All Island Landscape
All Island Landscape had humble beginnings. Byron Rymer worked in the landscape field in Boston, married a girl from Newport, moved to Portsmouth, and as he said, “I was stuck here.” So he founded the company in Portsmouth in 2000 as Byron’s Lawn Care. It began as a weekend job of cutting lawns and trimming shrubs. After only one month, Byron realized that the business needed more attention. He left his construction job and literally went door-to-door to build the business during the first year.
By 2001, the company needed to hire its first employees. The name of the company was also changed to All Island Landscape. That year proved to be so successful that the company was then able to purchase trucks, trailers and equipment to better serve its growing list of steady clients.
All Island Landscape continued to grow and grow. The company began laying patios and walkways and purchased its first bucket truck for its new tree service. Headquarters were moved from Byron’s backyard to a new, larger property where the materials yard and garden center opened as a retail outlet.
Today, All Island Landscape has 66 employees at the height of the season, and 31 vehicles. Its list of services continues to grow and includes new plantings, regular lawn maintenance, tree pruning and removals, patio and walkway installation, retaining walls, grading and drainage solutions, as well as new lawn, fountain and pool installations.
The retail end has expanded to a full-service materials yard that offers mulches, stone, bluestone, cobblestones, screened loam, and a host of other landscape and masonry materials and supplies. The company is the exclusive area dealer for Unilock® Pavers, and is an authorized dealer for Walpole Woodworkers products and Seaside Casual Furniture.
All Island Landscape serves Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol, Warren, Barrington, Jamestown, Wickford, Wakefield and surrounding communities in the Providence and South County areas.
Byron’s extraordinary leadership has taken the company from a one person, one lawn mower operation in 2000, to a company comprised of 66 employees at the height of the season, with 31 vehicles, four lawn crews, two tree crews, a masonry division and a growing landscape design division. Byron oversees the overall operations side of the company. He also manages the Commercial and Residential Landscape Division as well as the Tree Service Division. He is a true visionary. His commitment to serving the community in all of its landscaping needs has attributed to the exponential growth of his company.
Byron was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, and has lived in Rhode Island for the past 16 years. He attended Eastern Nazarene College where he studied religion and history and met his wife, Gina. Byron brings nearly two decades of construction and landscaping experience to his company.
Gina’s exceptional fiscal skills as a Certified Public Accountant have kept the company running smoothly since the day it was founded. She oversees all administrative duties, including receivables, payables, estimates, payroll, and taxes. Her keen insight and management abilities have been invaluable during the rapid expansion of the All Island Landscape services and corporate growth.
Gina was born in Minnesota and moved to RI when she was seven years old. She graduated from Rogers High School in Newport and earned her accounting degree at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA in 1998.
As our lead staff Landscape Architect Josh is involved in the planning and design of our exterior landscape or space designs. He designs the location of buildings, roads, walkways, and the arrangement of flowers, shrubs, and trees.