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Excellence Is The Fuel That Drives Us.

25+ Years of building & maintaining beautiful projects.

Southern Exposure Landscape Management is a fully licensed and experienced firm with grass roots reaching back to 1995. We specialize in complete maintenance and installation for both Commercial & Residential Landscaping properties here in Greensboro, NC and the surrounding triad areas. Our experience and knowledge is second to none for any Commercial & Residential Landscaping project.

Our History

March 1995

Passion Discovered During Summer

In the summer of 1995, Pete’s grandfather presented him a great opportunity. His grandfather offered to match the amount of money he could earn over the course of a weekend. By the end of the weekend, Pete’s grandfather was sorry he hadn’t put a cap on the amount he would match. Lots encouragement from his family and a great example from his dad’s business, led to a desire to be his own boss. 

March 1995

1995-1998

Humble Beginnings

Pete spent his high school years at Grimsley, but his weekends and summers were filled with landscaping and maintenance services for clients in and around Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the family push mower in the beginning quickly moved into purchasing commercial equipment with the proceeds. 

1995-1998

1998-2001

Back & Forth

College begins at Appalachian State University. Pete picks up a job locally in Boone, NC at a high end landscape firm. Working part-time during the week and commuting back to Greensboro, NC on the weekends to manage his clients kept Pete very busy. During his Junior year in college, he realizes that he wants to make a career in landscaping. Graduation couldn’t come fast enough at that point. Doubling up on hours in school and adding night time summer school in an effort to graduate early paid off finishing in 3.5 years.

1998-2001

January 2002

Great Advice

Some of the best advice Pete remembers as a kid growing up and throughout his life was from his dad. “Love the Lord, Stay out of Debt, & Honesty/Integrity will make or break a man.” All three of these things were put to the test as Pete began to build his business full time. 

January 2002

2003

First Employee Hired

Southern Exposure hires its 1st employee. That employee is still with us today.

2003

2003-2007

Growing Pains

Lots of learning took place during this time and big ideas and goals were put in place. 

2003-2007

November 2007

Moving Up

Southern Exposure moves out of Pete’s home and to Summerfield, NC and buys a Summerfield landmark (The Hillsdale “Old Brickstore”) at the corner of Lake Brandt Rd & NC Hwy 150 across from Southern States.

November 2007

2008

Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio

After many years of designing and installing outdoor lighting & audio systems under Southern Exposure, a true passion was ignited in Pete. The separation of lighting/audio from the landscaping services of Southern Exposure was a strategic move. Pete’s goal was to become very specialized in lighting designs & high end audio systems. In order to do that, he felt like a new company was needed to be formed. Thus, Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio was born. 

2008

2009-2011

Outdoor Showroom

So many years of planning & design went into the creation of Southern Exposure’s and Southern Lights outdoor showroom in Summerfield, NC. An earlier goal was set back in 2005 to create an environment that clients would want to come to and walk around for inspiration. Finding the right location was paramount. The process was slow at first, but now you will find 1.5 acres of patios, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, firepits, stone work, putting green, pond, outdoor lighting, outdoor audio, etc. It is always being added onto and refreshed. Come check it out!

2009-2011

May 2015

20th Year Celebration

Very thankful to have made it to our 20th Year Work Anniversary. A huge party with live music and food was held at our showroom.

May 2015

May 2020

25 Years And counting…

It is truly a testament to the staff at Southern Exposure & Southern Lights for the ability to be offering high end outdoor services to our clients every single day. Our clients trust us and know us from the community and our work speaks for itself. Experience Matters.  Hire Professionals with a passion for the outdoors.

May 2020

Core Values that we always stand by

01.

Commitment to integrity

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Employee Development

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03.

The pursuit of excellence

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04.

respect & top notch service

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05.

initiative

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Staff Certifications

No other company in the area can match the certifications that our staff carries!

Meet The Founder

Pete Bryant

“My name is Pete Bryant the Founder, President and CEO of both Southern Exposure Landscape Management and Southern Lights Landscape Lighting. We are not a franchise or a large corporation with multiple shareholders. We are a small, locally owned business, and I am that local business owner.  As I look back over the last 20 years of being in business, I am overwhelmed with feelings of incredible gratitude to my supportive family, my gracious God, great employees, and my loyal customers.”

Read about Pete’s humble beginnings, struggles, successes, and family HERE.

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