Meet The Firm

Carolina Landscape was established in 1958 when Harold Wade purchased the landscape contracting division from Carolina Floral Nursery in Berkeley County. His son, Derek, joined the company in 1991 and has been acting principle until the recent sale of the company to Erik and Sara Engstrom in 2017. The Engstrom’s have been a part of the Carolina Landscape family since 2011 and are looking forward to continually building upon the wonderful legacy the Wade family has started.


Erik Engstrom

Principal and CEO

B.A. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Landscape Architecture, University of Florida

National Association of Landscape Professionals Member

Has been in the nursery and landscape industry since 2003


Sara Engstrom

Principal and CFO

B.A. in Business Administration, University of Florida

Masters of Business Administration, Meredith College

Has been in the construction industry since 2004


Derek Wade

Designer, Consultant

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association Member

American Horticultural Society Member

Former Charleston Horticultural Society Board Member

Master Rain Gardner


Diandre Sunner

Designer II

B.A. in Landscape Architecture, Penn State University

ASLA Member

Professional Gardener Certification from Longwood Gardens

Experience with high-end residential landscape design since 2012


Cameron Moore

Installation Manager

B.S. Plant Science with a Specialization in Landscape Design, University of Tennessee

Has been in the landscape design and construction industry since 2003


Ruthie Irvin

Purchasing Agent and Customer Service Specialist

SCNLA Member

Has been in the landscape and garden industry since 2006


Ellen Haynsworth

Nursery Manager

A.S. in Horticulture Technology from Trident Technical College

Certified in Edible Landscaping and Horticultural Sustainability

Has been in the green industry since 2015


Conley Bryan

Enhancements Manager

A.S. in Horticulture Technology, Trident Technical College

Has worked in high end residential since 2012

Certified Pesticide Applicator