutting edge of green landscape and design, Tim Boone’s leadership and management have helped Snow Creek grow into a multi-million dollar landscape firm renowned for its sustainable, eco-friendly environments.
Tim’s knowledge of native plants and ecosystems stems from his childhood upbringing in a Western North Carolina agricultural family. Over the years, he has acquired deep understanding of the delicate balance between man and nature in Appalachia. Snow Creek clients benefit from Tim’s experience with designs and installations that blend harmoniously with their environment, producing a return on investment by continuously regenerating and renewing themselves.

Always seeking to grow, Tim continues to expand his credentials as a Registered Landscape Contractor with regular attendance at regional and national conferences, workshops and green events. His commitment to detail, to his clients, and to the environment are hallmarks of every Snow Creek project.

Picture 016Shea Carrington, Operations Manager
(Landscape Management & Gardening)

Tennessee native Shea Carrington represents Snow Creek on many fronts, managing the Landscape Maintenance, Gardening, Enhancement, Natural Resources, and Snow Removal divisions within the company. With a strong focus on prompt, quality service, and efficient production, Shea provides his clients with the best product at a fair price, backed by a commitment to stay with each project through to a satisfying conclusion.

Prior to joining Snow Creek in 2005, Shea worked in many facets of the horticulture industry, including lawn maintenance, landscaping, and nursery work outside of Nashville, natural resource and arboriculture work in Jackson, Wyoming, and sports turf management in Knoxville. Throughout his 25 years in the industry, Shea has worked diligently to balance customer satisfaction with sound horticultural principles.

Shea received his Bachelors degree in history from Middle Tennessee State University, and currently holds certifications from the International Society of Arboriculture and from the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen.

Leif Hamrick, Snow Creek's Production ManagerLeif Hamrick Landscape Production Manager

Originally from Boiling Springs, NC, Leif has been involved in agriculture all his life. After growing up on a family dairy farm and graduating from high school, Leif attended Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC, where he received an A.A.S. degree in Horticulture Technology in 1993. Upon graduating, Leif began his first tenure with Snow Creek Landscaping. After two years, he had the opportunity to become Director of Grounds for Gardner-Webb University, a position he held for seven years. While there, he was able to earn his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, and then complete his M.B.A. He also served in the role of Director of Facilities just prior to rejoining Snow Creek in September of 2014.
Leif is a member of the Sports Turf Managers Association, Turfgrass Council of NC, and also holds his NC Irrigation Contractor’s license. He is also the proud father of four handsome boys.

Jimmy GastonJimmy Gaston,  Sales –  Landscape

Starting as a crew member and working his way up through management positions, Jimmy is one of the most experienced and well-rounded staff members at Snow Creek. His understanding of what it takes to get the job done on the ground, as well as from an administrative perspective, is what has made Jimmy a vital part of the Snow Creek family for more than 20 years. His knowledge, experience, and inviting personality makes him an effective leader on and off the job site.
As a born and raised Asheville native, he also brings a certain passion and commitment to this area. His interest in canoeing, fishing and general outdoor activities keeps him outside as much as possible with his wife and two kids. This area is rich with outdoor adventure from Pisgah National Forest to the French Broad river – and jimmy takes advantage of it all!

Bernie Hampton,  Sales – Maintenance and Landscape

While Bernie grew up in Tennessee and often traveled the Asheville area, the last 13 years has been spent in Louisiana. Graduating from Louisiana State University with his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, he brings to the team his understanding and passion for design, while also utilizing his experience in project management and sales. With 20 years of experience overall, he is able to bring confidence and knowledge to all degrees of a job. His early work as nursery support, landscape crew member has helped mold him into an effective team player – understanding what it takes to be successful from the ground up.

Snow Creek works hard to create a holistic approach with it’s clients – from consultation and design, to construction and management – and Bernie brings the skills needed to support that mindset. For 9 years, he helped build better relationships through all aspects of landscape development and maintenance as his role as Business Developer in Louisiana. Today, he brings that knowledge and experience to Western North Carolina to help better serve our clients throughout the entire process of reaching their landscaping needs.

Bernie looks at life as an opportunity to learn and grow, and is natural problem solver. With that, comes new paths, places and challenges. Everyday is a new experience to enrich our lives – something that resonates with Snow Creek’s mission. As a new resident of Waynesville, he is excited to raise his children with his wife in this beautiful area. As he says, “there is so much exploring to do in this area!”

Ricky Gothard,  Landscape Estimator

Originally from South Carolina, Rick started off life with a passion for the outdoors and understanding the plants in his area. After attending Clemson University, he moved to Asheville where he began working as a superintendent for local general contractors. In 2014, he joined the Snow Creek team as an estimator after having over 14 years experience in project management and estimating.

What attracted Rick to Snow Creek was our sustainable approach to landscaping with native plants and best practice. By combining his experience with estimating and construction with his passion for plants, he has been able to also grow he is own knowledge and understanding of the natural landscape of Western North Carolina.

His interest in fishing, learning about different plants, and riding his motorcycle, has allowed him to fully take advantage of what the greater Asheville area has to offer. Just on the Blue Ridge Parkway alone, he can enjoy riding his bike while admiring the natural diversity of this environment. From his perspective, “People come from all over the world to do those things here……and I am already here.”