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Chip Crumbley

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: building military models, collecting WWII memorabilia and art.


Chip was born in Griffin, Georgia and grew up in Jacksonville, NC. He has 20 years experience in turf care, 15 years in seasonal color installation and maintenance plus 10 years in mowing maintenance. Chip is also a licensed pesticide applicator.  Chip started working at HighGrove in April 2013.

Hilario Hernandez

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Hunting, soccer, spending time with family.


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.

Oscar Perez

Position: Field Trainer
Interests: Soccer, basketball, watching movies, landscaping.


Oscar started his career in the landscape industry with Crabapple Landscape Services as a Supervisor and within three 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 managing three crews on numerous high-profile properties. Oscar oversees the ongoing training of all field personnel as well as the initial training of new field personnel.

Ramon Perez

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Soccer, spending time with family.


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

Scott Possiel

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Fishing, bike riding, gardening.


Originally from Boston, Scott has been a Georgia resident since 1975. After graduating from Reinhardt College with an AS in Liberal Arts, Scott continued his education at Auburn University studying Horticulture, Landscape Design, Agricultural Engineering and Landscape Maintenance. With HighGrove since 2000, he currently manages three crews as an Operations Manager. Scott has been in the green industry for 26 years and extensive experience working with commercial and residential properties.

Brad Riggins

Position: Irrigation Manager
Interests: UGA football, coaching youth lacrosse and spending time with family.


Brad graduated in 1996 from the University of Georgia with a BS in Landscape Grounds Management, and a minor in Turfgrass Management. After graduation Brad spent several years working in the golf course industry. He has over 15 years experience in the green industry. In 2005 Brad came to Highgrove and has held various management positions including CRM, OM, and Support Services Manager. Brad returned home to Highgrove in April of 2014 and is currently an Irrigation Manager. Brad currently holds the Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) designation for completing the requirements of the Center for Irrigation Technology.

Frederick Roeck

Position: Estimator
Interests: Watching NFL football and auto racing, RVing with his wife and daughter.


Fred comes to Highgrove with over 30 years in the landscape industry. After graduating S.U.N.Y. at Alfred State with an Ornamental Horticulture Degree, he worked for a variety of landscape firms in the Midwest and East Coast. Prior to coming on board to HighGrove, Fred was a Regional Estimator for TruGreen Landcare for the Atlanta and Birmingham offices. 

Michael Tarr

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Horticulture, fishing, traveling, teaching and spending time with family and friends.


Michael has 12 years’ experience in landscape management, design, Install and seasonal color. Michael graduated from Southern Crescent Technical College in 2013 with an Associates degree in Environmental Horticulture. He started with HighGrove in February 2014.

Joseph Chaney

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Playing guitar, classic cars and trucks, saltwater aquariums, spending time with family.

Joseph Chaney

Joseph was born and raised in northeast Ohio and moved to Atlanta with his family in July of 2012. He started his career at HighGrove in September of 2013 as a crew member and quickly grew in the company, after six months he was promoted to supervisor and in March of 2016 he was promoted again to operations manager. 

Mark Todd, CLIA

Position: Irrigation Manager
Interests: Golf, fishing, reading, muscle cars


Mark began his career as a Maintenance Supervisor in Florida and has been in the landscape business for over 2o 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) designation for completing the requirements of the Center for Irrigation Technology.

Traz Tiller

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Musician, author, optimist, and spending quality time with his family and friends.


With 23 years of experience in various areas of the landscaping industry (including maintenance, design, and installation), attention to detail  and excellent customer service skills are just a few of Traz’s attributes that he brings to the HighGrove team. Originally from Decatur, GA he lived in different states in the southeastern region at a young age and developed a fascination with plants and their growth patterns. His fascination with nature ultimately lead him to a career in the horticultural field.

Duane Jones

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Softball, bowling and reading.


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 for 30 years. 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.

Phillip Johnson

Position: Floriculture Designer
Interests: Spending time with family, gardening, camping, and fishing.


Phillip has been in the landscape industry for 17 years, starting in maintenance and moving quickly into seasonal color. Most of this time designing or managing the seasonal color department. He has experience in designing for commercial accounts and high end residential as well. Phillip is also GGIA certified.

Fred Trejo

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Watching all sports, going to the beach and spending time with family.


Fred Trejo has been in the horticulture field for 10 years. He attended Chattahoochee Technical College for Horticulture. He has worked in the production of annuals at Smith Nursery. In addition he has worked in the landscaping Field with Creative Concepts landscaping and Trejo and Sons Landscaping.

Chad Farmer

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Spending time with his family, going to car shows, hiking and fishing


Chad was born and raised in Brookhaven Georgia.  His professional background consists of 18 years of beautifying Atlanta in the landscaping and lawn maintenance industry as well as experience with grading and irrigation. Throughout his career he has overseen the landscape and maintenance of Country Clubs and large upscale properties throughout Atlanta such as Atlantic Station and Egleston Children's Healthcare. Chad has a keen eye for detail and is always looking to improve any property he maintains.

Moises Castrejon

Position: Operations Manager
Interests: Enjoy playing soccer, fishing, reading books and love to spend quality time with family and friends.

Moises Castrejon

In 2009, I worked as a Crew member for Wheeler Services, Inc. during my school summer vacations. In 2010, I became a part of the HighGrove team as a team member for my 1st year. After my first year as a team member I was given the opportunity to advance to a supervisor position; I gladly accepted. Within a year of highly performing as supervisor, I was once again given the opportunity to advance to a next level. In 2012 I began my journey as an Operations Manager. I was only able to achieve growth thanks to the support and training I received from HighGrove's team of professionals. On 2014, I left HighGrove to Join Green Cube LLC, I continued to learn more about the industry while in Green Cube LLC, and got the change to see things from a different perspective.  In 2016, I returned to HighGrove to grow and expand my career. 

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As HighGrove Partners continues to grow and play a leading role in the green industry, we recognize that our greatest challenge is 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.
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