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  • David Cook

    David Cook

    Owner and Head Landscape Designer

    Designer David Cook holds a BS in Art from Olivet Nazarene University, Studied Horticulture at Joliet Junior College and has worked for Art’s Landscaping for nineteen years.

    He is a past President of Kankakee Kultivators Garden Club and an active volunteer of Hospice of Kankakee Valley & the Kankakee County Humane Foundation.

    He is skilled in floral and garden design and many of his designs have been featured on garden tours and in garden magazines. Art’s Landscaping is affiliated with Illinois Landscape Contractors Association & Kankakee Chamber of Commerce.

    Project Experience

    • City Park Design
    • Commercial landscape designs
    • MLK Park, Kankakee
    • Depot Park, Kankakee
    • Conrad Park, Momence
    • Clock Tower Park, Momence
    • Lions Park, Momence
    • Residential Landscape Designs and Installations
    • Commercial Interior Design
    • Commercial Interior and Exterior Landscape
    • Unilock Authorized Contractor
    • Nursery, Greenhouse, and Propagation Experience
    • Certified Small Business Owner

Design and Sales

  • Sam Ekhoff

    Sam Ekhoff

    Landscape Designer/ Digital Landscape design

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  • Stephen Lockwood

    Stephen Lockwood

    Landscape Designer/ Digital Landscape design

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  • Art Mantoan

    Art Mantoan

    Art earned a degree in plant and soil science from Southern Illinois University.

    He has been a licensed landscape architect for over twenty-five years. His home garden has been featured on tours and in gardening magazines.

    Art is a past Chairman of the Board of the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School Foundation.

    He has served as President of his local chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy and recently received the Leonardo Di Vinci Award for Entrepreneurship. He has been named Volunteer of the Year by Hospice of Kankakee Valley.

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Installation Crew

  • Sam Ekhoff

    Sam Ekhoff

    Landscape Designer/ Digital Landscape design

Crew Foreman

Crew Members