About Eric Simpson Landscaping
Our Principal, Eric Simpson
Born and raised in Ashland, Oregon, Eric graduated from Southern Oregon University (at the time, S.O.C.). Eric began landscaping to supplement college tuition. Through college & slightly beyond, he tried a variety of occupations but began to acquire a love of landscaping which turned into passion and inspired him to start his own business. He passed the (quite rigorous at the time) barrage of State Testing, providing Eric with the preeminent State Landscape License available. Through the years, Eric has designed and built hundreds of landscapes, predominately in the Rogue Valley. He resides with his life partner, confidant and best friend Pam, who works in administration at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Together they enjoy mountain biking, paddle sports, hiking, traveling, family, their two dogs and a solid healthy lifestyle. Eric immensely enjoys listening to Prem Rawat and often attends his speaking engagements. Eric credits Rawat for helping him recognize that the love within and the appreciation for the gift of life itself are his life priorities.
Michael ‘Mick’ Miller
Mick started in the industry in 1975, and has been working in the field his entire 40 plus year career. He has experience in all phases of Landscape Design and Construction…Read More
From Hands-on Labor through Supervisory Roles and Business Ownership, Mick has considerable experience in Landscape & Irrigation Project Management on under- takings from Small Residential to Large Commercial projects, Agricultural, and Golf Courses.
He has worked with all hardscape elements including Wood, Stone, Concrete and Segmental Retaining Walls. He has been directly involved in the design and installation of Waterfalls, Ponds, & Lakes.
Mick’s irrigation experience is substantial. He has designed and installed large, dynamic irrigation systems requiring intensive engineering. He is educated in water hydraulics and understands the intricacies of proper irrigation design and installation.
Mick is knowledgeable in low-volume and high efficiency systems which optimize the benefit of our precious water resources. He has worked with conservation programs including Green Globes, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and California’s Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).
I came to Ashland to attend Southern Oregon University and pursue a degree in business management, with a minor in film, television, and convergent media…. Read More
I remember my first impression of Ashland was that it was one of the most beautiful towns I had ever seen, with a kind and welcoming community. Growing up in Bay Area California, it was a nice transition to move to a small town with such appreciation for nature. While attending Southern Oregon University, I had the opportunity to play for the Southern Oregon Raider football team. I had the privilege to play under some incredible coaches, such as our beloved, late hero Craig Howard and Ashland’s very own Charlie Hall. Throughout my time here in Southern Oregon, I have made amazing memories, met extraordinary people, and learned incredible skills. Southern Oregon has made such an impact on me that I want to live and work in the Rogue Valley for the rest of my life. My goal is to give back to the Rogue Valley one landscape at a time.
Eric Simpson Landscaping has successfully completed many spectacular residential and commercial landscaping projects in Ashland, Medford, Phoenix, Talent, and the surrounding areas of Southwest Oregon. Eric’s phenomenal success is largely attributable to his personal, collaborative approach to each project. His client’s needs, desires and input are incorporated into every step of the process, to ensure that the final result — a stunning new landscape — is always more than clients thought possible. No project is too big or too small for Eric Simpson Landscaping! We have the experience and resources to execute your landscaping project on time and on budget! No matter what your project, the final result will be beautiful, practical, and affordable. We provide a unique setting where feelings of solitude, happiness, relaxation, joy, safety, and love can flourish and further your peace of mind.
Eric Simpson Landscaping holds the foremost license issued through the State of Oregon Landscape Contractors Board. We are bonded and insured. For more information about State Licensing of Landscapers, and to understand why it is critical that you hire only a Licensed Landscape Contractor, please visit our Landscaping Issues page.
When Eric Simpson Landscaping was founded in 1997, he had four basic principles: offer peace of mind, provide a loving home atmosphere, be affordable, and be FUN! This philosophy still underlies all of Eric’s projects.
In recent years, however, Eric has become acutely attuned to water conservation issues in the Rogue Valley. Southwestern Oregon, like many areas of the Pacific Northwest, has experienced exceptionally dry periods over the past several years, and all indications are that this trend is only compounding. Eric’s philosophy embraces the belief that water conservation concerns are important, not only during times of water shortage, but always; they should be routinely integrated into all landscaping plans and practices.