Leadership Team

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Brad Swortzel – Founder and Owner

As owner of BWS Landscaping, Brad believes families and friends connect in extraordinary ways when their outdoor home is welcoming, elegant, creative, entertaining and fun.  Growing up in Virginia, some of his best memories were created spending time outdoors with family and friends. He spent his summers in high school and college working in the landscape industry. After several years in the commercial construction industry, he started BWS Landscaping. Brad believes integrity, leadership, and building relationships are the core principles for success.

Brad graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. He serves on the board of directors for UnBoundRVA and the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.

Kyle Ennis – Sales Manager

Kyle joined the BWS team in 2014 as sales manager.  Kyle is a native of Richmond, but began his landscaping career on Nantucket Island during summer breaks while in college. After serving as Operations Manager for a landscape firm in Nantucket, Kyle moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the nation’s leading commercial landscape maintenance firm. Kyle moved back to Richmond to serve as Residential Services and Horticulture Manager for a regional landscape firm.

Kyle graduated from James Madison University with a degree in History. He also completed the mini MBA program at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

Kyle Johnston – Project Manager

Kyle Johnston manages the hardscape and landscape projects for BWS. Kyle is dedicated to transforming properties to reflect the customer’s vision. This commitment makes him invaluable to the team. Kyle’s interest in the industry began at a young age as he grew up working in his family’s nursery and landscape company in Delaware. Kyle became a member of the BWS team in 2015.

Kyle graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. He is also a Virginia Certified Horticulturist.





David Nuckols – Account Manager

David is a seasoned landscape professional with a passion for our industry. He has been managing high end landscapes in Richmond for over 20 years. His values, experience, and desire to always keep improving the customer experience, makes him a perfect fit with our culture. David is also a Virginia Certified Horticulturist. 



Vlad Bugger – Sales and Business Development

Vlad joined the BWS team in 2015 as an installation crew leader.  He came to Richmond from Wallkill, New York to get away from the frigid temperatures.  After three years of running projects in the field, he was promoted to manager.  While his task vary from assisting in sales and production to fleet and facility management, he is always eager to help enhance the customer experience. He manages the fleet and keeps all our trucks, trailers, and equipment running smoothly. Vlad’s knowledgeable and hands on experience helps to improve and strengthen BWS.


Whitney Neal – Administrative Professional

Whitney is the Administrative Professional for BWS Landscaping. Prior to joining our team, Whitney spent seven years working in Children’s Ministry.  She enjoys helping people of all ages, and is in our office to help answer your questions.

Whitney graduated from Radford University with a degree in Sociology.



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