We are a sum of our parts — great people make for a great company.
Mike Schuhmacher, Owner “It is personally rewarding to change the face of an area.”
Mike started in the landscaping business 35 years ago. In 1992, he launched Legends Landscaping which has been a fixture of Reno landscaping for more than a quarter century. As founder of the company, Mike has held every position along the way, from laborer to landscape designer, heavy equipment operator to foreman. He built Legends with an approach unique in the Reno market — do it all and do it all well. Legends was among the first Reno landscape companies to offer start-to-finish design and installation, including curbing, pavers, irrigation, water features and decorative concrete. He is proud of his company’s commitment to quality work delivered on-time and on-budget.
Shane Beadell, Residential Superintendent
“I like that no two jobs are ever the same and it’s always challenging.”
Shane started working in the landscaping industry in 1993 as a grounds keeper for a property management company. He knows the business inside and out as he has held almost every position from laborer to operator, foreman to supervisor. To fill out his training, Shane completed certified landscape technician and nursery classes at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension. He is also OSHA certified.
Kerry Pyle, Commercial Superintendent
“I enjoy working with my crews in the field daily. I really enjoy and take pride in the relationships, not only with my crews and fellow employees, but relationships Legends has built with the contractors we work with.”
Kerry is a Northern Nevada native and has been in the commercial landscape industry for 18 years. At Legends, he has worked as a laborer, equipment operator, crew leader, foreman, estimator and now superintendent. Kerry holds certifications in Masonry Wall and Heavy Equipment Operator and is Osha 30 certified. He prides himself on producing quality construction for his clients on time and on budget and values working for a company that stands behind their projects.
Jose Fernandez, Commercial Superintendent
“I am lucky to work with friends and I appreciate the relationships built at Legends, including with contractors.”
Joe started landscaping in Northern Nevada in 2000. He has worked in maintenance, as a laborer, a foreman and now holds the position of superintendent. Joe is certified as a heavy equipment operator and in underground utility installation and is also Osha 30 certified.
Carrie Cowan, Commercial Estimator/Project Manager “I enjoy the fast-paced environment, the rush of adrenaline I get from bid days, problem solving when schedules get pushed or an unforeseen issue on a project, and the satisfaction of being able to see a finished product at the end of the job.”
Carrie’s first job was working in the nursery department when she was in high school. The job ignited her passion for plants and working outside. She has worked in every aspect of landscaping since, including residential estimator, designer, superintendent and commercial superintendent. Currently, Carrie does all of the commercial estimating and project management for Legends Landscaping. In her 20-year career, she has been certified as nurserymen, certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and OSHA 30 certified. Carrie also holds an associate’s degree in construction management.
Jose Lopez-Gonzolez, Residential Foreman
“I appreciate all the opportunities I have had working for Legends.”
Jose started working in landscaping in Reno in 1997. He has worked in maintenance, as a landscape laborer and is now a foreman. Jose is certified in landscaping and Osha 10.
Rene Flores, Residential Foreman
“I enjoy the team I work with and the variety of different projects.”
Rene has worked in the landscape industry for 14 years. He has worked as a laborer and now serves as a residential foreman. He is certified in heavy machinery operation and Osha 10.
Rodrigo Fernandez, Commercial Foreman
“What I enjoy best is planting and working with my boss, Kerry.”
Rodrigo started landscaping in 2007, working at the Cabela’s project in Reno. After beginning as a laborer, he is now a foreman for Legends. He specializes in irrigation systems, planting and keystone walls, and is Osha 10 certified.
Ismael Sanchez, Commercial Landscaping
“I like the way our team communicates and the variety of work we get to do.”
Ismael started landscaping in Reno in 2005. He has worked as a laborer and foreman and also has extensive construction experience. His certifications include equipment operator, underground utilities and Osha 10.
Pete Schuhmacher, Driver
“I like working outdoors and being on different jobsites with different challenges.”
Pete started working in landscaping in Reno in 1981. He has experience as a laborer, foreman, superintendent and equipment operator, and is now a driver for Legends.
He holds a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and heavy equipment certification.