Landscaping

Cultivating Beautiful Spaces

John Mulhall came to Omaha in 1953 to landscape, and now, over 60 years later, it remains at the core of what we do. We’ve learned a lot along the way, but our goals haven’t changed: helping you make the most of your outdoor spaces.

  • Landscape Consultation + Design
  • Installation + Maintenance
  • Four Season Containers
  • Patios, Fire Pits, Walls + Walkways
  • Statuary, Fountains + Ponds
  • Interior Plantscapes
  • Interior Holiday Design
  • Holiday Lights
  • Snow Removal

Our Design Process

Tell us a little about your project, and we’ll put you in touch with the member of our landscape design team that best fits your needs. Our designers manage projects from consultation to installation and will guide you from our first on-site visit – learning about your goals for the space and evaluating the site conditions – to presenting a design solution and managing the installation.

We’re proud of our landscape design team and installation and maintenance crews. We’ve been doing this a long time, and we think they’re the best in the business. Want to know more? Click to schedule a consultation, and a member of our team will reach out to you in the next few days to answer any questions and to set up an appointment.

 

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Our Team

When you work with us, you can trust that we really care – we’re real people, committed to what we do, and we’re here to help make your vision come to life.

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    Sean Mulhall

    Landscape Principal
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    Sean has spent nearly his entire life in the world of plants. Born with his parents running the business out of their Midtown garage, he grew up mowing lawns and taking the city bus to Creighton University to help maintain the grounds. His efforts early in his professional career managing large grading projects – to support the construction of our store and landscaping facilities – have given him a skill set uncommon in the industry. Sean is able to envision opportunities to improve land through re-contouring and has the practical knowledge to get it done. Having seen the results of thousands of landscapes over the years, he has come to understand the beauty of simple flowing masses of plants in well-drained spaces. Sean is a Nebraska Certified Nurseryman and has a degree in Applied Math from the University of Notre Dame. He has been a part of our team for over 40 years.

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    Mark McBride

    Commercial Designer
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    Mark leads the commercial landscape division at Mulhall’s. He has been involved in horticulture his whole life, learning from his father who maintained the grounds at Boys Town. A member of our team for over 30 years, Mark has been a critical part of our company’s growth. He enjoys a well-deserved reputation in the Omaha business community as a distinguished plantsman and a skilled project manager. He has developed a lengthy list of loyal clients who appreciate his friendly, straightforward manner and his ability to get things done properly, on time, and on budget. Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University.

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    Dave McCoy

    Landscape Designer
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    Dave has a finely-cultivated awareness of successful design principles. He understands what plants and groups of plants perform harmoniously here in our Midwestern landscape. Dave recognizes the impact of beautiful plant masses arranged in softly flowing curves and knows how to craft beauty that both functions and is affordable. With Dave’s breadth of experience, he enjoys working on a variety of landscape challenges, from planting design to walls + patios to landscape maintenance. Dave has a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management from Metropolitan Community College and has been a member of our team for 21 years.

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    Bob Brakenhoff

    Commercial Designer
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    Bob is a remarkably versatile landscape professional. In addition to being a seasoned residential landscape designer, he is a thoroughly capable commercial project manager and an accomplished landscape maintenance manager. His loyal client base loves his friendliness, his competence, his responsiveness, and his insistence on high-quality work. Bob joined our team at Mulhall’s 19 years ago following his graduation from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Landscape Design.

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    Chad Friesen

    Landscape Designer
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    Chad is a designer’s designer. He has a strong background in plants and planting design, skillfully combining colors and textures in beautiful plant masses. But what truly sets him apart is his ability to problem solve and construction background. Chad is a craftsman, working with his crews to ensure that the walls, patios, and walkways he designs are installed to perfection. He is a passionate designer with a tremendously loyal client following. Chad has a degree in Landscape Design from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has been a part of our team for the past 18 years.

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    Ann Wickenhauser

    Director of Interior + Four Season Design
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    Ann has as broad a knowledge of plants as any member of our team. She has overseen the growth of our interior plant division to its present position as a leader in our market. Ann enjoys all aspects of our industry, including four-season container design, garden maintenance, and interiors for the holidays. She has degrees in Ornamental Horticulture, Floriculture, and Landscaping from Metropolitan Community College. With nearly 30 years’ experience in our industry, Ann has been a member of our team for the past 16 years.

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    Justin Chalen

    Landscape Maintenance Manager
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    Justin focuses primarily on project management on some of our highest profile maintenance accounts. Joining our team after spending several years landscaping in the Pacific Northwest, Justin has grown a team of people here that share his passion for cultivating beautiful landscapes. He’s a hands-on manager and his clients are quick to recognize his focus on efficiency, his ability to problem solve, and his commitment to perfection. Justin has a degree from Portland Community College and has been a member of our team for 8 years.

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    Karen Richards

    Landscape Designer
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    Karen has a true passion for design, with experience and formal training in several media including illustration, photography, fashion design, and landscape design. Karen’s artistic talent combined with her design thinking and love of plants enable her to beautifully transform any outdoor space she encounters. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and it has won Karen the respect of hosts of clients and staff alike. After immigrating to Omaha from her native South Africa, Karen completed a degree in Landscape Design at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has been a part of our team for four years.

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    Bill Westfall

    Landscape Designer
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    Bill has beautifully transformed thousands of outdoor spaces in Omaha in his over 30-year landscape design career. Bill’s clients benefit from the knowledge he has gained in watching his projects mature throughout the community. Adept at both planting and paving design, Bill has a strong understanding of what works and why it works. His thoughtful and easy-going manner quickly sets clients at ease as Bill listens and incorporates his clients’ wishes into beautiful, functional, and easy-to-maintain solutions. Bill studied horticulture and landscape design at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and is a Nebraska Certified Nurseryman.

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    Mike Mladenoff

    Project Manager
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    Many of Mike’s projects involve new construction – seeing a project from an empty site to a finished landscape the entire community can enjoy. He leads the effort for the transformation, from achieving necessary grades to marking bed lines, from flagging tree locations to organizing perennial and shrub plantings. And all with a true passion for precision. Mike’s favorite part of the job is that final touch – overseeing the laying down of sod. Mike has a degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University and has been a member of our team for four years.

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    Chris Hanks

    Landscape Designer
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    Chris is always looking for new ways to design beautiful, sustainable, and low-maintenance landscapes. In each of Chris’s designs, you’ll find an inspiring focal point of some kind – a grouping of boulders, a display of annuals, a custom perennial bed – to direct the eye and to make the landscape unique. With his experience in landscape construction, Chris is able to break down even the most complex of projects into easy-to-understand pieces. And to then execute with truly professional precision – approaching each new project with an eye for detail running from start to finish. Chris has a degree in Landscape Design from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has been a part of the industry for 11 years.

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    Ozzy Carrillo

    Landcape Support
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    Ozzy handles a lot of the details behind the scenes – drawing base maps, helping coordinate new installs, and ensuring crews have all the needed supplies and equipment for the day. Committed to working quickly and efficiently, Ozzy is critical to supporting a lot of our landscaping team and helping projects continue to run smoothly. Ozzy has a degree in Landscape Design from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and seven years of experience in the industry.

Schedule a Consultation

Our initial on-site visit is available for a $50 consultation fee, and in exchange, you’ll receive two $25 coupons, each redeemable on purchases of $250 or more.

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