Twenty-seven years ago, Susan Stephenson Harris, a retired banker from Oklahoma, moved to Arizona to relax and play golf. Six months later, in 1988, she started Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management as a hobby. In 1997 Matt White joined the Caretaker team and in 2007 he became the sole owner of Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management.

When White started with the company in 1997 the company had 12 employees, 12 clients and 2 crews. White recognized there were great opportunities in the industry. He also recognized there was a lot of work to do with Caretaker Landscape to get it to the top. Over the past 17 years White has focused on two key areas; people and purpose.

As Matt White, President, reflects on Caretaker Landscape’s 27th anniversary he says, “it was amazing people that founded this company and as any good company manager knows, it’s taken incredible individuals, teams and partners to get us to where we are today. All the successes we’ve had can be traced to great individuals on great teams!”

These successes of the Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management team have lead to the companies expanding their services to Tucson and Colorado.