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Our Team



Tom VerHage - Owner
49 Years of experience with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University -- Horticulture and Landscape Design

"As the seasoned veteran at Katerberg VerHage, I can honestly say we build ‘Landscapes for Life.’ Ten, 20, 30, and 40+ years after we’ve completed landscapes, they are still combining form and function and adding value to the property.  … And even more importantly, the relationships we’ve built with our customers and staff over the years is very rewarding.”

Marc VerHage
Field Supervisor / Green Roof and Commercial Snowplow Sales and Estimating
3 Years of experience with Katerberg VerHage

Sam Stoner
Materials Purchasing / Nursery Manager / Sales and Estimating
17 Years of experience | 12 with Katerberg VerHage
Lansing Community College – Associates in Landscape Design

"It’s so important, now more than ever, to keep material costs to a minimum. Because we grow most of our own trees and buy in larger quantities than a lot of our competitors, we can maintain the quality you expect, and offer a great price too. We do prefer to buy locally, but some of the unique and really special things we are known for are found only on the west coast (or even further away). We love to be able to offer the best to our clients."

Rob Nelson, CGIP
Landscape Maintenance Sales and Estimating / HolidayScapes
36 Years of experience | 9 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University – Landscape Management Program
Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator
CGIP - Certified Green Industry Professional:
     Michigan Certified Nurseryman
     Michigan Certified Landscape Manager

"Maintenance work is rewarding on so many levels – we interact with    
all kinds of clients, transforming their properties into the oasis they desire.   Whether we are overseeing spring and fall clean up, lawn care, annual and perennial gardens, seasonal and holiday scapes, or special set ups for events; we love making our clients look really, REALLY good.”

Tim Degeest
Commercial Landscape Sales and Estimating / Project Management
20 Years of experience | 4 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University – Associates in Turf Management
CID, CID: Certified Irrigation Contractor, Certified Irrigation Designer

Greg Noorman
Site Work Sales and Estimating
26 Years of experience | past 2 with Katerberg VerHage
Grand Valley State University – BA in Management

"In our industry, site work is most often driven by the lowest bid, so it’s my job to bring value to the table.  The success of nearly every project depends on things most people never see, like grading, drain tiles, and the overall site management.  By demonstrating how our experience, thoroughness, and efficient timely communications can anticipate the full scale of a project, we save clients money and time and ensure that potential challenges are addressed upfront.”

Jeff Stap, R.L.A. – Registered Landscape Architect
Residential and Commercial Landscape Design/Build
23 Years of experience | past 9 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University – BS in Landscape Architecture

"To design the ultimate landscape, I start by listening … and asking questions.  I find out what the client likes and doesn’t like – often reading between the lines.  Some clients may not know what they could do, so I enjoy explaining their options and teaching them about our profession. We talk about immediate goals, and possible longer term plans.  Sometimes we even have to tell them something that they have their heart set on, won’t work.  But at the end of the project, honest communications lead to satisfied customers.”

Landscape Maintenance

Michael Osowski, CGIP
Maintenance Crews Supervisor/ HolidayScapes
24 Years of experience | 11 with Katerberg VerHage

Jackie Boen
Agronomic Specialist / Sales and Service Consultant / Field Support / HolidayScapes
25 Years of experience | 9 with Katerberg VerHage

Jenn Berghoef
Gardening Head / Seasonal Décor / HolidayScapes
17 Years of experience | 10 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University – B.S. Horticulture
Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator
CGIP - Certified Green Industry Professional:
   Michigan Certified Nurseryman
   Michigan Certified Landscape Manager

Vance Anderson
Crew Leader
6 Years of experience | past 3 with Katerberg VerHage

Loie Byville
Gardening Crew Leader
18 Years of experience | 3 with Katerberg VerHage
Agricultural Science Degree in Horticulture - Michigan State University

Landscape Foremen

Jason Berghoef
17 Years of experience | past 9 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University

Jeff Erickson
19 Years of experience | past 17 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University

Ron Hasper
33 Years of experience | past 27 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University


Dave Richard
19 Years of experience | past 16 with Katerberg VerHage
Michigan State University


Ken Zimmerman
36 Years of experience | 35 with Katerberg VerHage
Grand Valley State University – Environmental Science Major
CGIP - Certified Green Industry Professional:
   Michigan Certified Nurseryman
   Michigan Certified Landscape Manager

Site Work

Todd VerHage
28 Years of experience | past 26 with Katerberg VerHage

Derek Kruisenga
13 Years of experience | past 4 with Katerberg VerHage

Dick Spaans
14 Years of experience | 3 with Katerberg VerHage

Leo Garcia
14 Years of experience | 3 with Katerberg VerHage

Administrative

Kristen VerHage Van Vuuren
Controller
Wheaton College – Bachelor of Science Degree – Business/Economics

Carla VerHage
Public Relations
33 Years of experience 

Landscapes for Life