Meet Our Team

Above and Beyond For You

Have you ever gone to your favorite home improvement store or super center for plants or other gardening products only to be disappointed by the selection and service?

The plants look like they are on their way to the "great garden in the sky". What’s even worse is when the sales associates don’t know much about the products they are selling, or don’t take the time to understand your unique landscaping needs. The whole experience just makes you want to run right out the door.

Attention to detail and personalized customer service is what sets Colonial Classics apart from other lawn and garden retailers in the Tri-State area, and has for over 60 years.

Colonial Classics is unique due to the fact that all of our landscaping designers, horticulturists, Master Gardeners, nurserymen and nurserywomen are highly trained and experienced in what they do. The members of our team understand that when they know more about your needs, they can meet and exceed your expectations.

That’s why our staff is committed to your satisfaction every time. Our slogan for decades has been, “Where the staff can tell you how to use what we sell”.

Please contact our management team for any additional assistance.

JT McCarty, President

JT is proud to follow in his father’s and grandfather's footsteps as a third-generation graduate from Purdue University in Horticulture. He started working for Colonial in high school and assumed the presidency in 1990. JT has been an active member of the national landscape/garden center community as a past president of Garden Centers of America and the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association.

He is passionate about supporting the local community and various non-profits as a past board chair of Ivy Tech Region 12, Keep Evansville Beautiful, and the Evansville Zoological Society. JT feels very fortunate that he has had the pleasure of making his vocation a vacation and helping customers achieve their visions of a beautiful yard.

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Nick Shaw, Nursery/Garden Center Manager

Nick started at Colonial in 2001 when he was still in high school, and continued to work at Colonial while he earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. Nick continued his education and holds certifications in Ornamental Landscaping and Turf Pest Management.

He was named manager of the nursery and garden center in 2013. His passion for providing the finest customer service experience and high-quality products at a fair price have earned rave reviews from his customers.

You can email Nick at

JR Yoder, Maintenance Manager

JR has been involved in the landscape field for 17 years, owning his own Landscape/Maintenance business before relocating to the Tri-State area.

He understands the importance of a well-maintained landscape and yard to its health and appearance. JR’s philosophy is, "Quality over quantity every day of the week". He loves meeting with clients to understand their needs and exceed their expectations.

You can email JR at

Andrew Diekhoff, Landscape Design Manager

Andrew has grown up in the landscape field starting work when he was in high school. Fifteen years later, he feels fortunate to have worked in a number of places in the country and gained experience with a wide variety of plant materials and design aesthetics.

Andrew and his team of designers feel a good design should always meet the needs and goals of the client while honoring their budget.

You can email Andrew at

Deborah Hoskins, Office Manager

Deborah has worked in an accounting role for 35+ years with 25 years of management experience. She has worked in both the public and private sector, but thoroughly enjoys working in the retail field, due to interactions with customers.

Her degree is in Business Management with an emphasis in accounting. According to Deborah, she enjoys the Colonial team because, "there is something special about people who work with their hands and create beauty with plants, stone, and soil".

Jesse Meyer, Logistics Manager

Jesse has worked with Colonial since she was 15 years old and was recently promoted to manage property logistics and work with our customers on their mulch, sod and hardscaping product needs. Jesse also works with a number of our vendors to provide the best quality experience for our customers.

She sees each day as a new learning experience, "Colonial isn't just a work environment for me, but the people are like a family. Helping the customers create something beautiful at their homes and businesses is something we all look forward to".

Join Our Team

We are a family owned and operated landscape, garden center, lawn care, and pest management enterprise that has been established in the community for more than 60 years. On average our employees have been with us for 9 years or more. Due to our continued growth we are in need of a goal-orientated, motivated, hardworking, efficient, customer-service based landscape crew member. A positive, team-orientated attitude is a must.

Landscape Crew Member

  • Responsibilities: Plant and build hardscapes for residential and commercial customers to design specifications. A candidate must be able to work in both a team and individual setting. Must be able to lift/move up to 60lbs consistently.
  • Essential requirements of the job: Candidate must be over 18 years of age with a minimum education to include a High School Diploma (GED). Due to the time of season, we are looking for immediate placement. (Applications will remain on file for future off-season opportunities.) Candidate must have a current driver’s license with a good driving history. Candidate needs good communication skills in order to interact with customers. Candidate should be prepared to work in inclement weather conditions. Candidate must have flexibility to work Saturdays.
  • Required education: High school or equivalent
    Required experience: Landscape: 1 year (preferred)
    Required license or certification: Valid Drivers License

Colonial Classics is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Please download an application and return it to our office at 3633 Epworth Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 or by email to

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