West Virginia & Ohio Landscaping – Growing since 1979

The West Virginia and Ohio Landscaping company, Thomson’s Landscaping, was founded in the Spring of 1979 by Russ Thomson. We’ve been growing ever since. We’re located at 26130 State Route 7, two miles North of I-77, in Marietta, Ohio. We employ 6 full-time year around, 25 seasonal full-time and a few part-time students.

Our Staff

Russ Thomson

Russ Thomson

Owner
Landscape Designer
Master Technician
Certified Pesticide Applicator (Ohio & WV)

Bachelors Degree in Landscape Horticulture from Michigan State University

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Landscape Designer
Master Technician
Production Supervisor

Certified Pesticide Applicator

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson

Landscape Designer
Master Technician

Assoc. Degree Hocking College
Certified Pesticide Applicator

Larry Ohrn

Larry Ohrn

Garden Center Manager
OCNT Master Technician
WV Certified Horticulturist
Certified Pesticide Applicator

Associates Degree in Drafting from WVUP
WV Certified Horticulturist
Certified Pesticide Applicator

Jane Thomson-Timko

Jane Thomson-Timko

OCNT Garden Center Technician
Business Manager

Bachelors of Psychology from Marietta College

John Grimes

John Grimes

OCNT Garden Center Technician

Bachelors in Agriculture from The Ohio State University
Horticulture teacher 2 years
Owner of John Grimes Devol Greenhouse

We are proud to say that 4 people have passed their 3rd state certification class and are now Master Technicians!

Russ Thomson
Brian Walker
Jim Jackson
Larry Ohrn

The Master Technician status is granted to those individuals who successfully hold all three of the certification specializations of the Ohio Certified Nursery Technician program: Garden Center, Landscape, and Grower.

The purposes of the Ohio Certified Nursery Technician – Master program are to improve the skills and knowledge of the green industry employee; to have this improvement and professional qualifications recognized in the eyes of the public as well as within the landscape and nursery industry; to provide the public, architects, and contractors with dependable landscape construction techniques and horticultural expertise; and to provide a means of self improvement, increased worth to the employee and improved customer service.

Training manuals for OCNT program were authored by various faculty members of the Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and edited by a nine member committee comprised of garden center owners, nursery stock growers, and landscape contractors from around the state.

To receive recognition as an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician – Master, a person must successfully pass three separate examinations based on information contained in three different training manuals and practical work experience. In order to retain certification status, an OCNT must continuously expand their knowledge of the green goods industry by attending seminars and courses.

The Ohio Certified Nursery Technician program is not in any way connected with any agency of the government, but is solely and exclusively a voluntary education program sponsored by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.

We’ve found out that there are only 216 Master Technicians in the State of Ohio.

We have the manpower to complete all of your landscaping needs!
  • Free Design & Consultation within a 60-mile radius.
  • For the Do-It-Yourselfer, we offer free design consultation throughout the season at our Garden Center.

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