Chicago area landscape architects and contractors

About my Company

I was born in Frankfort, IL and founded Bertrand Landscape Design in 1989. I studied Botany at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and Environmental Biology for my post-graduate studies at Governors State University in University Park, IL. My life’s work in landscaping has been widely published and has recognized many awards.

Our designs integrate your wishlist while maximizing efficiency and value. It is a privilege to create landscapes that awaken your senses, inspire your imagination and expand your consciousness of your outdoor space.

I look forward to meeting you and enhancing the most important place in the world…your home.

Thank you for visiting!!!

Jim Bertrand


Curb Appeal and Privacy

Patios and Terraces

Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces

Water Features and Lighting

Pergolas and Wood Features

In the News


In working with Bertrand Landscape I find their design intent and practices to be stellar and sound in servicing clients and their needs.

Gregory M. Pierceall

Professor Emeritus, Purdue Landscape Architecture, ILCA 2008 Man of the Year

Jim! Now that’s what I call beautiful! Thank you!

Bernie Mac

Actor, The Bernie Mac Show

Jim, I am so incredibly impressed with Bertrand Landscape. Thank you for everything.

Rick Rudie

Hi Jim, Wanted to tell you that we had our party Saturday evening and everyone raved about the landscaping, and especially the fireplace. Randy started a fire in it, and he and some of the guys sat around there for a long while. After everyone left, he and I sat out there. It was getting cool outside, but sitting there was PERFECT.

Michele Thomure

Exterior and Interior Designer, Michele Thomure Designs

Jim, Chari and I wanted to relay how happy we are with the progress of the project. We are really excited to see the plants coming in. They look great! Everything your crew has done has exceeded our expectations. The build methods are all first rate. The guys are very clean and courteous.We really enjoy the professionalism.

Thanks, We are very happy that we went ahead with your company on this big project.

Larry Giese and Dr. Charisa Spoo

What a difference the more finished work makes. Your team is very impressive and I’m glad we went with Bertrand.

Dr. Victoria Chou

Dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois Chicago

Hi Jim,

I can’t express how wonderful my yard is and how much I am enjoying sitting out by the fire. I am enjoying the moon and the stars, the beautiful night skies, the peace.

Thanks again for all of your guidance. I never spent so much time outdoors in the yard!
Happy Summer!

Donna Zidek


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