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ABOUT Us

personalized service, exceptional value.

 

A team of passionate professionals

Designer Concepts Landscape Architecture is the premier landscape design and installation firm in central Illinois.

We’re good people doing good work! Since our founding in 2006, we have been providing our clients with professional design, installation, and maintenance of their dream lawn, garden, and patio areas. We design outdoor spaces that represent the lifestyles of our clients, right down to the trees, perennials, and shrubs we install. We take a holistic approach that emphasizes your way of living and your enjoyment of the landscape.

We are a Registered Landscape Architect, Angie’s List Super Service Provider, Illinois Landscape Contractor Association Member, ICPI Certified Installer, and Unilock Authorized Contractor. We understand the significance of personalized customer service, and we value workmanship and quality.

 

Our Certifications

Registered Landscape Architect - IL 157.000985

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Meet Our Team

You won’t find people grumbling about their jobs at Designer Concepts. We love what we do, we are passionate about bringing people outdoors, and we are dedicated to your satisfaction.

 
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Ryan Palm—Owner/Landscape Architect

Ryan Palm
Owner/Landscape Architect

Ryan is a State of Illinois Registered Landscape Architect and has a degree from the University of Illinois. He has designed projects of all sizes across Illinois. Ryan creatively sketches each project by hand to suit your individual tastes. He volunteers with several civic organizations and is an active member of his church. He is raising two children with his wife, Amy.

Corey Koch—Owner/Project Manager

Corey Koch
Owner/Project Manager

Corey is a skilled craftsman with over two decades of landscaping experience and a degree in Horticulture from Illinois Central College. Corey personally supervises every one of our projects. He will ensure that your landscape is installed as promised. Corey and his wife, Nicole, spend their free time hiking, geocaching, traveling, and raising and fostering rescued dogs.

JoLynn Mollenhauer—Strategic Integrator

JoLynn Mollenhauer
Strategic Integrator

JoLynn directs all aspects of our office and is a member of our leadership team. She can find the answers to your questions. JoLynn has a degree in accounting from Bradley University. She is raising three children with her husband, Shannon.

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Robbie Carson—Field Operations Manager

Robbie “bear” Carson
Field Operations Manager

Robbie brings nearly three decades of landscaping experience to our team and is a graduate of Peoria High School. He ensures quality control and supports our installation teams. Robbie is a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He and his wife, Molly, are raising one child.

Scott Wilson—Installation Team Leader

Scott Wilson
Installation Team Leader

Scott has over a decade of landscaping experience and is a Richwoods High School graduate. He has expertise in plantings, patios and retaining walls. Scott is extremely particular about even the smallest details. He enjoys music, computer gaming and camping. Scott and Heidi are raising three children.

Justin Hulva—Installation Team Leader

Justin Hulva
Installation Team Leader

Justin Hulva has built patios and retaining walls all over the Peoria area.  He is also our landscape lighting specialist. Justin likes sports of all kinds and enjoys video games.  He is a graduate of East Peoria High School. Justin and his wife, Elizabeth, are raising two children.

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Kevin Warning—Installation Team Leader

Kevin Warning
Installation Team Leader

Kevin grew up in central Illinois and graduated from Brimfield High School. He began work with us as an apprentice just out of high school. Over the last decade he has become a highly skilled technician and easy-going leader. Kevin loves working to create places where people can gather and enjoy the outdoors. He and Michelle are raising one child.

Matt Jones – Installation Team Leader

Matt Jones
Installation Team Leader

Matt is a central Illinois native and a graduate of Dunlap High School. He loves coaching his boys’ sports and spending time camping and fishing. Matt’s favorite part of serving our clients is taking something ugly and making it beautiful. He is raising three boys.

Robert Manuel—Maintenance Division Manager

Robert Manuel
Maintenance Division Manager

Robert is a Pekin High School Graduate. He leads our maintenance team. Robert is a graduate of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program. He is an Air Force veteran and once worked on F-16 fighter jets. Robert is raising one child.

 
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We are always looking to hire the right person to join our team!