Serving the Greater Grand Rapids and Traverse City areas.

At Summit Landscape Management, we are passionate about creating beautiful outdoor environments personalized to your tastes. We design, build, and maintain attractive and functional outdoor spaces that empower you to make the most of your space and enjoy the outdoors.


Sustainability is our nature. We are committed to being environmentally and socially responsible in everything we do.

Born from a passion for nature

With just two employees and a couple of trucks, Summit Landscape was founded in the fall of 1998. Having worked in the industry for years, Bill Vander Velde and his partner Mike saw an opportunity to create a better business, and it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.

Because of their commitment to attentive customer service, and their willingness to answer the phone, Summit grew at an incredible speed. Over the last 20 years, Summit has expanded to two locations, over 100 experienced employees, and has high-quality equipment and technology capable of addressing just about any project.

Our Core Values

At Summit Landscape, our core focus is providing the best customer service possible through our highly-trained and employees. We are committed to designing, building, and maintaining the outdoors.

Work Ethic  •  Positive Attitude  •  Quality Work  •  Team / Self-Accountable

Delivering the best customer service possible

  • Timely

    We show up when we say we will, and complete our work on time.

  • Safe

    Our number one priority is the safety of our employees and you.

  • Accurate

    Your landscaping vision will finally be realized.

  • Precise

    Our experts pay meticulous attention to detail.

  • Sustainable

    We provide our services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

When you choose Summit, you choose to work with humble people who you can trust to be respectful, accountable, and professional in everything that they do. You can rest assured that we will complete our work on time, on budget, and at a high-level. When you trust Summit to take care of your land, you can have the space you’ve always wanted, and as a bonus, your clients, peers, neighbors, and friends will all be swooning at your elegant landscape.

Always growing. Always improving.

At Summit, we believe in empowering future landscaping employees with access to high-level training and experience across several different areas. We give our employees the opportunity to grow their skills so that they are empowered to do work they enjoy and are proud of, and they have the ability to grow into any area that calls to them.

This translates to providing our clients with an extremely qualified and passionate team who cares about the work they do and the results they deliver.

Interested in working with us? Click the button below to check out our employment and educational opportunities!

Let’s work together…

Have a project in mind? Request an estimate or give us a call today, and let’s start a conversation!

Here's What our Clients Are Saying...

"I’d like to say how happy my wife and I are with the way the landscaping job turned out. It was a night and day difference when it was completed."

"“Thanks so much again for all your help with the landscaping, I love my yard! After a crazy day, I come home, pour a glass of wine and go outside with Maggie and I am relaxed and happy there … so glad I did it last year.”"

"I wanted to say thank you for the awesome (irrigation) job the guys did at my house. They are pros!"

"I am very happy with the mowing crew. They are doing a great job!"

"GREAT JOB! When all the (landscape) work is complete I am considering seasonal services."

"We had Summit remove our old mulch and lay some stone in its place. They were quick, the mess was cleaned up when they were done, and the price was the best I could find!!"

"Summit is SUPER. In the winter, I always know that I won't have any trouble with snow -- in fact, when we get nighttime snow, they are here in the dark plowing. And the sidewalks and drive are always done on time. Eric especially is great. He sprays for the health of the vegetation and also to keep creepy crawlies away. My wife has breathing problems and the first time he came around this past Spring to spray. I asked him if he would let us know ahead of time so we could close our windows. Well, he never needed another reminder. He's ring our doorbell to let us know that he'd be spraying later. With our windows shut, my wife had no ill effects Thanks to Eric and thanks to Summit."

"Just left there got gravel very friendly very easy to deal with only spent 50 bucks treated me like I spent 500 I like em"

"Summit Landscape always exceeds my expectations. The staff is professional and punctual; the services are outstanding, and they always answer my questions. I would highly recommend them for your landscape and snow removal needs."

"I have used Summit for various landscaping projects over the years and they have always done a great job. I highly recommend them."

"They did an excellent job! We have a large yard with many trees. All of the leaves were cleaned up and our lawn was edged. Thank you!"

"Great service great people. I had a large oak tree limb fall onto my fence and took out my power and internet. As soon as Consumers took care of the power line and electrical issues Summit had a crew there the next day chopping up the branch cleaning up the mess the branch caused. I could not be any happier with the job they did."

"I hired Summit Landscaping to roll and aerate my yard this Spring. They were prompt to return my call, provided a reasonable quote, and got the job done quickly and professionally. Working with them is easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend them!"

"I worked here for a period of time, and also now use them for a variety of services. About the nicest group of people to work with and they always do great work. Had a large landscape project done in my yard including stone steps, elevated stone wall, irrigation, and regular maintenance."

"Excellent services and fair in the market."

"Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value"