Celebrating 60 Years: Gretchen Dahlkemper


Friday Feb 6th, 2015

As in any family business, you have your family work in the business. That’s why I have had 5 kids, so they could come and work in the business. And at one time or another, each of my family members have worked in the business. This is my eldest daughter, Gretchen.

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In high school and a couple of summers in college, Gretchen worked on the crews to learn the business. Working with Russ on the trimming and maintenance crew and on construction crews doing plantings and installations during other summers. One of her ‘this is what I did on summer vacation’ reports included a picture of her driving the skid steer.

Although not in the business now, Gretchen is in the environmental stewardship business, as the national field manager for Moms Clean Air Force at Environmental Defense Fund.

Happy Birthday, Gretchen!

She’s married with a great husband, Reny and 3 great kids!

Helping to improve our environment!


Krista and I would like to pass on to your crew that we really do enjoy our front yard. We have found people stopping by to look at it as if it were a piece of art, of course we know it is. It has made a big difference in our enjoyment of our home. We will highly recommend you to all of our friends.

Jim Strafford

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