Years in Business
North & South Carolina Homes Served Last Year
At our company, we only hire local talent. That way, they get a chance to give back to their community while learning the common issues of the area. We also adore our city, and we’re proud sponsors of the children’s Mt. Holly Athletic Association. It’s a wonderful organization that gives the youth a chance to be active, productive, and healthy. At RDS, we’re all about setting a solid and positive example for future generations.
We’re very serious about providing outstanding customer service.
We’re very blessed to have a dedicated client base that trusts us with their lawns and property. If you want to make your lawn the highlight of the neighborhood, don’t wait to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
For our family, we put a lot of emphasis on names. That’s why we put a lot of thought and effort into coming up with the name for our landscaping company. Our story began back in 1996. It was January, and my middle brother Doug had decided to start a landscaping business. At the time, I was a freshman in college and eager to experience university life. It didn’t take long for my curiosity to get the better of me, and I decided to join my brothers’ team at the end of my second semester.
It wasn’t long after, in May of the same year, when our eldest brother passed away. It was a tragic event that shook all of us to the core. Sadly, he was the last one with our family name, meaning the name ended with him. His name was Robert Dillard Suttenfield IV, and we named our company in his honor. We chose his initials, RDS, as the flagship name for our family-owned business.
After choosing our name, we realized that we were a couple of rookies in the landscaping world. Sure, we could have faked it until we made it, but we felt we owed our clients more than that. To us, we wanted to provide our clients with unprecedented levels of knowledge and expertise. That way, we could ensure their business for the long term.
It was this drive for knowledge that led us to enroll at the Central Piedmont Community College. Both of us completed a two-year horticulture program. It was a fantastic investment, and it equipped us with the knowledge that we needed to run our business successfully. The foundation that we learned there is what we continue to use to this day.
What started as a family business would change in the year 2000. You see, my brother had decided that he needed a change in his life. He headed out to the west coast to enjoy new scenery and adventures. That’s when I became the sole owner and founder of RDS. I would cultivate a unique company culture that included different areas of the landscaping business. I made it a point for us to expand to include both residential and commercial properties.
In the early 2000s, we were a jack-of-all-trades type of company. Instead of doing everything, I wanted us to focus on a few key areas to master. In the year 2010, I would decide on our niche lawn care services that we would feature. We would pair these services with our exemplary customer service and attention to detail.
When you work with us, we’ll always notify you when we’re on our way to your property and when we finish. Our crew also takes several pictures during each visit. That way, we can walk you through our progress and any issues that arise