Our Team

Jerry Milewski Jerry Milewski  Partner/Landscape Architect

Founded the company with partner Dan Wanzung in 1991.

Education/Certifications/Professional Positions:
•  Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
•  IL Licensed Landscape Architect
•  Naturalist Certificate from the Morton Arboretum
•  Past Board Member & President, Illinois Chapter of Landscape Architects

As an infant, Jerry was accidentally dropped… READ MORE

Dan Wanzung Dan Wanzung  Partner/Landscape Architect

Founded the company with partner Jerry Milewski in 1991.

Education/Certifications/Professional Positions:
•  Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
•  IL Licensed Landscape Architect
•  Past President, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
•  Past Member, City of Elmhurst Design Review Committee

Landscape architecture has proved to be a perfect fit… READ MORE


Frank Mendyk FRANK MENDYK  Production Manager

With American Gardens since 2012.

Certifications/Experience:
•  Certified Arborist
•  Certified Irrigation Contractor
•  Illinois Pesticide License
•  Past Owner, Custom Care Landscaping
•  Past Co-Owner & Manager of a large midwestern irrigation company

Frank has been in the green industry almost all his life… READ MORE


Frank Mendyk AL SHIMASHITA  Landscape Architect

With American Gardens since 1991.

Education/Certifications/Professional Affiliations:
•  Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
•  IL Licensed Landscape Architect
•  Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

Al has been working in the design-build industry since 1985… READ MORE


Debby Horwitz Debby HOrwitz  Horticulturalist

With American Gardens since 2000.

Education/Professional Affiliations:
•  Master of Ornamental Horticulture, University of Illinois
•  Member, Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association

Debby’s interest in plants started early in life… READ MORE


Peggy Aller Peggy Aller  Office Assistant

With American Gardens since 2006.

Peggy came to American Gardens as a seasoned office assistant… READ MORE


Photo to Come Construction crew members

Rosalio Varelas, Hector Mora,
Jose Esparza, Alonso Magallanes,
Sergio Renteria, Jose Diaz, Luis Beniques,
Salvador Pitones, Pedro Garcia,
Edgar Magallanes

Photo to Come Maintenance crew members
Jose Almaraz, Miguel Garcia,
Rafael Hernandez, Misael Hernandez,
Eddie Varelas, Leo Varelas and
Leodegario Vargas
904 S. Riverside Drive | Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 | 630.833.2600 | info@americangardensinc.com