I, Jay Bourque, was born in Syracuse, NY, New Year's Day 1974. When I was fifteen I started push mowing lawns around the neighborhood. At sixteen I bought a run down vehicle and two $100 push mowers and went to work. While learning hands on and exceeding knowledge about my horticulture and the building of landscape structures etc. By the time I was eighteen I had five trucks and eight employees. After high school I continued to pursue my dream. I believe my career chose me. As the years went on, I continued to learn all the aspects of the field.One aspiring aspect during the winter was this beautiful creation called a snowflake. Although all flakes are unique, they don't come individually, but in clusters and blizzards. After my first daughter was born and I was having to leave my comforting, subtle, home in the middle of the night to go freeze while snow plowing, I finally said enough. I sold my business so I could relocate to Raleigh, NC in 1997. Wanting to name the company after my daughter, and knowing I was moving to a warm sunny location, I named my company Sunny Rose Landscaping.