Ray Lapenz

Construction Foreman

Ray has been with Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors for over 30 years. He is particularly skilled in hardscape work. Married to Peggy, they have 2 children. Ray enjoys hunting, fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. His greatest passion is spending time with his family.

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Brian Dahlkemper

Construction Foreman

Brian began with Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors as a young boy when his father Jerry would bring him in to wash trucks or water plants. He has been working full time with the company for 25 years. He is married to Kim and they have 2 young children, a girl and a boy. When not playing with his children, Brian likes to fish.


Isaac Wilbur

Landscape Construction Foreman

Isaac has been with Dahlkemper for over 15. Before starting with the company he obtained a degree at Penn State University in Wildlife Technology. Isaac is married to Renee. They have one daughter together and he has a step daughter as well. He loves the outdoors. He is an avid hunter and fisher. Along with spending time with his family, he volunteers for Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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Gene Soltesz

Construction Foreman

Gene began working with Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors out of high school and learned from the best. He has been with the company 42 years and has great skill in his chosen career.  This year he has decided to retire and he'll be missed by the crew and clients alike.  Although we may coax him back in for an occasional cameo for certain clients.

Married to Leslie, they have 3 grown children. Gene enjoys raising animals and plants as well as the great outdoors. He stays busy with many activities involving his family.


Jerry Dahlkemper

Construction Foreman

Jerry (AKA Stick) has been with Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors for over 50 years. Younger brother of Chuck and Jim, Jerry was born with the love of the land in his bones. Jerry served our country in Vietnam before attending and graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. His many years of experience are evident on the job site.  Stick is retired but will come out of retirement to work for certain clients.

Married to Joyce, they have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Jerry loves to tinker in his garden at home, play with the grandchildren and travel with Joyce.

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Thank you so much for the beautiful backyard. I have been enjoying it so much! My "magical" lights still delight me and no further news from neighbors. The whole effect in the yard far exceeded my expectations. You and Mike did an outstanding job!

Thanks Again
Rose Weber

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