Outdoor Expressions Team

outdoors_people1Brian Beavers – President
Brian was the Operations Manager for a multi-million dollar design/build company for 15 years before founding Outdoor Expressions in 2000. He has extensive experience in landscape construction and production management. The client relationships he has throughout the Atlanta area are a major factor in the success of the company.

Richard Marks – Chief Executive Officer
Richard has more than 30 years of ‘green industry’ experience with some of the leading design/build companies in the Southeast. Richard has an extensive hardscape construction background which further expands and improves the services Outdoor Expressions can provide for our clients.

Ray Wiedman – Chief Financial Officer
Ray holds a degree in Horticulture and has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the landscape industry. He is actively involved in the green industry and served as Past President of the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council the Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association. His knowledge of design, installation and maintenance helps bridge the gap from installation to maintenance so that in the end you will become a lifelong Outdoor Expressions customer.

Julia Beavers – Vice President
Julia is a landscape architect with an environmental design degree from the University of Georgia. Before joining Outdoor Expressions in 2003, she led the Commercial Project Management Department for a design/build company for 5 years and was the Development Director for a residential land development company for 3 years.

Andy Stewart – Project Manager
Andy is a registered landscape architect with a landscape architecture degree from Clemson University. Andy has 18 years of experience in landscape design and construction. He has worked successfully throughout the country on public works, recreation, estate and commercial projects.

Allan J. Struletz – Project Manager
Allan has been designing and managing the installation of living environments for over 25 years with projects ranging from intimate private gardens to large commercial landscapes. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture, and is a Registered Landscape Architect in several states including Georgia and Louisiana. His success is attributed to his ability to understand his client’s vision and leading them through the design and construction process.

Josh Smith – Construction Operations Manager
Josh has over 16 years of experience in the Georgia construction industry including all aspects of both residential and commercial projects. This includes years in the development industry as well as surveying and extensive work with erosion control. He also has over 2 years experience in the building industry. This well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of construction makes Josh a valuable member of the Outdoor Expressions team.

Matt Cato – Estimator and Project Manager
With over 12 years of experience in estimating and project management, Matt is a great addition to the Outdoor Expressions team. His role as both estimator and hardscape project manager adds to the depth of services Outdoor Expressions provides for our clients. In addition, Matt has extensive background and knowledge in erosion control which is critical to the construction industry today.

Jeff Walters – Maintenance Operations Manager
Jeff brings 20+ years of experience with landscape management and chemical applications to the team at Outdoor Expressions. Managing the ongoing maintenance of a landscape is crucial for a project’s continued success, and the expertise Jeff brings to this area helps complete the scope of services we provide for our clients.

Brad Belzer – Account Manager
Brad has more than 24 years of experience managing commercial maintenance properties in the Atlanta metro area. He has extensive hand-on expertise in all aspects of professional landscape management. Property managers love working with him.