Author Archive

Jerry Romero

C. E. O. / Estimator/ Project Manager
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.

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.

  • MNLA-Certified Nursery Professional
  • MDA-Certified Pesticide Applicator

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

Rick Friedlein

Office Manager
Rick has 29 years of experience with Margolis Company. He started with the company as an estimator and project manager. Rick was committed to delivering quality projects that were on time and exceed the customers’ expectations. An avid outdoors-man Rick has taken his skills as a project manager and is now applying them as office manager for the company. 

Amber Romero

Project Manager Assistant 
Amber serves as the project manager assistant for all the project managers at Margolis Company. She has previously held positions as a laborer in our nursery and as a laborer in the landscape installation crews. Today she assists with estimating, project management and other various office administration tasks. 

  • Bachelors of Science from the University of Minnesota
  • MnDOT Certified Landscape Specialist