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Our History is Grounded in Hard Work

   Collegiate Landscape was built from the ground up by Mike Hoorelbek. The name "Collegiate" stems from early in the company's roots. While attending the University of Illinois at Urbana working towards a degree in Finance, Mike continued to grow his high school lawn business, which blossomed into Collegiate Landscape today. Every weekend for 4 years, Mike traveled back to Fox Valley to work in his business and care for the clients who had come to depend upon him.         


   The Collegiate Landscape staff has grown to include many more people than just Mike, but the basic principals of putting client needs first and constantly working to meet and exceed expectations continues to drive the growth of Collegiate Landscape.


   The entire team is excited to be at work making dreams come true for our clients. With Collegiate Landscape, you are always number one! 

Experience and Professionalism

   Experience the Collegiate difference! Beginning with your call to create something special for your home. The Collegiate difference ends with your project completed on time, on budget, and just the way you dreamed. 

   The Collegiate staff brings a diverse and extensive background in landscape design and construction. Our knowledge extends beyond the surface of design and placement. We treat each job as our own design and home and take the time to properly prepare the ground per specific structural requirement, making sure that even the parts that you don't see are superbly constructed to last for years. 

   Creating the perfect environment for your home is important to us. We want you to enjoy the fruits of your hard work for years to come. We achieve that through proper plant selection, placement, base preparation for retaining wall and patios, and structural fastening for your deck or pergola. 

The Team

Mike Hoorelbek - Founder and  President of Collegiate Landscape. 

Beth Hoorelbek - Secretary

Tom Nickels - Landscape Foreman

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