Who We Are

About Us

Margolis Company is a commercial landscape company serving the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) metropolitan area as well as greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Margolis Company specializes in all aspects of landscape development including landscape site development and installation, landscape and irrigation design, innovative green roof installations, turf establishment, and storm water infiltration ponds.

At Margolis Company, we can design and install your corporate or industrial landscaping as well as expertly and competitively build from your existing designs prepared by others.

Our History

Incorporated in 1939, Margolis Company began as a retailer of green plants and produce. Over the decades, our passion for plants and plant related work led us to focus on landscaping services. Today, after 73+ years in business we have developed into a commercial landscaping company offering a variety of services. We offer full service landscape design and installation and also sell and distribute green goods through our expanding wholesale division.

We strive to provide the highest quality landscaping services for our clients. We are committed to providing these services using superb products and sound practices, as well as honest business practices that foster lasting relationships. We artfully synthesize on-schedule discipline with excellent environmental stewardship in an effort to provide the best value possible to you, our customers.

In the 73+ years we have been involved in many high profile projects. Our commitment to quality has helped make us an industry leader in landscape installation. Our company Leadership is directly involved in each of our ongoing projects on a daily basis. We take a proactive and thorough approach in helping you solve your landscape challenges by turning difficulties into solutions. At Margolis Company we embrace challenging and difficult projects.

Dave Kleinhuizen

Vice President and CFO
Dave combines over 33 years of experience at Margolis with a passion and dedication for producing high quality shade trees at Hardwood Creek Nursery. Educated at the University of Minnesota Horticulture program and through many years in the field, he is well respected for his extensive knowledge and experience in the green industry. Dave is actively involved with many committees across the Twin Cities, including the MNLA Landscape Contractors Committee, MNLA Nursery Committee, MNLA liaison to Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Council, and the MN Nursery & Landscape Regulatory Advisory Council.

  • MnDOT Certified Landscape Specialist
  • MNLA-Certified Nursery Professional
  • MDA-Certified Pesticide Applicator

Jerry Romero

C. E. O.
Jerry serves as the lead estimator for Margolis combining a degree in Landscape Architecture with over 30 years of experience at Margolis. He is actively involved with many committees across the Twin Cities, including the St. Paul Police Canine Foundation, Dist. 2 Community Council-City of St. Paul, Member of Minnesota Subcontractors Association, and the PNI Community Development Committee-City of St. Paul.

  • Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.

Rick Friedlein

Estimator / Project Management
Rick has 22 years of experience with Margolis Company in all aspects of estimating and project management. Rick is committed to delivering quality projects while at the same time working with our customers to deliver projects that are on time and exceed the customers’ expectations. An avid outdoors-man Rick also serves as Margolis Co. safety officer.

  • MNLA-Certified Nursery Professional
  • MDA-Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • MnDOT Certified Landscape Specialist

Chad Buran, LA

Landscape Architect / Estimator / Project Management
Chad is a Licensed Landscape Architect specializing in all aspects of landscape design, estimating, and construction management. He has over 15 years of combined experience, both in the design phases and construction phases, with projects of all sizes. Chad has demonstrated a talent to manage a wide range of projects; corporate campuses, residential & commercial developments, parks and high end residential properties. He understands not only the importance of details but recognizes and manages the big picture at the same time. Chad is very detailed oriented design professional who has a passion for native ecosystems and native planting design, understands construction terminology/ techniques and fully understands an integrated design process.

  • Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
  • MnDOT Certified Landscape Specialist

The Crews

Margolis has assembled specific crews and equipment dedicated to tree planting, while other crews are devoted solely to shrubs and perennials. Our foremen and lead crew members are experienced and trained with an average of 9.5 years of combined landscape installation experience. All of the Margolis crews are members of either the Local 132 Laborers Union or the Local 49 Operators Union.

Margolis Company maintains a fleet of trucks, skid loaders, dozers, front-end loaders and some specialized equipment that we have designed and built ourselves. This equipment enables us to effectively complete large or small projects more efficiently. Each crew is equipped with equipment specific to their area of specialization. Our employees are trained and informed regularly in workplace safety.