Business Coaching & Consulting

Envisioning Green is one of the premier landscape design/build firms in the St. Louis area. We are at the forefront of industry trends and are disrupting the way that people view companies such as ours. We want our industry to grow and thrive and to be viewed as the high-level of skills that it requires. We have gotten to this point in business due to the input and impact of consultants and now it’s our turn to do the same for other growing businesses.

To do this, we are pleased to offer one-on-one business coaching and consulting at our Design Center in Caseyville, IL. Our consulting has various levels and we will personalize the topics based on your needs. Our goal is for you to leave the 2 days of coaching with all of YOUR questions answered, not with just what we want to teach you. Once you decide to move forward with our team, we will have an initial discovery call to find out some of your specific needs and what you are wanting to get out of the 2 days of coaching.

In our experience with visiting other people’s businesses, we have found that it’s the most beneficial to meet your consultant and coach on their home turf. That’s why we offer 2 full days at our offices and Design Center.

Our Consulting can help you:

  1. Grow your landscape business AND increase your profitability.
  2. Learn proven ways to help your business run like a well-oiled machine.
  3. Answer the burning questions that are keeping you up at night.

Here’s what the 2 days would look like:

Coaching Summary:

Day 1 – Full day – 8 AM to 4 PM - Ultimate Landscape Experience (Details Below)

  • Lunch will be with you and the Envisioning Green General Manager
  • Dinner with Steven & Erika

Day 2 – Full day - 8 AM to 4 PM (Details Below)

  • Lunch will be with Steven & Erika

Day 1:

Ultimate Landscape Experience

What does it look like when everything goes exactly as planned?
We will walk you through our process from beginning to end.


Initial Contact with Client:

  • First call or contact with client
  • Consultation & Site Analysis


  • Design Presentation
  • Client Follow up – asking the right questions

New Job and Production

  • Communicating with client on expectations
  • Job Jacket
  • Purchasing Requirements
  • Subcontractor Responsibilities
  • During Job
  • Change Orders

After Job Responsibilities

  • Final Tasks

Day 2:

Completely Client Driven

In the past, we have found these topics to be very beneficial.

  • Successful husband and wife business ownership/partnership
  • What to do in downtime – Rain, Winter, etc.
  • How to qualify employees
  • Foreman Training
  • Branding and Social Media Message Consistency
  • Letting go and trusting others (delegating)
  • Company Structure: Designers, Production Manager, Purchaser - Who is responsible for what?
  • Core Values – and why they are important.

If you’re like most Landscape Business Owners and wanting to grow your business, for $4800 (payment plans available) you get 2 FULL Days of Coaching the includes all this information:

Coaching - Expanded Summary - Day 1:
Morning: Covering the “Ultimate Landscape Experience” - How to close more jobs, stand out from the competition and have clients choose you.
Lunch: You and the Envisioning Green General Manager
Afternoon: “Ultimate Landscape Experience” - How to close more jobs, stand out from the competition, and have clients choose you.
Evening: Dinner with Steven & Erika

Coaching - Expanded Summary - Day 2:
Morning: Continuing where we left off and answer any new questions.
Coaching driven by your specific needs: These topics have included:

  • Successful husband and wife business ownership/partnership.
  • What to do in downtime – Rain, Winter, etc
  • How to qualify employees
  • Foreman Training
  • Branding and Social Media Message Consistency
  • Letting go and trusting others (delegating)
  • Company Structure: Designers, Production Manager, Purchaser, - Who is responsible for what?

Lunch: You and Steven & Erika
Afternoon: Continuing where we left off and answer any new questions.
Covering Additional Items that could include (but isn’t limited to):

  • Office Tour
  • Training Room Tour
  • Design Center Tour
  • Warehouse Tour
  • Production Room & Car Wash Tour
  • Yard Tour

Who is Envisioning Green & Why Work with us?

Steven & Erika

Steven and Erika, husband and wife duo, are putting their heads together to make sure that your space comes together exactly how you want it to. Married in March 2014, they have devoted much of their time and energy into making sure that they can do what they love, making their clients happy.

Steven started Envisioning Green (then known as Steven's Lawn & Landscape) at the age of 12 being pulled behind his mom's mini van with his mower to each of his clients' houses. How far this company has come! He lives and breathes this work and couldn't see himself doing anything else. He obtained an Associates in Science and one in Horticulture (specializing in landscape design & turf management) and since then has gone on to achieve his Concrete Paver Installer certification, his fertilization applicators license, obtained an NCMA certification, and gotten certification through the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Envisioning Green, as well as Steven, has been recognized in several publications. In his spare time, Steven likes to fly fish, volunteer in the media department at their church, and work at making their house into a home.

Erika has been a part of Envisioning Green since July 2013 but has started full time since graduating with her Bachelors in Nursing in May of 2014. She is constantly listening to webinars through the National Association of Landscape Professionals to help hone our business practices and has received her Concrete Paver Installer certification as well. Erika helps to ensure that things run smoothly. She is also the face behind the computer screen, handling all of our social media accounts, and also designing and executing much of our marketing materials. In her spare time, Erika loves to host parties and plan events at our office, is a worship leader at their church, and play with her and Steven's four rescue dogs.

Other Services Available:

  • General Business Consulting
  • Continued Consulting Monthly
  • 1 Day Coaching
  • Education Courses
  • Forms & Training
  • Coaching at Your Business

Payment Plans Available

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We appreciate all the ideas, energy and work you put into our project. From design through construction you were very professional, easy to work with, and committed to giving us what we wanted. We are very pleased with the result and in knowing we chose the right company to create our backyard experience.
– Rick & Brandi – Edwardsville, IL

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We purchased or new Ranch style home nearly four years ago after living in a two-story for 20 plus years. This was the type of home and style of home my wife and I were searching for once we decided to move. We found our dream home sitting on 2 difficult acres. Once in the backyard, it sloped heavily down to a 1 Acre retention pond that was really in awful condition. We did see potential for something very special if we could find the right company to partner with. We met the entire staff at Envisioning green through an invitation to one of their Wine Open Houses. While there, we were able to see their many outdoor exhibits and view their picture portfolios and well as speak with some of their current and past customers.

Late last summer and we had their owner and designer over to discuss the entire project; both pond remediation and backyard creation. We wanted a pool, gas fire pit and an outdoor bar and as usually happens....once we got going, we added a little more!

The process was quite impressive as we gave them a list of must haves and a budget for the project. We did have change orders for things we elected to add but once we signed, it couldn't have gone smoother. The project turned out amazingly like the electronic design plan they initially presented us with no unwanted surprises. They worked through the winter, around the early spring rains and we are now enjoying our backyard immensely.

With our property, there was so much more complexity than what I'm able to describe here and we knew we couldn't turn this over to just any company based solely on price or promise. For the reasonable budget we gave them we received an "HGTV"" backyard in return. Great job Envisioning Green!
Larry & Kris – Maryville, IL

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We now have our backyard oasis!!! Absolutely love how everything turned out. Brian and his crew were wonderful and paid very close attention to detail!! Any unexpected issues that came up, they were able to quickly fix and when we wanted to add on to the project we were able to get the supplies needed quickly. Overall job well done and can’t wait for future projects with Envisioning Green!! :) big thanks to Charles for the vision, Justin and Steven for keeping it all together and Brian and his crew for making it happen! Time to enjoy some backyard parties!
Mary Beth – Maryville, IL

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Don’t Want To Write This Review … Seriously

Having read the title, it would be understandable if your mind jumped to the assumption that I am preparing to present a plethora of faults with the company, the crew, the work … whatever. But nothing could be further from my thoughts. The reason for my not wanting to write this review is because reviews mark the end of something and I find it hard to meet this particular end; the people involved here, the ones leaving because their work is finished, are people I’ve come to so admire and care about.

I’m 63 years old. I’ve hired contractors throughout my life for big jobs, small jobs and all of those in between. Too often I’ve been profoundly amazed at the level of incompetence displayed by self-proclaimed professionals; their work so shoddy that one simply had to accept the entirety of their training must have come from watching YouTube videos or that some had perhaps once made a wooden letter holder for their mother and, having completed that arduous task, then decided they were skilled enough to build houses. After experiencing so many contractor related disappointments through the years, I finally came to often expect the worst as the new normal.

At 62, I bought my retirement home and soon decided it needed some updates that were far beyond my own ability to complete. I began with a clear vision of what I wanted and began seeking out a company, a partner, that could bring my ideas to life. I called or visited companies large and not-so-large and even approached recommended individuals. Most all of these I asked said they couldn’t do what I wanted and those few that said they could really didn’t have the quality materials, proper experience or share vision that I was looking for. In that I would be spending my retirement money on one-time projects, I could no longer afford to have contractors that were only going to provide me with “good-enough” or less. In driving around through southern Illinois and Missouri, I’d seen some beautiful places with completed projects similar to what I wanted but couldn’t bring myself to go up and ask any of the home owners who it was had done the work for them. My bad.

Then I began searching the internet with key terms like outdoor fireplace, stone staircase, outdoor kitchen, etc.; began searching images of such projects that closely matched what I had imagined. Clicking on an image would sometimes provide a link to the company that had built the project. And that’s how it was I came to find an image, clicked on it and discovered a link to Envisioning Green. I thought it an odd name but, hey, the image was all that and so I was willing to reach out this one more time.

Lindsey Bigham answered the phone when I rang Envisioning Green. I was in a mood and immediately launched into a rather loud and semi-accusatory rant the second she finished saying hello...

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