Meet The Firm

Carolina Landscape was born 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 eventually assumed control when his father retired. Derek and his wife, Kathy, continue to operate Carolina Landscape, Inc. on beautiful James Island.


Derek Wade

Principle and General Manager

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


Kathy Wade

Financial Operations

Certified Nursery Professional

Flower Guild Team Leader


Erik Engstrom

Operation’s Manager

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

15 years of experience in residential construction and the nursery trade


Diandre Sunner

Landscape Designer

B.A. in Landscape Architecture, Penn State University

Professional Gardener Certification from Longwood Gardens

7 years of experience in high-end residential landscape design


Nancy Chachula

Landscape Designer

B.S. in Landscape Architecture from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Association of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) Member

8 years of experience in horticulture and landscape design


Cameron Moore

Installation Manager

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

14 years of experience in commercial and residential landscape design and construction


Russell Reagan

Maintenance Manager

B.S. Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University

Cert. Pest & Chemical Applicator

10 years of experience in high-end residential landscape maintenance


Ruthie Bowers

Purchasing Agent and Customer Service Specialist

SCNLA Member

10 years of experience in the landscape and garden industry


Ellen Haynsworth

Nursery Manager

A.S. in Horticulture Technology from Trident Technical College

Certified in Edible Landscaping and Horticultural Sustainability

2 years of experience in the green industry