As the days grow longer and warmer, we’re all looking forward to entertaining, dining and relaxing in our outdoor living spaces. Whether envisioning a simple refresh or a complete re-do, look no further. We at PowerHouse SMART® have vetted a list of Chicagoland and SW Wisconsin’s best of the best Outdoor Living Professionals to help you with all your outdoor living needs. From the best landscape architects, landscape designers & builders, outdoor lighting specialists, hardscapes designers/builders, outdoor furnishing & umbrellas, landscape water features, landscape environments & sustainability, we share with you these talented expert resources!
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Wall to Wall | Michael G Norpell | 847.780.4423
Wall to Wall means all-encompassing. Wall to Wall celebrates mid-century houses—from 1940′s ranch tracts to 1960′s architect-designed modernist homes. Sensitive to your existing home and environmental surroundings, Wall to Wall develops a comprehensive vision of your interior and outdoor living spaces blending the multi-functioning needs of modern family living.
Hirsch Brick & Stone | Darren Leonardi | 847.774.1259
Hirsch Brick & Stone Co. is the leader in custom landscape masonry services. From paving stones to elaborate architectural stonework, we have built our reputation on two principles: quality and service. All our team members at Hirsch Brick & Stone have many years of experience in the residential construction industry. From our sales associates to our construction crews, everyone brings an attention to detail that ensures the quality that you expect.
Night Light, Inc | Dean MacMorris & Lisa Pollman | 630.627.1111
Our Mission Statement: At Night Light everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by providing products and services that are the most efficient, well designed, simple, longest lasting and tailored to the specific needs, values and budgets of our clients. We just happen to provide design-build landscape illumination for those who appreciate the difference.
Rocco Fiore & Sons | Steve Fiore & Tim Ball | 847.680.1207
At Rocco Fiore & Sons, our passion for perfection challenges each member of our team to work tirelessly to transform our clients’ landscape dreams into reality. Our corporate mission is to define, capture, achieve and then protect the perfect landscape for each client’s property. Our team of experts is committed to achieving the highest standards in the areas of landscape architecture, site development and management. These standards were set for us by Rocco Sr. over 65 years ago and continue to serve as our guiding principles: Quality, Service and Value.
Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture | Tony Quinn | 773.350.0426
Culliton Quinn is a Chicago-based landscape architecture studio, established in 2004 by Brian Culliton and Tony Quinn. While the core of our work is primarily residential, we continue to expand on our public work with outdoor learning gardens, school campus plans, university work, and boutique hotels. Site sensitivity and fine detailing are apparent in every design concept from large-scale spaces to small, intimate gardens.
Don Fiore Company, Inc | Lisa Fiore | 847.234.0020
Our firm, the don fiore company, inc. was established in 1973 as a design/build landscape company. During the 1980’s, a grounds maintenance division was created to service our clientele more efficiently and to preserve the design intent of our projects. In the 1990’s, an irrigation division was added to enhance customer satisfaction. With each passing year, we continually expand our services to accommodate our client’s needs and achieve greater satisfaction.
LandServe LLC | John Mariani | 262.661.3606
Our ‘Mission’ is to promote and direct all manner of landscape development through responsible, sustainable design, implementation and landscape care practices that satisfy the client’s requirements for beauty and function while simultaneously acting to revitalize and sustain the locally native environment.
NLH Landscape Architects | Nancy Lyons Hannick | 847.432.7183
NLH Landscape Architects is an award-winning woman owned landscape architectural firm in the Chicagoland region. Our services range from site analysis and conceptual design to final design, cost engineering, construction documents and project management. We strive to provide personalized creative design solutions that are environmentally sustainable and compatible with the client’s budget and time requirements.
Pamela Self Landscape Architecture | Pamela Self | 847.438.4922
Established in 2002, the firm offers site planning, landscape design and urban design services. PSLA integrates landscape architecture into the larger planning process, often collaborating with architectural, engineering and planning firms. PSLA’s clients include homeowners, commercial property owners, municipalities and developers. PSLA has DBE and WBE certification.
Royal Building Products – ZURI™ | Kay Hutmacher | 224.240.4886
Zuri™ Premium Decking, a revolutionary advancement in PVC technology and design that skillfully blends the aesthetic with the practical. Only Zuri combines the natural beauty of exotic hardwood, unsurpassed durability, and exceptionally low maintenance to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor living environment for the home. Royal Building Products is a leading manufacturer of building materials for both the new construction and remodeling markets for over 40 years.
RYCO Landscaping | Wade Harvey, Colin Taheny & Michael Sander | 815.459.7926
For 21 years, we’ve developed and sustained our reputation as a premier provider of landscape design, commercial maintenance, and snow removal services. Our industry-leading team of certified professionals is ready to serve you today.
Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors | Bob Hursthouse | 630.759.3500
Award-winning residential landscape design/build firm specializing in creating outdoor environments customized to the lifestyle of the client. An amazing group of talented artisans passionate about their craft.
Breezy Hill Nursery | Rick Fuller | 262.206.7283
Breezy Hill Nursery is a full-service landscape design/build landscape firm that has been servicing southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois for the past 35 years. We have a retail garden center in Salem and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and offer wholesale nursery and hardscape products to the landscape trade.
Lurvey Landscape & Garden Center | Daniel Wood | 262.749.8369
From the planting of our first sod in 1978 to the acquisition of the Garden Center in 1990, Lurvey has grown to be one of the nation’s premier Landscape Distribution Centers with operations in Des Plaines & Volo, Illinois and Whitewater, Wisconsin. Our vast product and service offerings – enhanced by the interaction between our Turf Nursery, Landscape Supply and Garden Center – demonstrate our capacity to supply virtually all your landscape material needs.
Mariani Landscape | Daniel Stone | 847.774.4490
The largest privately owned residential landscape company in the United States, Mariani is an industry leader providing exceptional residential and commercial landscape management and garden care, as well as snow and ice management. Mariani is committed to the environment on every level and proper stewardship of the planet is more important than ever before.
Reflections Water Gardens | Larry Carnes | 815.955.4911
Elegant water features and natural sanctuaries, Reflections Water Gardens specializes in the creation of natural sanctuaries where every element of one water feature is carefully planned and selected to create an oasis of tranquility.
Ringers Landscape Services | Brandon Losey | 847.989.5593
Our passion is in designing, building, and maintaining landscapes today, which do not compromise the potential of tomorrow. Our mission is to connect our clients with the environment, and promote all the benefits of a meaningful, sustainable landscape.
Lightscape, Inc. | Gordon Willis | 847.757.5578
At Lightscape, Inc., we believe that exceptional outdoor lighting is achieved through experience, collaboration, and innovation. With over 30 years of combined experience in outdoor illumination, our team provides clients with unmatched knowledge and creativity. As a solutions-oriented company, we look forward to exceeding your outdoor lighting expectations.
The Barn Nursery | Tom Kusmerz | 847.658.3883
By combining the professional abilities of our Landscape Architects, Horticulturalists, and CLT trained construction and maintenance crews, the Barn Nursery’s Landscape Design team delivers maximum value while exceeding individual client needs and expectations. We specialize in unique natural stone and paver hardscapes including bluestone, flagstone and sand stone.
ILT Vignocchi | Donna Vignocchi Zych | 847.487.5200
It is my opinion that you should always surround yourself with intelligent people who have an unwavering passion for their craft, an inner drive to succeed, and sensitivity for other people. Over our 45 plus years in business we have amassed such a team. Filled with caring people who just want to do what they love, the best they can, every day. Our people are our most valuable resource in continuing to build our amazing organization of creativity, craftsmanship and most importantly service.
James Martin Associates | Heidi Siebert | 847.634.1660
We exist to provide snow and landscape services, enriching the lives of our clients, our associates and our community by safely managing, creating and celebrating beautiful and sustainable environments. To Chicagoland homeowners, James Martin Associates has been providing award winning landscape design, installation and landscape maintenance services for over 40 years. To our commercial customers, we understand the fine balance of budgets and site requirements.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet | Carsten Engebretsen | 888.663.1405
Innovation is at the heart of every Kalamazoo product. Each part of the collection – from grills and pizza ovens to refrigeration and cabinetry – represents a significant departure from the established norm. Our passion for outdoor cooking and our fiercely independent design philosophy drive us to establish new industry benchmarks. Kalamazoo builds outdoor kitchen equipment and, a collection of weather-tight outdoor cabinetry. From James Beard Award-winning chefs to individuals who simply appreciate the finer things, those in the know recognize Kalamazoo as the best.
Living Habitats | Heidi Natura | 773.467-1634
As designers and ecologists, we find that the best solution is one that is responsive to our clients’ needs and demonstrates mindfulness for our environment. It is through our collaboration with communities, clients, and other professionals that we have created resourceful and innovative solutions that are both sustainable and resilient.
Rosborough Partners | Phil Rosborough | 847.549.1361
Founded by Barbara and Philip Rosborough in 1991, Rosborough Partners has built an innovative, down-to-earth landscaping business based on relationships. The solid, long-standing relationships between our clients and staff ensure good communications, effective solutions and impressive results.
Scott Byron & Co | Scott Byron | 847.689.0266
Established in 1983, Scott Byron & Co. is a landscape architecture design, build, and maintenance company with a mission to create “Art in Harmony with Nature”. SBC employs over 260 passionate professionals with degrees in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Business Services.