Lee Highway Nursery


About Us


Lee Highway Nursery (LHN) is an establishment that prides itself on its commitment to ensuring that every single customer is provided with the highest level of customer service possible. We take great joy in knowing that we are able to assist our customers in enhancing their landscapes with products that will last for years to come. Our dedicated team is composed of experts in the areas of landscape design, horticulture, and turf services with over 130 years of combined experience within the industry. Our team boasts diverse qualifications ranging from Virginia Certified Horticulturalists to Turf specialists who are ready and willing to address all of your landscaping and horticultural needs with utmost professionalism and attention to detail. At LHN, we are more than just landscapers and hardscapers; we are your one-stop-shop for your home or business’ dream garden, lawn and backyard.


Chad Lohr

Owner of Lee Highway Nursery | Landscape Design and Maintenance Sales

Chad Lohr is a Virginia Tech graduate with over 20 years of experience in landscape and turf management, became a part-owner and general manager of Lee Highway Nursery in 2010. He brings valuable knowledge and is actively involved in daily operations.

Chad Smith

Operations Manager | Landscape Design and Maintenance Sales

Chad Smith has over 27 years of experience in horticulture. Chad is well-versed in all facets of landscape installation and maintenance, including planting, hardscaping, outdoor lighting, and drainage. Currently, he serves as the LHN Northern Virginia Operations Manager while also working as a skilled designer and purchasing agent.

James Utz

Lawn Care and Plant Health Manager | Landscape and Maintenance Sales

James Utz is a family man who lives in rural Madison County, where his family has farmed for nine generations. For more than a decade, James has helped people with their lawns and landscapes. He wants to help keep your plants healthy by sharing his knowledge about proper plant nutrition and managing diseases and pests. James is available to help with any landscape issues, big or small.

Mary Austin

Designer | Landscape and Maintenance Sales

With 41 years in the landscape industry, Mary is here to help you with all your landscape, hardscape and garden needs. She is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist and was a Master Gardener, for 24 years. Whether you are a homeowner, civic organization or a landscape contractor, Mary is here to give you a warm country welcome while assisting you with your landscaping needs.

Lisa Jordan

Office Admin / Accounts Receivable

Lisa has worked for us since June, 2012. She has worked in several departments for the company and currently is an Office Admin and processes all the accounts receivable. Lisa has been in the Horticulture industry since 1998 where she had her first job as a cashier at a Garden Center. She has a robust background in Floral Design including weddings and event planning. 

Cathy Tasker

Office Admin / Accounts Receivable

Cathy has worked in the banking and accounting fields for more than 50 years. She came to work with us in April 2016 as the Office Admin and HR. She currently processes payroll and accounts payable. Cathy is a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loves cross-stitching, baking and gardening. While, she brings a wealth of office knowledge to us, she wants to give the best customer service to you.