David J. Frank Landscape Contracting names chief operating officer

By Freeman Staff

March 13, 2019

John Joestgen
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GERMANTOWN — John Joestgen has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer at David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., one of the largest landscape contractors in the nation and the employer of the largest landscape workforce in Wisconsin.

Joestgen has more than 30 years of experience in the landscape industry, more than 20 of those in an executive capacity. As an Illinois-based executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joestgen was in charge of maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow operations for up to five branches — stretching from Milwaukee to Chicago to Indianapolis — with annual revenues exceeding $25 million.

Joestgen graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with degrees in Landscape Architecture and Ornamental Horticulture.

It has been estimated that over 50,000 trees have been planted in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas under Joestgen’s management. His understanding of tree biology, soils and fertilization, construction, maintenance, and sustainability led him to teach these five subjects as an adjunct instructor at Triton College.

“We are pleased to have someone of John’s caliber join our team of experts,” said company President David R. Frank in a statement. “His experience will be integral in guiding our next generation of leaders to ensure our future success.”