Design Services

Lurvey Design Services

Experience Something More with Design Express

Combining your needs with our innovative expertise, our passionate and creative designers will help you discover a world of possibilities and hidden potential to expand your outdoor living space. We understand that when winter subsides to those warm spring days our customers are very eager to upgrade an area of their yard that is outdated or underserving them.  Whether it is bringing fresh curb appeal to the front of your home, planning a lush garden for pollinators, creating a green screen for privacy, or structuring your space with a new walk or patio, we will help you make quick work of determining the best use, design, and materials to transform your space.
This service specializes in helping our project-ready customers organize and detail their desires for a 500-700 maximum square foot space (planting or hardscape) into a detailed landscape plan complete with photos of all the materials specified.
We invite you to give our unique creative process a try. We believe you will be delighted by the results of the 90-minute meeting format, which is the first step to moving forward with a contractor or DIY installation.

Start your design journey with one of the options below:

Front Yard Design Express Service

Perfect for front yards with planting areas up to 500 square feet

Service is provided via a 90-minute virtual session with your Designer

$249.00 per 90-minute session

Get your complete design without ever leaving home​

Plant lists, quantities needed and material price quotes available​

Back Yard Design Express Service

Great for design areas up to 700 square feet

90-minute virtual session with your Designer

$399.00 for a 90-minute session

Enjoy a collaborative process with your designer to create your plan​

DIY installation or we will provide Contractor recommendations​

Why Consider Lurvey?

  • Lurvey is known for our quality plants, pavers and natural stone, aquatics, lighting, garden accessories, supplying virtually all of your landscape needs.
  • Lurvey offers exceptional service and knowledge through our product specialists.
  • Lurvey is dedicated to helping people improve their outdoor surroundings by providing quality landscape products and exceptional customer service.
  • Lurvey can provide you with proven contractors with skills matched to your project to ensure a successful installation and great results.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Lurvey Design Center
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Design Gallery

Meet Our Designers

Thom Kenly

Design Express

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.

John Strait

Design Express

John grew up in Iowa in a country-like environment and began digging holes at the age of seven. He was fortunate to have full access to his parents back yard and experimented with hardscapes, digging up trees and creating dams and waterfalls.

After he completed his Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa earning a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1987.

Since then he has mainly worked with Landscape Design/Build Companies and gaining some valuable hands on experience. John joined Lurvey in 2021 and since then he has enjoyed every day. He has a design style which captures the surrounding landscapes and treats each property as a whole to bring that sense of continuity.

You won’t see much of John when the NFL season begins as he is a long time, 52 year Kansas City Chiefs fan,
 so the game is on and the grill is fired up.

Whatever your gardening and landscape vision

— see how Lurvey can help bring it to life!