Our business is educated and experienced with skills to perform any outdoor contracting projects.

Here is a list of our many degrees, board certifications, licenses, awards, and accolades. Read through the reputable list of Outdoor Life Credentials :


  • North Carolina Licensed Landscape Contractor #1690 (active)
  • North Carolina Certified Plant Professional (active)
  • North Carolina Licensed Irrigation Contractor Corporate License #156 & personal qualifier license # 307 (active)
  • Certified Aquascape Pond Contractor (active)
  • International Professional Pond Contractors Association approved contractor (active)
  • North Carolina licensed Commercial Building General Contractor # 51489 (active)
  • South Carolina licensed Commercial Building General Contractor # G113980 (active)
  • North Carolina licensed Highway General Contractor #51489 (active)
  • North Carolina licensed Home Inspector #2206 (in-active)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (active)
  • North Carolina Licensed Turf & Ornamental Pesticide Applicator (expired)
  • North Carolina Licensed Aquatic Pesticide applicator (expired)
  • Rainbird Select Irrigation Contractor (active)
  • Anabec Certified Mold Remediator (expired)
  • Certified Concrete Pavement Installer by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
  • Maintained the same company name, ownership, and same phone number for our entire history of proprietorship (very rare in this industry)
  • Selected from all the NC Irrigation License applicants to be Field Investigator for North Carolina Irrigation Contractor’s Licensure Board & the Department of Justice who investigates claims of unlicensed practice and work that doesn’t meet code and testifying on the State’s behalf for prosecution of those companies or individuals (active)
  • General Contractor’s exam prepatory class instructor (part time)
  • Multiple Category Winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (awarded to the top 5% of their service providers in each service category in their region) every consecutive year since we were put on the list.
  • Maintained an A+ with the Better Business Bureau for our entire history.
  • Landscaping product testing and evaluation for some of the country’s largest manufacturers such as Rainbird Corporation, Aquascape, Baseline, & Alliance Lighting (active)
  • Consultant and Qualified Expert for Civil cases involving landscaping & site development malpractice (part time)
  • Over 20 years of field engineering & construction experience in over 50 trades of construction and landscaping
  • Outdoor Life, Inc. Selected as one of the top 5 landscaping companies in Charlotte by CBS News in June of 2013
  • Landscape lighting work featured in the Alliance Lighting 2011 national landscape lighting product catalog
  • Hand picked to be the top landscaping company featured in the inaugral edition of Charlotte’s Hand Selected Service Guide to the BEST local businesses.
  • Selected by The Angie’s List Editorial Staff to be a contributor to an Angie’s List Magazine article on reclaimed water usage for irrigation in 2009
  • Selected by The Angie’s List Editorial Staff to be a contributor to an Angie’s List Magazine article on Eco Friendly “GREEN” Landscaping in 2010
  • Selected by the Charlotte Observer Editorial Staff to be a contributor to an article on Outdoor Living areas in 2005
  • Qualified contractor and service provider for some of the country’s largest corporations such as Bank of America, Carolina’s Healthcare System, and Target.
  • Successfully designed and performed residential construction projects up to $135,000.00 in cost and commercial construction projects up to $375,000.00 in cost.

Ready to get started on your next landscaping project? Contact Bill at Outdoor Life for more information!


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