About Our Team

The Dalzell Design Landscaping Team is passionate about creating beautiful outdoor environments through teamwork and a constant commitment to our core values of Family, Sustainability, Creativity, and Moxie. 

Our vision is by 2035 to be a multi-generational premier landscape design, construction, maintenance company in 4 major markets that continues to offer the same unparalleled customer service of a smaller company. 


This is our most important core value. It defines who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We value our time with our own families and take pride in the spaces we create for the families we work for.


This defines our company and drives our construction process. We work to build a company that survives market and economic trends by remaining debt free and developing alternative sources of income. Our design and construction process will provide sustainable spaces that stand the test of time and remain beautiful and useful years after installation.


This core value sets us apart from our competition. Our creativity allows us to think outside the box and provide unique and positive solutions to complex problems. It also allows us to design spaces that go above and beyond our clients’ dreams. Creativity is an action word that is used daily in our operations.


Hard work, perseverance, and determination are required in our daily lives and in the line of work we have chosen. Our pledge is to drive the company forward to further growth and success no matter how much effort and labor is required.

Will Dalzell

CEO/Landscape Designer

Will Dalzell is a husband, father of three and owner of Dalzell Design Landscaping, Inc. Will has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. His passion grew for outdoor living and residential design while in school. Will brings that flair to all his designs and operations of the company. Will founded Dalzell Design Landscaping in 2009 in order to provide the CSRA and Greater Bluffton areas with his passion, integrity, and moxie.

Will loves dinners with his family, golf, and drawing. He is also passionate about leading our Dalzell Design team to victory and providing our clients with beautiful outdoor spaces that last a lifetime.

Melissa Viller:

Office Administrator

Melissa Viller is our Office Administrator extraordinaire and keeps our office running smoothly and makes sure all our I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. She has been with Dalzell Design Landscaping for two years. Melissa is an Augusta native and has worked in administrative positions for the last 9 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Augusta State University (now Augusta University). When not at the office she can be found creating things in her craft room or cheering on her Georgia Bulldogs. Melissa lives in Augusta with her Pomeranian Sanford and Chihuahua Herschel and attends Stevens Creek Church where she works with elementary aged children.


Lance Cheely:

Licensed Landscape Architect

Lance Cheely has worked in Landscape Architecture since 2009 after graduating with honors from the University of Georgia. Among his many accolades, Lance received the prestigious Neel Reid Memorial Scholarship from the Peachtree Garden Club while attending UGA, as well as many Government Variances, which allowed projects which wouldn’t normally meet lawful criteria, to be completed. It was this sense of creativity and innovation that lead Lance to Augusta University where he obtained his Master’s of Business in 2015. Lance has a diverse professional background, having worked closely with architectural, civil, and structural engineering design concepts. 


Larry Padgett:

Operations/Sales Manager, Augusta

Larry Padgett is the Sales & Operations Manager of the North Augusta, SC branch of Dalzell Design Landscaping.  He is involved with multiple areas of the company, including: Project design / sales and management, facility logistics and operations, as well as everyday staff management and development.  Along with his extensive and varied background in the industry, Larry also is an ICPI certified brick paver installer and has an SRW retaining wall construction certification.   He recieved his Associate’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Ferris State University in Michigan, in 1994, then moved down to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to work as a foreman with a landscape construction and maintenance company for 2 years as his introduction to southern landscaping.  After moving to Ohio and completing his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Management from Ohio University in 1998, where he also worked as a landscape foreman and for the university golf course, he moved back to his home state of Michigan.  In 2010, Larry returned to the south and currently lives in Aiken, SC.  He has a 17 year old son, Conner and enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, keeping active and working on home improvement projects in his spare time.


David Henry:

Maintenance Manager/Junior Designer

David Henry began his career with Dalzell Design Landscaping in April of 2011. During his time with our company he has progressed from a property maintenance technician on a 3 man crew to a landscape installation technician, installing top of the line hardscape and garden designs. He was eventually promoted, in March of 2014, to a crew leader position. successfully operating and managing his own 3 man property maintenance crew. In January of 2016, David began pursuing his associates in Environmental Horticulture at Augusta Technical college, as well as taking over management of our premier Landscape Maintenance Department. David has a natural niche for ornamental turf and plant care, a passion for design and a flare for creating colorful landscapes that offer pleasing, vibrant, aesthetics year round. He hopes to, one day, complete his bachelors in Horticulture/design at the University of Georgia.


Jarod Eaton:

Project Manager, Bluffton

Jarod has been a member of the Dalzell Design team since leaving the Army in June of 2016. He is the Process/Project manager for the Landscape Installation teams here in the Bluffton/Hilton Head/Savannah areas. Jarod has over 11 years of experience in the landscape industry including Residential and commercial landscape, hardscape, and maintenance. He is experienced in grading, drainage, irrigation, hardscapes, and outdoor lighting. He holds a Bachelors in Environmental Design and is currently pursuing a Masters in Environmental Management.

Jarod and his wife, Samantha, have two boys James (5) and Isaac (3).

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Bryan Barrs:

Division Manager, Bluffton

Bryan has been working with Dalzell Design Landscaping for nearly 5 years as the Operations Manager of the Coastal Division.  He has over twelve years of experience in the industry. Bryan’s experience has been shared between commercial/residential landscaping and maintenance as well as the private sector in golf and grounds maintenance and management. Bryan has extensive experience in grading, drainage, irrigation, and hardscapes.  He has a commercial applicators SC/GA pesticide license.  Bryan and his wife, Molly, have two boys Jack (8) and Sam (5).