Thom’s affinity for nature stems from his childhood exploration of the woods, quarries, and streamsides around his home in the Catskill Mountains of New York. After completing an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture at the State University of New York – Cobleskill, Thom went on to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Thom also did some post-graduate work in Restoration Ecology at the University of Wisconsin.
Thom made the move to Chicago in 2003 and worked at an area garden center in sales and design. In 2012, he began working at Lurvey. Thom loves when he can be creative using regionally appropriate perennials, grasses, and shrubs in the front yard setting to negotiate a clean yet free-spirited look; respecting the scale and features of the house as well as delivering reduced maintenance and longevity as a requirement. Thom brings together his love of nature and knowledge of horticulture, design, and construction to deliver elegantly styled landscapes.
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