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Buddies to Business Partners

The best ideas start casually, between friends, over ice cream. Or, at least that’s what we like to think at Northwest Landscaping — because that’s how we began. Founded in 2001 by three high school buddies, Northwest Landscaping has grown into one of the largest, locally-owned landscaping businesses in Tucson, grounded by reliability and likability and housed in a state-of-the-art facility off the aptly named Dairy Place. Now that’s full circle.

Our History

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Chad Berg and Glenn Brchan meet for ice cream and kick around ideas for a business. A few weeks and phone calls later, Chad and Glenn partnered to create Landscaping by Northwest, offering landscape maintenance services as an added option for Northwest Exterminating customers. They quickly grew and asked Steven Chrismer, a fellow Parker High School buddy, to join the team and round out the ownership trio.

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Landscaping by Northwest evolved to Northwest Landscaping after rebranding and consistently hitting revenue targets. During this time, NWL adopted the infamous “seafoam green” trucks for which the company has become known. Funny thing is, the color wasn’t exactly a choice. NWL’s fleet began with two stock Chevy trucks, and that seafoam was the only color available. It’s now one of our most identifiable qualities.

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Like the rest of the country, the ’08 housing crisis created some unprecedented challenges for NWL. Since the majority of NWL’s work at the time was installing landscaping in residential neighborhoods, the company worked together to regroup and begin to focus on growing the commercial maintenance division. As time went on, and the construction industry returned to normal, NWL started taking on construction installations once again.

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Thanks to robust growth, sizable accounts and million-dollar installs, NWL introduced a cutting-edge software platform that would allow it to better analyze data, make more informed business decisions and rechannel its focus to what best supports its customers.

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With continued growth, the company had officially outgrown its original office, so the tough decision was made to move…around the corner! NWL now operates out of a state-of-the-art facility off Dairy Place, which can easily house our growing staff of over 120 and fleet of 60+ trucks. When the global pandemic took the world by storm, we took this time to focus on business infrastructure, which led us to surpass company milestones and build a deep confidence in our team.

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After experiencing such tremendous progress in the years prior, our team decided we needed a new, modern look to match our fresh and renewed energy, which inspired our complete rebrand — with a new look, a new logo and a new website.

The North Stars for Northwest


We do what we promise, always. That means our dependability is one of our most invaluable attributes.


With more than two decades of experience in the industry, and backgrounds in agriculture, we’ve seen and done it all. We’ve earned our expertise.


What began over ice cream in Arizona City has endured over more than two decades. We’re locally owned and operated and we plan to stay that way.


Design requires creativity and sometimes bravery. We have both and we aren’t afraid to use them whenever they’re needed.

Meet The Northwest Landscaping Family

Starting out as a pre-treat technician at Northwest Exterminating, Chad excelled at a young age and rapidly advanced through the ranks, ultimately acquiring the company in 1999. In 2001, when the possibility of expanding the company’s offerings to include landscaping services for their customers was brought up, Chad readily agreed. His eagerness to embark on new ventures has played a significant role in Northwest’s enduring presence in the Tucson community. It is unclear if Chad has ever turned down an opportunity to pursue something fresh and exciting.

Chad Berg

Owner, 2000

Glenn is one of the founders of Northwest Landscaping, which began as Landscaping By Northwest. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics and started his career as a farm manager at Lindemann Produce LLC, overseeing the desert melon production. Glenn was the leader in growing and managing Northwest Landscaping for nearly 20 years until 2020.  He currently assists the company with key account services and equipment acquisitions. Glenn is the qualifying party for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and holds Arizona Pest Management Division and Arizona Certified Landscape Professional certifications.

Glenn Brchan

Owner, 2000

Steven graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Arizona and worked in the field for a time before rounding out our ownership trifecta in 2001. He became the in-house expert on all things landscaping and has played a pivotal role in establishing Northwest as a leader in the Tucson community’s landscaping industry. Today, Steven continues to guide the company’s landscaping operations, ensuring that every project meets the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.

Steven Chrismer

Owner, 2001

Kylee began her career in financial analysis with a large defense contractor after graduating from Pepperdine University with a BS/MBA in Business Administration. She joined the team in 2019 and currently focuses on internal business development and oversees the company’s processes and procedures.

Kylee Higginbotham

Business Manager, 2019

Jason joined the NWL team as operations manager in 2007, bringing with him a degree in applied business and golf complex operations and management. He is always the first person to offer his help to make sure things are running smoothly, and he always has a smile while doing it!

Jason Thorpe

Operations Manager, 2007

Jake, with a B.S. in accounting from Notre Dame and an M.S. in accounting from the University of Arizona, joined the NWL team in 2020 as NWL’s staff accountant. He has become an asset to the team and is now overseeing the entire maintenance department.

Jacob Landis

General Manager, 2020

Mike has joined our team after years of experience in data analytics, management and leadership with one of Tucson’s most beloved, local food chains. Driven by customer service, his goal as Sales Manager is to provide premier service for our customers.

Michael Wells

Sales Manager, 2023

Cashe joined our team in 2017 and instantly became an integral component of our daily operations, as her knowledge of our business procedures and software are unrivaled.

Cashe Owens

Office Manager, 2017

Reggie leads all of our commercial installation crews as our landscaping supervisor, drawing on the experience he earned with us as a crew member and eventual crew lead. His amazing work ethic and leadership serve him and his teams well in the field.

Reggie Cazares

Landscaping Supervisor, 2014

Bryan transferred to the NWL team from the Northwest Construction team due to his standout schedule and subcontractor management skills. Prior to NWL, he worked with Northwest Construction for four years.

Bryan Hamilton

Construction Supervisor, 2022

Christian started at Northwest Landscaping in 2017 as one of our Crew Leaders on a large maintenance property in Casa Grande that showed much potential early on. He has since worked his way up to serve as manager of our residential division.

Christian Rex

Residential Manager, 2017

Richard has been overseeing our government maintenance accounts since 2020, after joining Northwest in 2017 as a certified weed technician.

Richard Limon

Maintenance Supervisor, 2017

Bernie began his NWL career in the field and has worked hard to grow into managing one of our commercial maintenance divisions.

Bernie Guillen

Maintenance Supervisor, 2005

As one of our most tenured employees, Jim offers our team decades of expertise in commercial maintenance.

Jim Miller

Maintenance Supervisor, 2003

Jose has been a part of our Northwest Landscaping team since 2013, where he started in our residential department and has grown to managing his own commercial maintenance division.

Jose Garcia

Maintenance Supervisor, 2013

Lisa joined the NWL team as a sales consultant bringing with her a Master’s Degree. She earned her Certified Arborist accreditation from the International Society of Arboriculture and now serves as our inhouse arborist overseeing our tree care services. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture and is committed to keeping trees healthy.

Lisa Chrismer

Certified Arborist/Sales Consultant, 2021

As our longest-tenured employee, we’ve had the privilege of having Sonya as our Residential Designer since 2002. While designing residential installs of all sizes over two decades, Sonya has won many awards for her beautiful proposals.

Sonya Becker

Residential Designer, 2002

Chad joined NWL in 2019 as our sole commercial account manager, bringing with him golf course experience. He now manages many of our commercial clients.

Chad Nolan

Commercial Account Manager, 2019

Elyse brought her amazing customer service experience from the retail sector to NWL in 2022, serving as a commercial account manager and representing some of our commercial and government customers.

Elyse Vasquez

Commercial Account Manager, 2022

Joining our sales team in 2022, Nicole brought with her experience as a medical administrator, which makes her attention to detail unmatched. She specializes in supporting our commercial installation division as an estimator and sales rep.

Nicole Felty

Commercial Estimator, 2022


Our team of professionals is ready to answer your questions, talk through your ideas and offer solutions to meet all of your landscaping needs.

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