Landscape II is a full service landscape design and installation company located in Centre County, PA. Our office is in Boalsburg, a small town outside of State College, PA home of Penn State University. We have been in business since 1970 specializing in high-end residential and commercial design and implementation. Our staff is experienced, educated, and knowledgable about all aspects of planning your landscape. We have 3 full time Landscape Architects on staff and our installation crew is a team of fine craftsmen with years of experience and training.
Our Landscape Architects
Lara DeLattre Kauffman is a Registered Landscape Architect who has been with Landscape II for 17 years. She is a 1993 graduate of Penn State with a BSLA. Lara has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nurseryman's Association for her design work on both residential and commercial projects in central PA. She loves to garden and cook and is passionate about all aspects of landscape design, including interesting hardscapes, native and sustainable design, perennials, and ornamental grasses. More recently her work includes outdoor kitchens and fireplace designs for outdoor living spaces. Lara served on the State College Borough Design Review Board for 7 years and resides in the Borough of State College with her husband and son.
John B. Oleksa Jr. is a Registered Landscape Architect who worked for Landscape II in the late 1980's as a Crew Foreman, then transferred from PSU to Cornell University (Ithica, NY), and graduated in 1993 with a BS in Landscape Architecture. Since then, John has worked at Waterloo Gardens (Exton, PA) and Felicita (Harrisburg, PA) prior to his return to Landscape II. John works on residential design and contracting as well as bidding on all commerical projects in our office.
David Pechmann is a Landscape Architect who has been with Landscape II since 1970. He graduated from Penn State and has been with the company for his entire career bringing a wealth of talent to our staff. David's passion for great design is reflected in his gardens that truly stand the test of time and are easily recognizable as some of the most beautiful in the region.
In Our Office
Gary Grunthaner is the owner and operator of Landscape II. Gary graduated from Penn State University in 1968 with a degree in Horticulture and started the business that has evolved into the premier landscape design and installation company in Central Pennsylvania. He manages all of the day-to-day scheduling, ordering, and office personnel.
Jamie Cunningham is our office assistant. Jamie is the friendly voice that normally answers the phone at our office. Jamie takes care of our accounts and employee payroll.
In The Field
Our highly experienced, trained, and professional staff will work with you on your installation and make the process go very quickly and smoothly. Our friendly group of skilled personnel enjoys the daily satisfaction of our successful job completion and happy customers.