Established in 1992, The Nelson Group is a landscape design build firm for fine residential and select commercial properties in the Savannah and surrounding areas. The company was founded by Danny Nelson, a 1985 Landscape Architecture graduate from the University of Georgia.

We are proud to offer attractive design solutions combined with responsible installation services. So that we can help the project grow into the vision of the designer and client, we offer equally important maintenance and care programs.

Some of our work has been featured in magazines such as Coastal Living, Cottage Living, and Savannah Magazine. We were chosen as Savannah’s favorite landscape company by the readers of Savannah Magazine in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and were awarded the Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award in 2014. The Nelson group has a team of experts that can lead you through every step of the process, and we look forward to showing you more about our team!

Nelson Group Landscaping


Danny Nelson, President

Danny is our Owner and Landscape Designer, with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from UGA. He Founded The Nelson Group in 1992 with a vision, and his hard work has built the Nelson Group into the most reputable, experienced, and recommended Landscape Design, Build, and Care firm in Savannah, 28 years and counting. Danny has been featured in Coastal Living, South Magazine, Savannah Magazine, as well as participating in the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Savannah. He was awarded the “building with trees award of excellence” in 2000 by the National Arbor Day Foundation, and the Best in Savannah Landscape Company in 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Bruce Pairman- Nelson Group

Bruce L. Pairman, Construction Division Manager

Bruce is a native of Tucson, Arizona. After his service in the US Navy, he moved to South Carolina to begin work in the family landscape business. This is where he found his true passion for landscaping, and this passion has evolved into 30+ years of providing high quality landscapes to the industry. Bruce has a wealth of knowledge ranging from irrigation, hardscaping, lighting, and water features, to all aspects of construction. As the Production Manager of the Construction Division, he oversees all things Installation.  Leading the team from design to finished product, Bruce provides high quality landscapes with great customer service.

Ricky has been with The Nelson Group since 2002, and is an expert in the field of Landscape Management. He is extremely well rounded and experienced in all areas of turf and shrub maintenance, landscape renovation, and large scale, high end property maintenance. With a heart of gold, solid work ethic, endearing personality, and trustworthy character, Ricky is the true backbone of the company. He is a ‘Ricky on the spot’ when it comes to meeting the customers needs and getting the job completed.

Ricky Jones - Nelson Group

Ricky Jones, Maintenance Division Manager

Buddy Mahoney - Nelson Group

Buddy Mahoney, Office Manager

Buddy is the central hub for customers and employees when it comes to getting their needs met or questions answered. Impeccable work ethic, attention to detail, outstanding customer service, and a strong desire to succeed make Buddy the Gold Star of Excellence Award winner for 2020. Buddy is a well rounded individual with a background to include a BFA in graphic design from UGA, Theater buff for 20 years, and Manager of a doctor's office in Seattle for over 13 years. He moved back home recently, and we know you will be as happy as we are that he is on our team.

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