Founder of Germantown landscape company dies

Freeman Staff

Feb. 16, 2019

GERMANTOWN — The founder of David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., David J. Frank, died Feb. 9 at the age of 69.

The company is one of the largest landscape contractors in the country and offers commercial and residential services including design-build, landscape management, interiorscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation, snow and ice management, and holiday décor.

Frank started to show his entrepreneurial nature at the age of 9 when he began mowing lawns in his Shorewood neighborhood on Downer Avenue. By 12, he was caring for more than 30 neighboring homes.

Frank originated advances in the industry by creating in-house video training and marketing programs, proactive service strategies, and safety initiatives. His experience and expertise made him a sought-after speaker for industry seminars and publications.

Today, the award-winning company currently employs more than 300 professionals working out of six branch locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.