Residential Landscaping Design Staff

Dream Big. Dream Small. We Love Them All.

Designers are the secret behind great landscaping. It’s the years of learning, experience and listening that make the difference between a nice yard and extraordinary landscaping. It doesn’t matter what size the project is, our designers are here to create just what you had in mind. Come meet them.


Jerry Epping, Founder

(Oct 3rd, 1955 – Oct 3rd, 2022)

Jerry founded BHN on hard work, attention to detail, and pure dedication to his clients and employees. Jerry & BHN’s preliminary focus has been and remains to be on providing exceptional quality landscape materials and service at an affordable price. While Jerry is no longer physically present here at BHN, his legacy remains. The BHN team is dedicated to excellence, providing the best possible experience to its employees and customers.

staff-schierlMike Schierl, Landscape Designer

As the landscape division manager at Breezy Hill Nursery, Mike is a multifaceted designer. His innovative ideas allow him to create outdoor living spaces that are both sensible and breathtaking. Eco-conscious consumers look to Mike for his environmentally friendly design capabilities. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Madison and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He has been designing and managing at Breezy Hill Nursery for over eight years. His specialties include, but are not limited to, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, retaining walls, elaborate paver patios, outdoor fireplaces and ponds.



Bradd Epping, Landscape Architect, RLA 647

Bradd has over 20 years of experience with Breezy Hill Nursery. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning with a minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. With his strong educational and professional knowledge, he is able to work on both residential and commercial projects. Bradd’s passion for landscape architecture allows him to create unique and exceptional designs that are both functional and breathtaking. By working closely with his clients, Bradd is able to provide outstanding service with astonishing results.



Rick Fuller, Landscape Designer

Rick earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he majored in Forestry and minored in Urban Planning. He also maintains a certificate with the International Society of Arboriculture as a Certified Arborist. Rick began his landscaping career over 25 years ago and has designed and project managed residential and commercial landscapes all over Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. His specialties include plant material selection, perennial gardens, entertainment spaces, and project management. Rick treats every project with high levels of communication, integrity, and attention to detail.


Dan Hitzeman, Landscape Designer

Dan began his landscaping career in college as a summer job in 2005 and discovered the reward of creating spaces for people. He received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His specialties in naturalistic planting & spatial design along with native plantings reveal his love of nature. He appreciates the unique challenges of each site and loves watching the transformation from start to finish. He listens to his customer’s needs and uses his expertise to create enjoyable landscapes.


Rob Hoffman, Landscape Designer

Rob has over 25 years of experience in various roles in the landscape industry, including owning a small landscape company in Southeastern WI for 7 years. He studied horticulture and landscape design at MATC. Rob is a unique designer to work with because of the installation experience he has. That allows him to design landscapes that are practical to install and unique. He knows the plant material that is hardy to our harsh WI climate and he designs landscapes that have an interest for all 4 seasons. His favorite landscapes to design are renovation projects that remove the old and overgrown plant material and enhance the look of the entire property by renewing the landscape.


Kevin Coe, Landscape Designer

Meet Kevin Coe, your BHN Landscape Architect now covering the Chicagoland Area. Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University. For the past 30 years, he has specialized in preparing cost-effective landscape designs for residential and commercial projects. He has helped people connect their vision and lifestyle to their environments. He continues to grow as a landscape architect and pursues creating environments that are functional as well as inspirational. Outside of work, Kevin loves spending time with Eva and Calvin (Siberian Husky), riding his motorcycle, snowboarding, patiently golfing, and working in the garden.


Laurie Bujak, Landscape Designer

Laurie brings a diverse background to Breezy Hill Nursery with much of her career in business management, including developing a successful wholesale nursery business, with Living Designs Landscape Division. Her education includes attending Alverno College, focusing on Business Management and Professional Communications. Later, applying her passion for horticulture and design, she expanded her education by obtaining her degree through MATC’s Applied Science – Landscape Design program. Laurie prides herself in focusing on the individual customer, so each design is centered to meet their needs, making their vision come to life. Please stop in our Menomonee Falls location to meet Laurie to see how her knowledge and experience can help you achieve your personal sanctuary.




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