Southern Elegance Design and Landscape is the culmination of years of hard work and the ultimate dream of owner, Steve York.  Ever since he had his first encounter working within the landscape industry at Pike Nursery in 1991, he knew that operating his own company was what he ultimately wanted to do.

In early 2012, the chance finally presented itself and Southern Elegance was born.  We are a small design / build landscape firm.  We offer complete design services, along with installation and maintenance, for anything you can dream up outside of your home.  Our focus is on custom residential jobs.  Whether it is a simple cleanup to a complete transformation, we are here to help lead you through the process.

More about our owner:

Steve York



Steve has been a part of the landscape industry in Atlanta for over 20  years.  His interest in the landscape industry started at an early age while working as a customer service representative with Pike Nursery in Alpharetta, GA.  While there, he quickly decided that this was what he wanted to do for a career.  Steve graduated from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

Upon completion of school, Steve came back to Atlanta and worked at one of Atlanta’s top Landscape Architecture firms, Pollock & Associates, for several years.  Looking to expand his skills and learn more about the industry, he ventured out and went to work for Shemin Nurseries, a national wholesale landscape supply company.  While working for Shemin, he furthered his knowledge of plant materials, all the while gaining valuable sales and managerial experience.

After several years of working at Shemin, he decided he needed to get back to his roots and work within the design and construction sector of the industry. Since that time, he has been the lead designer and project manager for several design / build companies in North Atlanta.  This is where Steve found his niche.  His ability to transform customer’s ideas into drawings has allowed him to succeed in today’s competitive market.

Steve, his wife Stacy, and their son Cameron live in Sugar Hill.  Outside of work, they enjoy traveling, relaxing on Lake Lanier, as well as playing tennis and socializing with friends.  On any given Saturday you can find him tending his smoker, trying to perfect the worlds best BBQ!