Meet the Team
T. Corby Hocker, Owner
Corby is a decades-long resident of Connecticut and likes nothing more than spending time outside, working, and enjoying every season in the Northeast.
While focused on the financial services industry earlier in his career, Corby renovated and landscaped his own home in lower Fairfield County, always dreaming of a full-time chance to do the physical work he loves. Growing up, Corby lived on a 125-acre dairy farm building fences, bush hogging, cutting trees, planting and maintaining gardens, managing snow, and building and painting the farm’s buildings. With the July 2016 launch of The Grounds Guys of Danbury, his dream came true!
As a businessman, Corby has always been energized by solving new problems, managing multiple projects, and building a professional, talented team. Educating his customers on the most effective and cost-efficient ways to manage their properties is a priority. These values are proving valuable as The Grounds Guys of Danbury team expands to deliver high quality service and satisfaction.
A father to four school-age children, Corby knows how important it is to engage safe, reliable service providers for the home, and is committed to delivering the best landscape services available in western Connecticut. Based in Southbury, Corby is ready to swing by your property to help you fulfill your dreams!
When he’s not caring for his clients, you can find Corby at the local soccer fields, basketball courts, and hockey rinks supporting his energetic, athletic family. Say hello if you see him!
Cara McArdle, Design & Marketing
Cara is The Grounds Guys design and marketing expert. When she’s not connecting with customers directly or designing marketing materials, she can be found making things grow in her flower and vegetable gardens.
Two traits that describe Cara best: hard work and creativity. Her keen eye for design has shaped a career as a graphic designer as well as everything she touches – from Halloween costumes for her children to inspired four-course meals. Her interest and experience in gardening ranges from design and layout of perennial beds to vegetable patches. She will often consult on a project and end up diving right into the hard work!
Maggie is as captivated by being outdoors as Corby, and can often be seen riding shotgun in his truck around town, never wanting to miss an opportunity for fun. She keeps Corby company plowing snow late at night, and doing paperwork early in the morning.