Welcome to John Ross, Inc.

The company began as John Ross Landscaping, full-service lawn maintenance company in 1989. In 1994 the company incorporated and the name changed to John Ross, Inc. The company has now grown to an employee force that includes designers, office manager, forepersons, crew members and additional seasonal workers.

John Ross, Inc. is fully insured and licensed, carries Workers' Compensation and provides health insurance and retirement options to our employees.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • NC Landscape Contractors
  • NC Certified Plantsmen
  • Certified and Licensed Pesticide Applicators
  • Turf Grass Professional
  • NC Licensed Irrigations Contractor

Member of:

North Carolina Landscape Contractors' Registration Board: John Ross is currently serving a third appointment on the Board and previously served as Chair and Vice Chair.

Professional Landcare Network "PLANET" (fomerly known as ALCA Associated Landscape Contractors of America)

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association "NCNLA": John Ross formerly served on the board.

Blue Ridge Horticultural Association: John Ross formerly served as chairman.

Advisory Council NC Cooperative Extension Service: John Ross was a former Chairman

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John Ross, Inc. is dedicated to providing outstanding residential and commercial landscape design and installation of the highest quality.

  • 2007: NCNLA Oakland Award: John Ross recipient "for recognition of lifetime outstanding contribution and service to the landscaping industry"
  • 2007: NCNLA Environmental Distinction Award, Total Residential Contracting
  • 2006: NCNLA Environmental Merit Award for Residential Design/Build
  • 2005: NCNLA Environmental Merit Award for Residential Design/Build
  • 2004: NCLA Environmental Improvement Merit Award Flat Rock Playhouse
  • 2003: NCLA Environmental Improvement Distinction Award the Rogers Group
  • 2003: NCLA Environmental Improvement Distinction Award, Special Events
  • 2002: NCLA Environmental Improvement Distinction Award, Inn on Biltmore Estate
  • 2000: NCLA Environmental Improvement Grand Award
  • 1999: ANLA Distinction Award: Commercial Design/Build
  • 1999: NCLA Merit Award: Residential Design/Build Project
  • 1999: NCLA Merit Award: Residential Landscape Contracting
  • 1998: NCLA Grand Award: Commercial Design/Build
  • 1998: ALCA Distinction Award: Commercial Landscape Contracting
  • 1997: ALCA Merit Award: Residential Landscape Contracting
  • 1997: NCLCA Merit Award: Residential Landscape Contracting
  • 1996: NCLCA Distinction Award: Speciality
  • 1995: PGMS Special Mention Award: Grounds Maintenance
  • 1995: NCLCA Distinction Award: Residential Design/Build


Full Service


John Ross, Inc. is a Hendersonville landscape company serving Western North Carolina and Upper South Carolina since 1989. Our professional team is dedicated to providing outstanding landscape design and installation of the highest quality to residential and commercial clients.  We have been involved in major projects throughout the southeast: Biltmore Estate Rose Garden, The Inn on Biltmore Estate, The North Carolina Arboretum, Main Street Hendersonville, NC, the Flat Rock Playhouse, and the Carl Sandburg Home Historical Park .

We specialize in the construction of natural stone and boulder retaining walls, flagstone patios, walks and steps, slab stone steps, man-made concrete paver driveways, patios and walks.  

We can work from your landscape plan or design one for you. 

John Ross, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of materials, workmanship, and professionalism in the services that we offer our clients. We are dedicated to giving value and satisfaction for the investment a client makes in a professionally designed and installed landscape.

"An Award Winning Firm Taking Your Landscaping A Step Further"


Our Services

Your Landscape and Hardscape Professionals

Landscape Contracting

John Ross, Inc. works from detailed plans designed for specific sites, provided either by our own professional designers or by other landscape architects.

Bids and contracts are prepared based upon each plan's exact specifications.  In addition to a bid and contract based upon the plans drawn by our designers, you will have the benefit of the continued involvement of the designer throughout the project.

John Ross, Inc. employs experienced and professional foremen and well-trained crew members, specializing in a specific area of installation: hardscape (stone, boulders, concrete pavers and brick) and landscape.

Landscape Design

John Ross, Inc. employs professional landscape designers.

In addition to designing award-winning landscapes, our designers have been associated with major projects throughout the Southeast: Biltmore Estate Rose Garden, Inn on the Biltmore Estate, The North Carolina Arboretum, Main Street of Hendersonville, NC.

Before beginning a design, our designers will discuss your vision for your home or business to incorporate your particular needs and desires into the overall design.

The design process continues by creating detailed plans based upon surveys, measurements, photographs and on-site inspections of your property. The design includes details of features such as terraces, walls, steps, walkways and driveways, along with a detailed list of plant materials.

The designer is involved throughout the project from the visionary and planning stages to the installation of our landscape.


Western North Carolina is an area of mountainous terrain that often requires heavy or fine grading. John Ross, Inc. can provide the grading needed to implement the landscape.

We are experienced in constructing the following:

Retaining Walls

Flagstone Steps

Slabstone Steps


Water Features




French Drains

Parking Courts


We are also experienced in the use of treated lumber, crosstie timbers, brick pavers, cement block, natural stone and boulders and man made interlocking concrete pavers.



As more and more people are getting involved in outdoor living they are seeking the advice of professionals for their landscaping needs. Our designers will come on site and offer sage advice for the "do-it-yourselfer" or the potential client. This advice can range from plant diagnosis to adding "curb appeal." Let the John Ross, Inc. designers help you solve your landscape dilemmas.

Project Gallery


Included here are photos of some of the projects on which we have worked. We hope you enjoy browsing through them for your own ideas.

Click on any image to view an enlargement. Allow your cursor to hover over the enlarged image, and you will see buttons to view the NEXT (on the right) and PREVIOUS images (on the left), without having to click on each thumbnail individually.