About Suncrest

We’re Here to Serve You

On behalf of our 125 member staff team, I invite you to visit Suncrest Gardens and see the ways we’ve been “Bringing life and beauty to gardens and homes in Northeast Ohio since 1976.” Our three distinct groups are each committed to excellence in their respective areas. I am proud of this company, proud of our accomplishments and eager to discover how we may be of service to you.

We look forward to working with you!

Ric Haury, CLP
Founder and President, Suncrest Gardens

Our Management Team

(Pictured Left to Right)
Rob Cowie – Garden Center Director of Operations
Kolin Atkinson – Systems Director
Jaclyn Owens – HR Coordinator
Ric Haury – President
Jodi Bebout – Business Manager
Jeff Conn – Landscape Development Director of Operations
Rob Gray – Landscape Management Director of Operations

The History of Suncrest

Suncrest Gardens is sincerely dedicated to producing the highest quality of products and services in a professional and ethical regards to our clients, community, and environment. We will provide opportunities to realize both our personal and company goals through teamwork and a commitment to each other.


Suncrest Gardens consists of three groups:

  1. Management (maintenance, enhancement, snow & ice)
  2. Development (design / build / construction)
  3. Retail Garden Center

We have over 100 employees during the growing season. We seek to provide our clients with quality goods and services, meeting and exceeding their expectations. Within this framework, Suncrest Gardens’ growth continues as a premier full-service landscape company in Northeast Ohio. We welcome and appreciate your business!


A second site expansion is completed with an enlarged store and new greenhouses for the Garden Center, and new offices for the expanded Landscape Architecture / Design staff. Jeff Conn, registered Landscape Architect, joins Suncrest Gardens as Manager of the Design Group. Jeff brings with him 30 years of design / build experience.


The Rite Landscaping name is retired and the era of Suncrest Gardens begins. Rob Cowie, degreed horticulturist from Ohio State, oversees the new Garden Center as Director of Operations.


Expansion leads the business to its current Akron-Cleveland Road location and sees the development of Rite Landscaping as a full service Landscape Construction Company with Design / Build and Maintenance divisions.


Ric Haury founded Rite Landscaping in Kent, Ohio in 1976. His accounting background, his interest in horticulture, and his strong desire to build a full-service landscape business shape the early company. With the addition of Production Manager Rob Gray in 1987, the Management Group is formed.

What Our Customers Are Saying

We value our customers and do everything in our power to deliver a great experience at Suncrest Gardens. Here’s a look at what people are saying about those experiences.


    That’s the only word that comes to mind when describing the work of Suncrest’s John, Eric & David yesterday. They turned our embarrassing driveway into an attractive area we can be proud of. As for the many “little” items we needed to be done… they understood exactly what we wanted and delivered above and beyond our expectations!

    Thank you, Suncrest for such hard-working, likable, and professional workers.

    Lynn Hayes & Jim Rupert

  • We are thrilled with the services we received from Suncrest. Cathy Serafin designed new landscaping for our home and your crews did the take out, hard scape, and landscape. We have referred you to our friends who are now eager to work with Cathy once they saw our new landscape. Thank you for providing wonderful services with great people!

    Sharon Irwin and John Akamatsu

  • I recently visited your garden center and purchased Fall decorations for my home. Suncrest Gardens is an inviting facility and your staff are very pleasant and helpful. I also live in a condo association and your landscape management department does an excellent job at maintaining our grounds. Suncrest Gardens appreciation for the customer is reflected in how your facility is maintained and managed.

    Lilly Felder

  • I would like to compliment the installers of our Colorado Blue Spruce tree. In short, Dennis and Adam did a superb job of planting the tree. We appreciated their earlier same-day phone call to confirm the installation time. They were on time and were patient while my wife and I took some extra time to determine the orientation of the tree. We were also pleased with the quality of the three yards of topsoil that was delivered at the same time of the installation.

    Ray and Jana Crawford

  • We recently had some yard work done by your Fred and his attendant. They weeded, trimmed and edged our front beds and then mulched. I would be remiss if I did not let you know how pleased we were with their efforts and the final results. They worked through the rain and not once complained. I must say you rank high on the list for providing above-average customer service.

    Joseph Teramano

Community Involvement

Suncrest Gardens has a history of being involved with a multitude of community projects and organizations. Our experts have given in-depth topical seminars for local area groups and we’ve hosted fun, instructional field trips and tours for many local garden clubs, scout troups and school groups. We also take great pride in providing creative support and assistance to many worthy organizations, including:

  • Bath Gamma Garden Club
  • Firestone Park Garden Club
  • Highland Square Garden Club
  • Hudson Garden Club
  • Hudson Newcomer’s Club
  • Master Gardeners of Summit County
  • Midland Hosta Society
  • Nordonia Hills Garden Club
  • Oakbranch Garden Club
  • Peninsula Home and Garden Club
  • Portage County Master Gardeners
  • Silver Lake Garden Club

Awards & Associations

We are proud to present our industry awards and the associations that we’ve had the pleasure of being involved with over the years.

We are members of the following associations:


5157 Akron-Cleveland Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264




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