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 bought a house that was really nice on the inside but needed “curb” appeal. It is an “L” shaped house and the 1400 foot gravel driveway ended in a circle in front of our house. In the middle of the circle was a flag pole. The house looked like a grade school The landscaping was minimal and needed to be redone. Chris Major their designer is a true professional, a pleasure to work with and excellent designer. He did (Unilock) pavers in the front of our house and in the back for our patio. They look beautiful! Then he did the landscaping which is gorgeous . We live in the woods and he made everything look natural and deer proof. I would recommend him to anyone. HIs workers are very professional too! He worked well with the company who did the cement for the driveway. He referred us to the fence company for our backyard and they also did a superb job.”

- Cathy Fillion