What Do GT Design and Landscapes’ Clients Say?

We invite you to discover what our clients are saying after they experience the five-star landscaping services at GT Design and Landscapes. Take a look and see if you can find any of your family members or friends!

My husband and I have always wanted a yard we could be proud of… The GT crew really delivered!

~Freemor Family

WOW! I just need to say that again… WOW! Your crew did a wonderful job of remodeling our entire backyard. My husband and I were contemplating on purchasing a cabin (up north), but we decided it would be too much money and time to keep it up. So with this, we decided to purchase your full backyard package. It has paid for itself just by the savings of gas money and time. Our hope was to have our grandkids over on the weekends to enjoy their most important years. Now our pool has become a second home to them. This works out to our benefit because we get to spend more time with the ones we love most and our kids get their own free time. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! It’s now more than a yard, it’s our life!

~The Rohlf Family


Want a reliable company and an organization that cares? Give GT Designs a call. I just can’t say enough about Pete and his crew. He has taken such great care of our personal property, we couldn’t be more pleased. Pete’s expertise shows in his ability to supervise, create and finish a project. His attention to detail has resulted in complete satisfaction for me.

P.S. Dave has been cooking on his outdoor kitchen for the past 2 weeks, he loves the Pizza Oven!

~The Jackson Family

We were pleased to finally find a company like GT to help us with our home. Mike and the team had an extremely difficult task of coming in to redo someone else’s work. Naturally we hired a contractor that promised the world at a cheap price. We knew there was a problem when his people came to my husband looking for money. Mike, Pete and his crew did an exceptional job completing our project. Their work is top-notch and they were a pleasure to work with. Start with GT and your project will be done properly the first time! I look forward to working with GT in the future to install a new driveway, stairs and walkway. We highly recommend their work.

~The Anderson Family

Steve is easy to communicate with and responds to all my inquiries in a
timely manner. He and the organization he works for were really professional.

~The Scott Family

Dear Pete, Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedication in helping us succeed in having a successful event, Warrior Dash. Your crews were great to work with and we really appreciate all the long hours you put into the event, even with the blazing heat. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our participants, and it can all be attributed to you and your crew. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to work with you again in the future.

~Julie, Courtney and the Warrior Dash Gang

Dear Mike, I came home after 10pm and surprise-my lightings and house are all lighted. I am so very happy-have a great fall. Thank you!

~Mrs. Cedarholm

GT Landscapes are technically competent and skilled in their proposals as well as proficient in their execution! They really know how to produce a magnificent product. Simply stated, they really were a pleasure to work with and extremely reliable. If you are in the neighborhood, come see the results for yourself!

~The Holm Family

GT Design and Landscapes has performed a number of landscaping projects for us at our second residence on Round Lake over the past few years. Their work included the installation of a shoreline with a custom beach and a really nice outdoor patio with full outdoor kitchen. We are able to give Mike a project and return to find it promptly and professionally done by his guys in the field. With GT, you will come to appreciate dependable and professional service year after year. They are far unlike the many individuals and landscapers who come and go with the season.

~The Gregerson Family

Hi Steve, hope business is still on fire. Frank and I were sitting out on the patio last evening. I looked around and thought of you and how dedicated you were in fulfilling our dream. I would love it if you stopped by after work some sunny day and enjoyed a glass of wine (or lemonade). Your work really has to be experienced to enjoy it.

~The Jorge Family

My wife and I are extremely happy with the quality of workmanship that GT Design and Landscapes has delivered. Steve was friendly and helpful, but most of all, straight to the point! We wanted a pool, outdoor kitchen, and a sitting area. They definitely know how to follow through! We highly recommend GT and their guys.

~The Harrigan Family


GT landscapes consultant’s first design was so well planned and clearly laid out that we went with it, making only modest adjustments after the first draft. We found Steve and Mike to be flexible in dealing with our small changes we requested (concrete instead of pavers for the driveway and a few more planting areas up front). They were very helpful in the process of plant and shrub selection and scheduling several visits during the installation. They set an appointment to follow-up with me and my husband to insure everything was done to the exact standard we set in the beginning.

The GT installation crew consisted of many men who worked relentlessly during the few weeks of extreme heat the design was being executed. We received many compliments on the front yard, driveway, and front entry way. They are true artisan craftsman when it comes to the design delivery.
Suffice it to say that our family is extremely pleased with the process from start to finish and we will sing the praises of GT Design & Landscapes to anyone who will listen.

~The DeMars Family

Our sales associate explained the entire design to us – did a little tweaking of things we wanted. He stopped by during and after the job was complete to see if we needed anything. The employees were very hard working – they were nice & neat. My husband and I would not hesitate to use their company again if we needed their assistance.

~The Driscoll Family

WOW – Great office staff – Excellent results – Neat installation crew – considerate workers. We will recommend.

~The Jones Family

GT’s Landscaping is beyond exceptional. They designed and installed an award-winning creation for our back yard that is dazzling and relaxing. Mike and the gang listened to our thoughts and designed something that fits our yard perfectly. Their crews were skilled and top-notch. Our wonderful back yard and experience led my sister-in-law to have GT Landscapes create a lovely design for her back yard. We would highly, highly recommend GT for your outdoor haven.

~The Kruckman Family

Pete and Crew – I realized the other day that I have been complaining a LOT about the state of customer service and lack of employee professionalism. Your employees were AWESOME from start to finish! I know that attitude starts from the top. Keep up the good work!

~The Finch Family

Each of GT’s different teams that worked on various areas of our landscaping project arrived prompt daily, did their work thoroughly, and they were good-humored and easy to work with. They were all so flexible to our suggestions and/or the very few concerns we had. You brothers have an excellent organization. We’d like to thank our landscape consultant Mike for his vast knowledge, his professionalism, good-natured personality, and his undivided focus on customer satisfaction.

~The Bjorklund Family

Thank you so much for the most elegant patio, kitchen and pergola. You took what was a plain, non-functioning space and transformed it into the most peaceful place in our neighborhood. We love the curve you cut into the patio that mirrors the curves of the property, grassy berms, and evergreen line beyond. You all have a wonderful eye for shapes and harmony. The colorful seasonal flowers are breathtaking. The trees are beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing them this coming spring. The steps are just so sensational. The fire place heats nicely and adds to the outdoor ambience. The furniture you picked is marvelous; there is plenty of seating area to host our friends and family. I’m really ever so pleased with EVERYTHING you installed. Thank you so very much.

~The Christensen Family

We wanted to applaud you for your choice of employees. I had contracted with your company to create an “outdoor paradise”. Your employees did an excellent job. They managed the job handily, the cleanup was great and our yard never looked so nice. They were all so very polite and pleasant to have around. We wanted to let you know we appreciate the talent of your employees and their hard work. We will definitely contract your company to rework our front yard and readily recommend you guys.

~The Emmory Family

We were referred by a customer of GT who is extremely picky & she highly recommended you! We agree with her, great work! Also very efficient!

~The Karel Family

We would like to thank you all at GT who made this landscaping experience one of pleasure. From beginning to end all of your employees were aiming for customer satisfaction.
Our landscape rep did a wonderful job designing a plan for the front of the house. He listened to all of our needs and wants. The driveway and entry way look incredible. He also displayed a great deal of knowledge about the hardscapes and plants. Steve personality and character made him a very pleasurable person to do business with. He showed up weekly during the construction of the entire project to make sure things were going well. This made my fiancé and I, as customers, feel like our job was important to your organization.

The crew worked without break many times every day while on our job. They were very kind, friendly and strived for customer satisfaction.

We emphatically believe that GT is very lucky to have all of the employees that were on our landscaping job representing your company. Our Family was very pleased with the customer service as well as the project. What an enjoyable experience. We have passed the word of your company’s name, quality of work, and satisfaction to our friends, extended family and neighbors. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you to all!

~The Larson Family

I with my wife, Diane, and our daughters Crystal and Ashley are so pleased with the landscaping you performed at our place. We are so very happy that we decided to go with GT for this project. Mike did a fantastic job helping us through with the design changes as the project progressed. The crew was very courteous, helpful, and hard working. We were stunned at how quickly the work progressed. We seriously anticipated months of labor and construction, instead it was just less than four weeks. The area was kept clean and every effort was made to keep our neighbor’s yard untouched. THANKS We would certainly recommend GT to others who might have an interest in landscape work.

~The Schreiber Family

GT Design and Landscapes came to do an estimate on tearing out my backyard and replacing it with an outdoor kitchen. I was especially enthralled by their enthusiasm and personal interest they had in our project. The guys paid attention to every detail in planning, which was impressive. They were personally involved with the challenges and idiosyncrasies of each area of our yard. I must comment particularly on the crews. They were the best group of workers I have seen in all my years of running my business. Pete and Darryl were present every day. The results really could not have been better. When they were done, I cried as it was so picture perfect. Now, August 21st, I must say it looks just as great as the day it was complete. Pete even took the time to baby-sit our irrigation system right after the project’s completion when we were away on vacation. The service and experience of this company cannot be surpassed. The enthusiasm and professionalism promised were wonderfully delivered.

~The VanReese Family

Excellent work on our backyard get-a-way! We will be calling again in the spring for the front yard make over!

~The Gearhart Family

I want all to know what a fantastic job Steve, Mike and their crew did for us! They revamped our entire yard, which is very large! New trees, beautiful flowers, shrubs, large pool, pool house, patio and kitchen! GT Design and Landscapes is a wonderful company to work with. They make themselves available and they actually listen and understand what it is you’re looking to achieve! Again, my husband, kids, and I are absolutely thrilled with our new yard!

~The Wright Family

We contacted GT Design and Landscapes after watching a neighbor’s yard transform over a few weeks and getting a fine recommendation from them. The crews lived up to a reputation of the great testimonials on their website. They went above and beyond the call to finish our project for an upcoming graduation party, even working late nights and weekends (Sundays included)! We are finicky about how we wanted everything situated and the crew was very sensitive to our wishes. We are so impressed with their work that we hired them to do our lake home shore line and patio!

~The Skoge Family


Boy, I must say I hardly ever write these kinds of reviews, but I was so pleased with the work of GT Landscapes that I felt compelled to let others know how much I appreciate their hard work and efforts. From the very beginning, Steve was very responsive to my calls. He also provided excellent guidance and options personalized to me. I really didn’t know exactly what I wanted for a package at first; Steve did his best to try to understand what I had in mind. He made some great recommendations that would not only work well in the yard but also suit my style. Steve and Pete worked very fast and diligently. I only wish I would have had more treats on hand to reward them for a job that exceeded all my expectations. I am so glad to have found someone trustworthy (after my husband passed) and hardworking that I will call on in the future for all my landscaping needs.

~Ms. Carr

We really could not have been happier with the advice, workmanship and service that Steve and his staff provided us. This family business is an example of how pride of ownership and good old fashion hard work achieves stunning results.
My wife and I go with our gut when choosing our contractors. Right away, we knew GT Design and Landscaping was the best option. The job was finished on time and with quality material and craftsmanship.

It’s funny now but within the first few weeks of completion, several neighbors stopped over to say they loved what we did with our yard. Many now have Steve’s name and number for future reference. Overall, the service surpassed our expectations.

~the Cook Family

GT made it easy to get exactly what I wanted. The whole process from inception was smooth and the work was completed on schedule; I couldn’t be happier with the results.

~the Doyle Family


Dear Henslin Brothers & Crew, Thank you so much for doing such a great job at Warrior Dash Minnesota! You all were such a pleasure to work with & it made the week all the more enjoyable for us. I also cannot thank you enough for letting us use your truck Saturday to get more water. Hope you had a great 4th! Remember to come visit the office if you’re ever in Chicago.


Finally, a trustworthy and dependable landscape contractor!

~the Fischer Family

After being in our home for 8 years, our landscaping needed a complete overhaul. We asked some of our friends for recommendations (that’s our AxxxxsLxxt), which yielded three organizations. One was GT Design and Landscapes. We walked through the project with each company, which covered walking around the outside of our residence and taking in the views of the yard from inside. Each of the contractors was shown photos and magazines we had assembled of the look we wanted. Mike just “got it”. He asked all of the right questions and produced great detailed estimates. Installation was meticulously done; our questions were welcomed and always answered in great detail. After the first winter passed with our new landscaping, Mike returned to assess how it held up. Two dead shrubs were replaced, at no charge. Our yard now brings us great joy and many compliments. We couldn’t be more pleased.

~the Matthew Family

Both my wife and I were away on business travel when GT arrived to do the scheduled work. The two of us were amazed at the way our landscaping looked when we arrived home! Everything installed was exactly as they promised & our home now looks like it belongs in a magazine. We are truly pleased! We trusted GT to come up with a plan & execute to perfection!

~the Morris Family

My husband Scott and I have been in talks about extending our existing deck and making a patio. It was some time before we got serious and started getting ideas and quotes from contractors. We were given Pete’s phone number at GT with quite a wonderful recommendation from a close friend of ours. We contacted Pete and he sent Steve and Mike out to meet with us.
We were both surprised how they took the time to really tune in to our ideas and get a good feel for our personal taste. In about a week’s time, Mike came over with impressive blue prints and we were shocked how he was able to capture what we had been looking for. Coming from the South, we decided to go with that theme design. I absolutely loved it!

Construction began within a month and lasted about six weeks. We currently have a beautiful patio with pocono stone and a boarder of rich brick defining the edge. A gorgeous fireplace was constructed with walls capped in stone surrounding the patio for a more intimate feel. GT Design also built a water effect that was cleverly placed in an area that had been “dead space”. Last, but certainly not least, they designed beautiful softscaped areas with plants and shrubs that complimented the entire yard. The GT team was extremely professional and always very friendly while putting up with our kid’s many questions and through our dog wanting to play fetch with him. Thank you, GT for giving us a yard that we will spend many hours of laughter and fun with our neighbors, family and friends!

~the Peterson Family

It has been a pleasure to work with Mike Henslin and the crew from GT. We are pleased with our decision to hire GT to install the sprinkler system and sod at our newly constructed home. Mike demonstrated knowledge, confidence, and skill throughout the entire process. He takes pride in his company’s products and detailed work. He made sure we were satisfied with the work that GT performed.

Mike has been an invaluable resource long after the install. We have contacted him on several occasions for his recommendations on lawn care and maintenance. He has promptly and consistently responded to our inquiries with helpful solutions. It is a rare thing to see such stellar customer service. We recommend him to all who seek lawn and sprinkler service.

~Jerald and Sheila, Maple Grove