Justin Cotton

Operations Manager / Partner

justin-cotton2Justin’s career in the landscape industry spans from mowing lawns since he was old enough to run a mower to working at landscape architecture firms in Austin, TX and Brentwood, TN. He has an extensive knowledge base when it comes to landscape design where he has designed everything from parks and recreation areas to multi-million dollar homes.

Justin is a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his degree in Landscape Architecture. He is an avid Kentucky basketball fan and just loves basketball in general. If he isn’t watching or playing basketball in his free time, you can find him camping, hiking or doing other activities that involve the outdoors.

Justin is a creative problem solver and manager when it comes to landscape problems or needs. He has been with Peach Tree Landscape for over 4 years and loves working with his managers and employees on beautifying the Greater Nashville area.                                                                                               

American Society of Landscape Architects

US Green Building Council  
Certified SRW Installer

Paul Thornton

Sales Business Development / Partner

Paul2 Paul is a Partner and the Sales Manager at PeachTree Landscape. He has over 30 years in the Green Industry and 20 years helping grow and develop landscape maintenance operations throughout the United States.

Paul has a Degree in Ornamental Horticulture & Golf Turf Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He believes in building strong relationships and delivering a finished product above and beyond our clients’ expectations. He is always willing to lend a hand by routinely consulting with our clients to ensure we are meeting their expectations and helping promote the long term graceful maturity of their properties.

For fun, Paul likes to enjoy the outdoors, whether backpacking off into the mountains for a few days or jumping in the canoe and floating down a river; he stays ready to go.

Steve Smith

Account Manager

steve smithSteve graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Horticulture. He has over 25 years of customer service and management experience that makes him a valued asset to the PeachTree team.

Steve is a certified chemical applicator and his eye for detail and creative design ensures our clients that he will be able to turn any property into a visual appealing environment. Steve also has a firm belief that earning the trust and confidence from his clients will lead to a long client/vendor relationship.

When he’s not at work, Steve enjoys his church life, serving others, his family, gardening and playing Ice Hockey.  Another fun fact is Steve is a Christmas fanatic, each year he has a Christmas in July party which begins his countdown to Christmas.   

Rob Daugherty

Account Manager

Rob is from Franklin, TN and has lived there for thirty years. He attended Middle Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. He is also an Honorably Discharged Veteran from the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marine Corps, Rob attended Aviation Supply and Logistics school. He was also awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his work during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Rob has been in the horticulture/agriculture industry since 1994. He started working on the agriculture side at a family farm working in an apple orchard. He began working in Professional Landscape Management in 2010. Rob started as a crewmember and worked his way to Branch Manager. He is currently certified in the state of Tennessee as a Commercial Certified Applicator.

Rob is married with three children. He married his wife, Becky, in July of 2005. They have three beautiful children together, Gavin (8 years old), Eli (4 years old), and Natalie (3 years old). They are members of Epworth United Methodist Church in Franklin. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and working with the Boy Scouts.

Brandon Tucker

Enhancement and Account Manager

brandonBrandon is originally from a tiny town in Northeast Mississippi called Amory, and he lived in Mississippi his entire life until moving to Nashville in 2010. His wife, Adrienne Tucker, works as a Speech Language Pathologist. They met at Ole Miss where Brandon was in school before moving to Nashville.

Brandon also attended Itawamba Community College (directly out of high school) where he graduated with a degree in Soils and Turf Management.

As PeachTree’s Enhancement and Account Manager, Brandon helps to oversee the Enhancement division as well as managing a portfolio of landscape maintenance accounts.

Nicole Moore

Office Manager

NicolesmNicole graduated Augustana College with a Spanish major and worked five years in commercial landscape estimating and administration in northern Illinois before making the move to Nashville, TN to manage Peachtree Landscape’s office.

Being a northern transplant in a southern world, Nicole gets plenty of visits from friends and family while catching a ton of live music and enjoying local cuisine as well as hiking and canoeing through the Tennessee countryside.