Bob Blandford is Chief Executive Officer for United Land Services.
He is responsible for all executive leadership, strategic planning, and public relations for our organization, and serves as the main liaison between our board of directors and corporate operations. Prior to his current role, he served as owner and operator of United Landscapes, a mainstay in Northeast Florida serving customers such as HOA, CDD, commercial developers as well as many national home builders. His organization helped to lay the foundation for United Land Services as it exists today.
Bob brings over 25 years landscaping industry experience to our organization and is committed to the best customer experience. He carries professional certifications in General Contracting, Pest Control, Agriculture, Irrigation, and Business Strategy & Planning.
Ray Leach is Chief Operating Officer for United Land Services.
He serves on our executive leadership team and handles daily field strategy for the organization and across our many branch locations to include compliance, finances, planning, and business development. Prior to his current role, he served as owner and operator of Southern Scapes, another mainstay in Northeast Florida focusing on landscape renovation, residential property care, and commercial design. His organization merged with United Landscapes to help lay the foundation for United Land Services as it exists today.
Ray brings over 30 years landscaping industry experience to our organization and is the driving force behind our commitment to quality and customer service. He carries professional certifications in Irrigation, Business Strategy & Planning, and specializes in organizational development and acquisitions.
Donnie Cope is Senior VP of Operations for United Land Services.
He serves on our executive leadership team and works as an extension of the President’s office in carrying out strategic goals for the organization. He collaborates with all our Northeast Florida branches to ensure our services are performed at the highest level by ensuring best practices are shared and followed. Prior to his current role, he served as Operations Manager for ULS and previously acted as owner and operator of Florida Turf Grass and Outdoor Concepts, servicing Northeast Florida with sod installation, grading, and design services.
Donnie brings over 7 years’ landscaping industry experience to our organization. He holds an Associate degree in Business Administration and Management from St. John’s Community College and specializes in tactical business leadership, change management, and operational strategy.
Bryan Lee is the Chief HR Officer for United Land Services.
He serves on the executive leadership team and is responsible for our human capital strategy and all areas of human resources within the organization. Prior to joining ULS, Bryan held top executive roles within human resources in both the transportation/logistics and manufacturing sectors.
Bryan has over 20 years of human resources and organizational development experience in both private and publicly traded companies with a focus on business strategy and cultural change. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Jacksonville University.
Jason Lamb is Chief Financial Officer for United Land Services.
He serves on our executive leadership team. Jason entered the landscape industry as the CFO for Somerset Landscape in Chandler, AZ in 2011. At the time the business was doing $6M in annual revenue. It grew organically and with acquisitions in Las Vegas and Dallas, it grew to $35M in annual revenue when it was sold in 2018 to Yellowstone Landscape. Jason worked for Yellowstone Landscape for two years as a Regional Controller. He joined United Land Services in 2020 as the Director of Finance and is now responsible for planning, forecasting, budgeting, and reporting for each of the business units and acquisitions. Jason holds a Finance degree and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Melissa Bullard is Vice President of Estimating for United Land Services.
Melissa joined the ULS team as a Project Estimator and is now an invaluable part of the ULS leadership team. She brings over 15 years of experience in Landscape & Irrigation construction to the organization, including a high level of expertise in estimating.
Melissa has worked on a variety of projects that include multi-family developments, townhomes and condominiums, office parks, shopping centers, and dining establishments throughout her career. Melissa ensures project outcomes are successfully met within budget through her oversight of all estimates and bid packages.
Chris Marquess is Vice President of Operations for United Land Services.
He serves on the executive leadership team and is responsible for effectively leading the ULS maintenance department. He collaborates with all of our maintenance branches to ensure Green Industry Best Management Practices are taught and followed to help provide services of the highest quality to our clients.
He is a seasoned industry expert who has extensive experience in developing and implementing policy and procedures to improve efficiencies and the company culture. He has been developing partnerships in land development and maintenance for well over a decade in the green industry. His dedication and commitment to his clients will lead our team to deliver top notch service for our partnering communities. Chris’ proven leadership along with his dedication to help others will be instrumental to the successful growth of United Land Services.
Tatiana Kurtiyakova is Vice President of Accounting for United Land Services.
Tatiana has over 10 years of accounting and finance experience in distribution, retail, and manufacturing sectors. She has proven ability to lead accounting teams and is experienced in implementing best practices and continuous process improvements while supporting operational growth. Tatiana is a team-oriented leader with keen talent evaluation and staff development skills. She oversees all aspects of accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, financial audit, taxation, budgets, debt service, cash analysis and projections, and payroll
Tatiana holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Law; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, S.E. in Finance from Valdosta State University; Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University Global. Has an active CPA license in the State of Florida.