2017 Endorsements

Flawless.  Ron (owner) clearly knows his craft.  He gave a clear presentation & description of his design, addressing possible issues that other contractors failed to mention.  The project proceeded exactly as they told us it would.  The work crew showed up daily and worked hard all day.  They were friendly and courteous, leaving the site as neat as possible when they left, even reconnecting the underground dog fence.  Ron and the foreman regularly checked on the progress and checked in with us.  The few minor issues that arose were addressed before we could even ask about them and the quality of their work is outstanding.  We couldn’t be happier with the results.  It looks awesome! We absolutely love the job you did!

-J&P Testerman

Thanks so much!  We are over the moon thrilled with our new outdoor spaces.  Every single person that walks down our street – and there are many- stop and comment on how beautiful our landscape is.  Your crews are the best!!

-C. Mielke

I am so excited to see everything going in, and I’m just about leaping out of my skin with happiness.  I’ve waited so long to see beauty out our windows and your company is making my dream of “paint me a pretty picture out each window” come true!!  “Thrilled” may be an understatement for how I feel today.  It’s all looking spectacular.  I appreciate both Ron & Lyle’s abilities.  Please pass along my heartfelt THANKS that they care about the quality of workmanship and design.  It’s all so wonderful!  S Snyder

-S. Snyder

Just wanted to pass along my thanks to the whole team at L&R. Lyle, Ron, Jose, and his entire crew, and the design team. What an incredible team. I’m an extremely picky customer. But I am simply in awe at the skill and teamwork of Jose and his crew. All the guys worked productively well together and independently. Never saw any idle time and their workmanship is 2nd to none. And thanks for the design advise to include a contrasting color on the entire soldier course. It looks great!!

-B. Oxborough

The guys just left and it looks great!  I can’t tell you enough what a smooth process this has been with your company.

-K. Ott



Thank you!  We love it!

-L. Foss

We are so pleased with the finished landscaping.  The corner looks lovely and is just what we wanted!  It fits so well, it looks like it could have been there for years.  Looking forward to building more projects with you!  Thanks again. 

-E&J Fisher

The guys were great as usual and my yard looks amazing!  Please thanks them for me!

-A. Varma


We want to say “thank you” to you and your staff for the excellent work they did.  We are more than pleased with how you responded to our concerns and finished the job.  Thank you.

-S&M Bilitz

Thanks for the great work done again.  You should be proud of your workers!  They were thorough and pleasant.  Thanks for the adjustments as the project proceeded.

-C&T Lee

The work done appears to be done very professionally and I appreciate the emailed contract estimates and account totals.  If I have further projects in the future, I’ll be sure to contact you!

-B. Ryder




2016 Endorsements

Just taking a moment to thank you in supporting a successful landscaping project at our home. This is just one of many projects for you, but for us, it is the project of the summer – the one thing we really set out to accomplish. After enjoying Sunday on our new patio, we just really want to share our gratitude for your part in this aspect of our home.

From looking at the developed plans to finding a solution for the drainage; from scheduling the crews to get the work done and overseeing it all; to building the patio, selecting the plants and installing the finishing touches in the lights, we feel that each aspect of the project was really touched by your expertise and guidance.

Thank you for bringing your best to this project and helping us to see this goal of ours become reality.

-A&A Konkoly

We couldn’t be more pleased with how our project is progressing.  You really are consummate professionals and as always, many thanks for your continuing excellent work!  You are a first class outfit.

-L. Graves

I am so very pleased with the entire project.   Lyle and his crew are a terrific team – so customer oriented!

-J. Gebhard

Thank you! We love the patio!! New firepit is AWESOME!

-I. Kent

WE LOVE IT!  The landscaping looks fantastic.  We’re very happy with the way it turned out. One of our neighbors stopped by yesterday to comment on how hard the crew worked and the whole time they were there, and another neighbor got your phone number and said he had some things he wanted done.  A great job as always! Thanks.

-B. Blincoe



Please pass on to Ron that with our big rain last night, my pool is clear and everything is looking good.  Before the work was done, our pool would be overflowing with brown water and the patio would have mud all over it.  I am a very happy customer!!  Thank you for the outstanding work.

-J. Christy

I just wanted to say I am so happy with the work the crew did…they all did such an amazing job!

-B. Helfman


We love our new “maintenance free” backyard and patio!

-G. Marston

Please let Ron know that the stone work looks really great. Thank you very much!

-A. Bichsel

Thanks, you guys did a great job!  I highly recommend you.

-W. Richmond



It all looks great!

-V. Ruttenberg

Just wanted to say Thanks!  The yard looks great and love it!

-E. Kirby & S. Ant

The landscaping looks great!  Please pass along my appreciation to Lyle and the crew.  Thanks again.

-S. & E Wessling


I think your group did an amazing job…and I appreciate the support from the very beginning through the entire process. I know if wasn’t your biggest of job, but your help was appreciated. I will say, the most impressive thing to me….was when I came home at the end of the day…you could not even tell that someone had been working at the house…the were was no sign of debris, tracks, or anything left in the driveway, grass, etc. A very clean and organized operation.

Thanks again for all the things that L&R has done to make our project a success.

-R. Ellingson

It looks very nice, and your crew is so hard working! Thank you.

-J. Kauffmann

I am glad that I took my time to research landscapers…and your outfit will remain as my preferred landscaper.

-H. Engholm

Thank you so much for the beautiful back yard landscaping.  A special “thank you” to the crew who worked on the patio and laid the sod!

-J. & E. Hite


We are so happy with the garden extension.  All the neighbors have complimented your crew’s fine work.  Details like sweeping up the street and their excellence in knitting the garden blocks together make it look like it has been here for years.  I appreciate your responsiveness and we love it and thank you.  Thank you, thank you! Your people are wonderful to work with.

-C. Smith

Thank you!  I am very happy with everything!  I would refer your company anytime.

-A. Foschiatti

Everything is finished and looks fantastic.  L&R did a great job, thanks so much.

-T. Schwartzentruber


I truly appreciate the excellent level of service you, Ron & the crew provided.  I am so happy that the crew was able to reuse some of my onsite materials and plants and used them not only aesthetically but also practically.  I definitely feel that my needs for low maintenance  and a cottage feel were understood.  Everything looks great and I am excited for phase II, next year!

-L. Foss

You guys are all amazing.  They work so hard.  I so appreciate your service.  Thanks again to Lyle!

-L. Przytarski

Lyle’s crew did a great job!  Thank you.

-J. Engstrom

It looks great!

-A. Hayes


2015 Endorsements

The job is complete and looks awesome!  We really love the workmanship you performed!! I don’t expect any more water issues in our house and the yard grading looks very nice.  I’ve already had the grass seed planted!  It was great talking about the project with Ron and the foreman everyday on site.  We appreciate the job done and will likely be in contact next year to redo all our remaining yard.

-Todd K


The crew finished up yesterday and it looks great! Your company has been great to work with and we are so pleased that you worked with us to finish the path to the stairs. We have already mentioned your company to several people who were inquiring about our project.  Thanks again!

-Matt T



Your employees were fantastic and worked very hard!
Thank you very much!!

-Patrick N

The crew did a fabulous job!
We are very pleased with the outcome.

-Laura N




The installation is complete and looks great! I am already thinking about what I would like to do next.
Thanks for the great job!

-Cindy N

Thanks to you and your entire team.
We are very happy with your services!

-Elaine B


The project turned out great!
Your team did a fantastic job.

-Ryan B

We appreciate the beautiful work you did this summer!

-Joe M




It is really nice to have a front yard again.  I love the “instant lawn” and the rain could not have come at a better time, especially with the hot weather we are having.  I would like you to know that we were very impressed with your crew.  Everyone is careful not to damage anything and they were all very polite.  They certainly work hard, even in the stifling heat!

-Larry B


Thank you!  The yard looks great.

-Stephanie S

It looks fantastic!
Everything looks perfect, amazing!
We’re very happy!

-Tim D.


2014 Endorsements

I’ve been working with L&R Suburban Landscaping for two years. Summer of 2013, they designed and built a charming new stone front entry and stairs for my Minneapolis house, installed a new driveway and garage floor, corrected major drainage issues, and did some redesign of my front garden landscape. This year they transformed my backyard, installing new stone steps and a lovely patio on the upper level of the garden, repairing and refinishing my deck, revising the shape of the garden, and doing major garden rehabilitation — weeding, shrub removal, planting, transplanting, and mulching. I had just about given up on the possibility that the backyard could be salvaged, since over the years it had become a tangle of overgrown plants, leggy bushes, prolific weeds, and dead grass (with a beautiful waterfall and small pond that cried out for revival in a renovated setting). I am thrilled with the work done by L&R. Ron is great to work with, and his understanding of all aspects of landscaping — everything from “hardscape” design and installation to drainage correction to material and plant selection — is amazing. I interviewed several prospective contractors before I selected L&R, and I felt from the beginning that Ron not only had extensive knowledge of every component of my project, but also understood my needs and concerns. I felt that we were truly a team in the design and execution of the work. His crew did amazing work, with attention to quality and detail that I greatly appreciated. And his office staff was always attentive and easy to work with. I can’t imagine having a better experience with a landscaping contractor than I had with L&R, and I recommend them without qualification.

-A. McKinsey


Thank you again for the tremendous job on our landscaping. Expect many referrals! Kind Regards.

-S&K Cleary

Please thank everyone involved in our project. Everyone was professional, cooperative, and friendly. The results are fantastic! We look forward to many years of relaxing in our backyard

-M. Sims



Thank you and tip of the hat to L&R, we are happy customers!

-D. Barry

I’m happy to be a positive reference for L&R, and I left an excellent review on Angie’s List as well

-K Smoley




Thank you for a job well done. You have some good workmen and they are very neat.

-S. Leervig

The whole crew was really easy to work with, professional, listened well, and they all have the highest level of expertise.

-J. Vandervelde


We are very pleased with the final project!

-A. Weiss

My wife and I are really happy with your landscaping project, a job well done. We really appreciate and would love to recommend you to our friends and neighbors in the future.

-C. Tseng




I LOVE my new front yard…you guys are terrific. I’m hoping to finish next summer with the backyard. Thank everyone involved for a fabulous job.

– J. Meshbesher

Ron, Jose and his crew did an outstanding job. We are very happy with the results..

-G. Durand


The crew did a really great job. Very precise…I am definitely impressed! I could not be more thrilled with how things turned out.

-I. Kent

I wanted to let you know that the end result looks great – I’m very happy how it turned out!

-S. Brew




Excellent! Thanks for the outstanding communication throughout the project. We are excited to begin enjoying the beautiful fireplace.

-G. Baranivsky

We are very pleased with the work. Please let the crew know they did a terrific job!

-K. Labie


The project looks fantastic!

-P. Robben

The guys did a great job!

– F. Steiner

Thanks, nice job!

-M Redetzke




The crew did an outstanding job. They were very professional and worked very hard. Thank you for making my yard beautiful!

-C. Smith


I want to thank you again for the beautiful job L&R did with my landscape project this summer. The sod established quickly and the workers did a great job on the grading. We just love it and the shrubs and trees have already brought new birds into the yard. Best wished to your company in the new year!

-C. Smith




It has been such a pleasure working with you and we absolutely LOVE our backyard! We spend so much time outside and are looking forward to it becoming even more beautiful over time! We are an extremely satisfied customer and are more than happy to be a reference for you.

-C&M Ouska


2013 Endorsements

We are writing to express our thanks and satisfaction with the major landscaping project that L&R undertook at our residence. As you know, we obtained bids from half a dozen excavation and landscape companies and we selected L&R based on your professional attitude, presentation, knowledge about the elements of the proposed project and fair price. We recognize that his was no simple landscaping project. We asked that you give us a new backyard by tearing out our old timber retaining wall, clearing heavy brush, removing a mountain of dirt and building a tiered, sodded yard with a boulder wall.

The final results are remarkable. You maximized the available space and we now have a wonderful backyard. During the process, your team of workers were clean, courteous and most importantly, prompt. They worked through rain and cold to complete the project in the estimated timeframe and to our great satisfaction.

We truly appreciate the job that you’ve done for us and we’ll certainly recommend your company to all of our friends. We will think of you every time we sit and enjoy watching the kids play in their new yard. Thanks again.

-L&K Stagni

My wife and I sincerely appreciated all the effort to ensure that the project was finished – we’re incredibly happy with the work! Please send out gratitude to all the team who was here. They were very polite, respectful of our home and most importantly did a great job. I can’t say enough how happy we are. It’s especially a weight off our shoulders to have this project finished before our baby is born. We’ll gladly recommend L&R to anyone in need of landscaping-look for a great review on Angie’s List from us.

-C. Schultze




You guys do really great work and we love it!We are happy to be a reference for L&R

– C. Brooks



I am so happy I used your company! I got home and looked at the work last night and loved it! It looks fabulous. The crew was very hard working. They were quiet, cleaned up daily, and they were so detailed on the work. From the estimate appointment with Ron for the vision for the area, to the engineering information, and the permit from the city, and all the communications on site and through email as the project was in process, it all want so well and I am just so pleased and happy with the results. I will be sending an Angie’s List report giving you great reviews. And I have more landscaping work that I want to do in the future and will be using your company. Thank you again.

-E. Davis



Thanks to all of you at L&R Suburban Landscaping for creating a splendid outdoor room!

– K. Graby

I ran home at lunch time and the crew was just finishing up. Everything looks great! Just wanted to say thank you! Always a pleasure doing business with your company and really appreciate the outstanding workmanship.

– J. Seamans



Thanks as usual to everyone for such a beautiful job. One of the things I love about L&R is the ability of everyone from Ron down to the installers to collaborate. I really like to have some control and I appreciate that you all respect that and respect my input. Thank you.

– H. Peterson

Our house sold right away, so having the work done really made a difference. Thanks!

– A Kaiser



I can’t tell you how pleased I am about the work that was done…very impressive. There’s always next year for more to be done.

– J. Meshbesher

Thanks, It looks great!!

– S. Seliga

All looks great and I so appreciate your firms professionalism! A big thanks to your whole team for a job well done!

– T. Moller


I think your company did an amazing job… and I appreciate the support from the beginning through the entire process. I know it wasn’t the biggest job, but your help was appreciated. I will say the most impressive thing to me…was when I came home at the end of the day…you could not even tell that someone had been at my house working…there was no sign of debris, tracks or anything left in the driveway, grass, etc. A very clean and organized operation. I am glad I took the time to research landscapers….and your company will remain my preferred landscaping company.

– H. Engholm



Thank you. Everything looks great!!

– K. Eder

Our project is complete and looks wonderful! We are so pleased with the results. Thanks you again for all your assistance. We are really happy with our backyard and the work you have done!

– A. Wright.




Everything looks great!

The crew that was here, were super hard workers!

– J. Smith

The landscaping project turned out great!

Thanks for the attention to detail and fast work!

– J. Varner



2012 Endorsements


I just want to say how wonderful everything looks on our landscape project. It all turned out really nice. I also appreciate your fast and efficient project management of the project. Every L&R employee was considerate, friendly and professional!

-K. McFarland

Everything is looking great and
we can’t wait to see how it all grows!

-S. Adelman



Thanks for everything. We are thrilled beyond our expectations!

-K Beckel

It looks terrific!

-D Homans

Thanks, you guys did a great job!!!

-S. Davis



Everything looks great and really well done! Lot of attention to detail (even reconnecting the gutter spouts). Really impressed with the work, how quickly it was done and how nice it looks. Really the best experience I’ve ever had with a contractor… from start to finish. Consultation, communication, detail, follow up, etc. Really, the overall experience and of course the end job, was highly professional and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks so much.

-M. Taggett


Thanks so much for the quality work. Everything looks great. I appreciate very much your excellent communications and Ron’s planning and the great work your crew did for me.

-T Dokman


The backyard looks great. WOW!

We are very happy with the project.

-P Lyons


I have never seen employees work so hard, and the team work was terrific to watch and they are perfectionists, making adjustments until it was perfect. If every business had such great employees, they would not need complaint departments! Everything looks better than new. I cannot wait to see the completed project next Spring!

-K Korst

Thank You! It looks great!

-K Finney



I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the project just completed for us. We couldn’t be happier with the results. It is exactly the look we wanted. You and your crews are so easy to work with and Jason is just great! Everyone I have encountered at L&R are so so professional, yet friendly and sincere. I would be happy to be included on your referral list. Thank you so much.

-K Braun


It has been a pleasure working with each of you at L&R. We have certainly appreciated the suggestions, teamwork and of course the fnished product. Our sincere thanks to each of you at L&R.

-J & D Tschacher

We are very pleased and happy with our new irrigation system!

-J Peterson


Looks great!! Everything is wonderful, and your crew is fabulous! Thank you for your good work.

-K Hepp

What a job! We are thrilled with it. It’s better than we ever expected. You guys are great.

– R Gunn

A perfect job!

-K Brenton


2011 Endorsements


“It all looks great! Many thanks to everyone involved.
Well Done!”

-D. Ryan

“Thanks for the great job!”

-K&D Schmoker

“We are extremely pleased with both the quality of the work and the professionalism of Ron and his crew. I look forward to completing our other project this year.”

-B. Shea 2011


“Thanks – It’s a great job!”

-T. Ogren

“We are very pleased with the results. You have very knowledgeable employees and it looks great!”

-J. Wittnebel

“Thanks for a beautiful and flawless job on our lights & yard. Next time we will tackle an even bigger job!”

-A. Amato

“Thanks – It looks great!!”

-P. Klein


“To the folks at L&R Landscaping: I want to acknowledge and thank you for the excellent work your company did on our total landscape project. Your creative design ideas, excellent workmanship and timely completion of the project exceeded our expectations. We did a tremendous amount of research on various companies before deciding on L&R and our diligence paid off. We could not be more happy or satisfied with the results and look forward to working with you in future if more projects arise.”

– Bruce and Beth O’Brien


2010 Endorsements

“Thank you! I was so impressed with the work skills, courtesy & hustle of your crew!
The project looks great. Thank your crew!”

-D. Jensen

“Looking good!”

– M. Mortenson

“We are very pleased with how the job turned out. Thank you!”

-S. McPherson


“We love our new patio and firepit, and it has gotten a lot of use already! You are a great company to work with and I plan to call you in the future for some help with our pool deck. Please tell everyone there that I appreciate everything and am a very satisfied customer.”

– K. Montroy

“Thanks! Looks great! Doesn’t look like they were even here to fix the drainage.”

-G. Gingerich


“Thank you for the great work!”

-K. Cram

“All changes to the center island look fabulous! Wow! Great we talked it over instead of just going by plan.”

-J. Zeman

“It has been a pleasure working with your compauy!”

-B. O’Brien


“Great job folks! Ron- it looks just like you said it would. The work men were terrific! I’ll let you know when the grass comes in, etc for pictures! Thanks L&R.”

-B. Wedl


Past Endorsements


“We want to say thank you very much for the wonderful job you did on creating our new patio, walkway and landscaping. We are very pleased with the finished product and have had nothing but compliments on how beautiful it looks! I especially want to thank you for listening carefully to my description of what we were looking for and what we wanted the end result to look and function like. I always felt that if I had any questions or concerns that you would address them right away. Great service can be difficult to find these days and so it means just that much more that L&R took such great care and attention to getting it right. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for landscaping!”

-B & D Patchen 2008


“Thank you to Ron, the office staff and the crew who worked on the retaining wall on my driveway. The job was done to perfection. I love the result!”

-J. Kuhns 2008


“We want to thank you and your team for the excellent job you did on our extensive backyard landscaping project. Everything was performed professionally and timely-from your original consultation and design service, through the final cleanup. Your employees are courteous and true to their craft, and your management team supervised the installation with special attention to details and sensitivity to our needs and preferences. We are confident that you have increased the value of our home beyond our investment in this project. Thank you again and we will refer your company!”

-J & J Luger 2007