About Apex Landscaping
- RESPECT - For the client, our valued employees, vendors, and the environment
- UNDERSTANDING - Listening to the needs and expressions of our partners with a focus on the ever-changing trends and advances in horticulture and snow management
- STEWARDSHIP - Integrating a balance of environmental responsibility, conscientious investment and aesthetic development when creating decisions based on your property
- PERFORMANCE - Demonstrating our core values, when providing our quality of service
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 $10,000 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 200 men and 40 crews daily.
Apex also provides full service snow and ice management in the same areas as our maintenance customers. As of Winter 2021 Apex has grown to 300 seasonal employees, 30 full time staff members and over 140 plowing vehicles including loaders, trucks and skid steers. The Apex Summer team consists of 20 Maintenance Crews, 14 Construction Crews and various detail and specialty crews.
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.
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“We recently completed a large hardscape project with Apex. Throughout the entire process they have been great to work with. We felt confident with the team. Then, watching the everything come together and the hardwork put in was great. The team was on time, cleaned up after themselves, and did an incredible job.”
— August 2020, Dan H.