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About Us – What to Know About Windsor Companies:

Windsor Companies has been serving residential and commercial clients’ landscaping needs for more than 40 years. From lawn care to complete corporate campus supervision, we have the knowledge and capacity to guarantee that your property strengthens the values of your establishment.

During our many years in business, we have come to see landscapes not only as visually appealing places, but as crucial elements of the structures they surround. That is one of the reasons we make sure that the landscapes we work on are imaginatively designed, thoroughly constructed and faultlessly preserved.

Our History:

Windsor Companies began as a retail garden business and design-build contractor. It has grown into a complete landscape design, installation, and property maintenance organization with a diverse certified team.

In 2007, L.A.C. Enterprises, Inc. purchased Windsor’s assets and hired its employees. This new management structure is bringing renewed energy and additional resources to the company.

What We Do:

We have spent decades designing, constructing, and maintaining landscapes for a variety of clients. We have worked with an extensive array of clients including commercial business, government agencies, property managers, architectural firms, and residential building owners.

Our goal has and always will be to bring a top-notch experience to each of our clients. We want to enhance their business with the best landscape design services in the Twin Cities!

Our Professions & Trades:

We employ only the best professionals in the outdoor design industry. Our employees include specialists in the following areas:

• Landscape Design
• Landscape Construction
• Lawn & Property Maintenance
• Irrigation
• Gardening
• Winter Maintenance
• And more!

OUR TEAM


Terry Childers
President

Terry Childers

Terry has been a business owner in the landscape industry for more than twenty years, including having founded two companies. Terry is an enrolled member of Muscogee Creek tribe, making Windsor Companies a state-certified Minority Business Enterprise.
Terry lives in Chaska…

Luther Hochradel
General Manager

Luther Hochradel

Luther founded Windsor Companies in 1971. For 20 years the business included a premier garden center and floral and gift shop. He has actively managed the company since the very beginning. With unmatched dedication to superior client service and devotion to detail, he has produced designs and overseen construction for hundreds of projects not only in the Twin Cities metro, but in Michigan, Kansas, and as far away as New York City. In addition to designing and managing his own projects and guiding the sales team, Luther is responsible for setting the long-term vision for the company.Luther takes great pleasure in the satisfaction of his clients, his erratic golf game, his eight grandchildren and the support and stability of his better-half, Geri.


Greg Hofmann
Director of Operations

Greg Hofmann

Greg joined Windsor in 2004 with ten years of management experience in the landscape industry. He holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology, which gives him a particular skill in employee management. With a talent for hiring and developing great people, Greg has grown Windsor with highly skilled team members across a range of landscape disciplines. Individually, he has developed an expertise in arboriculture, innovative construction practices, and turf management. Greg is happiest when he is creating something; especially a landscape that serves needs of Windsor’s clients while broadening their understanding and appreciation for the built environment.Speaking of creating; Greg is a something of a gourmet-in-training. He and his wife, Rachel, love trying new recipes and entertaining friends at home. If there’s any free time left over, they can be found on the theatre and arts scene in Minneapolis, not to mention hiking, camping, and skiing whenever they get the chance.


Christopher Ochs, ASLA
Landscape Designer/Project Manager

Christopher Ochs, ASLA

Christopher Ochs is an award-winning landscape designer with Windsor Companies. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design and holds two Master degrees from the University of Minnesota in Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning. His younger years were spent in the eastern plains and western steppe regions of South Dakota until 1980 when he relocated to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His travels afforded him opportunities to expand his geographical and cultural experiences from the fjords of Norway, to the deserts of Bahrain, the jungles of Honduras, the seaside mountains of California, a jaunt to Shagnhai and many more places in between. His previous career was spent in Minneapolis, Toronto and Boston.Chris is a current member of the Saint Paul Planning Commission and the MN Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects where he served as their Director of Communications from 2006 to 2008.

Chris is fascinated by the land and people of his travels and employs the wisdom gained into his interviews and design. Let Chris listen to the description of your vision, ideas, and desires and allow him to design a landscape that fits you and your home. His experience as a landscape designer with Windsor Companies assures you will receive a qualitative and personable design that is installed with integrity and longevity.


Rick Triviski
Business Development Manager

Rick Triviski

Rick has been working with the outdoor landscape since 2009 beginning in the golf course world. With a Masters degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota he has performed project design, installation and maintenance.

With over 15 years of working with clients, Rick has successfully translated client thoughts and ideas to a finished product that not only meets expectations, but exceeds them.

“If you’re going to do something, do it right – and to the best of your ability.”