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Legendary Landscaping, Three Decades in the Making.

Truth be told, Gary Anderson never dreamed of a career in the landscape industry. In fact, back in the late 1980s when the Gary Anderson Landscaping story begins, he was pretty content working his job at a local wholesale drug company. But with a family to support, he and a friend frequently took on a few landscaping gigs on the side to earn a few extra bucks.

After working their “regular” jobs each day, they’d race outside and chase the remaining daylight installing landscapes, then knock on doors looking for more work. Weekends too. They hardly fit the image of seasoned landscapers: Two guys piling a handful of rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows into a pair of Chevy Chevettes.

Still, the pair learned plenty, had fun, met great people and took enormous pride in what they did. Customers raved about their attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and friendly customer service. Word began to spread, and Gary Anderson Landscaping was born.

With regular work finally coming in, the scrappy company knew it needed to grow to take on additional and bigger jobs. The first employee came on board, then a second, then more: installers, design/salespeople and an office administrator. The Chevettes were retired in favor of more functional equipment, like a Chevy C20 pickup and Bobcat 773 Skid Steer and trailer.

When the Great Recession hit, forcing many landscape contracting companies to close, the company managed to weather the storm thanks to its loyal customer and referral base.

Today, Gary Anderson Landscaping is among the Twin Cities’ largest and most respected design/build landscaping providers, with a management team that boasts more than 100 years of experience and more than two dozen dedicated employees. We deliver our services using a state-of-the-art CAD drawing system, a modern fleet of trucks, mountains of heavy equipment and measuring gear – and more wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels than we can count!

Much has changed since our humble start in the late ’80s. But what hasn’t changed is what’s driven our success for 30+ years: A passion for delighting customers with beautiful, functional landscapes, backed by outstanding service and an ironclad written warranty.

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    Our History

    Gary Anderson Landscaping begins with a couple rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows


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    What Our Clients Think


    Joe was pleasant to work with from the beginning to the end of the project. Has was patient as we went through 5 – 6 different designs and is very knowledgeable. The final result exceeded our expectations. Thank you Gary Anderson Landscaping!

    Josh V.

    Fabulous from start to finish! Love our new patio and raised garden beds.

    Bonnie & Carl F.

    Thanks for finding the time to squeeze my project into your busy schedule!!! Looks awesome – very satisfied.

    Danelle D.

    Joe was very easy to communicate with, he was prompt for meetings, and explained plans well.

    Robin F.

    Joe was highly professional and knowledgeable – we were delighted with the whole process and pleased with our new landscaping. Thank you!

    Marjorie L.

    We were glad to find a local company and a BBB member with an A+ rating as well. Joe was fantastic to work with and one of the reasons why we chose Gary Anderson Landscaping.

    Karen & Ted K.

    It’s wonderful to have each issue or concern addressed. The directions given to the crew were the same as if I had given them myself.

    Stephanie Y.

    Always a pleasure to work with our sales person, Andrew.

    Mary Y.

    Great job! Great company to work with. Cleaned up well afterward – looks like it’s always been there.

    Jane E.

    The crew that came was very friendly and fun. They also worked exceptionally hard. Would definitely recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping!

    Tim & Bonnie M.

    Overall, we’re very pleased with the landscape refresh and have received compliments from our neighbors.

    Brad B.

    We loved working with Gary Anderson Landscaping on our fire pit project. We appreciated the detailed quote we were given, so there were no surprises during the project. Thank you!

    Joanne F.

    Gary was very professional, easy to reach when I had questions and very responsive. Great experience!

    Hana B.

    The job was done in an excellent, professional manner & would recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping to others.

    Pat S.

    Very pleased with the workmanship. My neighbor has said she was impressed by the quality of the job.

    David C.

    It was a pleasure working with Ann Marie, she was so nice!

    Janet C.

    Great team/company to work with, very customer friendly. Will continue to do business with them.

    Bill K.

    The two young men who did the installation were very pleasant!

    Carol B.

    This is the second project that I have used Gary Anderson Landscaping for and have been very happy with the results and the professional way the staff handled the project. Many thanks!

    Jim W.

    We are very pleased with the work and the crews!

    Tim F.

    Great work, easy communication. I’ve already recommended you guys to multiple people. Thank you!

    Bryan H.

    Joe was great to work with. Crew was friendly and did a great job during the installation of the project. Communication and follow-up was key to a successful outcome!

    Tony & Beth H.

    Gary Anderson Landscaping was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Installers were courteous, friendly and completed the job quickly. The final project looks beautiful and I’ve had many compliments. Go with Gary; you’ll be happy you did!

    Doug B.

    Gary Anderson Landscaping did a fantastic job!! They were extremely fast and got my whole project done in two days. I couldn’t be happier!

    Sarah P.

    This is our second time working with Ann Marie to design a landscaping project for our yard. She is excellent at taking our ideas and using her creative design skills to make it all come together into a dream yard. We highly recommend Ann Marie! The crew that worked on our yard was hard-working, respectful and went above and beyond to make sure everything looked amazing when the project was done.

    Deb & Randy B.

    We loved the whole project and look forward to working with you in the future!

    Jennie B.

    Happy, happy customer!!

    Susanne K.

    Ann Marie and the crew were so great to work with! We anticipate work with Gary Anderson Landscaping again next summer! Thank you!

    Ryan H.

    Gary Anderson Landscaping was very accommodating with my schedule. The final result was beyond expectations!

    Debbie F.

    We’re quite happy with the work you did in our front yard and hope to be in talks this winter about our back yard projects for next summer. THANK YOU!!

    Vicki D.

    Gary is the best. Always quick to help me out! Would highly recommend him!

    Sue D.

    Everyone was great to work with. We requested some adjustments and were very happy with the results!

    Jennifer K.

    We enjoyed working with Joe Annis. He provided us with prompt and quality service!

    Joanne & Tom C.

    This was our second time using Gary Anderson Landscaping and both times the design and ease of working with the company has been a great experience. We will continue to look to them for any future projects.

    Rick & Jen G.

    I am thrilled with the results of my project, thank you!

    Jennifer S.

    I’m impressed with the nice job you did. Thanks!

    Steve S.

    The whole team at Gary Anderson Landscaping has been great to work with! After completing two separate projects with them and having everything go very well, we would definitely highly recommend them!

    Laure & Nick F.

    Joe was great to work with. He was patient as our needs and timing changed greatly. We hope to do more projects together in the future.

    Cavan & Scott R.

    I have used Gary Anderson Landscaping on four projects. I would definitely hire Gary again! Honest, fair and reliable! Thank you.

    Becky B.

    Professional, friendly service completed on time and on budget. Will not hesitate to call them in the future.

    Jim P.

    Your team does great work! Highly recommend!

    Rachel D.

    Great job! There was a lot of attention to detail. They were cautious about sprinkler heads being damaged and they cleaned up the area really well when they were finished.

    Joe G.

    We are very pleased! Gary listened to us and he did everything he said he would do.

    Mary M.

    Your team does great work! Highly recommend!

    Justin D.

    Professional, friendly service completed on time and on budget. Will not hesitate to call them in the future.

    Jim P.

    We’ve had a number of contractors here doing different projects over the years and this project was by far the best experience. You did a great job and we are telling everyone who asks who did our landscaping!

    Vicki & Brett F.

    Given the tight space the crew had to work within, they did an excellent job, were very attentive to details and made sure it met our expectations. It actually EXCEEDED our expectations! Working with Gary Anderson and crew was a professional & pleasant experience and we would highly recommend the company.

    Jim G.

    Extremely hardworking and cohesive field team. I was highly impressed with their professionalism.

    Michael & Mary W.

    Corbin and Matt did an outstanding job installing our project and Ann Marie was easy to work with in designing it. We will definitely work with Gary Anderson Landscaping in the future!

    Mike & Erin S.

    Wonderful, fast work! The outcome exceeded our expectations. Ann Marie was with us through the whole installation and we couldn’t be happier!

    Cathy H.

    The guys worked hard while they were here and cleaned up very well when they were done. The project looks great and is exactly what we were hoping for! Joe was helpful on the front end with the estimate and also followed up when the project was completed. Thank you!

    Jody & Aaron S.

    You guys are the epitome of professionalism. Every step of the way – from design, bids, timing, execution and follow up – was first class. As good as it gets and we look forward to hiring you for future projects as well as recommend you to friends and family!

    David K.

    From the office staff to the crew in the trenches, they were all very skilled and professional.

    Al S.

    We are thrilled with the finished product, and your team did an excellent job. We were very surprised at how quickly the work was completed once the install started. There were a couple of design changes during the project that we requested, and they were implemented without hesitation. Brian and Gary did a great job with the design and were very helpful and friendly throughout the process. Katie was also awesome at keeping us in the loop and up to date on the schedule. We would definitely recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping to anyone looking to have a landscape project done.

    Nick Z.

    I would definitely recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping to anyone that needs work done. Joe explained everything that was being done and Chad and Langdon were here every day bright and early and did a fantastic job. I am very happy with the terraced wall and all the very nice people that worked on it. Thanks!

    Sandy J.

    There are simply only positives to share. From the design, to the creative suggestions and ideas, to the flexibility to both spend wisely and not spend on unnecessary additions, we have nothing but positive things to say. The crews have always been professional and willing to adjust on the fly when issues come up during the work. Thanks for helping make our yard look so beautiful!

    George & Jill K.

    Excellent customer service from everyone we came in contact with. Professional quality work, friendly, great attitudes, very knowledgeable, exceptional hard-working crews. The project manager was outstanding. We couldn’t be happier with our landscaping project and would highly recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping.

    Jane H.

    From our first meeting with Brian, who is fabulous, through the completion of the project, everything was great – communication, response time, professionalism and satisfaction with the job. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new landscaping. Thank you!

    Debra R.

    I can’t say enough about the terrific job your company did for us. It was an absolute pleasure working with them. All our expectations were met or exceeded. So many of our neighbors have stopped to tell us how beautiful the area looks now. Thank you so much!

    Lori L.

    We dreamed of this water feature for years and are so grateful the Gary Anderson Landscaping team made it happen for us – with kindness, patience and expertise every step of the way.

    Scott & Cavan R.

    “The complete project from start to finish was excellent. The folks at Gary Anderson Landscape were very pleasant to work with; always on top of what needed to be done from beginning estimate, to work completed, to final bill. The installation team made certain the project would be completed on time and in an excellent fashion. Thank you very much to the Gary Anderson Team.”

    Ron O.

    “Excellent work. Brian was very good to work with. All the people we had contact with were very good also. Would highly recommend. Thanks to Erik and crew too.”

    Jeff J.

    “Had a great experience working with Brian, Chad and Langdon. I most appreciated their attention to detail and expertise in making out vision come true.”

    Jason J.

    “Brian and Katie were amazing at helping to design, schedule, and complete our job beautifully and quickly to meet all of our needs. All the workers were professional and did an amazing job while on site. I would definitely recommend Gary Anderson Landscaping to anyone looking for a small or large job. Thank you!!”

    Laura M.