History

Since 1987 and the founding vision of Larry and Arlene Nienhuis, Blue Ridge has been captivated by creation. We shape the elements in ways that define outdoor space and exude a natural sense of comfort, luxury and home.

From our early start growing small evergreens to the robust landscape installation and maintenance services we offer today, Blue Ridge has maintained a foundation of faith and a love for participating in God’s creation.

In 2007, Brent Nienhuis bought the business from Larry and Arlene after working for 12 years for the company. Under his leadership, Blue Ridge has designed and built outdoor living areas throughout Michigan. The company has developed unique expertise in the shaping of stone to contain fire, control water and complement earth. Blue Ridge takes pride in shaping and stewarding spaces where people connect and landscapes are enjoyed. Looking to the next 30 years, we plan to keep seeking and celebrating the outdoor beauty that naturally inspires our work.






We were thrilled to work with Blue Ridge Landscaping as we developed and then implemented a landscape plan for our home on a bayou of the Kalamazoo River.
Blue Ridge was exceptional in their attention to detail and their personal involvement with the project was second-to-none. Chris Major listened carefully to what we hoped to accomplish with our land and then developed a plan that was both beautiful and brilliant. It was brilliant in that it was both a perfect complement to the style of house we were building as well as a plan that we could afford. The project stayed within budget and was completed on time. Keith and crew implemented Chris’s plan which included construction of large boulder retaining walls, a rustic fire pit, and a meandering creek bed to deal with surface water drainage in an aesthetically pleasing way. When we encountered some unexpected additional drainage issues they were able to effectively deal with these in our crazy combination of clay and sandy soil. We could not have been happier with the result of their work and would recommend Blue Ridge without reservation. It is unusual to find a company that provides this level of quality and professionalism with integrity. With Blue Ridge we found it. This was our third house building project and we can unequivocally say that working with Blue Ridge was exceptional.

- Lsab