Luxury Landscapes 2012 — Your Guide to Creating a Unique Outdoor Living Space!

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Bruss Landscaping, Inc.

N2012_03_01_106SAF1607 E. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-1600

N2012_03_01_107SAF2012 marks a great milestone for Bruss Landscaping, Inc. of Wheaton as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary. Currently owned and operated by the third generation of the Bruss family, Eric Bruss, APLD, Bruss Landscaping opened its doors in 1952 on Roosevelt Road in Lombard as Bruss Nursery, Inc. The company was created by Carl and Anne Bruss and slowly but steadily grew as a retail operation at first, then taking the step into landscape design and installation services. In 1987, with the construction of I-355, second generation owner R. C. (Bob) Bruss moved the company to its current office and nursery locations in Wheaton and West Chicago. With this move the company diverted from retail to concentrate 100% on Bob’s passion of landscape design and installation. Over the years Bruss Landscaping has won numerous local and national awards for its quality design and installation services. Today Eric Bruss and long term V.P. Arnold Kroeze run Bruss Landscaping with a dedication to creativity, quality and customer service. Never wavering from a goal of total customer satisfaction and standards of the highest quality, Bruss Landscaping has been honored with numerous awards within the last two years as back to back winner of Glancer Magazines Reader’s Choice Award for best area landscaper and 2011 Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Landscaper in Suburban Life Publications. Unilock honored Bruss in December with the 2011 Best Permeable Paving Installation of the year award for a home in Glen Ellyn. Recently Bruss has also been nominated for the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce P. Kenneth Gieser Small Service Business of the Year Award. Bruss continues to concentrate solely on creating and renovating residential properties. With a staff of six talented design professionals, they specialize in transforming a homeowner’s rough idea into a truly dynamic landscape and outdoor living environment. To learn more about Bruss, please visit their website:

C.B. Conlin Landscapes

N2012_03_01_104SAFP.O Box 9094
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 416-8998

N2012_03_01_105SAFC.B. Conlin Landscapes isn’t merely products, services, customers, and employees. Those who proudly call C.B. Conlin Landscapes home, claim it is much more. It’s the constant pursuit for bringing creativity into everything they do. It’s the steadfast dedication to integrity and quality. Finally, it’s just basic caring about each other and their customers.

These characteristics and the company culture is what make owner, Barry Conlin, most proud. He says that the company’s success is due to all of his amazing and talented staff. In addition, to being in the terrific community of Naperville.

“It was by luck that my family moved to Naperville in 1966” says Conlin. After attending Naperville schools, obtaining his college degree, and gaining experience in the field, he and his wife Pat started C.B. Conlin Landscapes in 1985. At that time Naperville’s population was about 50,000. Since then Naperville has tripled in size. “Due to the tremendous insight and careful planning by Naperville’s “ruling bodies” the town grew into an amazing and very desirable city to live in.”

We all feel very fortunate to provide our services to one of the most sought-after communities to live in the U.S.

This year C.B. Conlin Landscapes was thrilled to receive their 7th ‘Excellence in Landscape’ award in the statewide Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) annual awards program. This year’s winning project, in the ‘Residential Landscape Construction’ category, was a renovation project. The new landscape was described as “a much improved transition to the back yard and especially appealing outdoor spaces”.

The project included an outdoor kitchenette, cedar pergola, swimming pool, hot tub, fireplace, deck, bar, additional seating, and seasonal plantings.

The Clients were most amazed how with proper design, there seemingly small backyard was organized into what they call their backyard retreat and how it “feels like a resort”.
C.B. Conlin Landscapes provides free landscape consultations for all landscape needs from large to small. “We pride ourselves on being able to help someone with a small drainage issue in their yard to a full blown backyard renovation”

One of our most satisfying comments coming from a client was “We spend more time outside in our backyard than we ever have because of what you have done for us!”

Great Impressions

N2012_03_01_108SAF30W741 Butterfield Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 955-9017

Your landscape is your refuge—where you connect with nature.  It’s the frame around your home. Great Impressions, based in Naperville, is your partner in creating and enhancing a beautiful outdoor sanctuary for you and your family.

Are you ready to create the outdoor space of your dreams? Call us for:

  • Landscape restoration
  • New construction
  • Patios and walkways
  • Stone masonry
  • Stone fireplaces
  • Fountains and ponds

It takes time to keep your landscape looking its best, so let us do it for you. From lawn care to watering, pruning, and seasonal cleanups, our professional crews will take care of everything.

N2012_03_01_109SAFOur motto at Great Impressions is “Lean strategies for greener environments.” Using lean management, we work to provide you with the greatest value by carefully using resources and minimizing waste. Lean management also results in products and services that are greener – healthier for your family and healthier for the environment.

As environmental stewards, we promote sustainable landscapes that include native plants, which conserve water and require less maintenance.  We use local stone and hardscape products to support the local economy and cut transportation-related pollution. And we harvest rainwater, using it to create eye-catching water features or irrigate on site.

We even use propane- and battery-powered equipment to reduce gasoline consumption and costs.

Our commitment to greening extends through our organization. Our parent company, Sebert Landscaping, is headquartered in an award-winning building on track to be certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

We consistently seek to design, build and maintain outdoor places that go above and beyond expectations—especially yours.

With us, your landscape always creates Great Impressions.

J. Hassert Landscaping

N2012_03_01_100SAF17832 West Bluff Road
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 972-1004

N2012_03_01_099SAFJ. Hassert Landscaping, Inc. is an award winning, full service, design build, landscaping company that has been serving the Chicagoland area for over 30 years. They provide residential, commercial, and municipal, landscaping services, and commercial snow removal. From the initial planning stages of land development to the weekly maintenance, J. Hassert is there every step of the way.

From residential homes to commercial buildings, J. Hassert provides landscaping services that include landscape design and maintenance, snow removal, outdoor kitchens, and hardscapes including Unilock and brick pavers. If you’ve ever dreamed of having an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, patio, country garden, or beautifully landscaped yard, J. Hassert Landscaping can make that dream come true. From the initial planning stages to the final product, you will be impressed every step of the way.

After 30 years, the green industry has gone through many changes. In spite of these changes, the one constant remains, superior products and service at a reasonable price from J. Hassert Landscaping.

At J. Hassert Landscaping our mission is to go above and beyond our customer’s expectations, with superior products, services and craftsmanship that add beauty and value to your property. Contact us anytime at 630.972.1004 or Visit our website at to see a gallery of residential project photos.