Although we have always embraced technology, facebook was not at the top of our technology level, in fact to be honest, I can build websites, broadcast live streaming video and everything else technical but after four or five tries over the last couple of years, I just couldn't get a handle on the website.....it must have been a mental block if you will.
And then, after a quiet morning in the office this winter, my mind became one with facebook and now we have just launched our facebook page for MKEGreenworks and Overthehedgerowthis first week of April 2014.
We may have been late to the dance, but we intend to share our passion and expertise through both of these facebook pages.
MKEGreenworks has done two landscape design and implementation projects for us. This firm is owned by a husband and wife team, Glenn and Cheryl Rieker. Project One was a complete renovation of the gardens at our primary residence in the Milwaukee area. They did a wonderful job of selecting plants that provide blooms and colors throughout the season, and yet can survive our long Wisconsin winters.
Project Two was our summer home along Lake Michigan. Glenn has great vision and ideas, and more importantly he is also mindful of our budget and looking for ways to save money. It is amazing what he and Cheryl can accomplish. They use a skid steer to do all the heavy lifting and digging, so they are just as effective as having a 6-8 person crew. They completely transformed the Lake property and the focal point is a unique firepit area. The firepit is actually a 7ft diameter cast iron sugar kettle that weighs 1200 lbs. It took a lot of ingenuity to get the sugar kettle in place, but they did it.
We spend many a summer nights gathering around the fire with family and friends. Glenn and Cheryl have also designed and installed two other natural water features on the garden side of the lake property. We would highly recommend MKE Greenworks for your landscape construction project.
Garden Renovation & Landscape Management in Wauwatosa
New Construction Port Washington & Large Estate Management
Wauwatosa and Port Washington
I was most distressed to hear that Glenn and Cheryl were selling their business here in Pennsylvania to move back to the midwest following the passing of his sister. For the past 8 years Glenn has established a detailed plan and budget for the gardens and executed flawlessly. I will truly miss Glenn and Cheryl.
Large Estate Management
Pocono Lake Preserve, PA
“My wife and I were building our new home and the time had come to think about the landscaping. We weren't exactly sure what we wanted but we knew we did not want the typical cookie cutter yard.
By chance we met Glenn and Cheryl, the owners of MKEGreenworks. Beginning with our first conversation, we knew we wanted to work with them. They developed a unique, low maintenance landscaping plan that was within our budget. Glenn and Cheryl were able to incorporate our garden art pieces, low voltage lighting and a water feature. They even installed an irrigation system which helps keep the daily summer upkeep to a minimum.
They took great care to use plants that do well in Wisconsin and still deliver the color and screening we were seeking. We were very impressed with their willingness to listen to our suggestions and made us feel that we were part of the whole landscaping process.
We truly enjoyed working with Glenn and Cheryl and would highly recommend MKEGreenworks for your next landscaping project.
New Construction & Landscape Management
We were very pleased with how Glenn listened to the spirit of our desires and was able to guide us with his expertise. MKEGreenworks provided a low-pressure, open book accounting proposal which detailed each expense.....MKEGreenworks came in under budget, they were reliable, trustworthy and we would highly recommend them to others.
Garden Renovation & Landscape Management
Menomonee Falls, WI Fall
To be a successful gardener, you need to be able to blend formal horticultural education with extensive hands on experience while embracing today's technology and products which allow us to deliver the best garden on budget and on time for each and every client.
We understand the importance of delivering value and have been a student of Edward Deming's lean management principles for over 25 years. A key part of this is our Open Book accounting system for each and every project. This is accomplished through our detailed project spreadsheets and includes an app on our ipad which tracks every project cost on a daily basis. This enables us to create reports and invoices on a daily, weekly, monthly or custom date range with a few simple touches and finger swipes on our iPad.
We strive to work with clients who are looking for us to provide long term design/build/maintain garden services. Successful gardening is in the detail and when gardens are designed and installed correctly they will evolve over the next 10-30 years and we are here to help you develop and care for the gardens around your home.