Meet Our Team
Quality is a choice and we choose it in everything we do.
The People Behind the Brand
Our people are our greatest asset. Thanks to their determination and dedication, Naturescape Design has been able to provide our customers with dependable systems and reliable service for more than thirty years.
The Naturescape family includes some thirty employees, many of whom have been a part of the team for well over a decade. You can learn more about our managers and support staff below; for more details about our technicians and crews (pictured above), click here .
Meet our managers(Click the names to read short bio's)
PauI began working for Naturescape Design in 1983 when it was started as a landscape company and was the founding member of the Irrigation Division. His body of work has included a wide array of projects from standard residential lawns to sports fields, parks, office buildings, office parks, schools, townhome complexes and residential subdivisions sometimes covering 100+ acres. Paul aims to design quality underground sprinkler systems utilizing the latest technologies that work for the client’s needs and that provide water efficiently to the landscape, with conservation in mind.
Tom is a seventeen year Journeyman Plumber and a twelve year Cross Connection Control Device Inspector, which allows him to do backflow testing and RPZ certifications. His three philosophies on plumbing work are: (1) “Do it right the first time” (2) “Treat the work as if you are doing it for yourself” (3) “Leave the job clean - like it is your own home”. Tom enjoys coaching youth sports in his spare time.
Junior offers expertise and advice to our service technicians on location. He makes sure that all their route questions are addressed before they depart for their jobs and sees to it that each of them have the equipment, tools and supplies to excel at their work throughout the day.
Jean started up Naturescape Design’s Irrigation Service Department in 1990 with a single truck and just one person. Now the department has grown to ten service trucks and technicians as well as five sales/support people. She focuses on providing superior customer service through communication and education. Jean believes water is a natural resource that needs to be protected and used wisely.
Pat has a thorough knowledge of Hunter products and is also a Rainbird Factory Trained Technician. Pat has a degree from Western Illinois University in Ornamental Horticulture and is an accredited field trained horticulturist. He specializes in highly efficient irrigation systems that are environmentally sound.
Meet Ray and Janet Layshock
Owners; directOr & president
Ray and Janet bought a small landscaping company in 1983 and developed it into the premier irrigation company in the Chicago area, renowned for superior quality and workmanship. Over some three decades, they’ve been proactive in trying new technologies and innovations in irrigation; this philosophy remains as one of the company’s strengths today. Both of them value the importance of Irrigation Association certifications and learning about products by collaborating with vendors - they encourage employees to passionately pursue these opportunities as well.