Landscape Charlie is owned and operated by Minnetonka native, Charlie Kraemer. Charlie has lived in the Minnetonka area his entire life and is now raising two sons and a daughter there with his wife, Colette.
Charlie started out in the industry in 1995 with a local family-owned tree service company, where he learned the craft and developed a passion for landscape design and creation.
In 2003, Charlie launched and ran a landscape division for that tree service and then, in 2009, broke out on his own to start Landscape Charlie Inc. (while still maintaining a positive relationship with the tree service).
Education and Certifications
Charlie received a Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University and also earned the industry relevant licenses and certifications:
- A licensed Minnesota contractor (MN #BC684026)
- A certified professional (CP) with the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
- A certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) (MN-4063A)
- A certified installer with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
- A certified segmental retaining wall (SRW) Installer with the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
- Trained by the School for Advanced Segmental Paving (SASP)
Landscape Charlie uses a unique collaborative process to increase efficiency, design soundness, and accuracy; owner and design-creator, Charlie, works on site alongside our 5 full-time employees. We are lucky enough to have the best team members around. Each individual brings a valuable link to the process.