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          More About Me.....   Steve Hill founder,                                            New Leaf Associates--

Committed to Excellence


Steve has served as a regional leader in the North Carolina green industry including owning his own landscape, irrigation and landscape lighting company for 25 years, then selling to a Lawn and Landscape Top 150 company. Steve is a Trailblazer with the NALP, and has been featured in several trade magazines. Steve knows a thing or two about strategic planning, goal setting and generating additional revenue with unique add-on business ideas. During the 25 years in business, Steve’s companies performed over 1,200,000 hours of landscape services and beautified over 3000 properties. He provides consulting to small and medium size landscape, irrigation and lawn care businesses. When he’s not digging in the garden, he’s hunting birds across the US with his canine friend, Cotton. 


  • NC Licensed Landscape Contractor #0037

  • NC Licensed Irrigation Contractor #197

  • NC Registered Pesticide applicators License           #26-11851

  • NC Certified Plant Professional

  • Irrigation Association C.I.C. Certified Irrigation Contractor # 07072

  • 2015 to present Board member Carolina's Irrigation Association

  • NALP C.L.P Certified Landscape Professional

  • 2014 to present NALP Trailblazer

Associations & Memberships:

CIA: Carolinas Irrigation Association

NALP: National Association of Landscape Professionals

GIC: NC Green Industry Council

NCNLA: NC Nursery and Landscape Association

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