About Us

We are fortunate to have many years of experience in landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor living, and landscape lighting.

About Us

We are fortunate to have many years of experience in landscape design, landscape installation, outdoor living, and landscape lighting.

our Philosophy

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything”



Fair, equity and opportunities


Adding value, using creativity



Teamwork, effective communication


Transparency, value feedback

Value for Money

Valuable, cost conscious

At HL Design and Build, our philosophy is to create customer experiences that stand the test of time. We are trying to build a community of like-minded individuals in Florida with a love for landscaping, a knack for superior designs, and a desire to create an impact on our customers. While it’s easier said than done, our values ensure we never lose sight of our goal.


Value For Money

Not only do we do an amazing job when it comes to landscaping but we do it while sticking to your budget. We don’t believe in spending a fortune to get the living space you would love. With HL Design and Build, you can create impactful experiences and memories in your updated living space.


Our “one-firm policy” encourages teamwork over individualistic pursuits fostering collaboration, commitment to our mission, and respect for contrasting perspectives and opinions.



We believe in a fair and just world that creates equity and opportunities. That’s why we support the vast network of people we work with and work to spearhead growth. The contractors we work with to complete your projects are professional and experienced as well as Florida locals. Through persistence, hard work, and effective communication, we make sure the community we are trying to build is empowered to succeed. This allows us to have the best team to exceed your landscaping needs and wants.


From our clients to our employees, we maintain honesty and transparency every step of the way. At HL Design & Build, feedback, whether negative or positive, is not only accepted but appreciated allowing us to tackle issues together as a team.



Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at HL Design & Build which is why we are always coming up with new ways of adding value to our clients. We are committed to cultivating a safe space for our community where commitment to the superior outcome for your landscaping project is a priority.

Our Story

How We Got Started

Like all great stories, ours also had very humble beginnings in 2005 we started offering mowing services. 

While the start wasn’t easy, it was worth it. Due to our commitment to great customer service and quality, our business started gaining momentum and in 2009, we opened our first landscaping business specializing in a variety of landscaping services from lawn and landscape maintenance to landscape installations and landscape lighting.

With a name in the market and a steady base of loyal clientele, we decided to diversify, by entering into the snow and ice management business and becoming one of the leading service providers in the region.

In 2011, we entered into the hardscape services and quadrupled the size of our snow operations by 2014. Fast forward to 2019 and we realized the need to focus on a niche to give customers the value they were looking for.

So, in 2020, we rebranded ourselves as HL Design & Build and diverted all our focus and energy to become experts in providing landscape and outdoor living services across all of Southwest Florida. 

In 2021, we added project management services to our plethora of offerings becoming an integrated provider of all things landscaping.

So that’s our story. We are open for business and can’t wait to hear from you. Get in touch with us today to give yourself the landscape of your dreams.

Our Team



It all began at the age of 15 and a push mower. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Thomas began mowing lawns and doing general landscape maintenance services after school and during the summers. Word spread around and before long he was hiring friends to help keep up with demand.

Thomas began to expand into landscape and hardscape installation projects. After a few years, the company was operating half a dozen crews performing everything from lawn maintenance to hardscape installations to snow and ice management. In 2019, Thomas began to move away from maintenance and expand into design and build projects.

After completing the transition to design and build services only in 2020, he also began to design projects and provide consulting services in Southwest Florida. Since finding his passion and developing a strong foundation in design and build, he designed and built several incredible large-scale projects in Northwest Indiana as well as designed dozens of residential landscapes and outdoor living projects in Southwest Florida.

With 17 years of experience in every area of the landscape industry, Thomas brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience into every design and build project that he works on. In addition, he places a lot of focus and attention into pushing boundaries on every project.





Cape Coral: (239) 544-3644

Punta Gorda: (941) 300-2174