February 10, 2016
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Open positions for 2017 season

Buhrman Design Group, Inc., Mundelein, IL

Is a well-established, full service, architectural/build/maintenance landscape contractor performing work throughout the Chicagoland North Shore Area.  We consider ourselves one of the top performers in its field.  We currently are looking to fill a number of open positions.  We offer excellent pay structures and a loose work environment where employees can work towards future growth.  We are seeking motivated & qualified individuals who are experienced in the following categories.

 Landscape Maintenance Superintendent – Seeking a detail oriented, organized individual with 4+ years of experience training and supervising landscape maintenance field personnel.  Ability to effectively communicate with customers and expertly care for their property is a must requirement.  Must speak fluent English, the ability to speak Spanish is a plus.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Landscape Maintenance Foreman – Seeking individual with 1- 3+ years experience leading landscape maintenance mowing crews.  Have the ability to effectively communicate and direct the activities of crew members.  Be able to speak, read, and write in English.  Foreman will be required to maintain established levels of productivity, quality of work, and safety for the assigned crew.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Landscape Maintenance Laborers - Seeking reliable, hard working, responsible individuals with prior landscape maintenance experience.  Must be a team player and enjoy working outdoors.

Landscape Chemical Applicator – Possess Illinois Pesticide Applicator or Operator License, or be willing to obtain one upon employment.  5+ years of experience in the landscape industry.  Have appropriate math skills, and plant health care knowledge.  Must speak fluent English.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Hardscape Foreman / Masonry – Seeking applicants with experience in the installation of residential/commercial landscapes, including paver patios and retaining walls.  Must be able to read detailed site plans, layout work, train and supervise crew members, and have excellent masonry and paving skills.  A valid driver’s license is required with the ability to drive bobcats and heavy equipment preferred.

 Landscape Construction Foreman – Under the limited direction of the Construction Manager supervises the work of landscape construction crews.  Minimum of 2 years experience in the Horticulture/Landscape industry.  A valid driver’s license is required with the ability to drive company vehicles and trailers.  Display strong ability to lead, train and support crew members.  Appropriate level of plant identification knowledge, and ability to read landscape plans, record and report data.  Ability to operate construction equipment including: skid steers; tractors; excavators, dump trucks and trailers; and all implements associated with that equipment.

To apply for any of the above open positions, please call 847-949-9245 to arrange an interview.

April 16, 2013
by Buhrman Design Group
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Emerald Ash Borers are Killing Your Trees from Within

Buhrman Design Group Provides Treatment to Save Your Trees!

Mundelein, Illinois — Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) are now prevalent throughout the Midwest, and are responsible for killing more than 60 Million Ash trees since 2006. Since 2002, these lethal pests have brought incredible destruction to trees across the Midwest, including Cook, Lake & McHenry counties in Illinois. If you have an Ash tree in your landscape, it must be protected, or it will likely be attacked and killed by these pests. After infestation, most Ash trees die within 2-4 years, making it critical to treat your trees as soon as possible. If you have Ash trees in your yard, it is likely that they are under attack. The EAB infestation across the Midwest is expanding by 5,000% every year, leaving virtually no Ash tree untouched.

State officials indicate that this epidemic will last for 12-15 years until it has destroyed all unprotected Ash trees. If your landscape includes one or more Ash trees, consider a protective treatment program to save your trees. A mature tree adds approximately $10,000 to the resale value of your home. The dilemma faced by most homeowners is whether or not to pay for a treatment program that will save their tree, or just let their tree succumb to EAB. The key is to determine which trees are “valuable” and worth saving, and which trees can be replaced with a lesser cost.

If you have one or more mature Ash trees, the cost to treat and protect your tree is often equal or less than the cost of removing a mature tree. A typical homeowner with two Ash trees on their property can add $20,000 in resale value to the asking price of their home. If these valuable trees die, the cost to replace them could be $500 or more per tree, with a waiting period of 10-20 years until these trees reach maturity. It’s also important to consider the costs of tree removal, which can exceed $1,000 for a mature tree. If your trees are near your home or power wires, the cost for removal can be much higher.

The landscape professionals at Buhrman Design Group treat EAB infected-trees with TREE-age, (pronounced triage) the only product that achieves nearly 100% success rates and can be applied at any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen or extremely wet. The active ingredient in TREE-age is emamectin benzoate, which is the only product available that protects trees for TWO to THREE YEARS and can be applied to infected trees with up to 50% canopy damage. This treatment program is 100% safe and eco-friendly, while offering complete protection for your trees.

How often should you treat your trees?

EAB lay eggs that hatch into larvae within one week. These larvae begin feeding immediately on the living tissue of your trees, and can kill your tree within 1-2 years. TREE-age should be applied every two years to eradicate the pests from your trees. While other products may be less expensive, the must be applied every year, and have a lower success rate. At Buhrman Design Group, our goal is to save your trees by killing the pests that feed on your trees. For more information about treating ash trees, visit www.emeraldashborer.info/treatment.cfm or call Buhrman Design Group.

My Ash trees look like they are dying. Is it too late to save my trees?

As a general rule of thumb, any tree with damage to less than 30% to 50% of the canopy can be saved with treatment. One way or another, if you have Ash trees, you will need to spend money. If you love nature, and all of the wildlife your trees welcome to your landscape, we believe it is best to treat and protect your beautiful Ash trees for generations to come. If you have questions, call one of our professional arborists to help you identify the problem and address solutions for immediate treatment.

How can I tell if my trees have Emerald Ash Borers?

It’s nearly impossible for the average person to read the signs of an infested tree. By the time that most people can tell that their trees are being attacked, the damage is usually too severe to treat. If you love your trees, we advise all of our clients to treat and protect every tree that you want to keep and eliminate any undesirable trees.

Can I treat my Ash trees myself?

While there are many “do it yourself” treatments, none of them provide the protection of a professional application. Buhrman Design Group offers professional diagnosis and treatment to protect your trees and keep them healthy. While many “do it yourself” treatments are less costly than a professional application, the results are less effective, and could result in the loss of your trees. If your trees are an important part of your landscape, we recommend seeking qualified professionals to treat and protect your treeBuhrman Design Group welcomes the opportunity to inspect and protect your trees. Together, let’s keep our neighborhoods GREEN!


For more information about tree maintenance services provided by Buhrman Design Group, call 847-949-9245.

February 21, 2013
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The Goodness Company Launches Website for Chicago Landscape Firm

Buhrman Design Group Provides Treatment to Save Your Trees!

MUNDELEIN, IL. – February 21, 2013 – Buhrman Design Group, a full-service landscape design company based in the northern suburbs of Chicago, has launched a new website. The website was developed by The Goodness Company, an international marketing agency with offices in the U.S. and Latin America.

The website, www.BuhrmanDesignGroup.com, provides detailed information about Buhrman Design Group’s extensive Chicago-area landscaping services, including design, maintenance, plant healthcare and water features, as well as construction of decks, patios, walkways, gazebos and conservatories. The website also features a portfolio of images of the company’s projects and customer testimonials.

“Our goal in developing Buhrman Design Group’s new website is to show how their landscape design professionals can transform a yard into a beautiful outdoor living space,” said Patrick Goodness, CEO of The Goodness Company. “We accomplished this task by incorporating vivid photographs of Buhrman Design Group’s landscaping projects in a functional design that is user-friendly and a visual knock-out. Buhrman Design Group is a high quality landscaping firm that offers remarkable, customized landscape services in the Chicago market at truly affordable prices.  We want Chicago-area residents to learn more about them by visiting their new site.”

“We are very pleased with our new website, which clearly defines our mission to create meticulously-crafted landscapes, in a timely manner, at an affordable price,” said Lance Buhrman, President. “At Buhrman Design Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring our customers’ dreams to life. Our landscape design professionals take the time to listen to our customers’ ideas, understand their vision for their property and work with them to create an outdoor space that best suits their lifestyle, while fitting within their budget. We recognize that landscaping is about more than creating great curb appeal, it’s an investment in the value of your home and in your family.”

With warm weather just around the corner, now is the time that many homeowners begin planning their spring and summer renovation projects. Whether you’re considering a complete landscaping makeover or a few updates to enhance the beauty of your property, contact the experts at Buhrman Design Group at (847) 949-9245 to schedule your initial consultation today. Their experienced and creative team of professionals includes landscape architects, horticulturists, botanists, arborists, aquatic plant specialists and landscape installation professionals.

Buhrman Design Group is a proud member of the Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association (MELA), which actively develops and promotes standards and best practices for sustainability in the green industry.


For more information or to schedule a meeting, call Buhrman Design Group at (847) 949-9245 or visit www.BuhrmanDesignGroup.com.