Our Story

Since 1959, ILCA has provided its members with the resources needed to enhance their performance and ensure continued growth and success. The Association’s mission is to enhance the professionalism and expertise of all members through leadership, collaboration, education, representation, and services while advancing the value of the landscape industry. ILCA employs a wide variety of means to fulfill its mission including; seminars, workshops, publications, trade shows, awards, networking, scholarship grants and social events.

The association is pledged to serve as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among landscape contractors, their suppliers and the government, working together for a greener, more beautiful Illinois. ILCA is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit trade association with more than 800 member companies.

2024 Board Of Directors



Ashley Marrin

Bret-Mar Landscape
Management Group

Phone: (708) 301-2225

Homer Glen, IL 60491

Vice President

Kim Hartmann

Rosborough Partners

Phone: (847) 549-1361

Libertyville, IL 60048


Kevin McGowen

Kaknes Landscape Supply, Inc.

Phone: (630) 416-9999

Naperville, IL 60563

Immediate Past President

Jeff Kramer

Kramer Tree Specialists

Phone: (630) 293-5444

West Chicago, IL 60185


Adam Bellas

Bellas Landscaping

Phone: (309) 827-5263

Bloomington, IL 61705

Jim Cirrincione

Hinsdale Nurseries

Phone: (630) 323-1411

Willowbrook, IL 60527

Ryan Heitman

The Fisher Burton Company

Phone: (847) 566-9200

Mundelein, IL 60060

Tom Klitzkie

Nature’s Perspective Landscaping

Phone: (847) 475-7917

Evanston, IL 60602

Michael Massat

The Growing Place Nursery &
Flower Farm, Inc.

Phone: (630) 355-4000

Naperville, IL 60563

Nikki Melin

Midwest Groundcovers

Phone: (847) 742-1790

St. Charles, IL 60174

Becky Thomas

Spring Grove Nursery, Inc.

Phone: (815) 448-2097

Mazon, IL 60444

Mark Utendorf

Emerald Lawn Care, Inc.

Phone: (847) 392-7097

Wheeling, IL 60090

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