About Apex Landscaping

Apex Landscaping was formed in 1991 as a way for a high school freshman to make extra money in the summer. Operating out of a cube van for several seasons, Apex purchased their first truck in 1995 and hired their first employee in 1996. What began as a single route of local homes slowly expanded to presently include areas from Kenosha, WI to the north and Bolingbrook, IL to the south, reaching from the shores of Lake Michigan westward to Elgin, IL.

In 2003, Apex moved to a space in Northbrook which allowed the company to house bulk material and provide room for further growth. Over the course of the next 4 years, Apex grew to 22 trucks, 10 crews, and 4 full time staff members. In 2007, Apex moved again allowing on-site fuel, garages, several offices, workshops and holding space for annuals and other plant material. Two crews were added upon moving to this location.

In 2008, Apex Landscaping grew to a full service landscaping company overseeing construction projects, many over $250,000 and offering full maintenance services for residential, commercial, and multi-family communities.

In 2011, Apex Landscaping purchased an 11 acre site allowing continued growth. Located in Hawthorn Woods and poised for continual growth and to better serve all customers, Apex currently runs over 150 men and 30 crews daily.

Apex also provides full service snow and ice management in the same areas as our maintenance customers. As of spring of 2008, Apex has grown to 60 seasonal employees and 8 full time staff members. Currently, there are 8 maintenance crews and 8 construction crews operating daily with plans to expand, increasing our ability to further serve our clients.

Associations and Certifications

Apex Landscaping is proud to be a member of the following industry associations. Apex employs certified arborists, and ensures we have Landscape Industry Certified staff.

  • SIMA – Snow and Ice Management Assoc.
  • ILCA – Illinois Landscape Contractors Assoc.
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Landscape Industry Certified – employees on staff
  • CAI – Communiity Association Insititute
  • BOMA – Building Owners and Managers Assoc.
  • IAA – Illinois Arborist Association
  • Certified Arborists – on staff
  • Members of Society for Human Resources Management

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