Meet Our St. Louis Landscape Design and Installation Team
Check out our St. Louis Landscape Design and Installation Team. We can’t wait to meet you in person!
Dennis Evans owner
Dennis Evans started Quiet Village Landscaping Co. from the ground up… no pun intended. Throughout his childhood, Dennis enjoyed working with his parents to improve their outdoor home environment, be it hardscape projects, plant installation or maintenance. Around 2000 – 2001, Dennis started cutting grass for clients, and Quiet Village Landscaping was born.
The business expanded from maintenance to custom design as his mother Karen shared her talents with Dennis and his growing company. Today, Quiet Village Landscaping Co. includes managers and specialists, two landscape designers, and several maintenance and installation teams, as well as office staff.
Dennis cares greatly about his customers and his team. In order to consistently produce high-quality work, Dennis chooses team members that are passionate about landscaping, doing their best, and learning additional skills. Dennis develops the team’s potential by training programs, encouraging camaraderie, rewarding a job well done, and treating the team to things like a company-wide barbeque or a paintball shoot-out.
Quiet Village stands out from other landscaping companies because of Dennis’ passion about sustainability and environmentally friendly landscaping practices. Sharing the benefits and possibilities of green landscaping with customers is a top priority for Dennis. He also engages with the community in service projects in order to give back to his city and to the environment.
Sue Muehling office manager
Chances are, when you call our office, you'll be chatting with Sue. She's been an Office Manager for over 30 years, and her professional experience shows. Sue manages our office with finesse, and she's in charge of almost every behind-the-scenes aspect on our team and keeps us all organized.
In her free time, Sue tends to a large home garden and enjoys spending time outdoors camping, canoeing and hiking. You might even find her enjoying one of the many craft beer festivals around St. Louis or cheering for her grandsons at their baseball and soccer games.
Sue's friendly personality shines through her dedicated work, and we are lucky to have her on our team!
Rebecca Eisele landscape designer
Rebecca Eisele has been designing throughout the Midwest for over ten years. Having obtained degrees in both landscape design and fine art, Rebecca enjoys the challenge of creating functional landscapes that are both sustainable and artful. Environmentally friendly practices are important to Rebecca and she excels at thinking of creative and tasteful solutions to landscaping problems. Friendly, wise and down-to-earth, Rebecca prides herself in attention to detail and the ability to listen carefully to clients and translate their vision into practical landscapes that they can maintain and enjoy for years to come.
Rebecca is the current acting Vice President of the Landscape Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis (LNAGSL), and is an inaugural Board Member of the Missouri Green Industry Alliance (MoGIA). She is also active with Grow Native! a native plant education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys working in her own yard transforming it into a haven for birds and insects. She spends time hiking with her husband and lab mix around Saint Louis and beyond. She also takes time to craft her own artwork, sculptures she forms from vines and other locally harvested natural materials. Rebecca welcomes the opportunity to get to know you and design the landscape of your dreams!
Karen Westman landscape designer
Karen Westman has been designing landscapes in the St. Louis area and beyond for the past 17 years. Prior to design, Karen spent eight years maintaining gardens on a four hundred acre corporate site as lead horticulturist. In 1993 she obtained an Associate Degree in Horticulture from St. Louis Community College–Meramec.
Karen thoroughly discusses her client’s vision for the landscape. She studies the area in detail to determine potential problems and to discover the site’s potential. Since every client and every site is different, each project is unique and custom-designed.
Karen’s work emphasizes the integration of nature and architecture, which allows Karen to create outdoor rooms with multiple viewpoints that enlarge the usable area and enhance the feeling of open space. She continually seeks out hardy, four-season plants that satisfy the environment with beauty, elegance and function. In her spare time Karen travels, bicycles, attends art openings and cultivates a variety of herbs.
Stephanie Jansing landscape design assistant
Stephanie joined the Quiet Village team in early 2016 and is responsible for measuring and drawing the base maps for landscape designs, ordering plants and materials, completing job costing, and organizing behind the scenes to ensure that our jobs flow smoothly.
She appreciates being able to combine her passion for gardening and plants, love for the outdoors, and an interest in creating beautiful spaces centered around people's homes. Stephanie enjoys being involved in many aspects of the design and build process, getting to see projects come together, and constantly learning new things about plants and landscaping.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University and is a registered dietitian. Prior to joining our design team, Stephanie gained several years of industry experience at EarthDance Farms, Bowood Farms, and Crown Valley Organics. She is also a member of the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association.
A native of Ohio, Stephanie now resides in St. Louis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in her own garden, growing vegetables and herbs. You can catch Stephanie staying active around St. Louis, running, hiking, and cycling.
Eliseo Munoz landscape construction foreman
As our Landscape Construction Foreman, Eliseo supervises all of our construction installation crews. A long-time Quiet Village crew leader, Eliseo has extensive experience working with Midwest horticulture and building materials. A native of Sinaloa, Mexico, Eliseo is also one of our most popular crew members. In 2016, Eliseo hosted a wedding celebration in his hometown, that was attended by most of our staff - it even became an unofficial holiday!