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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 44
Saint Mary of Vernon Men’s Club
236 US Hwy 45 - Indian Creek, Illinois 60061
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
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