Arbor Knoll LLC., is a complete Design/Build landscaping firm established in 1985. In its infancy, it operated a retail establishment along with a nursery growing operation. Its core business was to supply landscape size nursery stock for its own projects along with sales to the surrounding communities. In 2000, Arbor Knoll decided to concentrate solely on Design/Build while continuing to supplement its projects with locally grown nursery stock from its nursery.
Arbor Knoll is a family-run business headed by William Lehmann and son Drew Lehmann. We pride ourselves on our creative, sustainable landscape designs, hand-picked specimen plant materials, extremely knowledgeable and professional staff, fine craftsmanship and superior service. Our strong educational background, along with lifetime careers in the nursery and landscaping industry, allows Arbor Knoll to provide its clients with creative, functional solutions for their site. In addition, our attention to detail, dedication to continuing education, and sincere desire to build trusting relationships place us in a category we believe to be second to none.
From conceptual design, to installation, to management and care of your grounds, we can ensure the integrity of your design through the years.
William has a BS in Landscape Horticulture from Montana State University and a degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University. Bill is the lead designer with Arbor Knoll. Bill started his career in nurseries and landscaping at the age of 16 and has never looked back. He is highly skilled in plant and soil interactions, horticulture, and landscape design. Bill also holds a license from the State of Michigan as a commercial pesticide applicator in the categories of tree and shrub care along with turf management. Bill’s experience and skill set bring value to Arbor Knoll that we believe is second to none. Bill is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Michigan Green Industry Association, and the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.
Bill’s love for nature is most apparent in his work with designing sustainable landscapes. In his free time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, fly fishing, and spending time with his family and three dogs.
Drew is pursuing his landscape/nursery degree from Michigan State University. Drew literally grew up in the landscaping/nursery business. Since he was 10 years old, he helped his father, Bill, line out trees in the nursery’s growing fields, harvested landscape size trees with tree spades and installed landscape projects. Drew has experience with both commercial and residential projects, and is exceptionally talented working with natural stone. Drew holds a license from the State of Michigan as a commercial pesticide applicator in the categories of tree and shrub care along with turf management. Drew’s position with the company is that of coordinator of construction and landscape operations. He is a member of the Michigan Green Industry Association and the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.
Drew also served in the Michigan Army National Guard for 8 years with a combat tour of duty in Iraq in 2010-11. In his spare time he can be found tapping sugar maple trees for syrup, collecting morel mushrooms in the spring, along with camping, hiking and fly fishing.