Our company was founded in 2009 and quickly became one of the Virginia Peninsula's leading landscape design-build firms. We develop and implement solutions and ideas that will enhance the aesthetics of your property by installing beauty and functionality that lasts year after year.
Originally known as 'Landscapes by Eric Bailey,' our journey took a transformative turn in 2023, when we rebranded ourselves as OLÉ: Outdoor Living Experts. Co-founded by Eric and Quentin, our evolution included Eric's decision to step back from the owner-partner role, and doing what he enjoys; meeting with clients and sharing his passion for plants as our senior designer.
What Makes Us Exceptional
At OLÉ, we stand out in the world of landscape and hardscape for our unwavering commitment to excellence. We are committed to designing and crafting outdoor spaces without the distractions of routine mowing. While we don't mow lawns, we excel in seasonal services like expert pruning, mulching, and stunning flower installations.
Our distinct approach revolves around attentive listening to our clients' needs, ensuring that we provide tailored solutions that truly work for them. When you choose us, you're selecting a team dedicated to creating outdoor spaces that go beyond the ordinary, transforming your vision into reality.
Your Vision Team
Quentin Daugherty: Crafting Dreamscapes, One Vision at a Time
As the Owner and President of OLÉ, Quentin Daugherty brings a lifetime of passion for horticulture, landscape design, and construction to the forefront of your landscape., Quentin's journey into the world of plants and landscaping began at a young age. At 14, he embarked on his horticultural odyssey at the largest garden center in Newport News, where he not only cultivated a deep knowledge of plants but also gained valuable insights into in curating an exceptional team and fostering a work environment where creativity and innovation flourish.
What truly sets Quentin apart is his genuine commitment to understanding his clients' unique needs. He listens attentively, working closely with you to bring your vision to life. He's not just a designer; he's a collaborator who isn't afraid to offer expert suggestions to elevate your project to greatness.
Eric Bailey: the Bush Whisperer
Eric Bailey is not just a landscaper; he's a landscape visionary with an innate understanding of the plants that thrive in our local environment, while also keeping those pesky deer at bay. With a lifelong journey rooted in horticulture, Eric's fascination with plants began as early as the 3rd grade when he started his entrepreneurial journey at just $1/hour.
Over the past four decades, Eric has passionately honed his craft to become a premier landscaper, earning the title of the youngest Virginia Certified Nurseryman at the age of 17. His commitment to staying at the forefront of horticulture is unwavering. Eric regularly attends horticulture-related classes, ensuring he incorporates the latest trends and sustainable practices into his designs.
Eric's extensive experience and masterful techniques have solidified his reputation as one of the most prestigious and sought-after designers in the area. When you work with Eric, you're collaborating with a landscape expert who not only creates stunning outdoor spaces but also knows precisely which plants will flourish in our local area without becoming a deer's favorite snack.
Michelle Deschenes: Administrative Maestro
Meet Michelle, the welcoming voice on the other end of the phone for all your project inquiries, questions, billing, and general information needs. As the organizational linchpin of our team, Michelle not only keeps our design department running smoothly but also excels in managing the intricacies of HR, AP, AR, and any other task that crosses her desk. Her primary mission is to ensure we have the right information for your new landscape project or modifications to your existing one.
Michelle brings an impressive background to our team, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Master's degree (MA), and a history of teaching biology and botany at both the university and public/private school levels. Since joining us in 2018, Michelle has been an invaluable asset, contributing her expertise and passion to our projects.
With a deep-seated love for the natural world, Michelle places a strong emphasis on understanding the unique and varied roles that plants play in our overall health and well-being. Her commitment to enhancing your outdoor experience is matched only by her dedication to the thriving ecosystem that your landscape can become