Celebrating Our History

Founded in 1959 by David J. Frank


The company’s founder, David J. Frank, Chairman/CEO, began cutting lawns on Downer Avenue in his Shorewood, Wisconsin neighborhood at the age of 10. By the age of twelve, he was already caring for more than 30 neighboring homes.  He likes to boast that he was the only one at school who had a Federal ID number and business insurance!  As the years past, he carefully made improvements by investing in his staff through continuing education and training.  Throughout the next five decades, the company would continue to grow and prosper, providing exceptional landscape architecture, construction, renovation, maintenance, irrigation, interiorscape and nursery services, just to name a few.

Now, with visions for the future, David J. Frank Landscape is focusing on its next generation; a team of highly trained, well-credentialed, experienced professionals.  Many of these team members have advanced degrees, certifications and special training to ensure excellent results.  “We need to be led by smart, business-savvy landscapers, because smart business is going to give our clients a better product and a pleasant experience,” said Frank.  David J. Frank is followed by his eldest son, David R. Frank, President/CFO.

The largest firm of its kind in the state, the Germantown-based company employs more than 275 professionals working out of its Germantown corporate office, 2 secondary office facilities and 4 dispatch locations through southeast Wisconsin.

From residential yards to country estates and corporate headquarters, our level of service is customized to meet the needs of each client.  Because of the size of our company and volume of our work, we have the flexibility to work within a vast range of project sizes and budgets.