Kloosterman Landscaping was started in 1984 by Bob Kloosterman. It was originally started as a landscape installation company as well as providing snowplowing in the winter. In the early 90’s lawn maintenance services also became part of the company. In the early 2000’s lawn fertilization services were added making Kloosterman Landscaping fully equipped to care for all of your lawn and landscape needs. Being in business for 30 years has allowed us to gain experience in all aspects of our industry. At Kloosterman Landscaping it is this experience that allows us to effectively provide solutions to your landscaping, maintenance and snow removal needs. From our Better Business Bureau A+ rating to our many satisfied customers that we have had over the years. Our promise to you has always been and will continue to be quality service, delivered in a timely fashion, by dependable and friendly personnel.
Meet Our Team:
Bob Kloosterman: Bob is the company owner and president. He has been working in the landscape industry since the very start of his adult working life. Beyond the duties required of being an owner Bob does all the landscape design and sales.
Ben Kloosterman: Ben has been with Kloosterman Landscaping since he was old enough to work. He graduated from Michigan State in 2005 and officially became full time after that. Ben oversees the landscape/lawn maintenance division as well as coordinates small landscape jobs. He also makes many of the fertilizer and pesticide applications.
Gwen and Linda Kloosterman: Gwen and Linda share the office administration role. Both work on a part time basis helping keep everything on the office end running smoothly.
Mark TerHaar: Mark joined Kloosterman Landscaping in the late 80’s and is the longest tenured employee outside of Bob himself. Mark has always been the head landscape installer and has done just about every type of job imaginable . He has recently retired from full time work but remains working part time during the busy months of the year.
Rick Peck: Rick joined Kloosterman Landscaping in 2003. Rick is multi-talented, detail oriented and has experience in every aspect of the business. He is capable of doing all jobs required but his main duties are as a Landscape foreman, bark installer and the head Tree and Shrub pruner.
Kurt Oshinski: Kurt joined Kloosterman Landscaping in 2008 as an intern and became full time a year later after graduating from Michigan State. Kurt is experienced in all aspects of the business but his main duties are being the lead landscape foreman doing mostly hardscape and larger installation jobs. He is also in charge of fleet maintenance and is the shop “handyman”.
Chris Hardy: Chris came on board in 2012. Chris is our lead lawn maintenance foreman. Chris also brings a lifetime of experience having worked in the industry a good portion of his adult life. He oversees the mowing and overall upkeep at our larger commercial and HOA sites throughout the growing season.
Andy Zimmerman: Andy Joined our team the beginning of 2014. He is a lawn maintenance foreman running a mowing crew doing and overseeing the upkeep of a wide variety of properties throughout the growing season. He is also involved in assisting with the fleet maintenance and general shop handywork.
Rob Moore: Rob joined Kloosterman Landscaping in the beginning of 2014. He is a lawn mowing crew leader overseeing the mowing at variety of commercial and residential properties. Rob is a very outgoing member of our team and works well with about anyone who goes with him. He also helps with mulch installation in the spring and leaf cleanup in the fall.
Kevin Keith: Kevin also joined in 2014. Kevin is a lawn maintenance crew member and for the most prat works as Chris’ right hand man. he has also proved himself to be capable of floating around to different crews to help with whatever tasks may need to be done. Kevin brings a great work ethic and attention to detail.
Drew Vos: Drew came to Kloosterman Landscaping in 2015. Drew has proven himself to be a very capable employee doing landscape installation. He currently is working as Kurt’s right hand man on hardscape projects. He brings a positive attitude, a willingness to do whatever is asked and is a quick learner.
Josh VanSpronsen: Josh started in Spring 2016 as a landscape crew member. Josh brings years of experience in landscaping from previous jobs in his working life. He is currently helping on all levels of landscape jobs and is working toward becoming a landscape foreman.
Steve Austin: Steve joined the team in Spring of 2016 as well. Steve has been a huge addition to the company. He primarily works on a lawn mowing crew but has proved to have the tools to help on any crew doing whatever is asked of him.
Josh Nieuwsma: Josh is currently a student at Michigan State University. He is studying landscape design and horticulture. Josh has worked part time since he was 16. He is on pace to finish school in the Spring of 2017 and intends to come on board full time at that point.