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Gregory Hyman, Owner Cornerstone Landscapes Santa Barbara

Gregory Hyman

Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer

Born and raised in the Santa Cruz mountains, Gregory has 18 years’ experience in the California landscape industry. His extensive knowledge of the construction process, passion for composition and design, and hands-on approach can be traced back to his early youth, when he developed a fascination for the many land development sites that surrounded his family’s home. As a child he spent every daylight hour playing outdoors in the woods, and later, surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean.Gregory is a skillful communicator and encourages his clients to participate in the creative process. His balanced approach blends clients’ visions with their home’s architectural style and the best use of their land. He has been a resident of Santa Barbara for 10 years and lives there now with his wife and two dogs.



 

Lorena Flores

Executive Administrator

Lorena Flores has been with Cornerstone Landscapes since 2013. She earned her Associates degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Santa Barbara City College. Lorena has developed long-term professional relationships in the construction industry thanks to her reliable work ethic and eagle eye for detail. She leads Cornerstone’s administrative organization, assists the safety program, and leads human resources, payroll, bookkeeping, and insurance compliance.



 

Armando Espino

Project Supervisor

Armando Espino has worked with landscape and general contractors for over 25 years. For a decade Armando has overseen and executed complex construction projects from start to finish including blueprint reading, client meetings, project staging and material ordering, crew supervision, skilled labor and project documentation. From horticulture and landscape maintenance, to landscape installation and construction, Armando is an expert builder in multiple trades. Perhaps his greatest asset is calm under pressure, meeting critical timelines while fostering the spirit of unity amongst the team.



 

Jacob Cardenas

Lead Foreman

Jacob has worked in the landscape and construction industries for over 14 years. As Cornerstones lead foreman, he oversees daily field operations and crew organization in construction and landscape maintenance. His expertise spans horticulture to heavy construction and Cornerstone’s employees appreciate his gentle and respectful way that commands respect and excellence in execution.


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“It is a pleasure to work with someone as competent, honest and ethical as Gregory, and I would highly recommend him for any landscape-related project.”

– Bob S., Homeowner

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