About Us

Company History

Southern Landscape Renovations (SLR) was established on April 1, 2010 by long time friends Ric Bennett and Tyler Brown. And as the saying goes... the rest is history.

Since its inception in 2010, SLR has grown into a full-service landscaping company providing outdoor service needs for both residential and commercial properties. Customer Service is number one and the team's versatility is endless. Whether we are meeting for an initial quote, completing an entire property renovation, or merely providing general lawn maintenance, our goal at SLR is to provide great customer service and professional results.



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I have utilized the services of Southern Landscape Renovations for landscape design and installation as well as for landscape maintenance of both my residence and my family-owned business. Ric, his partner Tyler, and the SLR crew are very professional in how they attend to their business, but are incredibly friendly and a pleasure to have on your property. With regard to the installation of sod and other plantings, they kept to the agreed-upon schedule, cleaned up each day and provided a beautiful result for a very fair and reasonable price. With regard to the maintenance, they typically go above and beyond the contractual requirements to ensure my yard looks the way they know I want it to look. In today's world, if you want something done right you need to do it yourself, but not so when you hire SLR.
– Lynn, Fairhope AL

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Ric Bennett, Owner


A life-long resident of Fairhope, Ric is as passionate about life as he is about landscaping. He enjoys golfing, free-diving, spearfishing and spending time with his family. When he is not on the fairways, or renovating your property, you can find Ric enjoying the great outdoors and life on the Gulf Coast.

While he enjoys all aspects of the industry, he is particularly passionate about creating self-sustaining landscapes that benefit both the property owner and nature. In his role at SLR, Ric is passionate about landscape layout, plant placement and creating outdoor entertaining areas that bring the indoors, outside.

Ric is also a dedicated fan of Mississippi State Athletics. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Landscaping Contracting and Management from Mississippi State University and is certified/licensed in Setting of Landscape Plants. He chose Mississippi State University because they have one of the top Landscape Programs in the country and was the first University in the world to offer a Landscape Contracting and Management Degree.

Ric and his wife Lauren live in Fairhope and are happily anticipating the arrival of their first child in 2015.

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Tyler Brown, Owner


If you've spent any time in Fairhope, then you'll find just about everybody knows Tyler. His outgoing personality and eagerness to help others translates seamlessly into his role at SLR where he strives to provide tailored and personal services to each of his clients. With more than eight years of experience in the industry, he understands the value of outstanding customer service and getting the job done right.

Tyler specializes in overall maintenance needs and preparing visually appealing landscapes, specifically designed for our southern climate. While he enjoys all aspects of the industry, he is particularly passionate about maintaining self-sustaining landscapes that benefit both the property owner and nature.

When he's not at SLR, you can find Tyler and his wife Claire enjoying time outdoors, hanging out on Mobile Bay and taking advantage of the many great community activities that Fairhope and the Eastern Shore have to offer.

They reside in Fairhope and are active members of First Baptist Church in Fairhope.

Join Our Team

The SLR team is made up of hard-working, dedicated individuals whose goals are to provide superior, personalized services to fit your specific needs. We strive to provide consistent, personalized service while upholding the upmost respect for your home and property needs.

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