About Milieu Landscaping

Founded in 1987, Milieu Landscaping is a full-service landscape company with expertise in landscape architecture & design, landscape construction & installation, and landscape management & maintenance. We provide excellent service to residential, HOA, commercial, and municipal clients throughout the North Shore & Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Our distinguishing core values are reflected in our landscape design projects. All of our work leverages the natural character of a space through collaborative evaluation, design, and construction. Each project will include the expertise and experience of our staff to assure your complete satisfaction.

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Our Team

Brian Frank

Owner & General Manager

Brian joined Milieu in 2004. Beyond managing the snow plow aspect of the business, Brian works closely with Pete to oversee the success of the company.
Pete Wodarz

Landscape Architect

Pete began Milieu Design in 1987. A licensed landscape architect, Pete has been providing clients with landscape designs that make them fall in love with their outdoor milieus all over again. He is devoted to his craft and creativity, and his design skills speak for themselves.
Allison Cornman

Client Care Manager

Allison joined the firm in 2010. Her degree is in Plant and Soil Science. With emphasis in landscape horticulture and green roofs, she adds great expertise to our projects.
Dave Hare

Client Care Manager & Supervisor

Dave joined our team in 2013. His knowledge of horticulture adds a bonus element to his already expert ability of working with clients to produce the results they desire. He also supervises crews to keep operations running in an organized manner.
Rachel Kehm

Client Care Manager

Rachel started at Milieu in 2014. Her skills include a specialization in annual container design. She spends the majority of her time with clients, seeing to their exact wants and needs to create landscapes they will love for years to come.
Luis Patino

Landscape Supervisor

Luis has worked in the landscape industry for over 20 years. He is an expert mason and horticulturist. He is an integral part of the landscape and snow operations.
Wayne Schweigel

Turf Technician / Construction & Repairman

As both a certified turf care technician and construction expert, Wayne is an asset to the Milieu team. Anytime repairs need to be made, he is our go to man. His cheerful attitude displays his care for customers.
Fernando Portillo

Field Supervisor / Irrigation Specialist

Fernando has been with Milieu from the beginning. He is an important member of the Milieu family. An irrigation specialist and field supervisor, Fernando adds a specific skill-set to the company.
Dana Schaffer

Customer Service Representative

Dana came to Milieu in 1997. Since then she has been a vital member of the Milieu family. She boasts a variety of skills and is dedicated to ensuring clients are beyond satisfied with their services.
Jacky Polen

Office Manager

Jacky began working at Milieu in 2005. An integral member of the team, she expertly completes a multitude of jobs. Her diligence & intelligence keep the company organized and on task. She has a wide knowledge of computer & accounting skills.