About Us

In 1959 Ralph E. Kottke Sr. started plowing driveways part time as a way to support his growing family.. After his third year of operating Ralph’s Snow Plow Service, as a part time venture, he was ready to jump in with both feet. It was at this point he realized summer maintenance should be his next move. With the encouragement of his first snow removal clients and family Ralph moved into the world of landscaping full time to supplement his growing snow removal business.

This was the start of the landscape/snow removal business that has now existed for over 50 years.With the late nights of plowing followed by the long days fixing plows in his garage at home behind him Ralph grew his business, never leaving the town of Barrington IL. He purchased more property in Barrington and moved his office from home to this new location.

Our company operates from this location today,although Ralph Kottke and Sons Landscaping is working throughout the Chicago land area. The company is constantly expanding our work region to surrounding areas. We are offering more services, higher quality at lower cost in response to current economic conditions. We at Ralph Kottke and Sons Landscaping are very grateful for our hardworking employees and to our loyal             customers.                                                                           

                                                                                 Ralph E. Kottke

                                                       President of Ralph Kottke and Sons Landscaping, Inc.



Services offered

  • Custom brick paver walks, patios driveways, and pool decks
  • Concrete sidewalks, curbing and driveways.
  • Turf care programs.
  • Landscape lighting.
  • Landscape irrigation systems installations and maintenance
  • Large tree transplanting and after care.
  • Lawn installations;seeding and sodding.
  • Mulching of plant beds.
  • Seasonal color;spring bulbs, summer annuals, fall mums , planters

free estimates

One of our estimators will come out to your property at your request and gladly answer any questions you may have. The estimator will offer their suggestions based on your questions and their knowledge. Your estimate will be promptly created in detail and sent to you via mail, fax, or e-mail.

We are fully licensed and insured landscape company as well as being a member of the Better Business Bureau in excellent standing

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce