Prior to starting our business, Lloyd had always enjoyed doing landscaping projects for himself, friends and family. Not only did he enjoy it, but he was really good at it. Without having any formal training in the industry, I guess you could say he just had “the natural touch.”
In 2006 we decided he should try a season of this work and when summer came to a close, even with all the stresses of entrepreneurship, we decided he should try another!
Early days in business consisted of us riding through neighborhoods of new construction with Julie knocking on the door with a big smile and a friendly “Hello! It looks like you could use some landscaping!” At that time it was Lloyd, Julie, one truck, and one borrowed trailer (which we still have!). There were many long nights working by the headlights of that truck and eating dinners from Kwik Trip.
We quickly gained notice throughout the Chippewa Valley as a professional, creative, hardworking husband and wife team with great design ideas and incredible work ethic.
Over a decade later, we are proud of the relationships we’ve built with homeowners and contractors. Our knowledge base is now so solid, we feel confident as one of the leading landscape companies in the area.
Although we are able to design and install all service lines of landscaping from lawns to walls, fire and water features, and everything in between – we have found our true calling to be in outdoor living spaces.
We truly enjoy designing spaces that bring family and friends together.
Let’s create together!
Lloyd & Julie
In 2013 we took our first mission trip with Living Water International, drilling a water well in Honduras. The passion for bringing the basic need of clean water to those without sprung up in us as quickly on that trip as the water being pumped from the well. We have since returned several times to drill many more wells and we have no plans of stopping until the water crisis is obliviated.
On our first trip, we visited the most poverty-stricken area we had ever witnessed. It was a working village, with both mom and dad spending long days in the plantations to provide for their few children. At age 11 schooling ended, and the children joined the work in the field. Their homes were about 10’x10’ with bamboo posts for corners and the walls were simply black plastic. A thatch or rusty roof covered them. The children were walking over five miles to gather water from a contaminated river. Not a toy in the entire village. Not a bicycle or a ball, but everyone was happy. They had an extreme love for their family. Evening time came and they didn’t quickly run indoors to a television or smartphone, of course. They instead built a fire. The family gathered, the neighbors walked over, and they talked about their days, laughed, sang, shared stories. They were content.
We came home to our “mansion” in Elk Mound and wondered, “How are we possibly going to sell patios and fireplaces and ponds now?! There is such a need out there that far outweighs any want.”
After prayer and talks, we quickly realized we were given talents that could be used to bring families and friends together here. Talents of building spaces that could slow the pace of our busy lives and help reconnect people again. We could help bring our clients that same sense of contentment we witnessed in the families of Honduras.
We are continually looking for ways to serve locally and throughout the world. We have been trusted with this business and have been blessed. If our cup is full, shouldn’t we pour it out on others?
We hope to have the opportunity to meet you! We would love to use our expertise to help you in all the “needs” of your current landscaping – as well as help you achieve some of those “wants”!
N6131 807th St.
Elk Mound, WI 54739