Meet The Team

Andy Northey

OWNER

"I really enjoy designing and building water features, it has become my passion in life. The best part about water features is that each creation is unique and different, each suited to the clients taste. We are building pieces of art that are interactive, eco-friendly, and that bring people together...yet they that are different every time. This isn't just my passion, it's my lifestyle."
View Qualifications
Andy is the owner of R&A Landscaping. Managing, overseeing, and participating in all facets of the company. R&A started with Andy and his brother Randy in 2004 and has experienced 11 successful years in the landscape and water feature industry. Andy's professionalism has been recognized as being a leader in the industry by NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals, formerly PLANET). He is also a member of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, HBA - Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Wayland Chamber of Commerce, Otsego Chamber of Commerce, and BNI - Leading Edge, to name a few. Andy was born and raised in Kalamazoo, and currently lives in Plainwell with his wife, Kari, and their two daughters.

Andy Timmons

HEAD FOREMAN

"My favorite part of the job is that I get to be creative everyday. We’re doing different things than most landscaping crews in the area and I really have a passion for water features."
View Qualifications
Andy is the Water Feature Construction Craftsman and is responsible for building all the water features. Along with constructing water features, Andy also installs landscapes and hardscapes. He has been with R&A for six years, and prior to joining our team, he worked for 12 years as a carpenter. Andy was born and raised in Kalamazoo and is a die-hard Michigan fan. He also has a big soft spot for his fun-loving dog named Marty.

Rachel Biafore

PROJECT LEAD

"The most gratifying aspect of my work here at R&A is being part of a process that does nothing but add happiness and help express a family's lifestyle. I am grateful for the chance to implement landscape elements that emphasize family togetherness and an appreciation for the outdoors."
View Qualifications
Rachel is the Landscape Construction Supervisor, overseeing sales, construction, and design. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Grand Rapids in 2010. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Public Relations. She has received formal training from the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association. Having grown up attending primary and secondary schools specializing in environmental science, Rachel is avid designer who uses both her environmental and creative backgrounds to help our clients visualize and make the most of their outdoor living spaces. Rachel currently lives in East Grand Rapids with Lucas and their two dogs, Luna and Sol.

Alex Delich

HEAD FOREMAN

"My favorite part of my work is that I get to use my creativity and construct really unique spaces. I feel that I am able to have a lasting impact on my clients and their families by being able to create beautiful outdoor spaces that bring people together."
Providing The Very Best Customer Care

Dedicated Landscape Design Professionals

R&A Landscaping has a dedicated team of custom landscape design professionals ready to provide you with outdoor living space solutions designed to fit your needs and your lifestyle.

Located in Kalamazoo, we are your Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana custom landscape design firm. Contact us today to find out how we can help!

We focus on bringing our customers a unique landscape design experience, creating an end product well suited to their needs. We offer the best visualization in our designs, use a high level of native plantings, and even offer parties and events for our clients. Do you have questions about the best ways to improve your front yard or back yard? Contact us today. We are passionate about helping people create the type of living environments they can enjoy for many years to come.