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About Us

Meet the Earthadelic team.


Introduction

Earthadelic is a full service landscape construction company that offers a variety of services ranging from landscape and hardscape design to construction and home renovations. We offer inspired design, expert installation, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service to all of our clients in the Knoxville and surrounding areas. Our dedicated crews are reliable, skilled artisans who deliver the highest standards of quality and professionalism to each and every job.

We enjoy collaborating with our customers in order to bring their unique visions to life with designs that are creative, cool, and reflect the personality of our clients. Once your project is complete, we work to maintain your landscape’s health and beauty for years to come.

It All Started...

Before Earthadelic was Earthadelic, it was a small lawn care company that now co-owner, Dale Madden, started as a kid. Dale always had an interest in plants and outdoors, which he turned into a small lawn care business. After he graduated from the University of Tennessee, he decided to continue his business out of his passion for being outdoors and his eagerness to engage with customers.

 

In 2006, Steve Polte joined the company and became Dale’s business partner. Steve, who obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, brought 30 years of experience and knowledge to the table. With Dale’s passion for landscaping and Steve’s business knowledge, they began the journey that has led them to a successful partnership and company.

Company Timeline

Serving the Knoxville area for over two decades.


2001

  • Dale Madden launched Knox Lawns with only 2 employee by offering mowing services to homeowners in his neighborhood

2006

  • Grew Knox Lawns by offering landscape services and adding the first commercial truck; the team consisted of 8 employees

2008

  • A key moment for the company, Steve Polte joined the team and became business partners with Dale
  • Diversified services offered by adding paver patio, retaining walls, stone work, and full irrigation system installations
  • Increased the team to 10 employees

2009

  • Fun Fact: Steve knew the name “Knox Lawns” didn’t describe the company and its personality. He spent days trying to come up with something new. Finally, it came to him while in the shower (like most genius ideas do!). Earthadelic was born.

2011

  • Business was growing at a fast pace; an operations manager was needed

2012

  • Hired the first full time sales consultant and mechanic
  • Won Knoxville News Sentinel’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Landscaper

2013

  • Hired an international marketing consulting group to provide us with a comprehensive marketing plan and help us define our brand
  • Recruited one of the regions preeminent hardscape craftsmen (Oscar Andrade)

2014

  • Purchased a property because we needed to house all our equipment and growing team of employees
  • Won Cityview Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ award for 2014 Knoxville Landscaper

2015

  • Moved into our new facility, or as we call it, the ‘Command Center’
  • Brought on a full time marketing director to continue our branding goals and efforts
  • Acquired our general contractors license
  • Won Cityview Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ award for 2015 Knoxville Landscaper
  • Became an affinity partner with the Legacy Parks Foundation

2016

  • Added construction and home renovations to our service offerings
  • Won Cityview Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ award for 2016 Knoxville Landscaper
  • Won Knoxville News Sentinel’s ‘Reader’s Choice’ award for 2016 Best Knoxville Landscaper
  • Won Knoxville Mercury’s ‘Top Knox’ award for 2016 Best Landscaper

2017

  • Launched our new website!
Our Philosophy

At Earthadelic, we have a motto that we take very seriously. Work hard, play hard. Every member of the Earthadelic team takes pride in their craft and never settles for anything less than the highest of standards. Our commitment to quality and customer service is so important to us that we do not consider a project complete until the customer is 100% delighted. We schedule promptly, we show up on time, we put in whatever it takes, and we do it with a smile. We work hard. But we also play hard. We strongly believe that everyone is entitled to a work life balance that allows them to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

 

Our Team

Work Hard, Play Hard


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