R&D Landscape Staff
Growing up in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Russell has always loved the outdoors. From a young age Russell was planting spruce trees and wild flowers on his father's twelve acre landscape.
After graduating high school, Russell attended Michigan State University where he achieved his Bachelor's degree in horticulture. It was during Russell's sophomore year at MSU that he and Douglas began doing small design and maintenance jobs; thus R&D Landscape was born. After graduating from Michigan State in 2003, Russell has been able to put his knowledge and training into the growing business. He enjoys his job more with every season and looks forward to working with you.
Co-Owner, Landscape Design
Having grown up in rural Eaton Rapids, Doug's interest in landscape and horticulture began in high school. During high school Doug found employment at The Flower Garden in Eaton Rapids, where he began to follow his passion. Doug continued following his passion at Michigan State University in the horticulture program. Doug and Russell Thorn began R&D Landscape in 2001, and graduated from MSU in 2003. After nine plus years in the business Doug still enjoys landscape and building relationships with everyone he works with. He looks forward to working with you.
Growing up in rural Michigan, Clay Carstensen loved to be outdoors working on his father's land. At age 15, Clay was maintaining residential lawns and a township cemetery. The work ethic and desire to keep lawn and landscapes looking spectacular is what continues to drive him today. Clay began his employment with R&D Landscape in 2004 and has been an amazing addition to the R&D Landscape crew. Clay is full of integrity, has an energizing personality, and a sincere love for others.