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BILL WANDSNIDER

RLA, CLP (Registered Landscape Architect, Owner)

Bill earned a BS in landscape architecture at UW-Madison. He is a PLANET Certified Landscape Professional and past President of WLCA (Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association). In his 30-plus years as an owner/operator, Bill has put a major emphasis on continuing his education. While he is committed to providing innovative, responsive designs for clients, he also loves being involved in the construction process of each new space. Challenging or unusual site problems keep the creative juices flowing, but he states, "The listening part of things (clients, employees, and others) is a really important part of what I do."

 

Bill keeps active in community and professional organizations while spending his work time on his award-winning designs. He has been a member of Rotary International for over 20 years, serving today as Lobster Fest site chairman for the Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club.

HEIDI SOMMER

(Design Associate & Project Management)

Heidi completed a business associate degree in landscaping from MATC, and received a BS in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison. Her experience in the landscape industry began in 1995 with tree and shrub care and landscape maintenance. Joining Wandsnider in 1998 enabled Heidi to gain experience in design, construction and installation. She enjoys the diversity of her job from working with clients and crew members, to creating and coordinating landscape projects, "My favorite part of my job is the end result we get from all our hard work and the wonderful reactions we get from our clients" says Heidi. "But we never feel like a project is totally complete. We like to keep an ongoing relationship with our clients."

JAVIER OLMOS

(Foreman)

Javier has more than a 20 year career in the landscape industry; he has worked in all facets of landscape maintenance and development with Wandsnider Landscape for nearly 10 years. He has extensive experience with both horticulture and construction. Javier’s artistic finesse allows him to confidently tackle complex projects. Javier’s experience in the industry allows him to communicate ideas with both clients and landscape architects.

JACK SCHMIDT

(Foreman)

Since 1984, Jack has been creating award-winning environments with Wandsnider Landscape. In addition to his extensive hands-on experience, Jack has worked to continue his education, enhancing his horticultural skills and knowledge. His expertise with machinery allows him to conquer some of the most challenging job sites. Bringing a careful and analytical approach to construction, Jack takes the time to test different solutions and pays attention to the details that make a project "outstanding".

DAVID ZENS

(Senior Project Manager, Production Team Manager)

A PLANET Certified Landscape Technician as well as a licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Dave has been an integral part of Wandsnider Landscape’s success since 1981. Dave brings to Wandsnider the landscape experience and wisdom required to coordinate and construct the spectacular new outdoor living spaces for each client. . He enjoys woodworking/furniture design and construction and waterskiing in his spare time.

Jose Angel Gomez-Juarez (Angel)

(Landscape Technician)

Angel has worked for Wandsnider Landscape Architects for over  15 years and has been in the landscape industry for 25 years.  He has extensive knowledge of landscape construction and horticulture.

Dan Duerst

(Driver & Mechanic)

Dan is our mechanic and maintains all the equipment and facilities. He has a commercial driver’s license and is in charge of coordinating material pick-up and delivery. Dan enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and wood carving in his spare time.

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