What to Know About Us

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All decisions affecting employment will be made based on qualifications, performance, and other work-related factors. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applications and employees with disabilities whenever possible.

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 do our best to provide a sustainable, Eco-friendly landscape from design to implementation.

Our Role in the Twin Cities

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Gardening Operations Manager, Brooke McBride, leads a team of volunteers at DTE Commons Park.

We're always looking for creative ways to give back

Volunteering Through Our Expertise

As a member of The American Society of Landscape Architects, The National Landscape Association, and the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association we bring our knowledge to the table not only for our clients but also our community.

Meet The Team

Terry Childers

President

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.

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Greg Hofmann

Vice President

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.

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Luther Hochradel

General Manager

Luther founded Windsor Companies in 1971. For 20 years the business included a premier garden center and floral and gift shop. With unmatched dedication to superior client service and devotion to detail, he has produced designs and overseen construction for hundreds of projects.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.

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Christopher Ochs, ASLA

Landscape Designer/Project Manager

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.

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Windsor Companies About

Tyler Eischens

Landscape Estimator

Tyler has over fifteen years of experience in the landscape industry, starting in high school working on installations crews to continuing through college and after. Tyler studied at South Dakota State University and continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 2009 with a BS in Environmental Design. All of his experiences from onsite construction, to lawn maintenance, to designing and estimating landscapes have created a well-rounded knowledge of the industry which has made him successful today.

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Ernesto Rodriguez-Meza

Assistant Project Manager

After moving to Minnesota from Colombia, Ernesto attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. With a passion for the outdoors, Ernesto earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design before going on to earn his master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. In the planning process, he enjoys working collaborative with contractors, vendors designers and the WINDSOR team. In his free time, Ernesto enjoys spending time outside with his wife and children, regardless of season.

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Adam Michels

Operations Manager

Adam has worked the last 18 years in the landscape, construction industry. For 12 years he was self-employed before entering the union in 2013. With a strong background in structural layout grades and elevation, Adam has the know how to finish the job thoroughly and ahead of schedule. Countless hours of on-site experience makes Adam the man for any job. Married with one child Adam chooses to spend his free time with my wife and daughter. His hobbies include hunting, Muskie fishing, shooting sports, and maintaining his reef aquarium.

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Ron McCann

Maintenance Divison Director

Ron joined Windsor Companies in 2018 after being gone from his home state of Minnesota for 30 years. Growing up in Cambridge Minnesota in a family of golf course superintendents, Ron started his love of finely groomed landscapes at an early age. Ron has a degree in horticulture and has been a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture since 2005. He is also certified in Sustainable Landscape Management and in Water Auditing with the Irrigation Association. Now with over 30 years of professional experience, he continues to learn and grow in the industry. Ron is married and lives in White Bear Lake.

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Brooke McBride

Gardening Operations Manager

Growing up in rural central Wisconsin, Brooke developed a deep sense of connection to the natural world. After graduating with a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brooke ventured west to pursue a career in environmental science. She taught and conducted research in environmental education, aquatic ecology and soil ecology, earning a certificate in Environmental Education from Teton Science Schools in Jackson Hole, WY, an M.S. in Biology from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Montana, funded in large part by a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Having always been an avid home gardener, she was fortunate to come across the path of professional gardening.

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