About 2017-10-16T19:23:53+00:00

Ted Lare Design + Build

Founded by Ted Lare in 1982, we design and install landscaping projects throughout central Iowa for both commercial and residential properties. When Ted started the company, it was a one man show. Today the company has grown to over 80 employees. Ted is still actively involved in the company, designing and overseeing the company operations. We are located just South of West Des Moines, where we have our design office and award winning retail garden center.  We have built our reputation on designing and constructing unique designs, utilizing quality materials, and providing superb customer service.  We tailor each project to the client, making every project customized to their needs.  You will love working with our friendly dedicated team, from design to completion.

Landscape Design & Installation

All of our landscape designers have a bachelor degree in landscape architecture and the experience and creativity it takes to get the job done right. They will meet with you on site to come up with your personal landscaping plan based on your needs, wants, and dreams. Every detail is taken into account in order to design a yard you will enjoy for years to come. Plans may include planting, water features, retaining walls, patios, paths, pool designs, LED lighting, covered patios, and outdoor kitchens.  We do it all from designing single landscaping elements to full backyard makeovers.

When your design is complete, one of our specialized construction crews will bring the design to life.  During the construction process, your designer will oversee progress and make changes as needed to make sure the job turns out beautiful.  We try to make the process as easy as possible for the homeowner and make sure every client is happy with their project.

Landscape Maintenance & Lawn Care Services

Our maintenance team has been specially trained to keep your yard looking great Spring, Summer, and Fall.  We provide mowing and lawn care applications, as well as routine planting bed maintenance.  Weekly or monthly stops at your property will help keep your beds full of color and weed free.  We also maintain water features, making weekly stops to ensure cleanliness and water quality. Let us do the work and you can enjoy your hard earned free time.  We can help you with about anything on the outside of you home with a customized maintenance plan.
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Meet Our Team

Ted Lare

Owner/Landscape Architect

Jean Lare

Landscape Designer

Keegan Lare

Landscape Architect

Melissa Peterson

Office/Garden Center Manager

Bobby Rushing

Operations Manager

Dustin Goering

Landscape Architect

Rachel Cox

Landscape Architect

Ryan Bates

Nursery Manager

Danie Watson

Office Assistant


Maintenance & Lawn Care Manager

Design Team
Garden Center Team
Construction Team
Planting Team
Water Feature Team
Maintenance Team
Graham (Fleet Manager)
Mike (Grounds Manager)