MEET our team

Rob Ewing, President / Design / Sales


Landscape professional since: 1991

Role: Budgeting, pricing and structure set up, sales and design, lighting

Enjoys: Good humor, family, friends, sports cars and life

Education: B.S. of Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Ball State University 1992, A.D. technician

Leslie Ewing Kitch, Vice President / Secretary


Landscape professional since: 1992

Role: Oversee financials, invoicing, talking with prospective clients, advertising

Enjoys: Spending time with family and friends, raising my children, reading, laughing, the lake

Education: B.A. Journalism, Indiana University 1988

mike Kitch, Vice President / TREASURER


Landscape professional since: 1985

Role: Customer service, human resources, oversee snow removal operations, sales

Enjoys: Family, friends, golf, more of the same at the lake

Education: B.A. Marketing, St. Joseph's College 1988

Jim Saxton, Design / Sales


Landscape professional since: 1974

Role: Design - interior, exterior, landscape, floral

Enjoys: Gardening, Lake Michigan cottage

From very early in his childhood, Jim Saxton had a fascination with and talent for all things plant-related. In 1960 Jim started working in florist industry and his talent took him in the direction of Landscape Design.

After extensive and notable horticultural and design experience, Jim founded Saxton Nursery (originally in New Haven, Indiana), in 1975. His imagination, horticultural knowledge and sense of architecture collectively have earned Jim and the Saxton Group a reputation for landscape designs of excellence, quality and aesthetic applicability in the Midwest and beyond. The vision and talent of Jim Saxton guided the Saxton Group to a place of prominence in the landscape and nursery industries. In 2009 Jim and the Saxton Group joined forces with Bruce Ewing Landscape to expand services available and produce an elite landscape company that will work together under one roof.

Landry Linn, Design / Sales


Landscape professional since: 1978

Role: Meet with clients, landscape/hardscape design, set up crews

Enjoys: Breeding Golden Retrievers, Grandkids, Camping & Fishing, Purdue Athletics

Education: B.S. Horticulture, Purdue University 1978, Omega Chapter Floriculture Honorary 1978

Additional: Pesticide Applicator's License, 3A & 3B, Member of Allen County Arborist Association

Brian Bucher, Construction Division Manager


Landscape professional since: 1988

Role: Scheduling, ordering job materials, providing field support

Enjoys: Sports, the outdoors, coaching

Education: Landscape Technology, St. Francis 1993, CADD, Pheonix Institute of Technology 1986


Sue Fogler, Accounting


Joined our team in: 1997

Role: Accounting - general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, banking and misc.

Enjoys: Traveling to warmer climates, watching my children play sports, figuring out puzzles

Education: B.S. Accounting, Indiana University 1979

Paul Sermersheim, Maintenance Sales


Landscape Professional Since: 2010

Role: Sales, Design

Enjoys: Camping, hiking, anything outdoors, traveling, family & friends, concerts

Education: B.A. Landscape Design & Horticulture, Purdue University

Jason Royse, Maintenance Division Manager


Landscape Professional Since: 1996

Role: Scheduling, routing, dispatching, processing times and materials

Enjoys: Family, friends, dogs and cats, gardening, sports

Education: B.S. Business Management, Indiana University 2007

Bruce Ewing   |   124 N. Thomas Rd.   |    Fort Wayne, IN 46808   |   260.432.2785


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