About Us

The YardFathers Promise:

To provide top quality products, services and workmanship to seamlessly give our customers the very best.

Our goal is to build and enhance your outdoor living space in a way that fulfills your creative vision and goals for the project. All work done by the YardFathers is guaranteed. We hire the most skilled craftsmen in WNC to ensure our work is done on-time, and right the first time. If we can’t do what a client wants with complete confidence and with our guarantee of quality materials and workmanship, we are happy to refer you to another trusted and vetted company.
Giving you our very best work and professional service is not only our promise, it’s our guarantee.

Meet Our Team.

Photo of Nick Cardillo and customer support pups

Nick Cardillo—Owner & President

Nick is a native Ashevillian with extensive experience in hardscape and landscape construction. Since starting The YardFathers in 2013, as primarily a lawn maintenance business, Nick has strived to obtain the ability to offer his true passion, landscape construction. Ditching the maintenance services in 2015 he has since built a business focusing strictly on hardscape and landscape installations. While continuing to acquire certifications and licensures in the field Nick is always focused on the future and expanding his knowledge and creativity. Nick is married to a beautiful woman who is also an entrepreneur, has two gorgeous young children, and two handsome young pups. He spends most of his free time making memories with his family.

Joey Griggy

Joey Griggy—Installation Foreman

Joey moved to Asheville in 2016, and shortly after began his employment with the YardFathers Landscaping. He started out as standard crew member on the installation crew. With his ambition for perfection and ability to learn, he soon became one of the YardFathers greatest assets. He has since become the foreman of the installation crew, and the YardFathers highest skilled crew member. We are grateful to have such a skilled tradesman as part of our team. Joey continues to further his education and skill in the hardscape department. He joins Nick and other crew members to attend educational classes and demonstrations to obtain certifications throughout the year. On his off time Joey continues to explore the beautiful city of Asheville.

Hank the Dog

Hank—Customer Service

Hank is a native to Leicester, NC. Born with 8 brothers and sisters, Hank has always been the first to greet anyone and anything he sees. Hank has been working with Nick and The YardFathers since he was 6 weeks old. As the YardFathers most loyal and trusted employee, Hank has never missed a day of work…that he wanted to. He is usually the owner's, employee's, and client’s favorite member on The YardFathers crew. Hank enjoys catching Frisbee or anything thrown, people, dogs, riding in cars, work, and most things in life. He is most likely the world’s greatest dog.

PSA: If you don’t like dogs he can stay home he has a brother he loves to play with.