The History of Santa Rita Landscaping, Inc.

Screen Shot 2012-03-19 at 5.08.57 PMSanta Rita Landscaping, Inc. has been serving the Tucson area for 30 years with a history of organic growth through customer demand and client referrals. From humble beginnings, Santa Rita Landscaping has grown to become a leader in landscape construction with custom residential, homebuilder, and commercial clients throughout Southern Arizona. As you seek a landscaping company for your Tucson home or business, consider our 30-year track record of success, beginning with the hard work of founders Brian and Garrett Ham.

Brian and Garrett Ham

Brian and Garrett founded Santa Rita Landscaping, Inc. in an effort to expand their side jobs to formal careers. In 1985 when the company got its start, Brian was studying Watershed Hydrology at the University of Arizona while Garrett was finishing his senior year of high school. Garrett received the first contractor’s license for their newly formed firm, and the business took off from the Ham family barn. With steady growth early on, the boys hired an answering service and rented a construction yard in Green Valley.

Santa Rita Landscaping Growth

Planter 3Through the late 1980s and 1990s, Santa Rita Landscaping continued to grow, while adding a commercial construction and commercial maintenance division to the business. As the company continued to shift toward landscape construction rather than maintenance, the residential landscape maintenance division was dropped from the company. Even through the recession in 2007, Santa Rita Landscaping remained strong and prevail as Southern Arizona’s Landscape Solution.

The Santa Rita Way

After merging with Richard Spross, owner of Southwest Enviroscapes, Inc. in 2012, Brian, Garrett, and Richard now boast 75 years of combined landscaping experience, which follows the vision of the Santa Rita Way. The company continues to win installation awards and thrive primarily through client referrals based on the excellence of our work.

To contact Santa Rita Landscaping and discuss your residential or commercial landscape design, call (520) 623-0421.

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