A quality landscape project is not possible without the men and women that guide it along the way. The dedicated staff at Rolling Acres bring with them a passion and unique understanding that separates them from others in the industry. We’re a small team, which allows all of us to be hands on. But, we’re large enough, and with the experience required to handle the most challenging projects.
John Hyman, President:
John Hyman, Owner and President of Rolling Acres Landscape Construction and Specimen Nursery, started in the landscaping industry at the young age of 10 while attending Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. He spent his free time mowing grass for friends and neighbors. As a teenager, he gained experience working during holidays and summers for his father’s residential construction company. He continued expanding his love of landscaping through high school. After graduating from Bethesda – Chevy Chase H.S. in 1981, Rolling Acres became John’s full-time endeavor, and has been ever since. His knowledge of the industry grew through personal experience and his relationships with several mentors, patriarchs of the local landscape industry, and landscape architects. John now enjoys working alongside two other generations of the Hyman family and watching them carry on the legacy of the company he built. He is a member of the Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association.
Tucker Hyman has worked with Rolling Acres Landscape Construction and Specimen Nursery for over fifteen years and is the second generation of the company. Tucker is invaluable to Rolling Acres because his work ethic and attention to detail cannot be beat. He makes it a priority to see that the RAL Team builds personal outdoor spaces that meet the specific needs of each client. Tucker ensures that even the smallest of details are accounted for. As Vice President, Tucker oversees the company’s day to day production. He is responsible for sales, client relations, construction of specialty projects, our fleet of vehicles, and the snow and ice division. Tucker holds a degree from Virginia Tech in Landscape Construction and is a member of the Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association. Tucker plans to continue his father’s legacy with the help of the RAL Team.
When Scott joined the Rolling Acres Team, it paired thoughtful design with the skills needed to see designs built right. This relationship has blossomed into a fun-loving new take on what is capable in the fields of Landscape Architecture. Scott started his foray into designing landscapes when he enrolled in West Virginia University’s Landscape Architecture program as a Freshman. Upon graduation in 2007, Scott transplanted himself to Tucson, Arizona and began work in residential design/build. After moving back to his home state of Maryland in 2010 to be closer to family, Scott continued doing what he enjoyed most, designing and seeing his projects built at the homes of his clients. When he is not working, Scott enjoys time spent with his wife Pam, his daughter Hailey, his son Ryan, and their dog Fletcher. In 2016, Scott passed his last test and became a Registered Landscape Architect. For more about Scott, please visit the first RAL blog, titled “In My Life”.
Ismael, Production Manager:
Ismael has been an integral part of the Rolling Acres Team for more than 5 years. Originally hired as a foreman, Ismael has worked his way through the ranks to be Production Manager. With nearly 20 years of work in the landscape industry under his belt, Ismael has a keen eye for details, as well as thorough construction techniques; things that help set Rolling Acres apart from other landscape contractors in the area. When he’s not working, Ismael enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons. He enjoys traveling with them just as much as he enjoys spending time at home and working around the house.
William, Maintenance Supervisor:
William has been blessing our office and the properties of our clients for over 3 years now. In that time, he’s helped to transform our eye and our approach to high-end maintenance. In addition to supervising the maintenance division, William is also our in-house irrigation guru. William understands the needs and complexities of our landscapes and how their proper care, post-installation has become crucial to our reputation. When William is not working, he’s enjoying the true loves of his life… His wife, their two boys and one princess, as well as the puppy.
Kim Ludwig, Office Manager:
Having joined Rolling Acres as Office Manager in 2021, Kim brings over 30 years of office management experience, an impeccable work ethic, and organization that keeps our operation running smoothly. Kim was born and raised in Montgomery County, and lives with her husband, son, and no fewer than five dogs in Germantown. Prior to her time at RAL, Kim ran the operations of a small architectural consulting firm specializing in ADA compliance and accessibility.