Rolling Acres Landscape Construction and Specimen Nursery is proud to be celebrating its 40th year of serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. The vision of a then high-schooler, Rolling Acres became John Hyman’s full-time endeavor upon his graduation from Bethesda – Chevy Chase H.S. in 1981. Able to focus on the company, creating its strong business practice and quality standards, Rolling Acres quickly grew in popularity through word of mouth. Initially only started as a lawn mowing company, RAL found itself working in many facets of the landscape industry and now had clients who were some of Washington’s most exclusive home builders and residents.
By 1987, Rolling Acres had over 50 employees and needed a new headquarters to help ensure a high-quality operation. A 10-acre site was selected in Burtonsville, MD and in addition to the new space for the company, this is also when and where the specimen plant nursery was started. This original property, as well as a few others obtained through the years, has helped make Rolling Acres a premier specimen nursery with the largest collection of mature boxwoods on the East Coast.
In 1995, John sold the commercial maintenance side of the company and moved the headquarters to our current location on New Hampshire Avenue. Without the commercial side of the landscape industry to worry about, John was able to focus his attention back to the residential landscape work that Rolling Acres had been doing since its inception. After all, this was John’s true passion, and he enjoyed putting the focus back on creating exquisite private gardens and outdoor living spaces.
Over twenty years later, Rolling Acres still maintains their commitment to doing the best residential landscape installation and maintenance in the DC Metropolitan area. RAL clients still include premier home builders, home owners, and other industry leaders. The talented staff that brings a wealth of expertise and experience to both small and large-scale projects now includes both of John’s sons, an in-house Licensed Landscape Architect, and a vast team of local craftspeople.