Our Design / Build Team

Lance Abts

Owner / Designer

Lance Abts

As the owner of Landscape Artisans, Lance brings over 24 years of design, horticultural knowledge and experience to a successful and thriving business. His designs not only offer a distinctive creative style, but his knowledge and experience will address the technical needs of a challenging landscape as well. Lance believes in a "hands on" approach to each and every project. By doing so, he is able to utilize creative license, make necessary changes and oversee all aspects of his design or address questions or concerns of his clients.

 


Mike McCollian

Landscape Construction Planner

Mike McCollian

Mike joined Landscape Artisans in 1994 as a Construction Foreman. In 2005 he became our Project Manager on the Landscape Construction side. With his many years of experience and attention to detail, he is already proven invaluable in the estimating and planning areas of our construction projects. With extensive experience in all areas of hardscape he is able to utilize this knowledge to plan the most efficiency into even the most complex of projects.

 

 


Jeff Brauer

Landscape Construction Superintendent

Jeff Brauer

Jeff is the mainstay of the construction side of our business. All landscape construction implementation relies on his leadership for direction. Jeff has been with our company since our first season in 1992. Prior to joining Landscape Artisans he worked in the landscape field for 7 years. We are happy to have his broad experience. Jeff is in charge of all construction and yard crews. His main focus and responsibility is quality control. He is familiar with all projects and schedules, and will visit each site throughout the installation process, answer questions, and assure the highest quality.


Steve Burant

Construction Yard Foreman

Steve Burant

Steve joined Landscape Artisans in 2003. His prior irrigation and landscaping experience with companies outside our area give us a great advantage utilizing these skills as our Construction Yard Foreman. Though seldom seen on a job site, he is the driving force behind getting the trucks pre-loaded for a smooth daily start up. Steve also maintains all equipment and irrigation systems at our yard. His quality upkeep insures the valuable plants will thrive in our new installations.


Miguel Rios Cruz

Construction Foreman

Miguel Rios Cruz

Miguel has been with Landscape Artisans since 1997 starting as a laborer. His attention to detail, impeccable workmanship as well as his incredible work ethic and leadership qualities quickly earned his foreman position. Miguel is highly skilled in the installation of all aspects of hardscape work. He has navigated through some difficult, large, and detailed projects, achieving new and efficient ways to complete the job. He is always up to the challenge and gets great results!


Victor Hernandez

Construction Foreman

Victor Hernandez

Victor has been a foreman with us since 2004. As in a true artisan tradition, Victor gained his experience and craftsmanship side by side with accomplished workers and equally true to a craftsman, his meticulous precision and efficiency are contagious to those who train and work with him. Over the years, his abilities have sharpened and grown to accomplish many of our larger hardscape projects with awe inspiring results.


Jesse Smith

Landscape Foreman

Jesse Smith

Jesse has been with Landscape Artisans since 2002. Jesse came on board with previous construction and heavy equipment experience. He specializes in detail brickwork, boulder retaining as well as the many impressive water features we have installed. His attention to detail and versatile abilities give him the edge in doing what is needed to get the job done with the quality our customers have come to expect. His personable, friendly nature makes him easy to approach by clients and an exceptional leader to his crew.


Taylor Abts

Construction Planting Foreman

 

Taylor started with Landscape Artisans in 2007. Starting as a laborer, Taylor quickly earned a Foreman position with his hard work and dedication to the preparation and installation of plant material. Taylor’s interest and versatility allows our company the flexibility to alter, repair and install many additional elements to the softscape scene such as night lighting or irrigation. He is cheerful to our clients and helpful in answering any client questions.  He is a valuable asset as one of our Construction Softscape Foremen.

 

 

 

 

 


Evencio Sebastian Santos

Construction Planting Foreman

Evencio

Evencio joined landscape artisans in the spring of 2005 Although he started as a laborer, he quickly moved into a foreman position with his natural ability and a great work ethic. His hard work and attention to detail are invaluable to the preparation and installation of our plantings as a Construction Softscape/Planting Foreman.

Marshall Arts

Construction Planting Foreman

Marshall joined landscape artisans in the spring of 2014.  with previous professional experience as a landscape foreman. Marshall’s previous work experience allowed him an easy transition to the foreman role. His ability to  lead a crew  and maintain focus with detail to quality and efficiency is an asset to our Construction Softscape /Planting  team.