K&D Landscape Management is an innovative provider of landscape services, creating and maintaining distinctive outdoor environments for both homeowners and businesses.
Owner and Horticulturist Kevin Manning established K&D Landscape in 1999, bringing new concepts in landscape design, plant healthcare and responsive delivery of landscape services to Chicago’s south, southwest and western suburbs.
K&D Landscape operates two divisions; residential landscape services and commercial landscape services. With locations in Joliet, Naperville, and Plainfield, we are conveniently located to best serve the Chicagoland area. Our staff is experienced, well-trained and courteous. We provide expert landscape design and skillful field management of both construction and maintenance projects.
We commit to employee development and excellence. We recruit qualified professionals and equip them to keep pace with research, new products and technologies, as well as industry best-practices. Our landscape design work continues to be featured regionally and nationally in magazines and at award ceremonies.
Our Profile and Expertise
Kevin Manning, Owner, Horticulturist
Company founder, Kevin Manning, oversees both the residential and commercial divisions. Twenty years of industry experience and a degree in Ornamental Horticulture
Kevin’s professional perspective and enthusiasm are imbued into the staff at all levels to ensure a seamless, thorough and service-driven approach to the benefit of the client. In-house lighting design is still a duty performed by Kevin for our residential customers.from the University of Illinois have helped Kevin hone his considerable skills to manage both the projects and the staff involved in detail-oriented residential landscapes, as well as multi-year municipal, commercial and public works projects.
As K&D Landscape has grown, Kevin has begun distributing some of the specific management duties to staff members while he performs administrative duties to maintain a healthy corporate profile and bottom line. Kevin was recently named to the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Experience Committee which is responsible for developing the iLandscape trade show in Schaumburg.
John Algozzini, Director of Design
John Algozzini joined K&D Landscape Management in January, 2012 and brings a considerable list of credentials to the position of Director of Design. His landscape design portfolio includes multiple state and national award winning projects that represent styles from French Country to Post-Modern Urban. His landscape design projects include such high-profile locations as the Playboy Buildingon Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive and the house from the movie ‘Home Alone’ in Winnetka. In 2010, his ‘Urban Oasis’ landscape renovation project in Lincoln Park (Chicago) was named top design in the state by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Magazines such as This Old House, Great Backyards, West Suburban Living and Luxehave featured designs by John Algozzini in their issues. In addition, he has taught design-related courses the last two years at Chicago’s Navy Pier and conducts speaking engagements for garden clubs.
John also holds a volunteer position on the Illinois Landscape Contractors Design Panel, is a judge for the annual Unilock Landscape Awards as well as a contributing editor for two national gardening magazines.
Stephanie Pardy (Mathews) Office Administrator
Office Administrator Stephanie Pardy joined K&D Landscape Management in 2008. Her duties include reception, managing receivables and payables, as well as other clerical functions such as maintaining records, files, and office equipment. Stephanie is strongly focused on customer service and understands that she is the first ambassador for K&D Landscape when assisting clients.