I remember, in my youth, my father once said “son you are blessed to have been born and raised here.” It was after the birth of Lake Keowee and the residential development explosion, that I realized that he was right. I’ve meet hundreds of retirees that could have retired anywhere in the world, but chose here in the upstate of South Carolina, to do so. Growing up, I spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the amazing mountains, rivers and lakes. It was in those times, I believe, the seed for my design style and vision was planted. In 1984, I launched a landscape company. That company eventually grew into what today is Natural Outdoor Landscapes, LLC. NOL has designed and installed well over 100 homes and other various projects in the area.