James Ulmer 2017 1

Builder Member Director
James Ulmer - Back to Nature Landscaping and Construction 


James Ulmer graduated from Virginia Tech with a Horticulture Landscape Contracting degree with a minor in Business. He grew up in Bridgewater, VA, where he spent most of his waking hours in the great outdoors.  James started Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction while he was in college in 2010 with only a pickup truck and a few tools. As the demand for his services grew, so did Back to Nature. Today, Back to Nature has over 25 employees, multiple crews of highly skilled workmen, an entire fleet of vehicles.  We have 8 employees that are VT Alumni and an office staff dedicated to creating the best experience for each of our customers.


James is on the NRVHBA board of directors, involved in the Chamber of Commerce and is always willing to serve/volunteer on  community projects. The company as a whole is always focused on continuing education. Many of the employees are Certified Virginia Horticulturist, Master Gardeners, Licensed spray Technicians, SRW (Segmental Retaining Wall Certified), ICPI certified (Concrete Paver installer). Back to Nature also holds a Class A Contractor’s Licence specializing in RBC (Residential Building Contracting) and LSC (Landscape Serves Contracting.) Every year, James and designated crews attend the 21st Century Builder Expo and conference, NALP shows and seminars. The Back to Nature team is a group of highly educated individuals who are extremely dedicated to growing our business. We utilize our knowledge and use cutting-edge methods on all of our services.  Back to Nature is a rapidly growing company that is focused on continuing this growth while always increasing quality and efficiency to best serve our customers!

Back to Nature Landscaping & Construction strives to provide the highest possible quality of service while maintaining affordable prices for our clients. Our Company is unique from other service companies in that our goal is to provide a wide variety of services to meet every client’s needs through one point of contact. Back to Nature specialises in all Landscaping and Construction Services.