Rye Beach Landscaping, LLC was founded in 1996 by Bennett Holmes as a landscape maintenance and landscape construction company, serving a mostly-residential client base. Seven years later, Bennett sold the residential lawn care division to focus exclusively on landscape design/build services. The company grew exponentially over the next several years, especially in the area of hardscaping with natural stone construction and concrete pavers. It became clear to Bennett that in order to control the quality and efficiency of these larger construction projects, Rye Beach Landscaping would need to expand in the area of excavation.

After a significant capital investment in 2009, Rye Beach Landscaping opened its excavation division. Darryl Ames, a seasoned heavy equipment operator and former business owner himself, was hired to manage that division. The new excavation division at Rye Beach Landscaping opened new doors to new home construction, demolition, and municipal projects like town sewer and water hookups or road construction. The snow and ice management division also benefited, now taking on state highways and larger commercial plowing accounts like condo associations on the New Hampshire seacoast.

In 2010, Rye Beach Landscaping opened its new shop in Exeter. With over 6 acres, the Exeter facility is able to process yard waste into compost, with plenty of room to expand materials inventory like concrete pavers or Bennett’s private collection of antique granite. Future plans for the property – in the works for 2016 – are to dedicate a section of the land as a tree farm and plant nursery.

Rye Beach Landscaping remains committed to the same values as they started with 25 years ago: preservation, conservation, innovation.

  • To preserve the historical elements and features of old New England
  • To conserve our natural resources through recycling and sustainable practices
  • To innovate and improve using the most modern industry techniques available today

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