Shane Williams

Owner / CEO


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Shane has been in the agriculture industry since he was a kid. Growing up on a cattle farm, he formed a love for growing crops and running equipment. In 2003, he founded Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC; 2023 marks its 20 year anniversary. In 2006, Shane graduated from Spartanburg Community College with an associates degree in Horticultural Science. In 2008, Shane began his career as a state trooper for the South Carolina Highway Patrol where he eventually earned the title of Lance Corporal. During his time with SCHP he continued to run Cedar Ridge Landscaping, LLC. After ten years of splitting his time between two careers, Shane left the patrol in order to return to his roots and focus all of his energy on landscaping. Shane is a compassionate and reasonable man, who always delivers on the promises he makes to his clients. In Shane’s free time he loves spending time at the lake, by the pool, and at Gamecocks sporting events with his wife, Marie, and kids Kaylee, Landon, and Greyson.

Stephen Smith

President


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Stephen is a Spartanburg native that has been in the landscape industry since 1998. In 2006, he graduated from Spartanburg Community College with an associates degree in Horticulture Science. After graduation, he directed his knowledge into the maintenance side of the landscaping industry while also becoming the Assistant Chief for the Glenn Springs Pauline Fire Department. After leaving full-time fire service, he began working at Spartanburg Medical Center on the Grounds Maintenance team. He joined the Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC family in 2020 as the Maintenance Manager and has recently been promoted to President.

Mark Gregory

VP of Operations


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Mark found his passion for the horticulture industry his senior year at Dorman High School while growing plants in the school’s greenhouse. He attended Spartanburg Community College and received his associates degree in Horticulture Science in 1994. Mark continued his education at Clemson University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management with a minor in Horticulture in 1998. He went on to become a business owner for over fifteen years and held various lead roles in other landscape companies in the Upstate. Mark joins the Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC family with 30 plus years of experience in the landscaping industry. He enjoys meeting with customers and listening to their ideas and helping them see their project become reality. In his spare time, he enjoys being out by the pool spending time with his wife, Kristen, and children Abbigail, Andrew, and Emily.

Marie Williams

VP of Communications


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Marie graduated from Converse College in 2010 where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She was a teacher in a local school district from 2010 until leaving at the culmination of the school year in the spring of 2021. Marie very much thought she’d retire from teaching but left the
profession to focus all of her energy on raising her children. She has always been behind the scenes of Cedar Ridge, but with her children attending school, she is allowed more time to help out where needed. Her primary roles in the company include working as a marketing liaison and facilitating promotional events and community outreach programs. Marie enjoys every second of being a mother and spending time with her three children. She, her husband Shane, and their children love camping, sporting events and easy evenings by the pool.

Kim Foster

VP of Administration


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Kim graduated from Woodruff High School in 2000, after which she joined the workforce through the banking industry as a teller working her way up to branch manager for Arthur State Bank for twelve years. After working fulltime in the banking and administrative/financial assistant role for 20+ years, she joined Cedar Ridge Landscaping LLC fulltime in February 2021 as an Administrative Assistant. She was recently promoted to VP of Administration in September 2022. When she’s not in the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Haley Beck

HR Manager


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Haley joined the Cedar Ridge Landscaping team as the Human Resources Manager in September 2022. She was born and raised in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Haley graduated from Woodruff High School in 2018. In May 2022, she graduated from The University of South Carolina – Upstate with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Haley has two fur babies named Tate and Tallie. In her extra time, Haley enjoys the lake, a good read, and spending time with her family.

Zach Dees

Landscape Maintenance Manager


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Zach, a Spartanburg, SC native, has worked in the landscape industry since 1999. He studied horticulture at Spartanburg Technical College and is a South Carolina Certified Pesticide Applicator, in addition to a Certified Turfgrass Manager. Zach has also served in the South Carolina National Guard for twenty years. He joined the team in 2022. When not working on landscape maintenance or turf, or away on a military assignment, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters at their ball games or musical performances.

Wayne Caddell

Branch Manager


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Wayne started in the green industry in 1988. He worked in the golf course industry for fifteen years ending his career as a Golf Course Superintendent at Pine Needles Country Club. He acquired an associates degree in Science with a concentration in Turf Management from Catawba Valley Community College in 1995. Wayne took the opportunity to enter into the landscape industry in 2000. His love for the industry grew and has never diminished. Wayne was privileged to learn under some of the industry’s top leaders. He joined our team fulltime in May 2023 as the Branch Manager in Raleigh,NC. Away from work, Wayne loves spending time with his wife and son.

 

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David Blake

Fleet Manager


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David joins the Cedar Ridge Landscaping family as our Fleet Manager with 35+ years experience in the automotive and equipment industry. David is a Spartanburg native that has had a passion for cars and trucks since a very young age. In 1992, he graduated from Greenville Technical College with an associates degree in Automotive Technology. Through the years he has worked on a large variety of trucks and earth-moving equipment. He has also designed and built armored vehicles for our military for the past 11 years. We’re lucky to have David as a great addition to the team!