507 N Auburn Rd, Auburn, MI, 48611 • Autumn @ Artisans our fall sale • 15% on all plant material • Sept 5th – Sept 23rd
8-5pm Mon – Fri,  8-2pm Saturday & Closed Sunday   

Our Team

Chad D. Fournier

Owner/Landscape Designer

Chad earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park College in Business Management in 1996, and also from Michigan State University in Horticulture in 1998. A Michigan Certified Nurseryman and member of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, Chad has been working in the landscape industry since 1989 having worked in related venues since high school.

Proud son of Dan and Sally Fournier, Chad believes his company’s strength and success comes from the strong Team that works together at Artisans Landscaping & Design, and the alliances forged in a decade of service.

When you choose our landscaping company, you’re working with a Team of experienced horticulturists, craftsmen and artists who are passionate about their work, and take pride in creating and enhancing landscapes.


Kristopher Lentner – Landscape Designer – Certified Green Industry Professional, B.S. Michigan State University in Horticulture in 1999

Jessica Howell Warranty Follow Up Services & Nursery Assistant, B.S. Michigan State University in Horticulture in 2006

Roger Strait – Lawn Care Service Manager

Andy Krauss Lawn Mowing & Maintenance Services Manager

Trent Ruthig – Lawn Mowing Service Assistant Manager

Rob Thomas – Nursery Manager & Horticulturist; Certified Green Industry Professional, Retail Sales Pro

Deb Garcia – Nursery Assistant

Kathy Botwright – Office Manager

Michael Botwright – Nursery Manager & Team Leader (Hardscape / Carpentry)

John Hudson – Team Leader (Hardscape / Landscape)

Anthony Huett  – Team Leader (Hardscape / Landscape)

Delbert Hawkins – Team Leader (Landscape / Maintenance)

Joe Falkenberg– Team Leader (Landscape / Maintenance)

Dale Hlavacek – Team Leader (Carpentry / Hardscape)

Brian Sitts – Lawn Care Technician