John Craig – Owner
John started his career as a laborer at a local nursery and landscape company in high school and worked his way up to managing the company’s landscape division. After sixteen years he partnered with Carl, a seasoned landscape architect. John has enjoyed the last fifteen seasons at Century Landscaping expediting a small, highly skilled group of landscape construction professionals, which allows him hands-on involvement in landscape projects. With a keen eye for detail and over thirty years of experience, John personally oversees all of Century Landscaping’s landscape construction projects.
“I have found landscaping to be a very rewarding profession because you see instant results and progress throughout the landscaping process and pass along a finished product to our customer that only improves with age.”Email John
Carl B. Merisalo – Owner/Landscape Architect
Carl began working in the landscape industry more than thirty years ago as a landscape laborer. A job to pay the bills turned into a passion and he eventually earned his landscape architect license. Carl joined forces with his business partner John in 1997 to create Century Landscaping. He has designed commercial and residential projects locally as well as nationally and local residential projects.
“I feel my background in landscape construction, education and design experience, provides me with a unique vision and perspective on the design and installation of high quality residential projects. My greatest pleasure through the years has been the highly positive reactions I receive from customers when the finished project has exceeded their every expectation.”Email Carl
Carl Merisalo – Owner/Landscape Architect
John R. Klatt, ASLA – Landscape Design and Sales
John received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1986. Since then he has garnered more than twenty-five years of experience as a landscape architect primarily in design and build and won the WLF Achievement of Excellence Award. John joined the Century Landscaping team in 2000 and loves bringing homeowners’ ideas to fruition by giving them intuitive, budget sensitive, time-tested projects. Another one of John’s passions; he owns Structuregarden where he creates abstract sculptures for businesses and homeowners.
“I enjoy guiding people through the design and build process. The transformation and finished ‘wow’ factor in the new space is always exciting – at every level. I am also an artist. My approach to landscape architecture and your site as an artist gives me a unique perspective for an innovative design.”
Artist/Sculpture: www.structuregarden.comEmail John Klatt
Wendy Wiza – Landscape Design & Sales
Wendy joined the Century Landscaping team in 2006. With an associate degree in horticulture and fifteen years of experience in both residential and commercial design, Wendy is skilled at guiding her clients through their landscape project from start to finish. One of her favorite responses from clients is how they now spend most of their evenings and weekends outside in their new “outdoor room” because she transformed their unused yard into an inviting and beautiful garden space.
“I believe that the best landscapes are the outcome of listening closely to my client’s wishes and needs, and then translating that information into a design that is practical and functional as well as beautiful year round.”Email Wendy
Our highly-skilled installation team are the individuals that you will see at the job site every day. And we’re proud of the work that they do. Most of our employees have been with us for more than twenty years, so if you’ve worked with us before, you’ll probably see a familiar face or two. Our friendly staff will communicate and work with each customer so there is minimum disturbance during the construction process. Your job site will be cleaned up daily, and our crews stay on your project until it is finished providing you consistency and peace of mind.