Chicago Build Expo 2019

The Chicago Build Expo is part of the internationally renowned global Build series in New York, London, Sydney, Glasgow and Auckland. Chicago Build 2019 (September 19-20) features 200+ speakers across 12 conference tracks (including Government Contracts & Policy, Sustainability, Real Estate, Architecture, BIM & Digital Construction, Health & Safety, Future Construction, and Skills Hub), as well as 26 AIA CES Workshops, 200+ exhibitors and a range of free-to-attend networking events including: Women in Construction, Diversity in Construction and much more.

NLC @ Chicago Build

Native Landscape Contractors will be attending both days of the expo, and will be located at booth #614. Make sure to stop by and say hello and discuss your project with us.


Get to know who will be at our booth!


General Manager

(815) 762-1993

Nick oversees all day-to-day operations and is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for all employees. Nick ensures that our clients receive exceptional value, award-winning projects, and excellent customer service. Putting his vast field experience to work, he is constantly looking for potential problems with designs and work plans in order to help our clients avoid costly mistakes and gain a better end product more quickly.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

   Bachelors of Landscape Architecture


  • Registered Landscape Architect (Illinois)

  • Certified Pesticide Applicator (Illinois)


  • S-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighting

  • Construction Quality Management (USACOE)

  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) In Training


Project Manager

(815) 355-0289

Nick is responsible for supervising field staff, job site and safety briefings, project scheduling, and production tracking. He coordinates the safe transportation of equipment and materials, job site preparation, client communication, management of subcontractors, permitting, contract enforcement, daily time and task logging, and material procurement.


University of Illinois at Chicago

   Bachelors of Science, In Progress


  • Certified Pesticide Applicator (Illinois)


  • S-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighting

  • S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

  • First Aid/CPR/AED


Project Estimator

(773) 453-4848

Ben supports the Sales and Field teams by evaluating bid opportunities, estimating projects and bids, corresponding with suppliers, subcontractors, and primes, attending pre-bid meetings, conducting pre-bid field assessments, and conducting plan take-offs.


Harvard University

   Bachelor of Arts, cum laude


  • Project Management Strategy Certificate - University of Chicago


  • S-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighting

  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite of design programs

Events with NLC

Make sure to register for these free events with Native Landscape Contractors

to get the full Chicago Build Experience

Day One After Party

Join us at Motor Row Brewing (2337 S Michigan Ave) on September 19th for drinks after the first day of Chicago Build.

Follow the link to sign up and get your ticket

Chicago Site Walk

Join us on September 20th for a guided tour of our work at The Adler Planetarium & The Field Museum.

Our tour will begin at 10:30 on Friday September 20th at our booth, where we will give you a brief overview of Chicago sites. From there we will take Ubers over to the museum, first stop The Adler Planetarium.


The Adler Planetarium - The Adler Planetarium is the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, opened to the public. The Adler connects people, communities, and institutions to one another through the wonder of space science. In 2019, the Adler contacted Native Landscape Contractors with interest in reducing their landscape maintenance through implementation of native plant species in landscape surrounding the building. Not only did the native plant achieve the reduced maintenance but they also benefited the native wildlife of Chicago.

The Field Museum - Located on Chicago's iconic Lake Michigan shore, The Field Museum houses more than 40 million artifacts & specimens. In 2017, they decided to convert the plantings surrounding the build into a living exhibit. At this site, we will be looking a sustainable planting of native plants to the Chicagoland area including, Monarda, Purple Coneflower and Blackeyed Susan. Native Landscape Contractors is doing continued maintenance on this high profile native planting.

Follow the link to sign up and get your ticket

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Native Landscape Contractors, LLC


P.O. Box 67

Leland, IL 60531             

Office: (815) 981-8001

Fax: (815) 676-6078


17113 Davey Road

Lemont, IL 60439

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