Owner and President


Mr. Bartholomew began the business while he was studying at Marshall University. Upon his graduation the business was incorporated and Premier Professionals, Inc. was created. The purpose is twofold—one, Mr. Bartholomew is passionate about building a business that allows he and others to succeed at working in his field of interest and expertise; two, Michael desires to give the surrounding tri-state area a trustworthy, quality-focused and integrity-driven contracting company. Mr. Bartholomew has earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Microbiology, and minors in Chemistry and Religious Studies, from Marshall University. He worked as a Graduate/Research and Teaching Assistant in the process of completing his graduate studies towards a Master of Science degree. His graduate research was granted funding by NASA-JSC and recognized within publications and awards for Characterizing Microgravity Bioreactors Using Medicinal Plant Cellular Tissue Cultures. Continuing his education, Mr. Bartholomew joined a small group throughout the Tri-State area when he earned recognition as a Certified Professional Horticulturist. He has over twenty-five years of trained experience in all areas of the landscape profession, including business and personnel management. Michael takes a hands-on role in all aspects of the company’s business and seeks to establish a business that honors God, his community, and the relationships Premier Professionals establishes with their clients. Currently, he serves as a board member of the West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and a Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher at Crosspoint Community Baptist Church.



Premier Professionals, Inc. seeks to honor God in regards to how we represent ourselves as well as in financial stewardship. Over the years we have been involved in many community initiatives involving schools, churches, and local outreach ministries. We are also supporters of missionaries and missionary causes that benefit those who are in great need, but more importantly, to further the effort to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:9 and 13)

  • West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association

  • Marshall University Big Green Foundation

  • Several Independent Missionaries

  • World Vision

  • Compassion International/Child Sponsorship

  • Campus Crusade for Christ

  • Love Worth Finding Ministries

  • Insight For Living Ministries

  • In Touch Ministries

  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

  • Samaritan’s Purse

  • Crosspoint Community Church in Huntington, WV

  • Answers in Genesis educational outreach

  • Local City Missions