• 2635 East Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738 - (865) 436-5945


Rex Howards Landscaping and Excavating, LLC is a family business founded by Rex and Ruby Howard in 1969. Our company got it’s beginnings with one wheelbarrow, an array of hand tools and a 1960 model Buick. At that time Rex was employed with the state of Tennessee on a survey crew which worked primarily on road surveying including the path of Interstate 40. Most work was done in the evenings and on weekends after Rex returned from his job with the state. As business grew and the work load increased to a level that required full time attention Rex resigned from his job with the state and opened Howard’s Construction Company. All types of work was performed from landscaping, excavating, demolition to tree removal.

The base of operations was located in John Green’s Grocery, Ruby’s father, until 1985 when the current office was constructed a couple of hundred feet up the highway from the grocery. As Sevier County has grown and changed so too has Rex Howard’s. What started simply as a sideline income to a full time job has grown into one of the top landscaping companies in East Tennessee providing a full array of landscape and minor excavating services.

Rex and Ruby ran the day to day operations of the business and were joined in 1995 by their son Kevin after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. In 2000 their daughter Brenda Oakley joined the business as well where she serves as office manager. Rex and Ruby stepped down from daily involvement in the business in 2004 after more than 40 years of work in the landscaping and excavating business. In 2015 the business again grew with the addition of Denise Howard, Kevin's wife, to assist with office predations and safety training.

Rex Howard’s Landscaping and Excavating, LLC. celebrated 45 years of business in 2014. We feel this is a significant accomplishment made possible by many skilled and dedicated employees over the years. We look forward to the many years to come as we continue to grow, evolve and meet the need of our clients who have helped us to achieve a very successful first 40 years helping Sevier County and East Tennessee with all landscaping and excavating needs.

As Sevier County, East Tennessee and the landscape industry continue to evolve so too does Rex Howard’s Landscaping and Excavating, LLC.

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