For more than 30 years, Michigan Landscape Professionals (MLP) has earned a reputation for quality craftsmanship, top-of-the-line equipment and materials, and premier customer service. The founder began his small business in 1992 with a handful of maintenance accounts that grew into both a commercial and residential business. The company later rebranded in 2018 under the current owner, David Santis, where he has made significant growth strides, specifically in their landscape installation department.
In the past four years, the full-service landscape design and build division has grown 80%, thanks to their superior customer service and quality work. “Our growth is a testament to the talent within the team,” David said proudly. “2022 was our best year, and we have no plans of slowing down.”
The landscape company designs and builds custom paver projects, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and kitchens, retaining and boulder walls, seawalls, decks, pergolas and more. “In any one type of business, you have big chains and you have small companies, where they each have their benefits,” David explained. “Big box stores can probably get you a bargain price but are lacking in service. Smaller companies can’t offer you bulk pricing, but their service and quality are often better. We are right in the sweet spot in the middle — big enough to be able to take on any project, but small enough that you will get nothing but excellent customer service and top-quality product and workmanship. Our business exists to ‘make properties beautiful.’”
David and his team know that curb appeal and resale value are top priorities for their clients. Therefore, their focus is to help both buyers and sellers in whichever stage of homebuying they find themselves. “For new homeowners, there are often changes that need to be made to suit individual style and preferences,” he said. “For new builds, landscapes start from scratch. Our goal is to listen to the customer’s needs and deliver a customized design.”
Because customer satisfaction is the company’s top priority, their best days are helping someone realize their dream landscape, solving structural or aesthetic issues, or wowing them with something they could have never imagined themselves.
“When it comes to landscape design, there are always new and innovative products and design elements to learn and implement,” David said. “In the past couple of years, we have had many customers install swim spas instead of full pools, and we have really enjoyed learning about and designing around these new features.”
In addition to landscape installations, MLP offers a full line of services including commercial lawn mowing, lawn fertilization and weed control, grub and insect control, aeration and overseeding, tree and shrub services, commercial irrigation services, and mosquito control. The company has earned a 4.7 Google-star rating with 87 reviews and proudly displays their most recent projects on their website. “We have the creativity, passion, people and equipment required to make dream projects come to life,” David said. “There is a reason our most talented crew leaders have been here for 20 years.”
When David’s not developing team leaders and taking his company to the next level, he enjoys time with his family. He’s a Wolverines football fan who loves to travel and learn new languages, try new foods, sip on wine and enjoy a good book.
For more information about Michigan Landscape Professionals, visit michiganlandscapeprofessionals.com.