Rue Group, Inc. was founded in 1989 by President and Landscape Architect Kathryn Rue. Rue Group, Inc, has built its reputation on the unique ability to provide clients with multiple and flexible services that results in a streamline and stress free experience. This results in personalized, creative, and horticulturally sound outdoor landscaped spaces for their clients.
Rue Group, Inc. understands that a landscape is a long-term commitment and has based its services on that foundation. This understanding has come from Kathryn’s educational 35 year background in ornamental horticulture and landscape architecture. As well as the practical experience she gained as a licensed landscape contractor with her own design-build firm that offered maintenance services.
Over time Kathryn realized she could best serve her clients by positioning her company to assess their needs on a much broader scale. In the late 1990’s she discontinued her design-build firm and maintenance services and partnered with some of the best people within those industries. She was then able to solely focus on her strengths; landscape design and project administration. This allows her to represent, guide and advocate for her clients before, during, and after the bidding and construction phases of their landscape projects as their landscape architect.
Today, Rue Group, Inc. teams with multiple licensed independent design and build professionals to offer their clients pre-qualified solutions to meet their particular project’s needs and budget. The success rate of each project is increased due to Kathryn’s passion and attention to detail. She implements the proper horticultural based installation and maintenance practices that are required for landscapes to mature and thrive for years to come. Serving as an independent consultant, not as a contractor, Kathryn positions herself and her company as the expert liaison between the client and contractors making sure everything goes as planned and agreed to. The end result for the client is a stress free experience that exceeds expectations and maximizes the client’s return on investment.
Kathryn’s 35 years of experience helping well over a thousand clients achieve their landscaping goals has resulted in a proven process that helps her clients save time, money, and doubt that they are making the right decisions.
A.S. Degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Fullerton College
Continued studies in Ornamental Horticulture, Cal Poly, Pomona
Certificate Landscape Architecture, UCI
Landscape Architect License # 3933
Projects Designed by Rue Group, Inc. have been featured in:
Fullerton Beautiful Open Garden Tours
Orange County Philharmonic House of Design
Fullerton Arboretum Green Scene Demonstration Gardens
Los Angeles Times
Orange County Register
Tennis Industry Magazine – 1997 Court of the Year Award
Orange County Home Gallery
Luxury Pools Magazine Fall Issue 2009
NAPWL “National Association of Professional Women in Landscape”