We have established our company by listening to our customers' objectives and translating them into detailed, personalized designs and installations. As a "Design and Build" firm we plan and execute complex, intricate projects as well as smaller, simple projects providing both relaxing and exciting outdoor living experiences for our customers. Most of our work is done in the greater Twin Cities and surrounding communities. We also enjoy working on projects in Western Wisconsin and North Dakota.
Visionary Landscape Design Inc. is a member of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA). The MNLA is the Minnesota and surrounding regions' oldest horticulture and landscaping association helping members operate our businesses more successfully by providing education, networking, and other industry related services. We are also a Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC). As a CAC we have the education and experience to provide our customers with the most beautiful and intimate ponds, waterfalls, and specialty water features. We will create an escape from the stress of the world right where you live. Our affiliation with these organizations keeps us current with innovative trends and practices in our industry.
I graduated in 1984 with a degree in Landscape Design / Landscape Horticulture. I than worked for various companies; First as Foreman, Field Supervisor: Than as Designer Sales. I founded Visionary Landscape Design, Inc in 2010. Our goal is to enrich your life experiences, by creating elegant outdoor living rooms that best fit your life style. How do we get there? Our approach is to listen and understand your desires, build a trusted relationship, and communicate a creative solution. My objectives are to utilize the Landscape and Design skills built over the past 30 plus year in the residential market; not just to meet, but to exceed your expectations.
I have been an MNLA Certified Professional since 1992. I keep my certification current by attending annual MNLA conferences and taking additional accredited classes. I’ve conducted several various industry related seminars, written articles for the MNLA monthly “Scoop” magazine and I am an active member of the Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society.
Growing up on a farm and in the country, led me to a life of spending a majority of my time outdoors. I have always drawn a level of satisfaction from plants, animals and fish. This led me to an education focused in Biology and ultimately in 1997 a B.S. in Biology at St. John’s University. In the time since I have spent many hours hunting, fishing, and camping. These experiences are often reflected in my abilities to help customers understand and realize their dreams.
I have worked and been involved in all aspects of landscaping. My positions have ranged from laborer to owner. I started my landscaping career with Steve in 1999. After five years, our careers took us in different directions. In 2010 when Steve started Visionary Landscape Design our paths crossed again. I worked primarily as a Sub-contractor with Steve through 2014. In 2015 I joined his company as a business partner. Together, with our vast knowledge of the Landscape Industry, combined with over 50 years of experience, were not working together, just to meet, but to exceed our customer’s expectations.