About Egli Landscapes

Egli Landscapes was founded in 2004 by Tim Egli on the strong foundation of local community and family values.

We commit to building relationships with those we serve in Southeast Iowa and look forward to continuing to grow along with our local communities.


Build lasting personal and business relationships while adding value to every client’s property as we show them what service is all about!


Egli Landscapes has become THE landscape company of choice in Southeast Iowa and continues to strive for excellence, grow individually while uniting as a team, and provide an exemplary level of service to our clients, all while operating at maximum efficiency.


Attitude – a feeling or way of thinking that effects a persons behavior, altitude can determine attitude
Accountability – clear commitments that in the eyes of others have been kept
Teamwork – communication, collaboration
Integrity – honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, righteousness, fairness
Commitment – promise, obligation, loyalty

        When all of these line up, we have excellence

Meet The Egli Team


Owner & President

Tim Egli started Egli Landscapes in Wayland, Iowa, in 2004.  He became a Certified Nursery Professional with the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) in 2005.  Other business affiliations include ICPI, NFIB, WEDC, Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, and Washington Chamber of Commerce. Day to day he is in charge of managing the business, landscape design, sales, coordination of jobs, and some of the equipment repairs.  Tim developed his work ethic growing up on the family dairy farm right here in southeast Iowa.  He was transplanting trees from the timber to the backyard by the time he could drive a shovel in the ground.  Tim has worked in the green industry (landscaping) since 1996 along with working for a general passion for the artistic design process that goes into transforming properties.  While at Kirkwood Community College, Tim completed internships with Country Landscapes in North Liberty and Dwight Hughes Nursery in Cedar Rapids.  In December 2002 he graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Landscape Nursery and Garden Center Management and went to work fulltime for Dwight Hughes Nursery.  After a year learning efficient techniques of landscaping, Tim decided to take the big leap into his own business.  Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and children Ty, Tanner, and Taelyn.  Having a family has taught him that the decisions we make truly impact those around us.  When he does get a chance to relax, he likes to go fishing, watch college football, and just hang out and play with his kids.  He is also an active member of the Wayland Lions Club, and on the local church and bank boards.


Nursery Care/Advisor

She earned her nickname as soon as Ty (Tim’s oldest son) was old enough to talk. But all of the team members have fittingly adopted that name for her as she looks over each of them and teaches them everything she can about the plants. Sunny enjoys spending as much time as possible with all of her children and grandchildren. When Tim started the business, she immediately stepped up to help out in any way she could. Tim has incorporated her knowledge of plant material into watering and caring for the nursery stock. Her diligence and nurturing ensure that the plants leave the nursery looking their best. She also spends time doing research to expand and improve our plant palette.


Nursery/Customer Care Manager

We would like to welcome Laura Schmitz to the Egli Landscapes Team this spring. Laura is bringing with her over 25 years’ experience in the retail and wholesale nursery business. A love of plants is what brought Laura to Iowa State University where she completed her B.S. in Horticulture. Helping teach others about plants and how to grow them has been a big part of her career. She is an active gardener and loves being outside caring for plants.

Family time and farming also play a role in Laura’s life. Laura and her husband raise sheep for local 4-Her’s to show. This is a whole family project, and their adult children are also still involved in the operation.

Plants have been a passion her whole life and that passion still grows every day. There is always something new to learn or ways to expand knowledge about growth and care of plants.



Justin has 20 plus years of experience in the landscaping industry. Justin started his career in Iowa City, IA working alongside and apprenticing under accredited, industry professionals at Iowa City Landscaping for 6 years. He then moved back to his hometown to leave his mark in Landscape design and installation at multiple locations, commercial and residential. Justin’s specialty is working with a wide variety of small and large stones to create an art piece encompassed by mostly native and sustainable plants that would grace the cover of any leading landscape magazine. Along with all his experience in the field creating these art pieces he now takes his hobby of 3D Landscape designs and renderings to another level by being able to spend more time behind the computer to create his visions. His passion for his products, be it a Landscape design or the simple task of helping a customer better understand nature and its balance within the Landscape is something he appreciates daily. Justin was taught and trained to do all tasks of the job right the first time and to communicate all aspects of those tasks to better educate the customers of the professional products he and his teams produce. Justin looks forward to all encounters with past and future clients. The exchange of gratitude towards each client’s project is not ignored and is truly valued forever.



Andy has over 20 years of experience in the landscaping industry. His career started in Florida where he maintained large scale community properties before moving back to his home state of Iowa. He graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2002 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Landscape Nursery and Garden Center Management. Upon graduation, he began working at Iowa City Landscaping and spent the next two decades designing residential landscapes. In 2023, he joined the Egli Landscapes team. Andy enjoys all aspects of landscaping, from paver patio design and outdoor living spaces to perennial gardens and tree planting projects. His passion for design, attention to detail and desire to create and share his vision with his clients are evident in his work. Andy understands the importance of teamwork and enjoys working alongside his talented team members, turning his ideas into distinctive outdoor spaces. In his free time, Andy enjoys gardening, tending to his flock of backyard chickens, fishing, running, and travel adventures with his wife, Jane and three sons Emmett, Max, & Leo. He is grateful for every opportunity that he gets to connect, create, and inspire with others.


Office Manager

Jessica was born and raised in Southeast Iowa.  She continues to live and raise her family with her husband Joe on their little horse farm just southwest of Mt. Pleasant.  She and her husband Joe have three wonderful children; Camden, JoeJoe, and Janet.  They sure keep them hopping! They as a family enjoy the outdoors by going camping, horseback riding, fishing, etc.  They take as much time as they can to do so!  When they are not enjoying the outdoors they are watching and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes or the St. Louis Cardinals!  She graduated with an accounting degree from Iowa Wesleyan in 2012.  She has gained experience through field positions she has held.  She did take some time off in the middle of the past 10 years to be a stay at home mom for her babies, before starting back into field work again.  She is very excited to contribute to a company such as Egli’s; excited to learn, watch the ideas/designs of their clients new and old come to life!!


Data/Operations Manager

Zeke grew up and live on a farm 5 miles from Egli Landscapes. He is a local man with strong ties to the community and the people that live here. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, working on the family farm, being outside, grilling/gardening and spending time with family and friends. He is a huge fan of and enjoys watching/cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Iowa Hawkeyes! Zeke has worked in the landscaping and maintenance field since 2017.  With the knowledge he gained especially in the past 3 years he is looking to assist customers in figuring out and understanding their needs for maintenance and landscaping, along with organizing the data side of things here in the office.  He looks forward to getting to know the customers more and helping them to bring their ideas to life!


Team Leader/Designer

Working at Egli Landscapes starting in September 2008 and became a Certified Nursery Professional in February 2009. He grew up in Wayland and after college and ran his own landscaping business there for five years before joining Egli Landscapes. Dan is the Team Leader and also is involved in some of the landscape designing. He has a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Landscape Management. Dan maintains ICPI certification (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute – over 10,000 sq feet of paver installation, classroom training & testing) and is licensed in commercial pesticide application. He is married to Hannah and currently has three young children, Owen, Layla & Avery. Dan enjoys small remodeling and do-it-yourself projects, snowmobiling, Iowa Hawkeye Football, and spending time with his family.


Team Leader

Gil started at Egli Landscapes in the March of 2015.  He studied horticulture at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa.  After college he moved back to southeast Iowa to continue in the industry with Egli Landscapes. He was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in Columbus Junction, Iowa, where he graduated from high school and participated in Football, Track, and Wrestling. He currently is an assistant coach for the Columbus Junction wrestling team. Gil enjoys going to Iowa Football games and Iowa wrestling meets, watching UFC, lifting weights, and watching college football.  Gil has been a great and growing asset to the Egli Landscapes team with his energy, positivism, emphasis on quality, interest in learning, and invaluable character.  Gil is an exceptional Team leader and we are glad to have him a part of the team.