About Us

Our mission has been clear from the start: build a team of passionate and knowledgeable individuals dedicated to helping our clients improve their existing landscapes or create new designs.


The story of Agave LD began in 1997 when Miguel Carranza founded what was then known as Carranza Landscape Services. Miguel and his wife, Patricia Carranza, raised four children, all of whom are now part of our family-run business. In 2014, we rebranded the company as Agave LD, marking a significant expansion.

Looking ahead, we’re excited to keep serving our clients and expanding our reach to more communities. Our commitment to beautiful and well-crafted landscapes remains as strong as ever.

front entryway of stone house. There is grass on the left of the cement pathway a flower bed on the right side of the path.


Edwin Carranza

Design/ Build Director
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

His love for the outdoors started at a young age. Memories of going to the park and being outdoors were stepping stones to his career. Being the oldest brother, leadership came naturally, but it was something he wanted to develop further in efforts to expand the family business. Beautiful landscapes and design were something he was always fond of.

He holds his degree in Drafting and Design and Horticulture. His career spans from landscape design, construction, and the management of high-end residential properties to working in a civil engineering firm.

At Agave LD, he serves as a valued business partner, overseeing the design-build division and various other facets of the business. His love for landscaping goes beyond his profession since it’s also a source of peace for him.

Outside of work, he enjoys reading, savoring culinary adventures at new restaurants, and cherishing quality time with his wife and two daughters. His diverse interests and leadership make him an essential part of our team.

Erik Carranza

Sales Director
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

Growing up in the family business cultivated his love for landscaping as he saw the arduous work behind beautiful lawns and landscapes. This led him to seamlessly blend his passion for numbers with his love for landscapes, driving him to explore innovative avenues for expanding the family business and leaving a more profound imprint on the community.

In Agave LD, he wears multiple hats, but his main role as a Sales Director is to manage the sales team and ensure they are meeting their monthly goals. He also works on systematizing different tasks that are done on a daily basis throughout the company to improve efficiency as a company. He also meets with our management team to make sure that all divisions are meeting quarterly goals. He also holds his Landscape Irrigation License for the State of Texas.

In his free time, he loves taking long walks, reading books, listening to podcasts, and dining out—all of this alongside the precious company of his wife.

Eduardo Carranza

Enhancement Director
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

He has always had a deep love for the outdoors, shaping his perspective on landscaping not as a mere job but as a passion. Fond memories of sun-soaked summer days spent mowing lawns marked the genesis of his journey. With a wealth of experience garnered from esteemed high-end and commercial companies, he earned his TPCL License for the State of Texas, validating his expertise.

As Enhancements Director, he adeptly oversees all enhancement crews and schedules, ensuring every project reaches the pinnacle of excellence. His goal is to leave every client satisfied with their landscape.

In his free time, he immerses himself in documentaries, enjoys reading about plants and landscaping, travels, and tries craft beer with his wife alongside their Goldendoodle, Mia.

Eden Carranza

Maintenance Director
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

Growing up, he has always had a knack for landscaping. He spent his summers working for the company and gained the respect of his coworkers. Being the youngest was not an obstacle but an advantage for him as he continued growing his leadership skills in the industry. At Agave LD, he takes charge of the entire maintenance division, handles all scheduling, manages crews, and ensures profitability.

He has always had a passion for cars and trucks, so outside of work, he enjoys taking care of his vehicles and spending quality time with his wife.


Diana Duran

Human Resources Director
Born in Coahuila, Mexico, and raised in Bastrop, TX.

With a diverse background spanning six years in the fields of banking, customer service, client management, accounting, and overseeing multiple locations, Diana brings a wealth of experience to the Agave LD team.

At Agave LD, Diana plays a crucial role in managing HR activities and operations. Her journey at Agave began when she took on the position of lead HR, becoming a valuable asset in handling employee relations. Inspired by her role and determined to excel, she obtained her HR management certificate at the UT Center of Professional Education.

In her free time, she finds joy in attending horse races and spending quality time with her family.

Griselda Hernandez

Administrative Assistant
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and raised in Austin, TX.

With a background in customer service and cosmetology, she brings a unique blend of skills to Agave LD.

As an administrative assistant, she plays a vital role in keeping our operations organized, tending to office needs, and supporting our administrative functions.

She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Jessica Fonseca

Customer Service Representative
Born and raised in California, she relocated to Austin, Texas.

Her journey began as a receptionist in the medical field, where she honed her customer service skills and developed an aptitude for account management. At Agave LD, she seamlessly transitions her expertise to assist with customer service, ensuring our clients receive top-notch care.

Outside of work, she’s a passionate beauty enthusiast, embracing the art of makeup experimentation and finding joy in dancing. Beyond her professional and personal pursuits, she’s a dedicated full-time mom, cherishing precious moments with her daughter. Her multifaceted talents and commitment make her an invaluable part of our team.

Marisa Sanchez

Customer Service Representative
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

Her past experience in customer service has helped her cultivate important qualities such as amiability and care for others. She plays an essential role at Agave LD, attending to our clients’ needs and ensuring their satisfaction.

Outside the office, she’s an avid outdoors enthusiast, enjoying activities like hiking, skiing, and lakeside adventures. Her most cherished outdoor companion is her furry friend, Mindy, who joins her on these adventures. Her passion for the great outdoors and her dedication to customer satisfaction make her a valued team member.


Ximena Martinez

Marketing Assistant
Born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Her remarkable journey includes leading the first girls’ robotics team in the Austin District, where they made a notable mark in the robotics community. This experience ignited her passion for making a meaningful impact on the world.

She is diligently pursuing her Marketing and Economics degree, demonstrating her commitment to personal growth and academic excellence. As the eldest member of her family, she serves as a role model, setting a positive example for her siblings and loved ones.

Her expertise in Adobe software and photography and her sociability make her an indispensable asset to the Agave LD team.

Beyond her professional pursuits, she enjoys attending concerts and cherishing moments with friends and family. Additionally, she embraces personal challenges by exploring new skill sets, such as acquiring proficiency in different languages, with a keen intention of applying them to her daily life.

Design Build Division

Ebisael Cruz

Construction Office Assistant
Born and raised in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.

Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

He had a five-year tenure as an architect in Ecuador, during which he contributed his expertise to an esteemed architectural firm. Subsequently, he transitioned into the realm of educational administration, serving in both the private and public sectors.

He then came to Texas to work in a landscape design firm and decided to pursue an education in Spain, where he obtained his Master's in Architectural Rehabilitation. This paved the way for his role at Agave LD; he assists in CAD drafting, procurement of materials, taking site measurements, and helping our construction office manager where necessary.

Outside of work, he enjoys sports such as baseball and volleyball, enjoys keeping active at the gym, and loves history and reading. He also finds leisure in watching movies and traveling. It is important to note that he loves chocolate.

Eduardo Garcia

Construction Project Manager
Born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Obtained his Bachelor's in Architecture at the University of Rafael Urdaneta later on, his Master’s degree in Project Manager at URU and then expanded his knowledge by obtaining his specialization in Project Management at the University of Columbia.

In Venezuela, he kick-started his career as an architectural designer in the area of educational K-12 establishments. He then became an architectural designer for private constructions, custom homes, residential, and mixed-use buildings under the supervision of a national award architect.

He then came to the United States in 2017, and two years later, he started working as a project manager/ landscape designer, making his way to Agave LD, where he contributed as our construction project manager.

His primary responsibilities involve the comprehensive management of all construction projects, transforming each design concept into a tangible reality for our esteemed clients.

With unwavering commitment, he guarantees that every task is meticulously executed to exact specifications and adheres to stringent timelines. His daily endeavors involve close collaboration with our talented designers, dedicated construction crews, trusted contractors, and reliable vendors, all working harmoniously to consistently deliver projects of the highest quality.

He finds enjoyment in staying active through sports and has a passion for attending live music performances at a range of different venues. When he’s not out and about, he likes to tackle various DIY projects around his home. Additionally, he loves spending time with his girlfriend.

Santiago Garcia

Production Manager
Born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico.

With a career spanning a decade in house construction and an impressive 13 years in Irrigation and Landscape, he brings a wealth of experience to Agave LD. After so many years of working in different fields, he decided to stay true to his area of expertise, which is Landscape Irrigation.

At Agave LD, he collaborates closely with technicians to install and oversee irrigation systems, ensuring that plants thrive both during and after project construction. His keen coordination skills contribute to efficient project monitoring.

He highly values feedback and recognizes the unique contributions of each irrigation team member, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment. His dedication to keeping landscapes vibrant and healthy is a testament to his commitment to excellence.

He loves spending time with his family and striving to be the best father to his daughters.

Sara Frost

Lead Landscape Designer
Born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota.

She obtained and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, graduating cum laude in 2020.

She grew and strengthened her skills and knowledge of design and landscape architecture while interning and working for Studio M, a Landscape Architecture firm in Arizona.

For the past three years, she has been a landscape designer at Agave LD, where her responsibilities include evaluating client projects, conducting on-site consultations, creating detailed design proposals with 3D and 2D models, plant and material lists, and cost estimates. She also manages project revisions to meet client requirements and oversees project execution to ensure a seamless design implementation.

She enjoys anything outdoors and loves spending time with her family and 3 dogs! She enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and movie nights.

Idalia Vera

Landscape Designer
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

She obtained her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. She was originally introduced to Landscape Architecture through a Civil Engineering internship. Eventually, she decided to dive in and pursue this career. Designing the outdoors with consideration for nature truly sparked her interest.

She started her career in estimating enhancement projects. Eventually, she worked her way up the commercial landscape development sector, addressing the Houston market. One of her most significant wins included the TMC3 project, making it a memorable experience for her. Although that experience proved to be rewarding, she found herself gravitating towards design.

Now, she finds herself able to translate all of the knowledge gained from her previous experience while working hand-in-hand with clients to design their space. She enjoys collaborating with clients, offering solutions to their landscape needs, and designing a space that they can truly enjoy.

As far as personal hobbies, she enjoys spending time with family and living new experiences, whether that includes traveling, trying new restaurants, going to events, etc.―anything that can expand her knowledge and inspire future designs.

Su Li

Landscape Designer Assistant
Born and raised in Chengdu, China.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and furthered her education with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington.

With a background in internships focused on master plan design, perspective rendering, and CAD file editing, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a landscape designer assistant at Agave LD.

Beyond her profession, she’s an avid traveler and photographer, always eager to explore new cuisines. In her downtime, she enjoys the company of her cat, Toby.

Xiaoyun Ren

Landscape Designer Assistant
Born and raised in Beijing, China.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Foundation and Landscape Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and continued her academic journey with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Her internships focusing on 3D renderings, site analysis, and landscape design bring a diverse skill set to her role at Agave LD.

Outside of her profession, she enjoys playing badminton, immersing herself in different cultures, and enjoying beautiful sunsets.

Elysia Pendland

CAD Specialist
Born and raised in Austin, TX.

Elysia holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Computer-Aided Design, specializing in architecture and engineering, earned from Austin Community College. At Agave LD, she plays a pivotal role in managing procurement, drafters, our measuring crew, and overseeing the landscape project construction process.

Outside the professional realm, she finds joy in creating art and cherishes her role as a full-time mom.

Virginia Ugarte

CAD Specialist
Born and raised in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and her interest in different fields led her to obtain a Master’s in Restoration and Rehabilitation in Built Heritage in Cuba and another Master’s in Appraisal in Mexico.

She worked in construction and remodeling as an intern, and her career evolved to encompass project construction and architectural specialization. She made a significant community impact as the lead project manager for remodeling a community pool, where she discovered her true passion for landscaping.

At Agave LD, she takes charge of construction plans, HOA approvals, and city permits and ensures everything goes as planned.

Outside of work, she enjoys DIY projects and shows related to design and enjoys time spent outdoors with her daughter and husband.

Sebastian Urtado

Measuring Technician
Born and raised in Ciudad de Hidalgo, Michoacan, he has set his roots in Georgetown, Texas.

His work experience includes working at his family's glass shop. Working with custom windows and doors gave him the experience to work at Agave LD. Here, he collects exact property measurements for every project before the design process begins. Thus ensuring that the design is accurate.

Outside work, he enjoys taking long walks at parks and immersing in the outdoors.

Maintenance Division

Fidel Franco

Maintenance Manager
Born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico.

He moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue his dreams. He started his career in landscaping as a maintenance field worker and worked his way up from there. He is one of the first employees that Agave LD hired. He has over 2 decades of experience in landscaping. He ensures that our maintenance teams are working up to the level of quality that Agave LD strives for.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Alberto Gallardo

Turf Manager
Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and raised in Round Rock, Texas, over his teenage years.

His professional journey extends to the construction and landscape maintenance industry.

With 8 years of experience in the landscape industry, he is essential at Agave LD. He manages the turf fertilization and weed control divisions, ensuring that all properties entrusted to Agave LD receive the utmost care.

Outside of his job, he enjoys watching soccer games and coaches a soccer team. He finds leisure in video games, music, and podcasts, as well as comedy and treasuring quality time with his family.

Christian Garcia

Irrigation Manager
Born in Mexico City and later moved to Round Rock, Texas, where he has lived the majority of his life.

Christian built up his career working in the landscape industry for nearly a decade.

His role at Agave LD involves handling technicians’ schedules, estimates, inventory management, and sales, ensuring smooth operations and top-notch service.

Beyond the office, he enjoys playing his guitar and working out. His dedication to his work and personal interests make him an essential part of our team.

Mas Owen

Account Manager
Born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii.

He studied Business Management at Texas State in San Marcos. Like most of our team, he was born in the landscaping industry and worked alongside his father growing up. It is appropriate to say landscaping runs in his veins.

His role at Agave LD consists of caring for our top clientele and ensuring all of their needs are met. His remarkable ability to find solutions makes him an essential part of our team.

In his free time, he loves to play with his three dogs, Knight, Juniper, and Stormy. He also enjoys road trips and going to the beach.

Amy Berry

Account Manager
Born and raised in Groesbeck, TX.

She attended Texas State University and now has more than a decade of experience in the world of nurseries and landscaping. At Agave LD, she shines as an Account Manager, expertly managing accounts and maintaining open communication with clients.

Her role includes presenting creative solutions and designs and tailoring suggestions to meet clients’ unique needs. She takes immense satisfaction in turning ideas into reality and bringing visions to life.

She enjoys an active lifestyle. Her passion for plants and trees fuels her love for learning, and she’s an avid reader. She also loves to cook meals and enjoy time with her family.

Brian Robinson

Account Manager
Born and raised in Fort Hood, Texas. Brian has over a decade of experience in the landscaping industry. At Agave, he plays a crucial role as an Account Manager. He ensures that our services align with our clients’ expectations. He offers valuable suggestions tailored to each owner’s unique landscape, enhancing its beauty. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and son. They share a love for cooking, making their family time all the more enjoyable.

Enhancement Division

Grace Humphries

Enhancement Coordinator
Born and raised in Round Rock, Texas.

Grace is an alumna of Abilene Christian University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. With a background in customer service and community engagement, she’s a valuable asset at Agave LD.

She brings more than just people skills to the table; her proficiency extends to her role as an Enhancement Coordinator, taking charge of scheduling, client communication, office reports, material procurement and ensuring smooth operations.

Outside of her professional duties, she enjoys reading and movie-watching, accompanied by her 80-pound German Shepherd and her loving husband. She loves Vietnamese cuisine, with a particular fondness for vermicelli and spring rolls.

Jorge Cuevas

Field Assistant
Born and raised in Acapulco, Guerrero. In the early 2000s, he started a new life in the U.S.

He has more than a decade of experience working his way up the ranks in the landscaping world.

At Agave LD, he plays an important role in ensuring seamless material deliveries to job sites, efficiently tackling punch list tasks, managing warranties, and stepping in wherever necessary. He also oversees all our procurement processes, effectively reducing downtime for our crews at vendor locations.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking.

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