Owner, Pat Ross, graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant & Soil Science with an emphasis in Ornamental Horticulture.
In 1983 she started Landscape Concepts as a horticultural consulting and landscape design company. The company grew with a strong customer base in shopping centers, office space, and other commercial property.
Looking to further the company’s creative opportunities, she shifted its emphasis toward residential design in the early 1990s. Each site is unique and customers have their individual preferences. This allowed us to work with our customers on a more immediate and personal level.
The business saw another change in the early 2000s when it added hardscape and landscape construction to its list of services. The construction component allows us the opportunity to ensure conformity to our design concepts and specifications.
Production manager, Jon Lanaghan, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and 25 years experience in the industry. Jon brings the construction element of the project together. He coordinates the implementation and scheduling of labor, equipment, and materials that are needed to bring the project to completion.
Design alone can be intimidating for people, and then plant selection can be overwhelming. We find it extremely satisfying to help our clients develop their ideas into an end product that is both functional and beautiful. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible quality, service, and individual attention in developing their exterior spaces.
To What Degree?
Landscape Concepts ‘landscape team’ contains years of experience and educational degrees. Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science, Biology and even IT! Not only do we have the knowledge to install a beautiful landscape, we have background to the framing of the design. Our team of experts has you covered!