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The Top 42 Landscape Contractors in 2024

Many of us already know that landscape contractors are the maestros behind beautiful, functional outdoor spaces. They design, build, and maintain residential and commercial landscapes—from lush gardens to pristine sporting fields to stylish patios. But there’s more to the landscaping industry than meets the eye. 

In this article, we’ll look at what landscape contracting entails, provide key industry stats, and profile some of the top landscape contractors in the US.

Landscape Contracting Overview and Outlook

The US landscaping industry is a major economic force, comprising over 633,000 landscaping businesses that employ more than 1.2M people nationwide (National Association of Professional Landscapers). This expansive industry generated $150.4 billion in revenue in 2023, according to market research from IBISWorld.

The wide range of services included in the landscaping industry shed light on its multi-billion dollar size. Some of these include:

  • Landscape design: Creating plans for garden beds, lawns, walkways, patios, water features, and more.
  • Hardscaping: Installing paths, walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, driveways, etc. (This often involves masonry, woodworking, or laying pavers, too.)
  • Softscaping: Selecting and planting trees, shrubs, and flowers suitable to the environment and design.
  • Lawn care: Seeding, fertilizing, aerating, mowing for healthy grass lawns.
  • Irrigation: Designing and installing irrigation systems.
  • Lighting: Incorporating lighting design into outdoor spaces.
  • Maintenance: Pruning, mowing, fertilizing, planting, weed control, and other general repairs.
  • Tree care: Planting, pruning, fertilizing, cabling, bracing, and removing trees.

The industry’s future outlook is sunny, too. Grand View Research projects a 5.1% compound annual growth rate for US landscaping services through 2030.

As landscapers scale up to meet the growing demand for their services, it’s useful to know the top players driving the growth. So, let’s explore some of the green giants shaping the industry.

Top 42 Landscape Contractors

Knowing the capabilities of leading landscapers can help provide insights into what’s achievable while setting a benchmark for best practices for smaller firms aiming to grow. As such, the companies on this list represent the best in class. They’ve built impressive portfolios showcasing their landscaping expertise. More importantly, they’ve scaled their businesses to ensure they have the resources and workforce to execute large-scale projects—all while maintaining the highest quality of work and an extensive roster of loyal customers. 

To assemble this list, I carefully combed through rankings and awards from leading industry publications. These include:

Without further ado, here are the top US landscaping contractors generating $70M or more in revenue each year (listed alphabetically).

7 Landscape Contractors to Watch

To spotlight the fastest-growing landscape contractors in the US, we’ve identified seven companies from this list that were featured on both Lawn & Landscape’s and Landscape Management’s rosters. What sets these companies apart? Each has achieved revenue growth exceeding 30% since 2021.

Mariani Enterprises

Headquarters: Lake Bluff, IL

Revenue: $286.6 million

YOY Growth Rate: 174%

With roots tracing back to 1958 when Vito Mariani established a local residential landscaping service for Chicago’s North Shore, Mariani Landscape has grown over the decades into one of the largest full-service landscaping operations in the US. 

Fueled by strategic acquisitions of 15 prominent, family-owned residential landscaping companies over the years, Mariani’s monumental growth recently culminated in the 2023 founding of the Mariani Premier Group. Operating under the Mariani Enterprises umbrella, Mariani Landscape and Mariani Premier Group together now employ more than 2,400 people nationwide.

Through more than six decades of expansion, Mariani has maintained its unwavering commitment to exceptional craftsmanship, customer service, and investing in the latest innovations—core principles that form the bedrock of the company’s success.

Learn more on Mariani Premier Group’s website.

Elite Team Offices

Headquarters: Clovis, CA

Revenue: $70.6 million

YOY Growth Rate: 108%

Started in 1987 as a home-based landscape maintenance company, Elite Team Offices has grown into a group of nine interconnected companies with over 1,000 employees. Together, these companies provide a full range of services, including landscape construction, general contracting, engineering, equipment rentals, and land development.

Through steady expansion over three decades, Elite Team Offices has become a prominent leader in the Southwestern US landscaping industry. The company stays true to its small business roots by maintaining a commitment to operational excellence and its core values—adaptability, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork.

Learn more on Elite Team Offices’ website.

United Land Services

Headquarters: Jacksonville, FL

Revenue: $153.1 million

YOY Growth Rate: 73%

Founded in 2001 as United Landscapes, United Land Services has built a sterling reputation for best-in-class landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Today, the company boasts 30 locations and more than 1,300 employees, serving hundreds of commercial clients throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina.

With a focus on personalized solutions and an unwavering commitment to quality, United Landscape—led by local owners and operators—continues to consistently deliver excellence. This dedication to service has firmly established them as a leading landscape provider across the Southeast and beyond.

Learn more on United Land Services’ website.

Landscape Workshop

Headquarters: Vestavia Hills, AL

Revenue: $75.4 million

YOY Growth Rate: 66%

Established in 1984, Landscape Workshop has spent more than three decades perfecting its craft and growing into a premier full-service grounds management company for all types of commercial properties. They aim to “bring out the best in each property [they] serve while delivering a first-class experience every time.”

Today, Landscape Workshop boasts an expansive footprint with 48 offices across 7 states and a team of more than 950 employees. In January 2023, the company expanded its reach by acquiring Georgia's A Cut Above Landscape Management. Through 35 years of disciplined growth, Landscape Workshop stays true to its founding passions for landscaping excellence, quality craftsmanship, and customer care.

Learn more on Landscape Workshop’s website.

Choate USA

Headquarters: Carrollton, TX

Revenue: $79.7 million

YOY Growth Rate: 48%

With more than 30 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry, Choate USA has cemented its reputation as a top full-service landscape and irrigation provider across Texas and Louisiana. The company brings technical expertise together with quality craftsmanship and efficient production to deliver comprehensive solutions for commercial and builder clients.

No matter the size, complexity, or location, Choate USA approaches each client as a trusted partner, focused on their unique needs and ultimate vision. By collaborating as an extension of the client's team, Choate USA has successfully created thousands of landscape and irrigation solutions that transform properties across its regional footprint.

Learn more on Choate USA’s website.

Yardnique

Headquarters: Morrisville, NC

Revenue: $97 million

YOY Growth Rate: 41%

Yardnique was founded in 1997 with the ambitious mission to create "the best landscapes on Earth." The company has spent the past two-plus decades living up to this mission by combining their expertise in landscape maintenance, design, and installation with their commitment to environmental standards and community enhancement.

Today, Yardnique has grown to include a family of service brands that provide the highest-quality landscaping services to the Southeastern US. Powered by a team of over 2,000 grounds care, design, and horticulture specialists, Yardnique lends its talents to transform communities of all shapes and sizes.

Learn more on Yardnique’s website.

Clean Scapes

Headquarters: Austin, TX

Revenue: $115 million

YOY Growth Rate: 35%

Founded in 2005, Clean Scapes Landscaping has become a leading full-service commercial landscaping company in Texas. With expertise in softscaping, hardscaping, and irrigation construction and maintenance, Clean Scapes brings creativity and attention to detail to enhance any landscape design. Supported by its talented team of 1,130 employees, the company accommodates projects of all sizes with multi-million dollar bonding capacity and an unwavering commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.

Clean Scapes incorporates sustainable practices like locally sourced materials, native plants, and propane-powered mowers to reduce emissions and irrigation needs. Their work on numerous LEED-registered projects and Green Garden Certification from the City of Austin demonstrates Clean Scapes' dedication to eco-friendly landscaping.

Learn more on Clean Scapes’ website.

Characteristics of a Blossoming Landscape Contractor

These green giants offer an inside look at what running an elite, highly productive landscaping construction business entails. And while each of these contractors is unique, they share a set of defining traits that set them apart from the competition. These companies:

  • Have built strong reputations for delivering exceptional work on time and on budget, resulting in higher customer satisfaction and loyalty; 
  • Have optimized their operations and workflows so that they can offer competitive pricing while maintaining quality;
  • Have their eyes trained on innovative methods and technologies to improve productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

For instance, software like Siteline can help landscape construction subcontractors streamline financial workflows for faster payments and better financial oversight. In turn, companies can operate more nimbly, giving them a competitive edge to optimize their bids, take on more jobs, and ultimately transform more landscapes with their vision and expertise. 

If that resonates with you, we’d love to connect. Schedule a demo today to see Siteline’s capabilities firsthand. 

Head of Construction Solutions
@ Siteline

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