Our Mission

Our mission is to consistently exceed expectations while providing our clients with a first-class experience that clearly distinguishes us from any other landscape contractor

Our Vision

Our vision is to emerge as the leading provider of high quality outdoor services in the communities we serve, to become the industry leader as a contractor and as an employer, and to create and maintain a working culture that fosters growth and positivity in order to reach our full potential. Our standards will redefine the landscape industry both in the way it is perceived and in the way that other landscape professionals operate within it.


Jordan Smith, Owner Jordan’s first experience in the green industry came as a kid mowing lawns his Mankato neighborhood. He started doing landscape installation in 2007, and as student of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, he formed Smith Lawn and Landscape, LLC in 2010. Since that time he has grown Smith Lawn & Landscape from a one man operation with one lawnmower in the trunk of his car into one of the largest landscape installation companies in southern Minnesota. Jordan is very active in the company, working daily with our management team to on all aspects of the business. In his free time, Jordan likes to spend time with his wife Laura, and their four sons at their home near Madison Lake.

Jordan Smith, Owner

Jordan’s first experience in the green industry came as a kid mowing lawns his Mankato neighborhood. He started doing landscape installation in 2007, and as student of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, he formed Smith Lawn and Landscape, LLC in 2010. Since that time he has grown Smith Lawn & Landscape from a one man operation with one lawnmower in the trunk of his car into one of the largest landscape installation companies in southern Minnesota. Jordan is very active in the company, working daily with our management team to on all aspects of the business.

In his free time, Jordan likes to spend time with his wife Laura, and their four sons at their home near Madison Lake.

Seth Ferkenstad, CFO Seth joined our team in May of 2017. He is a great asset to our team with his financial acumen and his many years of experience in small business.  Seth has a bachelor's in Business Administration from Bethany Lutheran College with a minor in Mathematics, as well as a bachelor's in Accounting from Mankato State University.  Before joining the team, Seth worked as a tax manager at a local accounting firm. In his spare time, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, watching sports as well as competing in them.

Seth Ferkenstad, CFO

Seth joined our team in May of 2017. He is a great asset to our team with his financial acumen and his many years of experience in small business.  Seth has a bachelor's in Business Administration from Bethany Lutheran College with a minor in Mathematics, as well as a bachelor's in Accounting from Mankato State University.  Before joining the team, Seth worked as a tax manager at a local accounting firm.

In his spare time, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, watching sports as well as competing in them.

Luke Buelow, Operations Manager Luke joined Smith Lawn and Landscape in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining our team, Luke was a grounds manager at a large cemetery management company in Milwaukee. Luke has also worked for multiple golf courses in Milwaukee and Mankato as well as a national lawn maintenance firm for a total of 14 years in the lawn and landscape industry. Luke oversees day to day operations of the company, working with the entire management team to ensure they have all the necessary systems in place to complete projects on time and on budget. Luke has an associate’s degree in Golf Course and Grounds Management and recently received a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Business Management and Leadership. Luke resides in North Mankato with his wife Mandy and their two daughters. Luke likes to spend time with his family, hunting, camping, golfing, woodworking, and working on home improvement projects.

Luke Buelow, Operations Manager

Luke joined Smith Lawn and Landscape in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining our team, Luke was a grounds manager at a large cemetery management company in Milwaukee. Luke has also worked for multiple golf courses in Milwaukee and Mankato as well as a national lawn maintenance firm for a total of 14 years in the lawn and landscape industry. Luke oversees day to day operations of the company, working with the entire management team to ensure they have all the necessary systems in place to complete projects on time and on budget. Luke has an associate’s degree in Golf Course and Grounds Management and recently received a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Business Management and Leadership.

Luke resides in North Mankato with his wife Mandy and their two daughters. Luke likes to spend time with his family, hunting, camping, golfing, woodworking, and working on home improvement projects.

Brady Lux, Project Manager Brady joined the team at Smith Lawn and Landscape in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design from South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Brady has been working in the landscape industry for nearly 18 years, starting in high school working at a nursery and tree farm near his hometown of Sleepy Eye.  Brady’s experience, knowledge, and incredible attention to detail will take your project from just an idea to a finished product that will be the envy of the entire neighborhood! Brady resides in Mapleton with his wife Julie, and their two children. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, camping, fishing, and cheering on the Maple River Eagles.

Brady Lux, Project Manager

Brady joined the team at Smith Lawn and Landscape in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design from South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Brady has been working in the landscape industry for nearly 18 years, starting in high school working at a nursery and tree farm near his hometown of Sleepy Eye.  Brady’s experience, knowledge, and incredible attention to detail will take your project from just an idea to a finished product that will be the envy of the entire neighborhood!

Brady resides in Mapleton with his wife Julie, and their two children. In his free time he likes to spend time with his family, camping, fishing, and cheering on the Maple River Eagles.

John Langr, Accountant John joined our office staff in the spring of 2016. John handles all accounting, invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable. Prior to joining our team, John spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry. This included research, clinical roles, and medical device sales and service. John and his wife have three daughters and reside on their farm in rural Nicollet.  John likes to spend his free time gardening and fishing.

John Langr, Accountant

John joined our office staff in the spring of 2016. John handles all accounting, invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable. Prior to joining our team, John spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry. This included research, clinical roles, and medical device sales and service.

John and his wife have three daughters and reside on their farm in rural Nicollet.  John likes to spend his free time gardening and fishing.

Adam Hansen, Snow & Ice Control Manager Adam joined Smith Lawn and Landscape in the spring of 2014 as a lawn maintenance foreman. Since that time he has moved into the position of sales and marketing, which includes general sales, estimating, marketing, and customer service. In the winter months he serves as our Snow and Ice Control Manager. Prior to joining our team, Adam owned his own lawn maintenance business in Arlington. With his 10 years of experience in the lawn, landscape, and snow removal industries, he can help you make the right choices for your property! Adam resides in Arlington where he grew up. In his free time he likes to ride his Harley, go ice fishing, and spend time with family and friends.

Adam Hansen, Snow & Ice Control Manager

Adam joined Smith Lawn and Landscape in the spring of 2014 as a lawn maintenance foreman. Since that time he has moved into the position of sales and marketing, which includes general sales, estimating, marketing, and customer service. In the winter months he serves as our Snow and Ice Control Manager. Prior to joining our team, Adam owned his own lawn maintenance business in Arlington. With his 10 years of experience in the lawn, landscape, and snow removal industries, he can help you make the right choices for your property! Adam resides in Arlington where he grew up. In his free time he likes to ride his Harley, go ice fishing, and spend time with family and friends.

Adam Stier, Vice President of Sales Adam joined our team in the fall of 2017. A Belle Plaine native, Adam has been in the landscaping business since he was 16 years old. He is a great asset to the team with all of his knowledge in the business, if you need a quote for your next project-Adam's your guy!  Prior to starting here, Adam worked as a sales representative and before that, served in the Army. Adam has a passion for the outdoors life and enjoys hunting, fishing, participating in sports.  He also likes to spend time with his fiance, Sam,  their son, Carter, and his dog.            

Adam Stier, Vice President of Sales

Adam joined our team in the fall of 2017. A Belle Plaine native, Adam has been in the landscaping business since he was 16 years old. He is a great asset to the team with all of his knowledge in the business, if you need a quote for your next project-Adam's your guy!  Prior to starting here, Adam worked as a sales representative and before that, served in the Army.

Adam has a passion for the outdoors life and enjoys hunting, fishing, participating in sports.  He also likes to spend time with his fiance, Sam,  their son, Carter, and his dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Rose, Office Manager Marie joined our team in the spring of 2017.  She has a bachelor's in Communication from Bethany Lutheran College.  Marie is the first point of contact in the office,  also handling payroll, web site and social media content as well as overall office organization. Prior to joining our team, Marie worked in the hospitality industry, ranging from club concierge to clinical services assistant. Marie resides in Mankato and in her spare time likes to read, workout, go fishing and spend time with family and friends.

Marie Rose, Office Manager

Marie joined our team in the spring of 2017.  She has a bachelor's in Communication from Bethany Lutheran College.  Marie is the first point of contact in the office,  also handling payroll, web site and social media content as well as overall office organization. Prior to joining our team, Marie worked in the hospitality industry, ranging from club concierge to clinical services assistant.

Marie resides in Mankato and in her spare time likes to read, workout, go fishing and spend time with family and friends.

Carl Adamek, Landscape Designer Carl came on board in the spring of 2016. Carl handles all of our picture designs, overhead landscape designs, and our 3D landscape designs. Carl grew up working at his family landscaping and nursery business in his hometown of Willmar, MN. Carl is currently enrolled at Minnesota State University-Mankato for Construction Management and Environmental Plant Sciences. With Carl’s vast knowledge and experience with plants, flowers, and shrubs, he can help you make the right choices to beautify your property! In his free time, Carl likes to hang out with friends and family. He is also passionate about the outdoors.

Carl Adamek, Landscape Designer

Carl came on board in the spring of 2016. Carl handles all of our picture designs, overhead landscape designs, and our 3D landscape designs. Carl grew up working at his family landscaping and nursery business in his hometown of Willmar, MN. Carl is currently enrolled at Minnesota State University-Mankato for Construction Management and Environmental Plant Sciences. With Carl’s vast knowledge and experience with plants, flowers, and shrubs, he can help you make the right choices to beautify your property! In his free time, Carl likes to hang out with friends and family. He is also passionate about the outdoors.