Lew Boyer II established Boyer Landscapes, Inc. in August 1987. The company was located on Aylor Road in Stephens City at Lew's grandfather's house, Paul Cadwallader. The first commercial jobs sold were the Marathon Bank in Kernstown and McDonalds in Winchester. In 1992, the company moved to its current location on Fairfax Pike and added Brent Ebeling. Brent was named Vice President of Sales and Glen Baker was named Vice President of Operations in 1998. Dave Sims was added to the staff in May 2006. In August 2018, Dave was named Vice President of Operations and Glen Baker moving to Vice President of Field Operations. Boyer Landscapes, Inc. currently staffs 3 designers, an office manager, and 18-20 crew members. On average our crew members have 10 years of experience in their field.
Since its establishment, Boyer Landscapes, Inc. has been a community partner with other businesses and organizations to work on community projects like Habitat for Humanity. The company typically works on 2-3 Habitat houses per year, donating the materials and labor for the landscape portion of the project. 18 months after hurricane Katrina, a group of Boyer employees went to work on houses in Biloxi, Mississippi. A year later another crew went to continue working on other houses in the same area. Boyer Landscapes, Inc. has also supported mission trips to Haiti and Africa, led by Brent Ebeling.
Below is a picture of Lew and Dave, working with members of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on a Habitat for Humanity house on Highland Avenue. This was Boyer Landscapes, Inc. 30th Habitat House in 30 years of business. Boyer Landscapes, Inc. donated the materials and members of Grace and Boyer came together install the plants, mulch, and sod in February 2018.
We have been fortunate to work with several clients, in which our projects were chosen for magazine articles and covers. Our projects have also been nominated and won best of show in Parade of Homes. Below is a cover picture from Nicolock Pavers annual product magazine. The photo is a project we installed in Winchester. The foreman of the project is actually sitting in the chair of the photo.
Lew Boyer - President and Owner - Lew is a graduate of James Wood High School, where he received the Anderson scholarship to study at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in horticulture and landscape design in 1986. After graduation Lew began work at Monrovia, the worlds largest container grown nursery. After working for various landscape companies, he established Boyer Landscapes, Inc. in the summer of 1987. Lew is married to Dr. Jamie Clark and has 3 children. Lew was a member of Frederick County Rotary and Paul Harris Fellow from 1990-2009, a past Eagle Scout and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Lew enjoys home building, cooking, beach vacations, and golf. Lew has organized and participated in rebuilding trips to Biloxi, Mississippi in 2008 and 2009.
Brent Ebeling - Vice President of Sales - Brent received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 1986. Throughout 5 years of college he worked at various landscape companies during the summers and throughout the school year. His first job upon graduation was at a design / build firm in Bridgeport, WV where he worked for four years. During his time in Bridgeport, Brent was lead designer and manager of installations. Brent began his career at Boyer Landscapes, in the spring of 1992. He has continued his professional career by receiving multiple certifications at both state and national levels in irrigation, hardscapes, building construction, as well as various landscape items. Brent obtained his National Registry Paramedic in 1996 and volunteered with Middletown Fire and Rescue Department for several years. Brent has done multiple mission trips to Kenya and Haiti, working in agriculture. Both locations have installed new farms with drip irrigation and fertilization injection. Training classes have been conducted to teach people to take ownership of the project.
Dave Sims - Vice President of Operations - Dave is a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg, VA. After high school Dave attended West Virginia University and earned a B.S. in Landscape Architecture in 2006. He interned with Boyer Landscapes, Inc. in the summer of 2005 and accepted his current position with the company in May 2006. Dave is a Level 1 ICPI certified concrete paver installer and also has a hardscape chemical certification from the School for Advanced Segmental Paving. Dave lives in Stephens City with his wife, Adrienne and daughter, Gracie. Dave is a member at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester and volunteers at Highland Food Pantry in Winchester.
Glen Baker - Vice President of Field Operations - Glen has been with the company since 1995. Glen began in the landscape division and over the years has worked in every facet of the company. Today, Glen specializes in irrigation, water features and low voltage lighting. Glen is the lead in irrigation installation and service work. Glen is a certified in inspections and maintenance of cross connection devices for irrigation backflow devices.
Patti Payne, Office Manager, began her career at Boyer Landscapes, Inc in the summer of 2005. Patti's responsibilities include managing and coordinating the office on a daily basis. Patti is a Notary Public and has over 20 years experience in bookkeeping.