Robert serves as our
Chief Architect

In a recent interview
by the 
Southern Pines &
Aberdeen Area
Convention and
Visitor's Bureau,

Robert was Referred to
as the
Frederick Law Olmsted."

Robert Hayter
LKC Engineering

Group Service Provider
Capital Improvements, Store Design, Traffic Flow and more

Robert Hayter offers site planning, evaluation, and renovation services exclusively to independent retail garden centers. He has spent 32 years helping garden center owners develop or enhance the function, appearance, physical security, and "shop-ability" of each site and its facilities. His goal is to achieve the maximum sales potential, create ease of shopping, improve operations, and produce a pleasant and attractive location for customers. Emphasis is placed on the sales areas of the garden center to create product-merchandising flexibility, ease of stocking, and better customer access.  

Robert offers solutions in the areas of arrival and parking, layout, receiving, and product display fixtures. The firm is available for on-site consultation services to The Group clients addressing new or redo property and facility upgrades. Robert Hayter will provide insight into construction issues, answer costing questions and interpret retail shopping trends.

Robert Hayter's career path has progressed on parallel rails – contributing to the resilience and visual quality of built environments, and business strategy. Over his 48 years as a teacher, business owner, practitioner and consultant in the built environment and small business sectors, Robert Hayter has dedicated his career to three tenets: lifelong learning, framing a dialogue for strategic thinking, and drawing consensus that focuses on desirable outcomings. His critical thinking and analytical skills are equally balanced with a natural ability to create discourse among many disciplines. The result has contributed to an awareness of the unity of place-making, resource optimization and organizational effectiveness.

Robert believes that both environmental and organizational sustainability strikes a balance of resource allocations, where social, environmental and economic values are equivalent. As an agent for change, Robert seeks to explain the long-term values associated with each. He believes this type of thinking defines the future of resilient businesses and environments.

As you may have realized, Robert is a very busy man... he is involved in numerous businesses he co-owns as well as businesses he consults outside of Garden Retail. But did you know this includes the Golf Industry? In a recent interview by the Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Robert was Referred to as the "modern-day Frederick Law Olmsted." In the world of Golf, there are but a few "Holy Grails" in American Golf Courses. Augusta National is on that list, and Pinehurst is there as well. Robert played an instrumental role in numerous projects at this iconic resort. We are fortunate Robert Hayter is part of The Group's Service Provider Team. His energy and passion are unrivaled.

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