Lappas + Havener Is Now Surface 678

Lappas + Havener has rebranded as “Surface 678″ to reflect our firm’s established expertise in creating iconic landscapes throughout the southeastern United States – specifically horticulture temperature zones six, seven and eight.

The timing of the new name coincides with three milestones for the firm: Surface 678 is celebrating its 20th anniversary; one of the firm’s founders, Bob Lappas, retired; and Eric Davis was named senior partner.

“The firm is leveraging these milestones as an opportunity to cast a strong vision for the future and embrace a name that communicates and represents the firm’s critically acclaimed work,” said Walt Havener, founder and president. “As we considered new names for our firm, we wanted one that celebrated our accomplishments while fitting us for our journey moving forward. And we wanted our firm’s name to honor the integrity of the media with which we work – flora, earth, water and air. Surface 678 expresses all of those concepts for us quite nicely.”

Surface 678 is led by principals Walt Havener and Eric Davis. For Havener, who has nearly 30 years of professional experience, landscape design has been a lifelong passion he’s pursued to help enrich the lives of all citizens. He is involved in some way with all projects at Surface 678. Davis has more than 15 years of experience. A common theme found in his work is creating healthier and more enjoyable cities.