The Etowah Group prides itself on its interest and expertise in horticulture, floriculture and agronomy. This assures our customers of a strong scientific approach to producing beautifully stunning landscapes and extraordinary outdoor environments.
Etowah’s entire team is dedicated to these standards which is lead by two outstanding professionals with specialized expertise of their own:
Tony Martin, President
Tony Martin has the expertise of a head gardener who enjoys planting and caring for flowerbeds, plantings and landscapes that are full of seasonal color and flowering blooms throughout the year.
He brings 20 years of experience with some of the biggest names in the industry including Visionscapes, TruGreen, Valley Crest, Morrell Group and Martin Landscaping. But he is proudest of his degree in agronomy and minor in horticulture – that where his gardening expertise began and it has since fully blossomed as the president of the Etowah Group.
Over his career, Tony Martin has developed his own style of “hands-on” landscape design and maintenance that produces extraordinary outdoor living spaces and unique business environments for residential and commercial property owners throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
His unique vision and hands-on “gardening and management style” are the driving forces behind the stunning beauty that Etowah has become known for.
Melda Duckworth, Senior Landscape Designer & Project Manager
Melda Duckworth has been a fixture in Atlanta’s landscape design community for over a decade helping homeowners and commercial property owners develop unique and personalized landscapes. She brings European design tastes to create unique southern landscapes that blend into the natural environment.
An award winning landscape designer recognized by MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association), PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) and GGIA (The Georgia Green Industry Association), Melda’s designs have been a part of the Atlanta’s Decorators Show House Tours and featured at the Atlanta Garden and Patio Show.
Originally from Turkey, Melda was raised in an area steeped with Mediterranean culture, which makes her versatile in both southern and traditional European garden design. She has designed projects that range in size from hotels to small backyard landscapes.
Melda takes pride in working onsite with her clients and managing all projects from beginning to end while bringing a keen eye to detail. Please contact Melda today and let her bring your next landscape design project to life.
Melda Duckworth can be reached at 678.354.0757 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael W. Lawson, Construction Manager
From kitchens and bathrooms to play rooms, Mike Lawson serves as the Etowah Group’s Construction/Project Manager for all home improvement and maintenance projects and directly oversees all of the work being done on your house. He specializes in residential construction, renovations and interior enhancements and is an expert in construction planning, permitting and code compliance.
With over thirty years of construction experience, Mike Lawson has built over 700 homes and was responsible for supervising 300 more for Bob Adams Homes, Rockport Homes and Legacy Communities. More recently, he has spent the last seven years in home renovations and improvements with Nelson Exteriors, ML Construction and commercial construction for Brasfield & Gorrie.
He brings highly developed project management skills, a drive for customer satisfaction and an attention to detail to each and every job. He attended Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, FL and became LEED certified in 2015.
Mike Lawson can be reached at 678.354.0757 or via email: email@example.com
Chad Petit, Maintenance/Technical Services Manager
Chad Petit is our Maintenance/Technical Services Manager here at Etowah Group. He’s in charge of our chemical spray division to keep both commercial and residential properties looking beautiful. He joined us in March 2017.
Chad was raised in Woodstock, Georgia, graduating from Sequoyah High School. He has a strong background in construction, working for major companies such as Sunbelt and RA-LIN construction. He later spent several years working at his family’s business here in Atlanta.
When Chad isn’t working here at Etowah Group, you’ll probably find him on the softball field with his wife and three daughters. He is a pitching coach on his daughters’ traveling softball team.
Chad Pettit can be reached at 678.354.0757 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Martin, Chief Financial Officer
Julie Martin has over 10 years of experience with a number of leading regional and national property management firms including Weeks Corporation, Grub & Ellis Management, Keystone Corporation and Wells Real Estate Funds. This experience allows her to understand the challenges many of Etowah’s clients face and to appreciate the positive impact that beautiful, well-manicured landscapes bring to commercial and residential properties. Her extensive knowledge of property management and landscaping is a great asset to the Etowah Group and its customers. While in real estate management, Julie was active in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Vanessa Hodges, Office & HR Manager
Vanessa joined our team in July, 2018 as our HR & Office Manager. Vanessa has a varied background in HR management with a little marketing along the way as well. She finds the landscape and hardscape industry quite interesting and is looking forward to helping Etowah Group bring out the best in its clients.
Vanessa can be found spending time with her two daughters and fiancé on the weekends and evenings.
She primarily handles appointment details, administrative and receptionist duties in the office, accounting details and various other administrative tasks. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call or walk in the Etowah Group office.
Vanessa Hodges can be reached at 678.354.0757 or via email: email@example.com