John Watkins - Owner

​In 1998, John formed Watkins Erosion Control to meet the needs of the booming residential housing market. This company has experienced success on every level and has faced many challenges in the recent recession. While Watkins Erosion Control is still a viable company with over thirty employees, it is the challenge of starting a new venture that has motivated John to create Exceed Landscape Group. With over 16 years of experience in the landscaping and erosion control business, and with a BBA from Kennesaw State University in Marketing and Business Management, John’s business experience is what gives Exceed the edge. We understand customer budgetary concerns better than anyone and we will strive to achieve landscape attributes that will increase value and aesthetics of any property.


Rusty Collins - Design and Operations Manager

​Ten years of experience in the field of landscape design and installation. Rusty began his career managing properties for Post. Following his tenure at Post, Rusty started Greatscapes Landscaping and Design where he designed and installed the landscaping for numerous multi-million dollar projects. Rusty’s horticulture knowledge and passion for quality allow him to consistently create landscapes that are warm and inviting.


Corey Leggett - Sales and Marketing

Golf Course property management is how Corey began his career fourteen years ago. Barnsley Gardens, Marietta Country Club, Brookstone Country Club and Pinetree Country Club have all rendered Corey’s service and expertise in giving their course the look it deserves. It is this extensive experience that allows him to offer creative solutions which successfully intertwine budget with customer vision. This trait allows Exceed to add value and curb appeal to our customer’s home or office.


Sandy Rumph - Office Manager

​Sandy has 30 years experience in office management and accounting. She brings accuracy and consistency to the Exceed office and ensures that our customers are getting billed correctly for the work completed. She also keeps our workforce current with E-verification, DOT and OSHA certifications.


Wayne Cupp - Maintenance Division Leader

​As a 12 year landscape veteran, Wayne is very concerned about customer satisfaction and loyalty. He pays attention to detail like no other. From maintenance concerns to installation ideas, Wayne has you covered.