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About Us

About Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction

At Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction, our commitment lies in delivering exceptional services rooted in proper horticultural practices, ensuring our clients’ utmost satisfaction. With a team comprising diverse and highly skilled individuals dedicated to both the growth of our business and personal development, we prioritize lasting relationships with our clients, built on trust, honesty, and reliability.

We take pride in our quality-driven growth, always adhering to our core values of integrity and customer satisfaction. Whether you require routine yard maintenance or envision a complete outdoor transformation, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique needs. What distinguishes us in the New River Valley is our extensive range of services and expertise which enables us to forge lasting connections with our clients and employees.

Our Mission Statement & Core Values


Back to Nature strives to provide a unique work environment in a challenging industry that prioritizes our employees and our community over our bottom line. We do this by playing the Great Game of Business, utilizing an open-book management system, and living true to our core values at home and at work. We share the numbers, give back, and always go the extra mile for those we serve.

Core Values

Passionate Performance

Back to Nature prides itself on using the proper horticultural and construction practices. We strive to hire, train, and retain individuals who are always seeking to improve their work simply because they love it. We encourage continuous improvement through employee education, black and white paths for advancement, and open-book management.

“Passion is priceless.”

Dig Deep

Some people find excuses to quit when challenges arise – we focus on solutions. Change and unexpected issues are a part of life. We take pride in facing these issues head-on, finding the solution, and moving forward with them.

“Ideas are nothing without execution.”

Be Real

Each employee at Back to Nature is an integral part of our culture. When we hold back our opinions, sugar coat the truth, or don’t keep our word, we hold back precisely what we should be bringing to the team. We understand that speaking our minds openly and following through with our promises strengthens the team, helps us identify problems early, and allows us all to sleep soundly at night.

“If you say you are going to do it, do it!”

The Human Element

We prioritize the well-being of our clients, vendors, partners, and employees. At the end of the day, our biggest objective is to vastly improve the lives of everyone the company touches and the communities they live in. We know that by being flexible when the human element arises, those we have an impact on understand that they are appreciated; people who are appreciated give back.

“The best marketing strategy ever: Care.”

Meet Our Staff

James Ulmer, Owner

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Mckenzie Ulmer, Owner

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Robert Dalton, Shop Manager/Field Supervisor

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David Schloemer, Office Manager

Mike Farris, Team Leader

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JC Arellano, Team Leader

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Jesse Thomas, Team Leader

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ACE, Mascot

Aaron Smith

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Angi Fuller, Maintenance Director

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Charlie Bolt, Sales Project Manager

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