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.
Buddies to Business Partners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Meet The Northwest Landscaping Family
Business Manager, 2019
Operations Manager, 2007
General Manager, 2020
Sales Manager, 2023
Office Manager, 2017
Landscaping Supervisor, 2014
Construction Supervisor, 2022
Residential Manager, 2017
Maintenance Supervisor, 2017
Maintenance Supervisor, 2005
Maintenance Supervisor, 2003
Maintenance Supervisor, 2013
Certified Arborist/Sales Consultant, 2021
Residential Designer, 2002
Commercial Account Manager, 2019
Commercial Account Manager, 2022
Commercial Estimator, 2022