309-662-8527 | 1804 Towanda Barnes Rd | Bloomington, IL 61705

Landscape Crew

  • James Williamson

    James Williamson

    Landscape/Hardscape Supervisor

    James has been at Grieder Sod and Landscaping since 1984. During his tenure he has experienced practically everything we do and attended many training schools. Currently, he is the lead foreman for our hardscaping (patio/wall) crews. Watching James at work will make many of our complicated ...

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  • Jim Funk

    Jim Funk

    Grading Supervisor

    Jim is usually found operating our skid loader. We haven't actually tried it, but we think he could butter a piece of bread with his machine. Jim has been at Grieders since 1987. Jim came to Grieder Landscaping after working for Anheuser Busch in St. Louis, where he cared for the world famous ...

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  • Lance Wells

    Lance Wells

    Landscape Supervisor

    Lance started with Grieder Sod and Landscaping in 1991 on our grading crew under Jim Funk and has advanced to one of our most experienced landscape foreman. He installs all types of landscaping but specializes in paver edging. He's responsible for miles of it throughout Central Illinois. Lance ...

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  • Ross  Edwards

    Ross Edwards

    Operations Manager/Horticulturist

    Ross has been at Grieder Landscaping since 1992. He has a degree in Horticulture/Biology from the University of Iowa. He is also a certified Illinois Nurseryman Pro through the Illinois Green Industry Association. Ross manages the wholesale and distribution material at our distribution center in ...

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  • Justin  Kaisner

    Justin Kaisner

    Grade Foreman

    Justin came to Grieders in 2000 as a horticulture intern from Illinois Central College. While attending Illinois Central College, Justin won an award at the American Landscape Contractors Association student competitions for his equipment operating abilities. Since graduation in 2002, he has worked ...

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  • Rob  Faulkner

    Rob Faulkner

    Landscape Foreman

    Rob has been at Grieders since 2003. Rob also started out as a landscape technician on the sod crew and has advanced to a foreman position. Rob's experience is also wide ranging which has allowed him to install all types of landscaping, but specializes in paver edging. Rob graduated in 1993 from ...

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  • Tom Hafley

    Tom Hafley

    Hardscape/Landscape Foreman

    Tom has been with Grieder Landscaping since 2005, but was with sod farm for more than 10 years before making the switch over to landscaping. His experience is wide ranging but he specializes in hardscape installation, since he has attended many training seminars.

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  • Blake  Grieder

    Blake Grieder

    Landscape Foreman

    Blake has been a landscape foreman at Grieders since 2005 and worked at the sod farm before switching over to landscaping. Blake is part of the third generation of Grieders here at Grieder Sod and Landscaping. He grew up around the business and his experience has helped him advance to a foreman ...

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  • Mark  Grieder

    Mark Grieder


    Mark is part of the third generation of Grieders here at Grieder Sod and Landscaping. Mark has been at Grieders since 2005, working in all aspects of the company such as Maintenance and Landscape Installation.

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  • Burl Lemmel

    Landsacpe Foreman

    Burl has been with Grieders since 2004. He started off in the Garden Center as the delivery man. He since then advanced to lot foreman and took care of the plant material and lot at our location in Downs. He was lot foreman for 3 years and now has advanced to a landscape foreman position.

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1804 Towanda Barnes Road
Bloomington, IL 61705



The Grieder Outdoor Lifestyle Design Center is now open. Come see the new showroom featuring many pavers, wall material, water features, Summer Classics furniture and LED lights.

Also stay tuned for the Grand opening of Grieders Patio at the Park at the Corncrib. Grieders will be sponsoring Thursday night concerts during the upcoming Cornbelters Season. Watch for more details and ticket opportunities.



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