About Us


About Our Company!

"Founded in 2004, The Haygood Group, LLC distinguishes itself by offering a high level of integrity and creativity, a personal working relationship with the Owner/Principal of the firm and a commitment of completeness and satisfaction, all within a team enviroment."

Awards and Recognitions

  • South Carolina ASLA Honor Award for Design, Marriott Grand Hotel Resort and Spa, Point Clear, AL 2005
  • "Documentary of Landscape Architecture in South Carolina", Tri-State ASLA President's Award of Excellence, 2001on behalf of the SC Chapter of ASLA
  • South Carolina ASLA Merit Award, Marriott's Grande Ocean Resort, 1998
  • Marriott's Grand Hotel Resort Voted "One of World's Best Resorts (2010)" By Travel+Leisure Magazine
  • Pillars of the Industry Awards National Association of Homebuilder's: Best Multifamily Community of the Year and Best Mid-Rise Apartment, Fusion 1560 City Apartment Homes, 2012
  • Excellence Award: Silver Award Best New Development: Mid-Rise, Fusion 1560 City Apartment Homes, 2012
  • Project of the Year (National): Mid-Rise Podium or Wrap By Multifamily Executive

Magazine Articles

  • Stages Magazine: Designing from the Ground Up
  • Mississippi Magazine: Wright's Mill Project


  • Nicholas S. Husak., : President - read more
  • Edward Pinckney/Associates, Ltd., : President - read more
  • Perry L. Wood/Wood+Partners, Inc.: President - read more
  • Mike Tuten/Harden Homes: President - read more

Professional Licensure

  • Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board (CLARB) Certified
  • Licensed Landscape Architect - FL LA0001610
  • Licensed Landscape Architect - MS #585
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker Associate - MS #B-19648

Professional Experience

  • 2004 – Present: President, The Haygood Group, LLC, Tampa, FL/Madison, MS
  • 1992 – 2004: Vice President, Wood & Partners, Inc., Hilton Head Island, SC
  • 1988 – 1992: Project Manager, Edward Pinckney/Associates, Hilton Head Island, SC


  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude, Mississippi State University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Landscape Contracting, Cum Laude, Mississippi State University, 1988

“I hired Gary the first time in 1988 and again in 1992; I would not hesitate to hire him a third time. Gary was with us for 12 years and was instrumental in the firm’s growth from 4 employees in 1992 to near 30 employees in 2005. He was made VP in 1998, and is highly regarded by his peers and clients.” - Perry L. Wood, FASLA, President, Wood+Partners, Inc.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Mississippi Chapter Secretary, 2011-2012
  • South Carolina Chapter President, 2000-2001
  • Homebuilders Association of MS, Member
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member
  • CLARB 2012 Cut Score Committee Member Reston, VA


  • American Resort Development Association “Redevelopment of Resort Properties”, 2004
  • American Resort Development Association “Resort Design in a Natural Environment”, 2002

Continuing Education

  • American Resort Development Association (ARDA) National Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2005 & 2006
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, May 2005 & 2006

Community Activities

  • Active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church
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