The design-build approach to landscaping offers many advantages to homeowners planning a landscape renovation project. With the complexity of built elements in the landscape, and the broad range of products available representing all levels of quality and price, elements of the home landscape can be equal in value and detail to the home itself. A design-build contractor is in the best position to guide homeowners through all aspects of the project because of the seamless integration of both skill sets under one roof.


Channahon Residence

Channahon Landscape


Frankfort Residence

Frankfort Landscape


Unilock Patio



Chicago Landscape

K&D Landscape offers a distinct advantage over the design-only firm or installation-only firm in the broad body of knowledge amassed because of the full-circle internal feedback loop. Our designers/project managers actively communicate with our in-house construction team even before installation – during the design and materials-selection process, to discuss what has worked in the past or what hasn’t, the availability of materials and product samples, ideas for alternative building methods for particular site conditions, personal preferences, or budget constraints. The construction department therefore serves as an on-call consultant for the designer and client to rely upon for suggestions and problem-solving.

Members of K&D Landscape’s design-build team are seasoned professionals who have first-hand experience with a broad range of products, styles, tools, and techniques. With K&D’s commitment to education and personal development, our designers and field technicians are encouraged to participate in ongoing training and to continue growing their product knowledge.

We invite you to view our image gallery of quality-built landscapes across Chicago’s south, southwest, and western suburbs, or contact us for more information and references.