Chip Crumbley

Position: Operations Manager

Chip was born in Griffin, GA and grew up in Jacksonville, NC. He has been in the landscaping business for 27 years, in Atlanta, and started working for HighGrove in 2013. He has 20 years’ experience in turf care, irrigation, and 15 years in seasonal color and plant installation and maintenance, plus 10 years in mowing maintenance. He is also a licensed pesticide applicator

Hilario Hernandez

Position: Operations Manager

Hilario graduated from the Independent University of Chapingo with a certification as an Agronomist Irrigation Specialist. He began his career as an Irrigation System Designer for an exclusive Rainbird distributor company in Mexico City, Mexico. After moving to Georgia in 1990, he worked as an irrigation technician and account manager for various landscape companies prior to joining HighGrove in 2011.

Mark Todd

Position: Operations Manager

Mark began his career as a Maintenance Supervisor in Florida and has been in the landscape business for over 20 years. He has worked in every field of landscape maintenance including turf care, floriculture, enhancements and irrigation. Mark moved to Marietta, GA in 1999 and began working for Post Landscape Group as an irrigation technician. He was promoted to Irrigation Manager in 2001 when Post Landscape Group was purchased by HighGrove Partners. Mark currently holds the Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), and is designated for completing the requirements of the Center for Irrigation Technology.

Duane Jones

Position: Operations Manager

Duane was born, raised, and lived most of his life in California. 20 years in the south (LA), 10 years in the north (Mt Shasta), and 10 years in the middle (Sacramento), and moved to Georgia in 2001. He has been involved (on and off) in most aspects of the landscape and horticulture industry since 1990. He has spent the majority of that time as an irrigation specialist with Valley Crest, Brickman and as President/CEO of his own irrigation service company. He now serves as HG’s Maintenance Estimator.

Scott Possiel

Position: Team Leader Austell

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Scott has been a Georgia resident since 1974. He has been in the green industry since 1984 and has been with HighGrove since 2000. His interests include gardening, NHL hockey, and college and pro football. He graduated from Reinhardt University, where he studied Horticulture, Landscape Design, and Landscape Maintenance, with an AS in Liberal Arts. He enjoys working with Austell Account Managers and hiring new employees.

Oscar Perez

Position: Team Leader

Oscar started his career in the landscape industry with Crabapple Landscape Services as a Supervisor, and within 3 months, was promoted to an Operations Manager responsible for six crews. Following that, he worked as a Supervisor, for one year each, at HighGrove Partners and Ed Castro Landscape. Oscar returned to HighGrove in 2006 as a Supervisor, and was quickly promoted to an Operations Manager, responsible for managing three crews on high-profile properties. Oscar oversees the ongoing training of all field personnel as well as the initial training of new field personnel.

Michael Tarr

Position: Account Manager

Michael has been working in the landscape industry since graduating high school in 2002. He has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Southern Crescent Tech, that he obtained by taking evening classes after work. During his time in the landscape industry, he has obtained many skills such as landscape management, turf management, irrigation management, landscape design and installation. He has been an account manager for Highgrove since 2014 and has had the opportunity to maintain some of Atlanta’s most extensive accounts including Cobb Galleria, Truist Park, The Battery, The Shops at Buckhead, and Atlanta United training facility. Michael is always looking forward to future challenges and new ways to improve the landscape industry.

Ramon Perez

Position: Account Manager

Ramon has been with HighGrove since 2008 as a supervisor. He was recently moved into the position of Operations Manager where he works closely with clients, and HighGrove’s Client Relations Managers, to proactively manage field operations.

Brad Riggins

Position: Irrigation Manager

Brad has 20+ years of experience in the landscape industry. He is a native of Smyrna, GA, and graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Grounds Management. He has been with Highgrove since 2004 and has held positions as Supervisor, Client Relations Manager, Operations Manager, and Support Services Manager. He is currently the Irrigation/Floriculture manager.

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at highgrove partners

As HighGrove Partners continues to grow  and play a leading role in the green industry  , we recognize that our greatest challenge in finding great people. Our team members are our most vital asset and we strive to retain and develop them to their fullest potential. If you're interested in an exciting career in the green industry, we hope you consider HighGrove Partners