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Who We Are

Native Edge Landscape, is not your typical landscape design firm. Founded in 2008 and grown from seed right here in Austin, Native Edge is a full-service landscaping business committed to responsibility—to our environment, our community, and our clients.

We create thoughtful landscape designs fully customized to our clients’ lifestyles and budgets. We take care of every last detail to bring them to life, using only the most sustainable practices and exclusively native plants. And we provide ongoing maintenance to keep them thriving.

Our goal is to make an impact on our clients’ landscapes and lives, not on the environment. With our creativity and lifelong passion for landscapes, the work we do is unique: beautiful, transformative, and grounded by years of local landscaping experience.

Designers

Landscape Architect

While studying to be a landscape architect at Texas Tech, Dillon was first introduced to Native Edge Landscape as a summer intern back in 2014! Three years later, with a bachelor’s degree in hand, Dillon returned to Native Edge to work with some of the same people who helped inspire him along the way.

His combination of hardscape and softscape knowledge means he’s ready to tackle any project, and he knows that whatever he comes up with our team can get it done. His commitment to native plants can trace back all the way to his study abroad trip to Brazil, where he saw the designs of the famous modernist landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx, close up. Burle Marx was one of the first landscape architects to champion native plants in their designs, and Dillon hopes to continue to champion them with Native Edge for many years to come.

Dalton Phillips

Designer

Dalton Phillips is a multi-faceted designer and proud LGBTQ creative with a passion for engineering creative solutions across a broad range of design disciplines ranging from Landscape & Interior Design to User Experience & Production Design. Born in Albuquerque NM, pollenated in Austin TX, Dalton is like a hardy flowering perennial, bringing reliable positive attitude and growth mindset to the office everyday. When he is not at the office, he likes to spend his time tending to over 40 tropical house plants and perfecting underwater Aquascapes within his aquarium and terrariums.

Jenna Saunders

Design Assistant

Jenna is a current Texas State University student studying Interior Design. She was born and raised in New York and moved to the Austin area in 2021 to continue her education. Since starting school, she has joined many student organizations and learned many new useful skills in the design industry. She is excited to further her landscape experience at Native Edge!

Support Staff

Amy Rushing

Bookkeeper

Amy was born and raised in Austin, Texas and is currently living in Manor on a beautiful 7 acre property. She received her Bookkeeping Certificate from Austin Community College and enjoys working with numbers and plants!  In her spare time, she likes to create t-shirts and signs, and visit with her 3 daughters!

Adam Hamilton

Concierge

Adam was born in Indiana. Moved to Texas from Clearwater Florida when he was 5 years old. Before coming to Native Edge he was working at a Podiatrist office. His hobbies include creative writing, gaming, and reading.

Foremen

Jarvis Fitzgerald

Installation Project Manager

Jarvis was born and raised in Taylor TX, but is currently living in Del Valle TX. Before Native Edge, he was the owner & operator of his own company! Some of his hobbies include being a self-proclaimed pit master, enjoying time with his kids, and spending time at the gym to relieve stress.

Crew Leaders

Pedro Lara

Maintenance Crew Leader

The Rest of the Team

Amy

Install Crew

Carlos

Maintenance Crew

Christian

Install Crew

Daniel

Install Crew

Devon

Install Crew

Ray

Maintenance Crew

Tony

Install Crew

President & Founder

Rodney Stoutenger

Rodney has been designing and creating landscapes since before he had a driver’s license—which helps to explain why landscape is more than just a profession to him. It’s a lifelong passion.

Rodney grew up on 50 acres in upstate New York and spent his childhood exploring the natural landscape, learning about native plants, and developing an innate sense of environmental responsibility and sustainability. But it wasn’t until he took his first “job” at age 14, designing and building a new patio for his parents, that he knew he’d found his career.

He moved to Austin in the late ’90s, where years of independent landscape work led to a job managing a local retail garden center in South Austin. There, Rodney worked with professional landscape clients and their service providers on a daily basis—and he began to notice the same pitfalls, time and time again.

In 2008, Rodney founded Native Edge to provide a new kind of landscape experience. By offering design, installation, and maintenance as a fully integrated service, he could eliminate the communication gaps and competing priorities he’d observed in countless landscape projects with multiple, disconnected service providers.

Today, Rodney brings his infectious enthusiasm and creativity, along with over a decade of hands-on experience and a deep well of industry knowledge, to every Native Edge Landscape. A self-professed plant nerd, dog lover, and outdoor enthusiast, he loves working with clients to create thoughtful landscapes that enhance their lifestyles—and make Austin’s green spaces even more beautiful and sustainable for the future.