'It's in My Blood'

The first Walker Talk issue 25 years ago featured Atlanta company Scapes. Owner Steve Coffey had been in the industry since the mid-1970s. In 1992, his company owned eight Walker Mowers and generated annual sales of $5.5 million. Seven years later, in December 1999, he sold Scapes to TruGreen. He purchased a home in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, and took up snowboarding and enjoying other outdoor activities in a serious way.

People call on Steve Coffey of Coffey Landscaping to design and build their resort-style backyards.

“Landscaping was in my blood, so when my non-compete agreement ran out, I began to dabble in landscape design and build,” he recalled. “I worked alone and took on small projects, primarily for high-end residential properties.”

Today, he still has a place in Whistler, but spends most of his time in Crossville, Tennessee, halfway between Knoxville and Nashville, where people still call on Coffey Landscaping to design and build their resort-style backyards.

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