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19 February 2018
We are seeking a skilled landscaper who has experience with plant installations and maintenance. Knowledge of irrigation installation is a plus. 

This position includes being part of our green roof installation team. No green roofing experience is necessary. We are based in Asheville, but we travel throughout the southeast installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls. You must be able to travel out of town (hotel and food per-diem provided). Travel is typically MondayFriday but not every week. All travel will be in our work vehicles but you need to be able to reliably get to our shop in Asheville. Must have good driving record. 

Our work is physically demanding and often during hot conditions. We often work on construction sites and use large equipment (cranes, forklifts) operated by certified personnel. We are looking for honest, communicative team members who are self-motivated, punctual, and are willing to work as part of a team. References required.

Pay rate will be based on skill level, experience and references. Hours will be 20-40 hrs per week with some off time in between projects. 

We are a drug and alcohol-free workplace. 

​If this sounds good to you, please send resume and references to ​
02 August 2017 
Mountain Xpress chats rooftop gardening with Living Roofs, Inc, local chefs and Bee City USA!

Raising the roof: Asheville restaurants and bars take kitchen gardening up a notch

05 June 2017 
Post and Courier looks closer at green roofs and living walls

Green Roof, walls gain momentum in South Carolina

2016 December 28 | January 3 2017
Mountain Xpress pictures a living wall at Sierra Nevada Brewery that LRI enhances and maintains.

Sustainable Craft: Local brewers get high marks for enviro preservation

2016 October
JJR Development LLC creates a promotional video highlighting LRI green roofs as part of a 6-unit, multistory development in Charleston, SC.

A Modern Approach to Living

Fall 2016
Carolina Home + Garden features a micro home in Asheville with a LRI semi-intensive green roof.

You Can Go Home Again: Micro home’s park view and creek triumphed over tricky building logistics

2015 August | September
Architectural Digest highlighting green roofing options + checking in with Living Roofs, Inc.

Green Roof Options – Renovating Ideas

2015 March | April
WNC Magazine’s article featuring a Lake Toxaway residence with a Living Roofs Inc. green roof.

Living Roofs Inc.-WNC Magazine-Lake Toxaway Green Roof
“Grand Outlook” details the inspirations behind the design and building of this Lake Toxaway mountian dream home.

See the Lake Toxaway green roof portfolio page

2014 September 08
LRI Lake Toxaway Project highlighted in Erosion Control, the official Journal of the International Erosion Control Association

‘From Rooftop to Pavement’

2014 September 04
LRI Project highlighted in Living Architecture Monitor Fall 2014 Issue

‘Steep Challenge – Lakeside Residence in North Carolina Gets a Green Roof Solution For its Steep Site’

2013 November 22
LRI consulting work on the Moore Farms Botanical Garden Green Roof in Lake City, SC

“The green roof at the Moore Farms Botanical Garden serves as a part of a national experiment in green building design”
Living Roofs Inc. provided consulting work for the green system selection and oversight of the green roof installation. Newslinks Article Project Profile

2013 August 29
LRI is honored to be a nominee in the American Made Awards!

Living Roofs, Inc. was entered in the 2013 American Made Awards.  Please click on the link above + head on over to the polls to vote for your favorite living roof company.  You can vote every 24 hours.

2013 July 11
LRI joins Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) for Green Roof Symposium in Winston – Salem, NC

Piedmont Triad Symposium Information and Registration Page

GRHC is presenting the Piedmont Triad Green Roof Market Development Symposium.

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 9am to 6pm
Where: Benson University Center, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Who Will Attend: 100 people or more, including representatives from local, regional, and state government, architects, landscape architects, planners, building owners, contractors, educators, green roof system manufacturers, and more.

2013 June 13
LRI project snags cover of Carolinas Roofing Magazine and includes an article authored by Emilio Ancaya

Emilio’s article in the May/June issue of Carolinas Roofing Magazine reviews how proper design, installation, + maintenance ensure a cost-effective green-roofing solution.

2013 March 4
WNC Magazine writes article on LRI’s Green Roof Shed Plans

DIY Green Roof Shed Plans

Kate and Emilio are featured in this month’s publication of WNC Magazine!  They discuss small-scale green roofing and our S H E L T E R DIY architectural plan sets.  All you need to build your own backyard green roof!




2013 February 21
LRI featured in new Green Roofing Book

The Professional Design Guide to Green RoofsLiving Roofs, Inc. is proud to be included in the newest green roof book “The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs”.  Living Roofs, Inc. case studies, graphics, and process were highlighted.  The book is available online + in stores.




2012 October 31
Charlotte Business Journal publishes article featuring LRI

LRI installed the green roof at the Autobell Carwash in South Charlotte!  Here is an article in the Charlotte Business Journal discussing the project.  Also check out our portfolio for more detailed pictures.

2012 October 31
Living Wall article published in Citizen Times

The Citizen Times recently published an article written by our very own Alan Myers-Davis, discussing the many benefits of living walls.  Check out his article here!

2012 May 30
S H E L T E R Shed Plans Featured on Martha Stewart’s Earth Day Show

DIY Green Roof SHELTER Plans
Ed Snodgrass, of Emory Knoll Farms, was recently on the Martha Stewart Earth Day Show speaking about small-scale green roofs.  Our architectural plans for a DIY green roof garden shed were featured during the show as a way for homeowners to beautify and green their backyard space!

2011 December 20
LRI completes Chattanooga Green Roof

Installation on Hamilton County’s Public Health Building in Chattanooga, TN just wrapped up.  It is a hybrid green roof with two systems:  modular, pre-vegetated trays and plug planted areas.  The design is meant to mimic the surrounding topography of the Southern Tennessee Valley, hence the three large mounds of soil on the roof.  We battled cold rain, mixed snow, and freezing temperatures during the installation, but our dedicated crew persevered and are looking forward to watching the progress.  We look forward to seeing this roof come to life this spring – check out the article in Chattanooga’s Times Free Press.  See the Hamilton County Public Health project page in our portfolio for more pictures and a time lapse video of the installation.

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2011 October 15
LRI featured in new Green Roof book

Small Green Roofs N. Dunnett, D. Gedge, J. Little, E. Snodgrass
A new book entitled Small Green Roofs, by Nigel Dunnet, Dusty Gedge, John Little, and Ed Snodgrass, features small green roof designs and projects from around the world.  The book features five of our projects and a piece about our  s  h  e  l  t  e  r   green roof shed plans.  Yep, that’s our project on the cover!

2010 Winter
LRI Featured in Carolina Home and Garden Magazine

2010 Winter-Carolina Home+Garden
The Winter 2010 Carolina Home & Garden Issue features an article discussing our Private Residential Project in Leicester, NC.





2009 Fall
LRI Featured in Carolina Home and Garden Magazine

2009 Fall-Carolina Home + Garden
Check out the article in the Fall 2009 Carolina Home and Garden to read about the Brevard Residence.





2009 August
LRI Featured in WNC Magazine

2009 Aug-WNC Magazine-Rooftop Revolution
Western North Carolina Magazine ran an article entitled Rooftop Revolution about Kate + Emilio in August 2009.