About Our Creative Landscaping
Who We Are
Tentinger Landscapes is a leading provider of outdoor landscape spaces and experiences that integrate in harmonious ways with the commercial, residential and municipal built environments they surround.
Our team of professionals is dedicated to building a beautiful, functional environment around you.
People Are the Difference
Meet Our Team
Matt Thumm – Senior Landscape Designer
Matt Thumm has been with Tentinger Landscapes for 2 years but has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years.
His favorite type of customer is someone who enjoys the outdoors and puts equal importance on the outside of their house as they do the inside.
Matt grew up in Illinois and has lived in the Tri-Cities area for the last 20 years. He loves living in this area because of the small town feel.
Dan Suchy – Operations Manager
Dan makes sure everything runs smoothly from top to bottom between our job sites, all or our employees. He brings everything together to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Dan grew up in Genoa, IL and went to college in Kentucky and finished his degree at Northern Illinois University.
He has one son who is an unbelievable joy in his life along with his wife.
Dan loves customers he can talk to and have good communication with.
Zach Harmon – Landscape Maintenance Manager
Zach Harmon has been in the landscape industry since 2003. He did a college internship fresh out of college in the summer time to finish up his Bachelor’s degree and has been in the industry ever since.
Zach has always had a passion for the outdoors and mowing in general.
Zach has lived in the area for 41 years.
His biggest priority on the weekends is finding that time on to hang out in the back yard with his kids, the dog, and his wife and just truly enjoy it.
Julie Howorth McCormick has more than 16 years of office management experience and is responsible for all of the administrative functions at Tentinger Landscapes. Julie earned a degree in applied sciences from College of DuPage, following her graduation from Aurora Central Catholic High School.
After spending years of her professional career in office management primarily at law firms, Julie is now surrounded by the science and beauty of landscaping, which nurtures her love of cultivating perennials. Julie’s hobbies include traveling to warm destinations and enjoying time with her grandson.
Zack Tentinger is the founder and chief project manager of Tentinger Landscapes.
Born and raised in the Fox Valley, the groundwork [foundation] for Zack’s passion was laid early. He began maintaining lawns for neighbors and family at the age of 10, and by the time he was in high school, Zack was running his own landscaping business with over 25 regular clients.
Zack graduated from Marmion Academy in Aurora, IL before attending Purdue University. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in horticulture has enabled him to pursue his passion for landscape design and construction.
Currently, he serves as the creative director of the team by managing projects, expanding client relations, and enjoying the fruits of his labor creating great spaces.
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