Meet our founder, Mr. Gus Lemcke. He grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School. One of his first jobs was working for a local garden center where he was a grower of annuals on the northwest side of Indianapolis, during his junior and senior year of high school. He so enjoyed this job that he decided to pursue a career in the green industry, he then attended Vincennes University and received his undergraduate degree in Horticulture. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree he and a fellow student from Vincennes University started a successful lawn maintenance company. After a couple of years Gus decided he wanted to experience more of a variety of the green industry beyond lawn maintenance. Over the next few years he worked for a few different companies including a landscape installation company. These experiences helped him realize that his true passion was in landscape design and installation. Gus went on to start this company with just himself, a truck, and a strong work ethic instilled in him by his parents.
The company was started with just our founder and one truck. In 1993 our founder, Gus Lemcke, purchased another truck and found himself needing a couple full-time employees. Over time we began to exhibit at The Decorators Show House, Orchard in Bloom, and The Indianapolis Home Show. In all three shows we received a variety of awards like First Place, Best in Show, People’s Choice, and Landscaper of The Year. We also received an American Horticultural Society Environmental Award. Over time the company grew out of the property we were leasing and moved to purchase a much larger, and our current facility in 2009. The purchase of this facility allowed us additional space to grow, and allowed us to expand our service to better meet the needs of our growing customer base.
The company has seen steady growth over past years and will continue to grow. Over the next five years the company will be moving towards new ownership with Mike Craft and Jayson Schuetz becoming sole owners in 2029. These two individuals have been with the company for many years, and they understand the importance of meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers. They love to push the boundaries and understand that attention to detail is a company value. It is the goal of Gus, Our Founder, to ensure a successful transition of ownership, leaving what was his company in good financial standing to pave the way for the company to grow and prosper. Lemcke Landscape Inc. will maintain its reputation for high quality work, and excellent standing in the community as the “go to” resource for design and implementation of custom landscape needs.
For over 30 years our team of professionals have provided Indianapolis residents with beautiful landscapes. We have worked hard to establish ourselves as a trusted full-service landscape company. From the initial concept to the final outcome, our dedicated designers are involved in every step of the process. We will go above and beyond to ensure you have a beautiful space you can enjoy for years to come.
Every new project is an opportunity to create meaningful memories; for both our clients and the Lemcke team. Bringing collaborative ideas to life is what we do best!
If you share our passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces and want to be part of a dedicated team that puts client satisfaction at the forefront, join us at Lemcke – where we turn landscapes into art.
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