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Penny H. Canady

CEO, Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control, LLC

Penny Canady has lived in Lexington, North Carolina all of her life. Penny is the daughter of the late J.H. Hanes, Jr. and Linda Hanes. Mr. Jay Hanes is the former owner and operator of Hanes Paving Inc. Mrs. Canady is a 1970 graduate of North Davidson High School. Mrs. Canady has been married to Mr. Rick Canady since 1973 and they will be celebrating 40 years in February. Mrs. Canady has three grandchildren, Trace, Maddox and Tye who are the light of her life. In addition to her family life Mrs. Canady is active member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, she is the former president for United Methodist Women and continues to plan the Women’s yearly banquet, she is also the President of her Sunday School class. In the Red Hat Society, Canady is a Charter member and has previously held the office of Vice-President for more than 7 years before stepping down. Penny has always been a social butterfly and is well liked and greatly respected among her peers. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing in Garden City, SC. Penny Canady co-founded the WBE Company, Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control in November of 2007.


Richard “Craig” Canady, II

Owner of Canady’s Landscaping & Grading, LLC /
Vice President of Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control

Mr. Craig Canady is the youngest child of Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control CEO, Mrs. Penny Canady. Mr. Canady has been in the landscaping business since 1999. Mr. Canady is the sole owner of Canady’s Landscaping & Grading, LLC. Mr. Canady’s has a dream of becoming a household name in the landscaaping industry and has been working towards this goal for over a decade. Mr. Canady is a 1997 graduate of North Davidson High School, where he was a member of the ND Knight’s Football Team. Mr. Canady is a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and most of all his only son Trace.


Stefanie Grubbs

Office Management / Chief Estimator

Ms. Stefanie Grubbs joined the Canady Companies in October of 2008, after moving back to her hometown, Lexington NC. Grubbs is the Daughter of Sharon & Henry Hege and the Late Steven A. Grubbs of Winston Salem. Grubbs is a 2000 graduate of West Davidson High School and a 2005 graduate of Mars Hill College with a BA in Political Science and a minor in business. While at Mars Hill College Grubbs was Vice President of College Republicans, A Member of Delta Zeta National Sorority and a Member of the Nationally accredited Team The Bailey mountain Cloggers. Ms. Grubbs is the Office Manager of the Canady Companies as well as the chief estimator for Erosion Control. Grubbs is a licensed pesticide applicator, as well as a trained landscape designer. Stefanie is also the Founder and Managing Director of the young adult entertainment group The Carolina Fusion Cloggers, for more information please visit


Star Ransom

Office Assistant

Originally from Rockingham North Carolina, Ransom graduated from Sandhills Community College in 2000. Ransom moved to Lexington NC in January of 2012, with her loving husband of 20 years Jeff. Together they have three sons and two grandchildren. Ransom is the owner of “Star Quality Cleaning” and in October of 2012 she joined the Canady Companies and enjoys the craziness of helping keep our office running smoothly. Star says that “I love the people I work with” ~ We think she is just being nice.


Our Roots

Canady’s Landscaping & Grading, LLC and Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control, LLC has used the color Magenta or a deep Fuchsia as their trademark since 1998. Many people find it odd that Pink is the face color of a Landscaping Company however the color was selected when CEO of Canady’s Landscape & Erosion Control, LLC Mrs. Penny H. Canady was fighting the extremely difficult battle of Breast Cancer. Mrs. Canady has since won the battle over cancer; however she has not since forgotten the struggle and takes great pride in supporting the cause. Cancer unforgiving, takes hundreds of lives each year, it is important that we as people do our part to help when we can. For this reason along with many others, the Canady Companies proudly supports the American Cancer Society.