Our Team

Our network of designers and landscape professionals are among the most well-respected in the industry.


Cari DeLaughter


Cari has worked in all aspects of the green industry and worked with Blue Ribbon for 34 years. She is the married mother of three, and enjoys cooking, hiking, and traveling.

Doug Mineart

Director of Operations

Doug relocated to Arkansas in 1990 to pursue his education in Environmental Science and graduated from the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Soil and Water Science. He has been active in the green industry for over 30 years and has collaborated on projects ranging in scope from backyard makeovers to reforestation, watershed protection, and park construction. In his spare time, Doug enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, hiking, and camping.

John Hill

Director of Horticulture Services

John grew up in Eastern Arkansas to a rice farming family, and has 15+ years working in the green industry. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture. He is an Arkansas Certified Applicator, Oklahoma Certified Applicator, and a back flow assembly testing technician. In his spare time he enjoys bird hunting, golf, and spending time with his dog Jax.

Interested in joining our team?
Take a look at our open positions