The Tentinger Story
Tentinger Landscapes is a provider of outdoor landscape experiences that integrate in harmonious ways with the commercial, residential and municipal built environments they surround.
Meet our Team
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 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.
Tammy began her career in the landscaping field more than 25 years ago when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Eastern Illinois University. She has extensive knowledge of plant, hardscape materials and their applications. In addition to her knowledge of plants, she also has extensive project management experience in landscaping installations. To further pursue her love of landscape design, Tammy got her degree in Landscape Design from Kishwaukee College where she won multiple awards and scholarships for her landscaping plans.
In addition to her work with Tentinger, Tammy loves volunteering at her children’s school gardens and is pursuing beekeeping at home.
Heather Tecza Lorbiecki
Heather comes to us with more than 25 years of experience working in landscaping and business administration. She began her career in the field after graduating from Western Illinois University-Macomb with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Business. She immediately put this education to work designing residential projects and implementing them for a local nursery, eventually moving up to managing all the administrative duties involved in running the business. To further pursue her love of business, she pursued a Master’s in Business Administration/Marketing from North Central College. Heather is proving an essential team member in managing our day-to-day business demands.
Matilde is our landscape construction expert and is able to build anything our designers and clients dream. Matilde’s project insight, effective construction, and creative mind have transformed plans to reality.