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Inspiring Residential Landscape Designs in Georgia and Alabama
Outside Landscape Group is a premier residential design-build landscape company with locations in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Lake Martin, Alabama. Originally founded by Rick and Kara Kaldrovics in 2000, Outside Landscape Group quickly evolved into one of the most highly sought-after residential landscaping services in the North Atlanta market.
Over the last two decades, Outside Landscape Group has built a national reputation for creative, well-crafted residential landscape projects — from simple courtyard gardens to complete pool and landscape designs. Our landscape architects work with you to make any outdoor living dreams a reality. We take a seamless approach to exterior landscape design and provide first-rate residential landscaping services, taking your project from the initial design to a stunning outdoor living space. Make your next backyard landscaping project simple, enjoyable, and efficient by hiring Outdoor Landscape Group to do it all!
The Outside Landscape Group Philosophy
Not all landscape plans are created equal. At Outside Landscape Group, your outdoor living design plans are powered by impassioned professionals with extensive experience. Outside Landscape Group provides our clients with sound, innovative landscape solutions, and unparalleled craftsmanship. We keep projects running efficiently, within budget, and on time — and we take pride in offering the highest level of service on every residential landscaping job.
What makes Outside Landscape Group leaders in luxury residential landscaping services? Our team philosophy centers around YOU. We work with our clients throughout our end-to-end partnership from the initial plans and designs to the completion of your backyard oasis.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Owner & Founder
Rick is originally from New Jersey, where his passion for landscape development began. Following his passion for creativity, art and working with people, Rick found the perfect outlet with bringing landscapes to fruition from paper to the homeowner’s backyard. Working in the landscape industry since his early teens, he has more than 35 years of experience in landscape design and construction. Rick earned his associate degree in business in New Jersey and continued with his bachelor’s degree in landscape design and construction from Colorado State University.
His expertise in developing beautiful and successful properties has been refined with his vast experience of working with homeowners on a multitude of projects. Whether creating a small, intimate garden or an elaborate master plan, Rick’s attention to detail and creativity has built Outside Landscape Group into one of the finest residential landscape companies in the Southeast.
Along with the start of Outside Landscape Group Rick was sought out as an expert in his field to host Home and Garden Television’s “Landscape Solutions”. This nationally-televised program successfully aired for over five years on this well-known cable network, providing Rick the opportunity to share throughout the country his creativity and knowledge in residential landscaping.
As Founder of Outside Landscape Group, Rick’s passion and philosophy is to provide absolute excellence in the field of residential landscape design and installation, where motivated employees provide well-crafted projects and a diverse range of landscape services.
Rick’s role is to steer all operations of the company to solidify and enhance both internal and external growth and development. His commitment to quality and diligent sound business practices’ has developed a respected reputation not only with clientele, but with landscape industry as a whole.
Day to day activities include managing all personal and team project development activities for clientele, overseeing project design development, estimating and proposals, coordinating field production activities with staff, in addition being integrally involved with all administrative activities with his staff and business partner (and wife) Kara.
Landscape Architect Operations Manager
Kerri is a Georgia native and received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia in 1993. She has focused her career in residential design and installation throughout the Atlanta area, and has worked with several of Atlanta’s premier landscape design/build companies. In addition, Kerri owned and operated her own landscape business for 3 years where her concentration was in Landscape Design and Project Management. Her depth of experience has provided her with extensive knowledge and expertise in the residential landscape design/build field.
Kerri joined Outside Landscape Group in 2009, and as Operations Manager she works diligently with all departments including Design, Project Management, Installation, and Administration to make sure that client projects and company operations are efficient and successful. She oversees design development, estimating, scheduling and material orders. Additionally, Kerri manages subcontractors, vendor ordering, and tracks overall efficiencies in the company.
Kerri is actively committed to continuing the highest level of quality service for Outside Landscape Group’s clients. Her diverse experience, industry knowledge and dedication to service and professionalism make her a valuable asset to Outside Landscape Group.
Registered Landscape Architect/ Project Manager
Adam is originally from Maryland, where he began his training to become a Landscape Architect. With a passion for the outdoors, extensive knowledge of plants, and a strong design background, Landscape Architecture was a fitting career. Adam moved to Georgia to complete his education at the University of Georgia in 1996.
Prior to joining Outside Landscape Group in 2011, Adam has been fortunate to work with two of Atlanta’s premier design firms, where he has worked on numerous diverse residential properties, resort communities and commercial properties both locally and along the East coast. He has been involved in the community serving on Architectural Control Committees where he has worked closely with Homeowners, Builders, and Contractors, reviewing plans to ensure quality and creativity while maintaining design standards.
Adam has been recognized in the industry with many award winning projects and brings true creative talent, knowledge and hands-on landscape expertise to Outside Landscape Group. Adam excels in his role as Project Architect and Manager with intensity and interest in creating outdoor environments that exceed Client expectations, while providing an enjoyable experience along the way. His passion for the industry and enthusiasm is highly valued by his Clients and the team at Outside Landscape Group.
Registered Landscape Architect/ Project Director
Originally from Isle of Pines, Cuba, Ray moved to Naples, Florida when he was 5 years old. He moved to Louisiana, and then to Marietta, Ga where he has lived for over 14 years….and counting!
Ray received an Associates of Science degree in Advertising Design from Tampa Technical Institute and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University in 1988, where he was awarded the Dean’s Medal Award (awarded to the most outstanding student in the graduating class.) He is a member of ASLA and is a registered Landscape Architect with CLARB in both Louisiana and Georgia.
Ray’s interest in Landscape Architecture began while working as a golf course superintendent in Tampa, Fl, and although he worked for several engineering companies after graduation, he soon combined his degree, talent, experience, and passion to start his own company, RA Designs. As President of RA Designs, he had the opportunity to Design and Master Plan large scale commercial and residential developments, as well as being the Architect of record on two still popular golf courses in Louisiana.
Ray’s knowledge and background in master planning residential communities and golf course design have provided Outside Landscape Group with expertise and a unique depth of knowledge and experience in large scale design and project management. As a previous business owner, Ray understands the importance of developing a relationship with his clients. As a result, he consistently delivers a very high level of customer care combined with a detailed management style in his role as a Project Director at OLG. In addition to assisting with team coordinated projects, Ray has had great success with his clients in designing and building beautiful and livable outdoor spaces. Ray’s passion for creating designs that exceed his client’s expectations and his ownership of each project he works on make him a valuable member of the Outside Landscape Group team
Mary is from Colorado where her love for nature and the outdoors began. She received her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design from Colorado State University. Prior to coming to Outside Landscape Group, Mary worked for several premier design/build firms both in Colorado and Atlanta. Her main focus has been residential design. After living in the Atlanta suburbs for many years she now calls Atlanta home.
Mary joined Outside Landscape Group in 2015 as a Project Designer/Coordinator and assists in all levels of the project process to create a complete landscape presentation package. She loves seeing your landscape goals integrated with thoughtful and creative designs to create a beautiful outdoor living space. Mary enjoys working with the Outside Landscape Group team who are some of the most talented, creative, and dedicated people she knows.
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