Meet the Team
Who We Are
William moved to Folly Beach from Atlanta in 1996 and shortly thereafter founded Priority Landscaping. William is a Wofford Graduate and has a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University in Business Administration. William manages the landscape and installation portion of the company and enjoys creating full landscapes from the ground up. William and his wife Cristen have raised four children. During his off time he likes to boat and jetski on the Folly River and go camping with his family.
Cristen is an Atlanta transplant as well. After graduating from The University of Georgia she worked at Verizon Wireless for nine years in Customer Service Management. She uses her experience as her primary focus is customer service and billing. She also assists with seasonal plantings and enjoys creating attractive planter gardens. During her free time Cristen enjoys planting in her garden, camping with family, and long walks on the beach.
Beginning in the landscaping industry in 1997, you would find him with a string trimmer at most times. McRae went on to study horticulture at Brunswick Community College in Supply NC and in 2000, he earned a certification in Turf Grass Management. When asked what his favorite thing is about working at Priority Landscaping, McRae states, “It has to be the ownership of the company. Working with William and the team here has been a blessing to be honest.” McRae adds, “My biggest satisfaction in this job comes from seeing the end product. At the end of the day, I want to be able to rest well knowing our customers are blown away by the services we offer.” When he’s not working or spending time with family you will most likely find McRae on the golf course (probably identifying grasses).
Born and raised on James Island, Chris is happy to be supporting a local small business. Chris recently stepped up as Project Manager after working with us in the field since 2016. Starting on a maintenance crew, he quickly moved up the rungs once William saw his potential. Chris knows the ins and outs of the company and makes a great addition to the team. When he is not working, you can find him on the beach or river hanging out and fishing.
Office Manager, Assistant Project Manager
Daughter of William and Cristen, Hannah is happy to be able to contribute to the family business. She grew up on Folly Beach and graduated from Georgia State University with a BA. Hannah brings enthusiasm, bright new ideas, and hard work to the table. Hannah has a background in customer service which allows her to communicate with customers on a daily basis while growing her knowledge within the industry.
Cindy is an amazing asset to our team. She is devoted, hard working, and family focused. As the Staff Accountant, Cindy makes sure our books are balanced and brings advice on how to improve. In the office, she keeps everyone on their toes. She is nicknamed "The Warden" because she holds everyone accountable and ensures the company runs smoothly. When not at work, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and God. We are blessed to have her as part of our team.