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About Us

Sunshine Services, a premier landscaping and hardscaping company based in the vibrant heart of Florida, takes immense pride in creating outdoor environments that exude natural beauty and reflect the principles of harmonious design.

Harnessing our collective years of experience and a profound understanding of Florida's unique climate and ecosystem, our commitment lies in morphing both residential and commercial spaces from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Our aim is to create outdoor spaces that not only accentuate the architectural beauty of your property but also encapsulate the distinctive charm and allure of our Sunshine State.

Our team comprises seasoned professionals, each bringing a distinct set of skills and a shared passion for landscaping and hardscaping. From expert landscape architects who sketch out the initial design plans to our skilled workers who breathe life into these blueprints, we work in perfect symphony to create outdoor spaces that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing.

With a keen eye for detail, an unwavering commitment to quality, and a deep love for the beauty of nature, we work collaboratively with our clients to bring their vision to life.

We cordially invite you to meet our dedicated and passion-driven team of professionals, who are at the heart of Sunshine Services:

The Management Team

President & Owner

Dan Wilson

Dan brings a wealth of expertise to the table, boasting over three decades of experience in diverse roles. A former Certified Public Accountant with an international accounting firm, Dan is well-versed in financial management and strategic planning. His academic credentials include a B.S.B.A. degree, graduating Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Accounting at the School of Business.

Beyond his accounting prowess, Dan has demonstrated executive leadership as a former Chief Financial Officer for a multi-million-dollar landscape services entity based in Central Florida. This role allowed him to hone his skills in corporate finance within the landscaping sector, managing large-scale budgets and financial operations.

Further expanding his expertise, Dan served as a Senior Project Manager at Brightview-Valleycrest Landscape Development in Tampa. Here, he took charge of full-service landscape scopes for high-profile projects, regularly managing budgets that exceeded $1 million. This position not only honed his project management skills but also deepened his understanding of landscape development at a grand scale.

With a blend of financial acumen and industry-specific knowledge, Dan offers an invaluable perspective on landscape development and management.

Director of Operations

Travis Hutcheson

Travis is a seasoned professional with over 28 years of experience in the landscape industry, and he is the linchpin of our Installation and Grounds Maintenance Operations. His comprehensive understanding of landscape, irrigation, and maintenance applications has made him an invaluable asset to Sunshine Services and our clientele who depend on his specialized expertise.

Travis has successfully directed numerous high-profile projects, working with renowned organizations such as Disney, Universal, Sea World, Bush Gardens, and The World of Golf Hall of Fame, to name a few. These extensive and high-stakes undertakings underscore his ability to manage complex projects, ensuring successful and timely completion.

Additionally, Travis holds the distinction of being a licensed Irrigation Contractor in numerous counties, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, and Osceola, as well as the cities of Tampa and Orlando. This accreditation further solidifies his expertise and commitment to maintaining the highest standards in his field.

With Travis at the helm of operations, our clients can expect the highest level of service, grounded in deep industry knowledge and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Chief Estimator & State Qualified Licensed Irrigation Holder

Bob Brooks

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Adams State University and brings with him an impressive 30-plus years of experience in the landscape industry. His professional journey includes notable stints at Brightview-Valleycrest Landscape Development and Central Florida Landscaping, where he honed his expertise and cemented his reputation as a leader in the field.

Throughout his career, Bob has been entrusted with high-profile projects, interacting with and negotiating contracts for esteemed clients. These include globally recognized names such as Walt Disney World, University of South Florida, City of Tampa, and Universal Studios. His portfolio also boasts collaborations with reputable construction and development firms like SKANSKA, RIPA Site, Metro Development, and Taylor Morrison, among others.

His ability to understand the specific needs of diverse clients and translate them into tangible, high-quality landscape solutions is a testament to his exceptional skills in client communication and project management.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bob has served his country with dedication and honor in the U.S. Navy. His military background has instilled in him values of discipline, teamwork, and service, which he brings to his role at Sunshine Services.

Procurement & Logistics

Dustin Wilson

Dustin, a former Marine and recent graduate of several technical programs, plays an instrumental role at Sunshine Services. His primary responsibilities encompass budgeting and procurement of materials, ensuring that we source high-quality resources from our robust network of vendors based in Florida.

Dustin adeptly utilizes our proprietary software tools for a range of critical tasks. These include meticulous budget management, efficient scheduling, and performing comprehensive take-offs, all contributing to our streamlined operations. His skills also extend to project management, where he lends his expertise to coordinate and oversee various stages of our landscape development projects.

In sum, Dustin is a valuable member of our team, bridging the gap between strategic planning and operational execution, ensuring that our projects are carried out on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

Business Development

Shane Schanstra

Shane, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to Sunshine Services. As a former business owner in the landscape industry and a certified pest control operator, Shane has garnered a profound understanding of the best practices needed to maintain and enhance a landscape's quality.

Over his illustrious career, Shane has gained comprehensive expertise in a broad array of services, including landscape and hardscape development, irrigation, sod installation, and pest control. This vast skill set enables him to address and manage a wide range of landscaping needs, ensuring that our clients receive well-rounded, top-tier service.

Shane has managed and contributed to the development of numerous high-profile properties throughout the Greater Tampa Bay area. His deep understanding of the local flora, climate, and landscape design trends makes him a particularly valuable asset for our clients.

Production Superintendent

Billy Sanchez

Mr. Sanchez brings over 15 years of rich, hands-on experience to Sunshine Services, covering a broad spectrum of landscape-related disciplines. His areas of expertise span landscape development, irrigation, sod installation, hardscaping, pump systems, drainage, and grading, making him a versatile professional equipped to handle a wide variety of tasks.

His extensive field experience offers Sunshine Services a practical perspective, enabling him to promptly and effectively solve any on-site issues that may arise. His proficiency in identifying and troubleshooting problems contributes to our ability to maintain project timelines and ensure the highest quality results.

In addition to his vast technical skills, Mr. Sanchez's keen eye for detail and his deep understanding of the intricate interplay between different elements of landscape design allow him to create and maintain spaces that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

Director of Maintenance, Pest Control License Holder

Kyle Dean

Kyle brings an impressive portfolio of over 30 years of experience to Sunshine Services, with his expertise primarily concentrated in pest control and maintenance. His career has provided him with significant exposure to government contracts, including those with the Department of Transportation, thereby equipping him with a nuanced understanding of public sector requirements and standards.

In his principal role at Sunshine Services, Kyle directs maintenance activities, ensuring that our landscapes remain in optimal condition. His extensive background in pest control is invaluable in maintaining the health and beauty of these landscapes, as he implements effective strategies to protect them from various pests while adhering to environmental safety standards.

The Design Team

Landscape Designer

Alicia Kominsky

Alicia Kominsky, a graduate of Delaware Valley College, holds a degree in Plant Science and Biotechnology. This strong educational foundation has equipped her with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of plant growth and development, making her an invaluable asset to Sunshine Services.

Alicia's career began in the heart of organics, working at a local farm that specialized in producing high-quality vegetables and herbs for fine dining restaurants. Here, she leveraged her academic knowledge of plant science to propagate, repot, and divide specimen plants within a greenhouse environment. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining a butterfly garden, where her appreciation for the symbiotic relationship between insects and plants deepened.

Transitioning from the organic farming sector, Alicia ventured into the commercial landscape industry. She honed her skills in nursery management, overseeing plant cultivation and ensuring their health and vitality. Simultaneously, Alicia also delved into the creative side of landscaping, providing design services that catered to the unique visions of her clients.

She has been instrumental in developing custom landscape and hardscape features, including patios, walls, poolscapes, plantings, and driveway pavers. Her combined expertise in plant science and landscape design allows her to create outdoor spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also ecologically balanced.

With her versatile skill set and passion for horticulture, Alicia enriches our team and enhances the quality of the services we offer at Sunshine Services.

Landscape Designer

Samuel Saunders

"Samuel Saunders is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in the landscape industry. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Samuel holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design, an academic accomplishment that underpins his extensive practical expertise.

His career journey has seen him wearing multiple hats - as an entrepreneur, a manager, and a growth strategist in the landscape sector. This diversity of roles has given Samuel a comprehensive understanding of the industry, equipping him with the necessary skills to handle projects of varying scales and complexities.

Samuel's acumen extends beyond the realm of design and installation. His proficiency in landscape architecture is complemented by an entrepreneurial spirit. He has owned, managed, and expanded several entities within the sector, demonstrating his ability to envision and execute strategic growth plans. This hands-on experience, coupled with his academic background, makes him an invaluable asset to our team at Sunshine Services.

Adding another feather to his cap, Samuel is also a professional writer who has penned numerous articles on topics spanning the landscape and hardscape industry. His written contributions have provided insights and guidance to both peers and clients, further solidifying his standing as an industry expert.

In Samuel Saunders, Sunshine Services has a versatile professional whose breadth and depth of knowledge significantly enrich our team's collective expertise."

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