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ABOUT ARCHITERRA INC.: Leading Landscape Contractor

Founded in 1982, Architerra Inc. has provided landscape architecture, construction, and maintenance services to over one thousand homeowners, business people and allied professionals. Our staff of landscape architects, horticulturists and technicians offer many years of experience and a commitment to complete client satisfaction. Conveniently located in central Lake County, our three acre facility contains the design studio, contracting and growing areas and a demonstration garden for testing new materials and techniques.

Service: Prompt and courteous response to your needs is delivered by dedicated people who truly care about you and your landscape.

Craftsmanship: With many years of training and experience, our construction team brings an attention to detail and quality that sets new standards.

Complete Programs: From professional lawn care to pruning, spraying and seasonal flowers, your needs are efficiently managed in a yearly program.

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Meet The Architerra Team


Ron Lester, President: Celebrating 30 years in the landscape contracting business in 2012, he fervently promotes respect for our employees, respect for our customers, working safely and equipment care. Ron was born and raised in Lake County, Illinois. He is an active Long Grove Rotary Member, Boy Scouts of America Leader and St. Mary’s of Vernon Hills Landscape Committee Member.
Tracey Lester, Vice President: Tracey, a 20-year industry veteran, manages the company’s sales, customer service, maintenance operations and human resources. Her top priorities also include ongoing staff training to ensure all employees provide best-in-class professional services and customer relations. Tracey’s primary goal is to inspire content, skilled employees who deliver top-notch services to your satisfaction and delight. In addition to managing Architerra daily operations, Tracey is a fitness enthusiast, (and sometime gym rat) who also performs Improv comedy in her free time. She is also actively engaged in Vernon Hills Districts 128 and 73 where her two sons attend school.

Brandy Mantione:Brandy has been with Architerra for three years and has been in the Landscape industry for the last eight. She lives in Libertyville with her husband of ten years, who works as an airline pilot. Together they enjoy working in their yard, bird watching, and spending winters in Arizona. In the past Brandy has worked with the Illinois Master Gardeners where she learned the answers to the most frequently asked questions by home gardeners. Brandy provides Architerra and many our clients with breathtaking annual container displays and enjoys handpicking the plants and trees used in our client’s yards. In her spare time Brandy enjoys doing Yoga, working in her vegetable garden and performing stand up and improve comedy. She loves to talk about the landscape so if ever you see her in your yard or want to call her at the office, feel free to do so. Brandy has an excellent reputation with our clients, they appreciate her attention to detail and her ability to understand their individual needs.

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Julio C Rodriguez, Operations Manager Julio is a 3rd generation landscaper and some of the things he enjoys is traveling with his family, family gatherings, comedy, and sports. He especially likes watching the Bears and White Sox.

Laurel Hocin: Administrative Assistant

Laurel joined Architerra spring 2014.  Laurel brings Architerra 10+ years of experience from her previous Administrative Assistant role. Laurel hopes you find her follow up and level of customer service extraordinaire.

She welcomes your feedback!

She lives in Northern Lake County with husband, Jim, of 37 years.

Laurel has 3 grown (and pretty cool) children and 2 wonderful grandkids! The grandkids are even more fun, too.

Laurel likes to bike ride,  she started joining her husband on his fishing excursions at Independence Grove, and she loves walks.  

For fun she loves going to the movies and eating fast food (in-between the eating from the ” good – food” groups).

Click Here To Meet The Architerra Crew


By entrusting the care of your landscape to us, you will gain unlimited access to our
specialized staff with 30 years of experience in the specialty areas most valuable to your
unique needs

98, Years Landscape Management/Grounds Maintenance Experience
86, Years Snow and Ice Management Experience
60, Years Landscape Design

In addition to being experienced, Architerra's staff is also certified by some of the
most prestigious organizations in the industry. Members of our team have achieved the
following Certifications and Training:

Certified Landscape Technicians (ILCA) - Illinois Certification
Licensed Pesticide Applicators - Illinois Certification
OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certification


Recognition

Membership:


Illinois Landscape Contractors Association


Professional Landcare Network


Snow & Ice Management Association



 Rotary of Long Grove


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Thank You Architerra......

Our front yard is spectacular!-  the new plantings are stunning-  we are so pleased with the wonderful display-  the entire Williamsburg neighborhood now has another "Artchiterra"  beautiful front yard landscaping to admire.  

                                                            Yea-  and its ours!!!!!!!!  


Tracey & Ron Lester:

I want to thank you both and your excellent teams, including Juan and Carlos today. It\'s the attention to detail, professionalism and the willingness to take the extra steps that set Architerra apart. Example: 1. Juan & Carlos take the time to listen to my wife\'s requests in my discussion with them during a quick walk-around. 2. Using manual hand hedge shears to prevent gas spillage and accidental damage to shrubs and bushes. 3. Attention to detail in your staff/teams\' yard work to ensure the highest quality result and appearance. 4. Tracey stopping by to do a quick overview and supervision to ensure our wishes are met. It\'s the simple stuff like that, that keeps customers coming back and proud to quickly offer Architerra\'s card to someone else. The change is staff is recognized in your quality this year. I thank you both and your entire staff for your kindness, professionalism and in lending a hand in helping us getting our home sold. I would gladly offer myself as a reference anytime.

John D.

 

 

Summer 2012: Troop 95 Eagle Scout Project

   

Architerra was my main contributor in my Eagle Scout Service Project. In my project, I designed and executed a plan to install new plants at the Brookfield Center for Senior Living in Vernon Hills. Mr. Lester enthusiastically helped me with picking the right kinds of plants to put, and also gave me the idea of putting in boulders in addition to the plants as a new element. He provided me with three sample plants that he gave me as an example. In addition, Architerra donated all the mulch and compost I needed while also providing the wheelbarrows and the transportation needed to deliver the mulch and compost to the site. Mr. Lester also willingly helped me figure out how to install the mulch, plants, and compost. He provided me with a source of expertise in gardening and landscaping, and his help and advice were great factors in the completion of my Eagle Project. I am very grateful to Mr. Lester and Architerra for their immense amount of help in my project.

Sincerely, Ron Chakrabarty


2012: July 4th Parade


 

ARCHITERRA: Click Here To See Our Mother's Day Open House 2012 Pictures

 


ARCHITERRA CREATES AN ESTATE RETREAT FOR THE INFANT WELFARE SOCIETY

As a reminder of an era long past – the Coach House is a welcome retreat from the main estate. Upon arrival the Gazebo Garden accents the architecture of the building and provides a peaceful setting out of the hot summer sun. Stately urns filled with annual color and foliage and set among a bed of jovial spring violas flank the entrance of this garden. Clipped boxwood crescents soften the linear lines of the walk, hedge and entry drive.

The formal hedgerow of burning bush provides an allé that leads the visitor to the gazebo itself. The focal urn at the back of the gazebo draws the eye with its colorful plantings of springtime annuals.

The garden includes many of the existing plantings that have remained as part of the estate and coach house. The soft curves and spring colors welcome all who seek a refuge for relaxation.

Enjoy your time in the garden!

Infant Welfare Landscape Design Document

Estate Photos

Before


After


BOY SCOUT TROOP 44
Sponsored by
Saint Mary of Vernon Men’s Club
236 US Hwy 45 - Indian Creek, Illinois 60061
 (847) 362-1005

January 12 ,2012


Ron,
On behalf of Saint Mary of Vernon’s Boy Scout Troop 44, I would like to thank you and Architerra for your generous donation of your time, equipment, materials and expertise. Your company’s gifts  had a lot to do with making JT Lill’s Boy Scout Eagle Project, a new parish volleyball court for Saint Mary of Vernon Catholic Church, a reality.


Sincerely,
Gary Schiappacasse
Scoutmaster
Boy Scout Troop 44

 
 
 


Ron Lester of Architerra is invited to speak at Carmel High School

Ron talks to the students at Carmel High School about Architerra and their long committment to local communities.

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