The Evanston Chamber’s “Water Cooler” video chat series is one way we are checking in with members and the business community. As the program evolves, we are working on sharing stories of more the businesses in Evanston regularly.
Take a listen to our ‘Water Cooler’ Chat video series where we have left our zoom platform and we’re going into the business to tell their stories and share their successes. We were honored to start with Paul and Ben Klitzkie of Nature’s Perspective Landscaping. Their story is quite impressive!
Nature’s Perspective Landscaping
Nature’s Perspective Landscaping is a family owned and operated business in Evanston. They are a long-standing company growing consistently for the last 42 years and with 65 employees, that they treat as their extended family. We are thankful that they’re part of our business community. They service over 540 families per week on the North Shore and 250 are right here in Evanston. The company started in the basement of Barbara Schwarz, a botanic garden plant specialist and her husband Tom Klitzkie who worked on the grounds at the Bahai Temple in Wilmette and now they have three acres including a one-acre nursery.
They started with humble beginnings and they’re now one of the largest companies in Evanston. Needless to say, they are community leaders with their generous support and they always pay it forward. Barb and Tom and are still involved in the day-to-day, but their sons Paul and Ben have found passion in continuing the family business. It’s a relationship building business and they are proud to offer the very best customer service and serve multiple generations.
They evolved from basic maintenance in the 1980’s when they hired Ray Diaz to branch off the construction arm of the company and Jose Sanchez to help Tom build the maintenance programs. He still happily is with the company. They hired their first designer in 1991 and the rest is history with their natural organic growth, Nature’s Perspective Landscaping is truly an example of working hard and focusing on the details to fulfill their life’s dreams.
As a Chamber Member they continue to help our business community. Tom is on the Board of Environment at the City, and he’s involved in making positive changes. With the noise ordinance being proposed they have invested in electric blowers and propane options, but they’re also looking to the City to make the right choice that will affect the other 59 landscaping companies that come to service the City.
We also wanted to share some of their award-winning designs with the link to their website below. Now who’s ready to do some landscaping?
2000 Greenleaf Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202
Thank you to Byline Bank for sponsoring this video series.