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The Collins Group, Inc. was formed in the year 2000 to provide top quality landscape installation services for highly detailed projects across the Southeast.  After five years of growth and success, The Collins Group, Inc. purchased two companies created by Dabney Peeples:  J. Dabney Peeples Design Associates, Inc, his landscape design firm specializing in traditional Southern and European garden design, and Sa Gairdin, Dabney’s garden accents company.  The partnership has since continued to flourish greatly; our ‘family’ of companies provides a complete start-to-finish landscape design and installation process necessary to meet all the needs of each client.



Kenny Collins


As part of his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Horticulture & Turfgrass Management at Clemson University, Kenny worked at Pinehurst Golf Course with Club Corp of America to help construct Tom Fazio’s number 8 course.  After working on the Fazio course, Kenny followed CCA to Aspen-Glenn, Colorado to aid in the construction of a Jack Nicklaus-designed course located in the Rocky Mountains.  Upon graduation, he expanded his knowledge from infrastructure to turf-management as an assistant golf-course superintendent with Randy Long at Thornblade in Greenville, SC.

After creating The Collins Group, Inc. and purchasing Dabney’s design and accessories companies, Kenny is excited about the future of The Collins Group Family of Companies.  “The partnership with Dabney has been a huge success and has allowed The Collins Group to improve in many areas.  It is a pleasure to have a talented design, construction, and accessory team that has the knowledge and ability to design and install such beautiful gardens.”


Andrea McCall


Before coming to Clemson University to study accounting, Andrea grew up on the Atlantic coast in Ft. Pierce, Florida.  She now lives in Pendleton and her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, Shane, and their daughter, Charlie.  Andrea has been at The Collins Group since the spring of 2008 and loves “the different personalities that make this company a team.”  Her favorite tree is the Live Oak and her favorite flower is the Daisy.



Greg Griffis

Project Management

Greg is from Columbia, SC.  He attended Clemson University where he received a degree in Horticulture.  He now lives with his wife, Jenifer, and their daughter, Ella, in Liberty.  Since 2004 when Greg joined The Collins Group, he has been passionate about “creating outdoor spaces for people to enjoy.”  His favorite flower is the Iris and his favorite thing to do is work in the vegetable garden with Ella.




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