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Landscapes for Life - Sun Valley Landscaping

Landscaping is our life.

We wake up every day with the hope that we can allow others to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do.

At Sun Valley Landscaping we do everything we can to offer our clients a memorable experience with our company.

From your initial contact to a job well done, we have structured our business around you, your experience and your interaction with your very own piece of the outdoors.

-Paul Fraynd & Hugh Morton, owners

HISTORY

Our story starts with a couple of dreamers from different walks of life–dreamers who merged two companies to create Sun Valley Landscaping.

Paul Fraynd spent most of his life in Omaha after moving here with his family from Montana in 1989. His father Darrell had retired from the Army and went on to work at Kiewit for 25 years. Paul attended Creighton where he studied business. One day, Paul and his college roommate went out and purchased a $50 garage sale mower and started up a business. In 2002, Paul went on his own to start Omaha Friendly Services, where he provided landscape maintenance services to his friends, family, and his Creighton network of people. His homegrown lawn mowing business quickly grew, moving him from his home garage to a small shop in Papillion, Nebraska.

Hugh Morton spent most of his childhood as a military brat, traveling all over the world. When his father retired from the military, he decided to settle right here in Omaha at Kiewit. Hugh attended Utah State University where he studied engineering and accounting until he found his true passion in landscape architecture. After college, in 1995, Hugh partnered with Don Shrack who was selling rocks out of his semi-trailer on 56th and Harrison Street. They bought a truckload of plants, and by 2000 Hugh started up the design + build portion of the company. That same year, they were running three installation crews with Hugh doing all of the design work.

As industry veterans, Paul and Hugh saw the demand for a quality company that could take care of all outdoor needs with one phone call.  In 2012 they created Sun Valley Landscaping, a company built on basic fundamentals and values: people come first, everyone is an owner, we do it right (the right way), it’s all about the experience, we take care in the craftsmanship.

OUR TEAM

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Fermin Flores

Landscape Crew Leader
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Burwell Beaman

Lawncare Foreman
Favorite Plant Life:
Fine Line Buckthorn

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Chris Smith

Fleet Mechanic
Favorite Plant Life:
Spirea

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Ashly Neneman

General Manager
Favorite Plant Life:
Gardenia

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Hugh Morton, ASLA

Landscape Designer, Partner
Favorite Plant Life:
Coralbells

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Jerrod Combs

Landscape Installation Foreman
Favorite Plant Life:
Fine Line Buckthorn

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Jeff Hylton

Supply Yard Manager
Favorite Plant Life:
Brandywine Maple

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Zack Riley

Landscape Sales Assistant
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Bruce Williams

Landscape Designer
Favorite Plant Life:
Trees!

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Davin Price

Client & Employee Representative
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Mitch Decker

Maintenance Foreman
Favorite Plant Life: Hostas

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Matt Menard

Maintenance Sales & Account Manager
Favorite Plant Life:
Salvia

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Paul Fraynd, CTP

CEO, Partner
Favorite Plant Life:
Redshift Coreopsis

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James Benkis

Landscape Project Manager
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 Echinacea

 

 

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MaKayla Rutt

Marketing Coordinator
Favorite Plant Life:
 Peonies

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Zach Ring

Landscape Crew Leader
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Cody Roloff

Mowing Foreman
Favorite Plant Life: Sweet Clover

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Erik Walker

Supply Yard Assistant Manager
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Danielle Browning

Office Manager
Favorite Plant Life:
Hibiscus

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Mikel Leader

Nursery Manager & Horticulture Specialist
Favorite Plant Life:
Ask him!

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WHAT WE DO

DESIGN + BUILD

Imagine your home or business with a completely transformed outdoor space. Our team of designers and craftsmen turn your dreams into outdoor environments that can be used for your home and work life.

MATERIALS TO INSPIRE

Our supply yard located on 56th & Harrison Street, sits on five acres in a tree-lined park setting. Stop by and spend some time relaxing and finding inspiration for your outdoor space or project.

YEAR-ROUND MAINTENANCE

Our comprehensive maintenance services are designed to give you time and keep you worry-free. We offer premium services, all year round for your home or business. From lawn care, to landscape maintenance, to snow removal, we have a plan that will fit your needs.

Have an idea? Contact us to get started!