Cut Above Landscaping was founded in 1993 in the western suburbs of Chicago. Darren Morford and Jim Finley founded the company with a passion to build an enduring company and impact the landscape industry through creativity, unparalleled performance and a desire to provide careers for our employees. Cut Above currently employs 30 dedicated team members, many of which have been with the organization for 8-10 years. We feel our skilled team members, diversified services and creative designers set us apart from the competition.

Our mission is to provide superior proactive landscape management solutions to our clients. Design, build and manage their complete outdoor environment year round. We will profitably grow and build an enduring company to be proud of.

  • Dan Shirey - President
  • Christopher Schlueter - General Manager
  • Don Benson - Vice president Corporate Development
  • Craig Hood - Project Manager
  • Londale Kirk - Account Manager
  • Joanne Veremis - Sales Executive
  • Ashley Sunley - Project Sales Representative
  • Certified Landscape Technician on staff
  • Certified Arborist on staff
  • Master Gardener on staff
  • 20 Crew leaders and technicians make up the rest of our team.