About Our Landscaping Company | Tropical Gardens Landscape

Tropical Gardens Landscape in Sarasota, FL

We Are Sarasota's Premier Landscape Company

Tropical Gardens Landscape work truck at a property in Siesta Key, Florida.

Our Team

Ryan Empey

Ryan Empey Owner

After working within the landscape industry for 25 years, Ryan Empey started Tropical Gardens Landscape in 2007. Ryan has a GI-BMP certification from the Department of Environmental Protection #GV16419-1 and is a certified horticulture professional with the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association #H6810190.

Horticulture and plant health has been Ryan’s passion for more than 20 years, and his dedication certainly shows in his designs. Ryan has spent years cultivating relationships with the best nurseries and growers in the State of Florida so that Tropical Gardens Landscape is able to provide the absolute best in plant and palm services.

Ryan still enjoys working closely with the crews on both installations and maintenance. Outside of the workplace, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and boating.

Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith Office Manager

Adrienne Smith has been with Tropical Gardens Landscape as an Office Manager since 2011. She has a GI-BMP certification from the Department of Environmental Protection #GV17840-1 and attends the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association trade shows each year for updates and new trends in the industry.

Aside from managing the day-to-day activities at Tropical Gardens, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family and her English Bulldogs, as well as running.

Miguel Barerra

Miguel Barrera Field Supervisor

Having worked in the landscape industry for more than 20 years, Miguel was a perfect fit for the Tropical Gardens Landscape family. His knowledge and work ethic is the best in the industry.


Vision

We aim to provide the greater Sarasota area with a full spectrum of landscaping services while delivering the utmost quality of service and unparalleled professionalism to our clients. We are passionately committed to enhancing the beauty, value, and function of our clients' landscapes.


Mission

We strive to provide our clients with excellence in everything that we do. We fulfill this mission by:

  • Developing relationships with our clients and employees
  • Help our clients to understand what we do and why we do it
  • Provide long-term solutions
  • Continually meet and exceed our clients' expectations
  • Train out teams to work safely and efficiently

Values

Our values support our vision, shape our culture, reflect who we are as a company, and embody the very essence of our identity.

  • Attitude — Positive attitudes are the key to creating positive outcomes.
  • Integrity — We adhere to the highest moral and ethical values.
  • Pride — We are motivated by the highest standards of quality.
  • Passion — We continue to grow both personally and professionally.
  • Ownership — We hold ourselves accountable for quality and timeliness.

Our Company Culture

Our ultimate goal is to build meaningful relationships with our team members and create a team-oriented, family-like atmosphere within the workplace. We wish to provide purposeful and long-term employment to everyone in the company, from management to crew members. The hard work and contribution of our team members are greatly appreciated and frequently recognized. We provide a safe work environment for our employees by having them undergo proper job training courses and provide high-quality equipment and tools.


Our Founder: How We Came To Be

Ryan Empey is the founder of Tropical Gardens Landscape. Ryan has a GI-BMP certification from the Department of Environmental Protection #GV16419-1 and is a certified horticulture professional with the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association #H6810190.

He opened the business in 2007 after working for several landscape companies and gaining extensive knowledge and insights into the landscaping industry. Outside of work, he was eager to take any landscape-related certification classes, including horticultural and entomology courses, to understand some of the issues he was seeing in the maintenance industry. He enjoyed learning and growing with the companies but also wanted to find a way to dedicate his innate artistic abilities to the more sophisticated aspect of landscaping, landscape design.

He started Tropical Gardens Landscape with the intention of being the best, all-inclusive, in-house landscape company in Sarasota, and surrounding Florida areas, with a focus on design and build. Ryan set off to set his company apart from other landscape maintenance companies by training his team on proper pruning techniques, signs of lawn pests and diseases, and expert design and build installations. Ryan still enjoys working closely with the crews on both installations and maintenance. Outside of the workplace, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and boating.

If you'd like to talk to our team at Tropical Gardens Landscape about your next landscaping project or schedule lawn care for your property, give the lawn care and landscaping experts at Tropical Gardens Landscape a call at (941) 993-2442.