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Who We Are

We are more than a landscaping company, we are a part of our customers' lives, our employees' lives, and the communities in which we serve.

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Ryan Howard

Owner & CEO

Matthew Schoen

Landscape Designer

Alfonso Contreras

Design & Build Production Mgr.

Kati Howard

Owner & Customer Care

Fabi Nogueira

Landscape Designer

Chelsea Uren

Marketing Lead

Isaac Fleming

Design & Build Lead

Alyssa Gillion

Tree Center Retail Lead

Jerry Smith

Maintenance Lead

Kenny Schmaltz

Maintenance Account Manager

& Turf Technician

Jason Rillema

Tree, Excavation, & Irrigation Services Division Lead

Rebecca Payne

Maintenance Account Manager

Ryan Cade

Excavation & Pool Leader

Josiah Dubs

Crew Leader

Lori Westlake

Crew Leader

Antonio Brito

Crew Leader

Rod Brueck

Crew Leader

Jason Dubs

Crew Leader

Luis Contreras

Crew Leader

Roy Vander Werf

Crew Leader

Samuel Fleming

Tree Services Leader

Justin Akey

Crew Leader


About Us

Since 1976, Creative Landscaping & Design has specialized in creating beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces in Southwest Michigan. Our design/build philosophy is centered around you. From excellence in hardscape and landscape design, materials, and workmanship, to the people we employ—our team is committed to the highest standards for our customers and for the communities we serve. 

Our Clients

We pledge to establish lasting relationships with our clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through our exceptional and dependable service.

Our Mission

To honor God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Creative. 

Our Core Values


Serving the community since 1976, Creative Landscaping has been committed to the highest values and standards of professionalism, workmanship, and integrity.  We are thankful to have a great team of people who love what they do and hold our strong core values and high service standards. We invest in continuous training and have the latest certifications in all areas of our operation.  We do this so you can be comfortable and confident of our performance when we are working on your property. 


Our team has some of the most talented people in the industry and we look forward to putting our skills to work for you.  Crafting a landscape is not an exercise in one single skill, but rather, a matter of understanding the entire process and ultimately placing all of the skills together that will bring a project to life.  Over time, the result becomes a reputable company with innovative designs, career-oriented team members, and a growing company delighting the customers they serve.  

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