Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Bloomings has experienced tremendous growth through out the past 20 plus years of servicing the Sarasota and Manatee county area. This growth would not have been possible without the help of the incredible Bloomings executive team. Please scroll down below to see the people who help make Bloomings what it is today!

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Founder & CEO

Rob founded Bloomings Landscape in January of 2000 as a two-man operation. Utilizing his degree in Turf Grass Management from North Carolina State University his passion for the landscaping industry, and ultimately the addition of a great Team, Bloomings has grown into what it is today. With 150 plus employees and 3 facilities servicing the greater Sarasota and Manatee county area, Bloomings Landscape has enjoyed many successes. Bloomings Landscape has continually prided itself on providing our client portfolio the latest technology, chemistry, and horticultural practices the industry has to offer. Today, you will find Rob either in the office, out at one of our client’s properties or in the latest bid closing meeting to ensure that every person gets the true Bloomings experience. Rob’s landscaping motto “I never said it would be easy, only that it would be worth it when done right the first time.”

Hobbies: Fitness, Fishing, travel, cooking, any outdoor adventures.

Rob Yarish



Vice President

Shane was born and raised in Manatee county. Being a lifelong Gator fan, Shane attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Turfgrass Science. After a brief, but valuable experience in the golf course management industry in South Florida. Shane wanted to get back to the Manatee county area, so he starting to focus on opportunities within the landscape management industry and joined Bloomings in 2006. Over the years, Shane has continued to expand his landscape management knowledge to include certified Arborist, Pest Control Operator, and FCHP. Shane continues to be a vital part of the Bloomings management team, and he is one of the key contributing factors to our successful track record of year over year business growth.


Hobbies: spending time with family, hunting and golfing.

Shane Battle



Vice President

Steve is a lifetime resident of Manatee County, with the majority of his life spent living in Palmetto. He has always had a passion for horticulture and has spent the past 20 plus years in the horticulture landscaping industry. Steve joined Bloomings in 2012 and throughout his successful career path worked his way to shop manager of our Bradenton office. Steve has a major role in Bloomings' strategic business plan to continue to grow our service footprint in the greater Lakewood Ranch and Parrish area.

Hobbies: fishing, grilling, and golfing.

Steve Sutton


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Account Manager

Bob is originally from Kansas. After a long career at Tyson Foods and owning a hotel Bob decided to move to Florida and soak up some of our world famous weather. Bob joined Bloomings in 2006 and his number one focus is about developing and maintaining long term successful relationships with our CDD and HOA business partners. The day in and day outs of an account manger can present many challenges, but with the experienced management and crews that Bloomings has put together, we can accomplish anything.

Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Kayaking

Bob Summer



Production Manager

Joe moved from Wisconsin to Florida in 1996 and he immediately jumped into the landscaping industry. Joe joined Bloomings in 2003 and has progressed within the company to the role of Production Manager. Joe assigns the job flow for our work crews going out every morning from our Sarasota headquarters and then heads out to confirm that each of the properties within his portfolio is getting the proper attention that it needs. Joe is a vital part of the Bloomings management team and customer satisfaction is his number priority.

Hobbies: Bass Fishing.

Joe Lytle



Office Manager

Originally from Ohio, Carla moved to Florida in 2001. Carla first joined Bloomings in March 2004 and after a short hiatus, she rejoined the Bloomings team in February 2008.  As the Office Manager for Bloomings Landscape, Carla is the glue that holds the company together as she brings her years of administrative experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting from previous corporate positions at Boar’s Head, Kellogg, and Century 21. 

Hobbies: Cooking, Learning, and Animal Welfare

Carla Torretta



Director of Business Development

Jay is a rare true Floridian, born in Sarasota and raised in Palmetto. He graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Retail Specialization. After a 16 year stint in the retail industry with stops at Bealls Department Store and Guy Harvey, Inc. He moved back to the Manatee County area. Jay joined Bloomings in the beginning of 2021 and he is truly excited to leverage his marketing skill set to help us grow our landscape maintenance portfolio.

Hobbies: weight lifting, acoustic guitar, traveling, and brewing beer.

Jay Perez