Landscape Contractor & Lawn Maintenance
We at Settlement Hill Design would like to welcome you! We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to our team of professionals. With all these resources under one roof we can make your projects more seamless and uniform.
Our mission is to bring our customers the best possible services along with quality products and to do it while working with in our clients budget.
Settlement Hill Designs is the result of merging two careers. That of Mike Ganz and his Wife, Evonne Ganz. Although they have worked side by side for many years on projects they decide to join forces and become one Company, giving them more buying power and the ability to serve their clients with more integrated services.
Mike Ganz is the head of our Landscape Service Division and has over 25 years experience working in the Landscape Industry. He earned a Bachelors degree in Urban Forestry and Landscape Design from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. UWSP is regarded as one of the nations top colleges when it comes to our natural resources. After college Mike was employed at Barrington Landscapes in Barrington Illinois and later took a position as a Twin Cities area representative for Mckay Nursery, one of the largest plant grower in the Midwest. In 1992 he started his own Company. Naturescapes Landscape Company (now absorbed by Settlement Hill Design) which became one of the St Croix River Valley's premier landscape companies. Mike is well respected in the landscaping Industry and his talents and knowledge of the industry is sought by both clients and other respected professionals in the community.
Ryan Ganz is the lead coordinator of the Lawn and Grounds Maintenance Services. Ryan has over 10 years of experience working directly in the Landscaping and Lawn Service industry. His eye for detail and a work ethic that stives for perfection, has made him a favorite of many clients in the past. So much so, that our customers would specifically request for him to tend to there property needs. Now, as head of the Lawn Maintenance Services, he is able to spread his dedication to quality and ensure all our clients get the best service possible.
Evonne Ganz is the Senior Designer at Settlement Hill Designs and the event coordinatior for our Barn Rental Venue. She also, is an alumnus of UW Stevens Point in the field of Interior Architecture and Design. Out of college she managed a Design Center in Chicago Illinois. Since moving back to Wisconsin, she has been involved in various residential and commercial projects both in the Eastern and North Central parts of the state. Most recently she served as an Interior Designer for Thomasville Furniture as their Senior Design Consultant at their Woodbury - St Paul location.
The Company name comes from the location of Settlement Hill Design offices. We are located in Rural Hudson Wisconsin in an area known as the German Settlement. Back in 1853 a group of Germans settled in this neighborhood. The Hobby Farm, which is home to Settlement Hill Designs is one of the original homesteads of these settlers, located on a hill looking over this beautiful and historic neighborhood. The farmstead, Settlement Hill Farm, dates back to 1854. The Ganz's serve on the German Settlement Heritage Society Board, helping preserve this historic area. Yearly, they host a barn dance the first Saturday in October to help raise funds for preservation work in this area. The barn dance is open to the public. All are welcome to come! For more information on the German Settlement Heritage Society go to www.gshs.com.