Serving Chicago’s Western Suburbs since 1995, Green Grass, Inc. has established itself as one of the area’s landscape industry leaders. Green Grass specializes in residential and commercial design and construction, maintenance and snow removal.
At Green Grass, we believe that customer satisfaction always comes first. Being that customer referrals are our number one source of business, We strive to make the process of choosing a landscape provider an easy and enjoyable one. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the design, installation and maintenance of your new, renovated or existing landscape.
Chris Paul, President / Founder
Chris graduated from University of Illinois in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Chris began the expansion of Green Grass in 2001 with the principle that customers need to come first. He heard so many stories of landscapers not returning phone calls, not following through on their commitments and genuinely letting people down. Chris sought to change that stereotype by creating a company that follows through on their word.
Chris is currently involved in all aspects of the company but his favorite part is helping a client’s vision become a reality. “With all of the success we have had over the past 15 years, I feel our greatest achievement is the relationships we have developed with so many clients.”
Jeff Johnson, Landscape Architect
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed/registered Landscape Architect in the state of Illinois. Jeff is involved in client relations, site analysis, project design, estimating and construction supervision. Jeff’s main area of interest is formal garden design, as well as designing site elements such as natural stone hardscapes, fountains, pools, outdoor kitchens and pergolas. Jeff has been designing all types of residential and commercial landscapes since 2001 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Patrick Cronin, Residential Manager
With a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois, Patrick has been with Green Grass since 2008. Patrick wears many hats at Green Grass, most notably overseeing the residential maintenance division, construction supervision, project coordination and client relations. Patrick has experience in both building and landscape construction, giving him an unparalleled advantage in the field.
James Goff, Site Designer / LEED GA
James graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University in 2010. He has been working with Green Grass since 2011. James is involved in client relations, conducting site inventory & analysis, project design, and job-cost estimating. James specializes in creating three-dimensional landscape designs through Google Sketchup. James also focuses on designing sustainable landscapes and holds a LEED Green Associate certification.
Jason Turek, Commercial Manager
Jason has been in the industry for over 16 years and recently joined the Green Grass team in July of 2013. Throughout Jason’s career, he has managed commercial portfolios for industrial, corporate and homeowner associations and has many years of managing the operations of the business. His focus at Green Grass is the Commercial Maintenance Division where he manages client portfolios for maintenance, enhancements and snow removal.
Todd Dickey, Senior Landscape Designer
Todd graduated from Syracuse University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. For the first 8 years of his professional career Todd practiced at a residential Landscape Architecture firm in Washington, DC before moving to Glen Ellyn in 2010. Todd prides himself on creating new and exciting spaces that stand the test of time. Understanding and interpreting his client’s needs and translating them into the landscape are key elements of the design process he truly embraces. His skillset and “out of the box” design style have made Todd an integral part of the Green Grass team.