North State Gardens


Established Landscaping

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David Erwin

David Erwin  Founder, President, Designer

Company founder David Erwin studied landscape architecture at NC State University and completed his first landscape job in 1962. Since then, he has been designing and installing gardens nonstop, beginning in Aspen, Colorado. A North Carolina Registered Landscape Contractor, David moved his business to the Wilmington area in 1982 after many successful years in Hickory and the Triad.

Matthew Erwin

Matthew Erwin  General Manager, Designer

Matthew grew up in Hickory, NC, helping his Dad on landscape jobs during breaks from school. After earning a BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State University, he joined North State Gardens full time in 1992, starting in the field and eventually moving into management. Matthew is a North Carolina Registered Landscape Contractor, North Carolina Registered Irrigation Contractor, an ICPI Certified Installer of Interlocking Pavers, and a certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer.

Ben Kennedy

Ben Kennedy  Maintenance Manager

A native of Thomasville, NC, Ben began his career with Gilmore Plant and Bulb Co. in 1971. After many years working in the Triad, including five years with his own company, Ben moved to the Wilmington area in 1988 to join North State Gardens. After more than 38 years in the landscaping/horticulture field, Ben still enjoys the satisfaction of making a client happy and seeing a creative idea become reality.

Nancy Edens

Nancy Edens  Office Manager

Nancy has been with the company since 1991. She oversees accounting and job costing, as well as other office operations. A friendly voice to greet our clients, she is often the first line of contact with North State Gardens.