2625 Butterfield Rd. Ste 104S
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Phone 630-472-2851
Fax 630-472-3150


About ILCA

Since 1959, ILCA has provided its members with the resources needed to enhance their performance and ensure continued growth and success. The Association’s mission is to enhance the professionalism and capabilities of members by providing leadership, education and valued services while promoting environmental awareness within the landscape industry. ILCA employs a wide variety of means to fulfill its mission including; seminars, workshops, publications, trade shows, awards, networking, scholarship grants and social events.
The association is pledged to serve as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among landscape contractors, their suppliers and the government, working together for a greener, more beautiful Illinois. ILCA is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit trade association with more than 800 member companies.

2014/2015 ILCA Board of Directors

Want to nominate a member for the ILCA Board of Directors? Please use the following form to submit your recommendation.
Nominations Form: PDF (faxable) Word (email)


Kevin Vancina, CLT
Phone: (815) 726-2300
Vancina Landscaping, Inc.
Joliet, IL 60433

Michael Schmechtig
Phone: (847) 566-1233
Schmechtig Landscape Co.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Vice President
Rusty Maulding, CLT
Phone: (773) 533-0477
Nature's View
Watseka, IL 60970

Immediate Past President
Charlie Keppel
Phone: (847) 382-4120
The Care of Trees
Wheeling, IL 60090
Jose Garcia
Phone: (815) 724-0991
Natural Creations Landscaping
Joliet, IL 60432
Maureen Scheitz
Phone: (847) 526-4554
Acres Group
Wauconda, IL 60084
Tom Lupfer, CLT
Lupfer Landscaping
Phone: (708) 352-2765
Lyons, IL 60534
Donna Vignocchi Zych (husband Aaron Zych, daughter – Sofia)
ILT Vignocchi
Phone: (847) 487-5200
Wauconda, IL 60084

Lisa Fiore-Kositzki
Phone: (847) 234-0020
Don Fiore Company, Inc.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Mark Breier
Phone: (630) 963-8787
National Seed
Lisle, IL 60532
Lisa Fiore
Phone: (847) 913-1414
Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply
Prairie View, IL 60069

ILCA Staff

Executive Director
Scott Grams
Phone: (630) 472-2851
Fax:  (630) 482-3150
2625 Butterfield Road, Suite 104S
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Terre Houte
Membership and Events Manager

Julie Nicoll
Education Manager

Alycia O'Connor
Administrative Assistant

Committee Chairs/Staff Liaison

Want to join a committee? View the menu of committee openings and requirements.

Patti Staley, Oak Park Conservatory — Terre Houte
Kevin Vancina, CLT, Vancina Landscape — Julie Nicoll
Brian Culliton, Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture— Julie Nicoll
Golf Outing
Scott McAdam Jr., McAdam Landscaping, Inc. — Terre Houte
Education Committee
Steve Raczak, Twixwood Nursery — Julie Nicoll
Finance Committee
Bob Bertog, Bertog Landscape, Co. - Scott Grams

iLandscape Show - Experience Committee

Katrina House, Xylem Ltd/Rocks, Etc.

Tony Lobello, Mariani Landscape - Terre Houte

Legislative Policy 
Claire Storti, Scott Byron, Inc.— Scott Grams
Joe Scopelliti, Guy Scopelliti Co, Inc. — Scott Grams
Tom Kusmerz, The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center — Terre Houte
Professional Oversight
Charlie Keppel, The Care of Trees — Scott Grams
Tyler Smith, Tylers Landscaping Service — Scott Grams
Latino Relations Committee
Bernie Carranza, Christy Webber Landscapes — Julie Nicoll
Summer Field Day
Jon Warner, Ariens Company — Terre Houte
Sustainable Landscaping
Tom Lupfer, Lupfer Landscaping - Scott Grams
Women's Networking Group
Tina Shaw, Scott Byron & Company - Terre Houte

ILCA Alliances

American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA)
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
Chicago Botanic Garden
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Illinois Arborist Association (IAA)
Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (IL-ASLA)

Illinois Department of Agriculture

Information regarding Pesticide Applicators License and Nursery Dealer's Certificate

Emeral Ash Borer Resources

Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA)

Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA)

Illinois Turfgrass Foundation
Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE)
The Land Lovers.Org
Landscape Design Association (LDA)
Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents
Midwest Ecological Landscaping Associaiton (MELA)
Morton Arboretum
National Junior Horticultural Association
Professional Landscare Network (PLANET)
The University of Illinois



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