About Century Landscaping Co., Inc.


The philosophy of Century Landscaping is simple, it started when two guys with a passion for landscape came together and wanted to open a landscape design company that would provide stellar custom landscape design and impeccable customer service at affordable prices. While the design and installation team has grown over the years, Century Landscaping is still a boutique, design-build firm that is a pleasure to work with and offers something for every budget.

Century Landscaping offers complete and professional landscape design and installation services. Whether it’s brick and stone paving, retaining walls or plantings, our experienced team of registered landscape architects, landscape designers and skilled installation technicians will work closely with you throughout the design and installation process. Our goal is to help you develop a custom landscape project and provide you with a where can i watch harry potter quality experience and finished product. Your new landscape will not only satisfy your aesthetic and functional needs but will grow with you and your family.

Meet The Firm:

John Craig – President/Owner
John started his career as a laborer at a local nursery and landscape company in high school and worked his way up to managing the company’s landscape division. After sixteen years he partnered with Carl, a seasoned landscape architect. John has enjoyed over 20 years at Century Landscaping expediting a small, highly skilled group of landscape construction professionals, which allows him hands-on involvement in landscape projects. With a keen eye for detail and over many years of experience, John personally oversees all of Century Landscaping’s landscape construction projects.

“I have found landscaping to be a very rewarding profession because you see instant results and progress throughout the landscaping process and pass along a finished product to our customer that only improves with age.”


Carl B. Merisalo, PLA – Vice President/Owner/Landscape Architect

Carl began working in the landscape industry more than thirty years ago as a landscape laborer. A job to pay the bills turned into a passion and he eventually earned his landscape architect license. Carl joined forces with his business partner John in 1997 to create Century Landscaping. He has designed residential projects locally and commercial projects both locally and nationally.

“I feel my background in landscape construction, education and design experience, provides me with a unique vision and perspective on the design and installation of high-quality residential projects. My greatest pleasure through the years has been the highly positive reactions I receive from customers when the finished project has exceeded their every expectation.”


Vickie Garica, PLA – Landscape Architect

Vickie is a state licensed landscape architect and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been working with people and helping them develop beautiful landscapes for over 30 years. She was Project Leader for the design and installation of Miller Park’s landscaping, the Ronald McDonald House, Prairieville Park Golf Course and many, many beautiful residential landscapes.

“I really enjoy meeting people, getting to know them and hearing their dreams. My goal is to listen, to do thorough site evaluations and then to develop a unique, quality landscape that truly reflects your dreams and your goals!”


Wendy Wiza – Landscape Designer/Horticulturist

Wendy joined the Century Landscaping team in 2006. With an associate degree in horticulture and over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial design, Wendy is skilled at guiding her clients through their landscape project from start to finish. One of her favorite responses from clients is how they now spend most of their evenings and weekends outside in their new “outdoor room” because she transformed their unused yard into an inviting and beautiful garden space.

“I believe that the best landscapes are the outcome of listening closely to my client’s wishes and needs, and then translating that information into a design that is practical and functional as well as beautiful year-round.”


Installation Crew

Our highly skilled installation team are the individuals that you will see at the job site every day. And we’re proud of the work that they do. Most of our employees have been with us for more than twenty years, so if you’ve worked with us before, you’ll probably see a familiar face or two. Our friendly staff will communicate and work with each customer so there is minimum disturbance during the construction process. Your job site will be cleaned up daily, and our crews stay on your project until it is finished providing you consistency and peace of mind.

Communities Served

Century Landscaping is a full-service landscape design and installation firm serving all of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our expertise and experience include the following counties: Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Walworth, and Racine. You’ll find our beautifully landscaped projects in cities such as: Mequon, Germantown, Richfield, Sussex, Menomonee Falls, River Hills, Bayside, Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Wauwatosa, Elm Grove, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Franklin, Muskego, Mukwonago, Richfield, Oconomowoc, Chenequa, Waukesha, Delafield and Hartland!


“John and Carl, Thank you for the wonderful job! You and you’re crew have been an absolute pleasure to work with & you do a great job. Thanks again!”