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

15 years of experience in residential construction and the nursery trade


Sara Engstrom

Principal and CFO

B.A. in Business Administration, University of Florida

Masters of Business Administration, Meredith College

13 years of experience in the construction industry


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


Diandre Sunner

Designer II

B.A. in Landscape Architecture, Penn State University

Professional Gardener Certification from Longwood Gardens

7 years of experience in high-end residential 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

Certified 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