Crafting Outdoor Dreams

Sep 05, 2023 at 03:30 pm by RMGadmin

When HISTORY’s American Picker Mike Wolfe went looking for a landscape architect to design his new outdoor gathering space at Columbia Motor Alley, he did not have to look very far. He just walked across the road in Leiper’s Fork, to his neighbor Tom Money, and hired Tom pretty much on the spot. No wonder, since Wolfe had watched Tom and wife Wendy’s yard be transformed from unremarkable to gasp-worthy. That, and the fact that Tom’s reputation as a successful landscape architect from Atlanta had followed him to Tennessee. 
Tom Money had a knack for impeccable landscape design from an early age. While still in high school, he launched his own lawn care business. Then, and still, Tom is known for his conscientious attention to an “edged to perfection” detail.
In the dirt and work, the sweat and early success, Tom felt energized and rewarded. So much so, he decided to stay with it, and earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.
“I’ve been immersed in this industry for decades, and love what I do,” Money said. “I bring insight and experience to the table, often problem-solving landscape issues, and always creating beautiful outdoor environments for my clients.”
To view Tom’s work is to understand his high level of technical knowledge and his experience in plant and structural design. Tom is known for providing unparalleled personal service, including his signature, hand-drawn architectural plans of each project. This “suitable for framing” original design captures the fine points of the landscaping layout in meticulous detail. 
When it comes to designing and redesigning lawns and outdoor spaces, Tom has an innate sense of what works. Among his career experience is Tom’s successful work with a premiere landscape company in Milton, Georgia, where he completed more than 200 projects.
Now, after working in the Atlanta market for many years, Tom and wife Wendy have relocated to Leiper’s Fork and launched  TMoneyDesign, Tom’s next adventure as a landscape architect. 
“My first priority in my work has always been meeting and getting to know my customers,” Money said. “First of all, I listen to the customer’s vision and then put energy and passion into expanding the original vision to an unexpected level of beauty and achievement. I’m excited to get my hands in the Tennessee dirt.” 
Tom’s services include primary and secondary home landscaping, driveways and walkways, flowers, shrubs, trees, outdoor living space, trail, and outdoor recreation sites. 
Tom and Wendy have two daughters, Paige and Leanne, and Sunny, a dog (as any good land-loving family should.) Beyond the love of plants, flora, fauna and creative design, Tom is a loyal follower of the Atlanta Braves, enjoys SEC football, and golf. 
If you’ve known Tom for a long time, or just getting to know him, it’s an easy relationship to have. His integrity is paramount, his passion and creativity a given. And just like in that early lawn care business, Tom brings an ‘edged to perfection” attention to TMoneyDesign.
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