Our committment to the client requires more than resources and equipment, it requires people. We consider our staff of Green Industry professionals to be our most valuable asset and without them our goal to exceed the expectations of every client will not happen. We will continue to provide training and continuing education to ensure our staff has the neccessary resources so you, the client, will continue to receive the best in customer service and product offerings. Please take time and meet a few of our staff members.
Bobby W. Byrd
Bobby W. Byrd founded The Byrd’s Group in 1980 and currently serves as the President. Prior to establishing The Byrd’s Group, Mr. Byrd enjoyed a 15 year career as a public servant for the City of Charlotte’s Fire Department. It was during his tenure as a public servant his childhood values of a strong work ethic, sense of commitment and integrity were shaped and molded into what they are today.
As a new firefighter it became obvious to Mr. Byrd he would have several career options: one, he could fulfill his obligation as an employee or two, he could take advantage of a career opportunity and become a leader. Mr. Byrd chose not to sit idle during his employment as a firefighter; he invested time & resources in hopes of achieving his goal. After much effort and many promotions Mr. Byrd became the youngest firefighter to earn the position of Battalion Chief.
In the last 50 years Mr. Byrd’s passion for success has not diminished. From his childhood growing up on a farm in eastern North Carolina to the formable years as a public servant. His entrepreneurial leadership, unquenchable passion and intuitive vision have been the motivating forces behind the success of The Byrd’s Group as leader in the Green Industry.
Bobby L. Byrd
Bobby L. Byrd accepted a position with The Byrd's Group in 1983 after deciding a career within the automotive industry was not his passion. He worked as a landscape laborer for six months before being promoted to a foreman where he served in the renovation department until 1986. His passion, motivation and attention to detail have enabled him to benefit from the many opportunities made available by The Byrd's Group.
In the Spring of 1987 Bobby expanded his horticultural resume by adding landscape & irrigation design. This attribute has enabled The Byrd's Group to expand their product line over the years to focus on delivering great landscape solutions for residential & commercial clients.
Bobby is liscensed in North Carolina as a Landscape Contractor, Irrigation Contractor and is a Certified Plant Professional. He is responsible for developing forward looking business strategies to compete in the current market and specializes in marketing, sales and financial oversight. He has completed an A.A. degree with a focus in Spanish and is currently pursuing a B.A.
Brian Youngerman joined The Byrd's Group in 2007 and in doing so he brought 14 years of experience in the areas of landscape design and project management. Brian's passion for landscaping developed at a very early age as he worked in the family owned business. This exposure led to his desire to pursue a career in the green industry which still continues to this day.
Brian is currently responsible for business development in the areas of new construction and renovation projects for existing landscape management clientele. Throughout his career, he has personally managed multiple types of commercial projects and design-build residential projects throughout the Carolinas. Brian is married and the father of two children. He graduated from Sandhills Community College with an Associates degree in horticulture.
Business DevelomentThe Byrd’s Group would like to welcome Stefan Hawkins, who joined our company in February 2011. As the newest member of our team, he will be responsible for business development in our landscape maintenance division.
Stefan spent most of his childhood in Virginia, where he enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities like mountain biking, camping, and hiking. He took his first job at 14 years old working for a local bike shop in Manassas, Va. In 1993 he came to Charlotte to pursue a degree in Landscape Architecture. While working on his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Stefan worked his way up to general manager at the BikeSource.
Expanding his knowledge of the outdoors and working with customers he decided to broaden his horizons, and ventured into a new career path in horticulture. Stefan worked his way through the ranks of a regional landscape company where he started as a landscape installation crew leader and eventually became the operations manager for a landscape company.
Realizing that his background in customer relations and sales was not being utilized, Stefan sought a job that would allow him to be more hands on with clients, which is what brought him to the The Byrd’s Group. Stefan is married and the father of one child.
Scott W. Byrd
Vice President of Operations (1999-2010)
There are no words to adequately describe the tremendous grief we as family are dealing with after the sudden and tragic death of a son and brother, Scotty Wayne Byrd. Scotty will be forever remembered as devoted husband, a loving father, a faithful son, a precious brother and a committed friend to many. Scotty was known for his willingness to serve others and freely gave of himself. Our family will be forever changed by the loss of Scotty. We ask that you keep our family in your prayers and thoughts as we navigate through the difficult days that await us. In his memory I would like to share a brief biography of my brother.
Scotty Byrd was born December 21, 1969 in Charlotte, NC, but spent most of his childhood growing up in Dunn, a town in eastern North Carolina before returning to Charlotte in 1998. Upon graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served four years on active duty and two years in the army reserve until receiving an honorable discharge 1994.
Scotty joined The Byrd’s Group in 1999 where he utilized his leadership and organizational skills to establish a fleet maintenance program while he served as fleet manager. His success in this area attributed to his promotion to account manager in the landscape maintenance department. He was promoted to Vice President of Operations where he became an instrumental leader in our organization. He is married and the father of two children. Scott was pursuing a degree in Business Management.For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16