Our Contractors


The Backyard Farmer crew gathers in our new showroom after an excellent RVA Earth Day 2013. From left, standing: Nick Stelmack, Sheila Sheppard Lovelady, Clark Lovelady, Tobey Vernon, Andrew Alli, Hillary Hartley, Zane Massie. Seated: Penny Ferris, Erik Lohse, Tim Adkins, Sean Sheppard, and Butters.

Backyard Farmer is a contractor-owned company. What does this mean to you as our client?

Peace of mind and confidence—that the people working at your house, at your place of business or at your child’s school are highly-qualified, experienced and above all, committed to meeting the highest standards of service. That you are receiving the benefit of collective input when your project is reviewed and planned. That regardless of your question or vision, someone in our network of contractors can provide expert opinions and solutions. And because our contractors share expensive overhead such as equipment and material costs, you can be sure that our estimates are competitive.

Our contractors provide eco-friendly services for landscaping, carpentry, furniture-making and more. We share a common belief in education and community development. We share a common philosophy that the preservation of the future relies on our choices today.

These values guide our purpose: to offer top quality home and property improvement for residential, corporate, and institutional clients, to collaborate with the community to improve our region, and to provide educational opportunities for those who want to do it themselves.