LandWorks Inc.

LOCATION: N69 W25195 Indiangrass Lane, Sussex, WI 53089


Year founded: 1997

Product or service offered: LandWorks is a full service landscape company,providing landscape architecture, landscape construction and landscape maintenance to residential and commercial clientele throughout Wisconsin.

Projected 2009 revenue: $6.5 million

CEO, President/Owner(s): Robert Sappey, president.

Leadership team: Tim Narr, vice president and treasurer; Melody Narr, secretary; Patti Bauer, production manager; Bob Diel, construction sales manager; Kristi Gruenhagen, maintenance sales manager.

Target clientele: Residential and commercial clients who appreciate and understand the importance and value a beautiful landscape can add to their properties and businesses.

Business organization memberships: Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA), Milwaukee Builders Association (MBA), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

What has fueled your  company’s growth?

Our talented staff. They are passionate about their work, are among the industries’ best, and work tirelessly to serve our great customers.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

It just might be us. We are very critical of ourselves. We need to be sure we have an infrastructure in place to handle our next wave of growth without compromising our ability to deliver what we promise to our customers.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?

No immediate changes other than to continue to get better at everything we do.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?

Any small business owners who have the guts to start a company and the ability to sustain healthy growth over time.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?

The outlook seems promising.

What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?

Continue to work hard on our culture, make this a great place to work, take good care of our people, and be sure our customers are over-served.


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