Who We Are

The Bruss Team

Arnold Kroeze

Arnold A. Kroeze, PLA - General Manager

As a Professional Landscape Architect with a bachelor’s in Horticulture from Iowa State University, Arnie brings the unique perspective of having grown up on his parents’ apple orchard.  That experience helps us manage our plant nursery.  Arnie has been with Bruss since 1986.
Mike Kehl

Mike Kehl, PLA, CLT - Sales Manager, Landscape Architect

In the industry since 2007 and with Bruss since 2012, Mike is a Professional Landscape Architect and earned his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois.  Mike is a talented Architect and great team player – even when we give him a hard time for being a Cardinals fan. 
Micki Schutt

Micki Schutt - Landscape Designer

Growing up in Lisle, the Arboretum Village, Micki has always been passionate about plants and nature, from working at a florist shop in college to interning at the Chicago Botanic Garden. A graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Horticulture, she has been working in the industry since 2013 and Bruss since 2020.
Brian Concordia

Brian Concordia - Landscape Designer

Brian joined Bruss in 2021 and brings over a decade of landscape industry experience to the team.  He received his Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and enjoys the creative challenges that come with working through design, plant selection, and construction.
Kyle Sanders

Kyle Sanders, PLA - Landscape Architect

Drawing on over a decade of working experience and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, Kyle is a Professional Landscape Architect that specializes in more than creating fabulous outdoor spaces. He's a creative problem solver with a passion for cultivating lasting client relationships and delivering projects that truly align with a family’s visions and needs.
Sandy Schweitzer

Sandy Schweitzer - Landscape Designer

After working at a retail nursery as a way to recharge, Sandy rediscovered the joy of plants and switched careers, earning her associate degree and certificate in Landscape Design.  Sandy is an integral wheel in keeping the Bruss team moving forward and our resident Seasonal Container Magician.

Production Staff

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa - Production Manager

Carlos is locally grown and comes to us a seasoned green-industry professional. He will be overseeing and juggling daily operations at our nursery and says he's "looking forward to everything" in this position - how could we not love that positive attitude? Already a fan of Magnolias, Boxwood, Hostas, and Japanese Maples, we think he's going to enjoy overseeing all the wonderful plants we bring in to the nursery.
Martin Garcia

Martin Garcia - Planting Foreman

As one of our elder statesmen, we’ve been relying on Martin’s expertise and can-do attitude since 2003. 
Arturo Rodriguez

Arturo Rodriguez - Construction Foreman

With Bruss Landscaping since 2004, Arturo’s craftsmanship is unparalleled and his ability to problem solve project challenges are fantastic.
Angel Pulido

Angel Pulido - Service Technician

Working with Bruss Landscaping since 2007, Angel is our landscape lighting specialist and regular service foreman.
Rafael Duran

Rafael Duran - Planting Foreman

Dedicated and knowledgeable, Rafael has been part of the Bruss team since 2011.
Jose Correa

Jose Correa - Foreman

Jose has been with us since 2004. Jose’s can-do attitude, excellent work ethic, and big smile is contagious for everyone around him.
Vicente Casteneda

Vicente Casteneda - Foreman

Since joining us in 2015, Vicente has had a smile on his face and positive attitude. Pairing that with consistently learning more he now leads one of our construction crews.
Roberto Roque

Roberto Roque - Foreman

Since joining us in 2015, Roberto has become a valued member of the team and friend to all. He leads one of our maintenance crews and at times will flash his other skillset as he assists our shop mechanic.
Laurentino Sanchez

Laurentino Sanchez - Mechanic

Since joining us in 2019 Laurentino has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience for landscape construction. In addition he has become indispensable as our shop mechanic.
Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa - Customer Service Representative

Since joining us in 2021, Carlos has dedicated his time to learning from our experienced production team and has proven to be worthy of every opportunity that has come his way. He is driven to provide excellent service and continue to grow in the company.

Landscape Services

  • Custom Landscape Design
  • Outdoor Living / Hardscapes
  • Firepits / Fireplaces
  • Top Quality Plant Materials
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Seasonal Urns / Planters
  • Landscape Maintenance
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