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Becoming Browder-Hite

Who We Are

Change is at the heart of the landscape business. Similar to the plants we install, Browder-Hite has grown and flourished. Originally founded in 2003 as Eastern Shore Landscape Management, Browder-Hite in Exmore, VA, has steadily grown and developed an excellent reputation for quality of work, creative design, innovative solutions, and friendly faces. 

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2022 Best of Virginia “Landscape Design” Winner!


Making Elva & Mary Proud

When rebranding the company in 2015, President Benjamin Lewis looked to his grandmothers for inspiration, combining their maiden names to form Browder-Hite. As ‘children of the Depression,’ both Mary & Elva had to rely on self-determination, hard work, and sacrifice in order to thrive. Those values guide Benjamin today, and it’s the qualities we look for when welcoming new team members into the Browder-Hite family.

“While our name honors my grandmothers, it’s the people of Browder-Hite who make the difference.”

– Benjamin Lewis, President

The Browder-Hite Team

At Browder-Hite, we’re committed to creating unique outdoor spaces and second-to-none client relationships.

Benjamin Lewis, President and Founder of Browder-Hite in Exmore, VA

Benjamin Lewis

President & Founder

Benjamin is the President and founder of Browder-Hite.

From its humble beginnings out of Benjamin’s home in 2003, he has grown the company to become one of the region’s largest providers of landscape design, installation, and maintenance to residential and commercial clients alike. Operating out of multiple locations with experienced staff, Benjamin guides a firm that now offers complete turn-key options for every outdoor issue a homeowner or property manager may encounter.

Benjamin received his BA from Greensboro College and MA from Florida State University.

Wayne Cunningham, Financial Manager at Browder-Hite in Exmore, VA

Wayne Cunningham

Financial Management

“Wayne C.” is responsible for all collection, organization and administration of client contracts and records at Browder Hite. He also performs periodic special project tasks such as marketing and promotion efforts. Wayne C. has an extensive ownership background in small business, most recently owning and operating a commercial food supply firm servicing the greater Philadelphia, Lancaster and Bucks County, PA region that his father founded. He also has experience in landscape materials supply, the alternative fuels industry and non-profits. His broad, long-term business experience and calm demeanor are major assets as he bridges the gap between client experiences and the Browder Hite office, daily.

Wayne C. received his associate’s degree in business administration from Central Penn Business School. Wayne C. is proudly married to Donna Cunningham and thoroughly enjoys deer hunting and the great outdoors.

Donna Childers, Client & Business Development at Browder-Hite in Exmore, VA

Donna Childers

Client & Business Development

Donna has over 30 years of experience with financial and office management matters, including account management and customer service. While in the banking industry she served as a commercial loan administrator, executive administrative assistant, officer in charge of security, customer service representative, and as a teller.

At Browder Hite, Donna manages office staff and is ultimately responsible for all client, vendor, and customer service interactions. Additionally she handles and coordinates all corporate banking, HR relations and general client account management.
Donna earned her Associate’s Degree in General Banking from the American Institute of Banking while working full time.

Donna enjoys spending as much time as possible with her daughters, Michaela and Rebecca. Donna also serves at the Rock Church of the Eastern Shore on the music ministry team, as the children’s church director and as the VBS sports camp director.

Ty Warren, General Manager at Browder-Hite in Exmore, VA

Ty Warren

General Manager

An Eastern Shore of Virginia man by all accounts, Ty comes to Browder-Hite with extensive landscape experience. Most recently Ty founded, owned and operated Shore Lawn Care Solutions for 10 years during which time he grew the company substantially through sales and acquisitions. At Browder-Hite, Ty is responsible for all aspects of our landscape maintenance, spanning mowing operations, mulch bed maintenance, tree and shrub maintenance, general herbicide work and lawn care. In 2023, Ty will assume all management and supervision of Browder-Hite’s snow and ice work. Well known for his friendly personality and helpful nature, there’s no one better suited to manage the demanding and continuous nature of landscape maintenance than Ty Warren.

A lover of anything sports and the outdoors, Ty is especially fond of Duke basketball, the Masters golf tournament and spending time with his family and friends.


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Mailing Address
PO Box 265
Exmore, Virginia 23350

Business Hours:
Monday — Saturday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed