MAL RANSONE, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF RANSONE'S NURSERY & MAINTENANCE, INC.
A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Mal Ransone grew up in Kilmarnock, Virginia, where he began to learn the value hard work at an early age. From being a town paper boy, to bagging groceries at the local Safeway, Mal became known as a hardworking individual throughout the community. His work ethic led him to study at Virginia Tech after high school, and he graduated in 1976 with a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Development. After graduating, Mal moved back home and began a lawn mowing business with 2 friends. The next year, in 1977, Ransone’s Nursery & Maintenance was incorporated and the rest is history. Now with a fleet of hauling vehicles, and multiple crews providing landscaping needs of all kinds, Mal’s eagerness to help people of his community and to grow his company led to the phrase that became one of our mottos: “Ransone’s. We do it all!”
DREW RANSONE, VICE PRESIDENT OF RANSONE'S NURSERY & MAINTENANCE, INC.
Drew Ransone, the son of Founder Mal Ransone, has had a hand in the family business since he could drive a tractor. While in high school, Drew worked in the summers for his father helping on the lawn cutting and hardscape crews, where he found an interest for hardscape design and architecture. Following in his father’s footsteps, Drew also studied at Virginia Tech and earned a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Construction in 2011. After moving back home, Drew began taking more of a managerial role in the company, and has since moved up to running Ransone’s Nursery & Maintenance alongside his father Mal. Drew’s way with people and mind for business has helped the company grow in recent years, and will bring many great ideas for the future as well.