Prairieview has always been committed to operating with the best team of landscape professionals to ensure that we are always providing top level service for all of our clients throughout Champaign and the surrounding communities. Please take a look below, learn about our staff and find out how each one of them helps to make our company the success it is today.
Bill Erickson is the Senior Landscape Architect at Prairieview and a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Bill joined Prairieview’s Landscape Design Group in 1998, following 20 years of landscape design practice in the Chicago and Champaign-Urbana areas.
Myrna first joined the Prairieview team back in 1994 to fill the growing need for a full-time office manager. Over the years, Myrna’s responsibilities have included accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and numerous other general office duties. Her voice answering the phone has become very recognizable over the years with many of our customers.
Eric’s experience and commitment to the Green Industry spans over 35 years locally, his vision and ability to build and lead a company like Prairieview stems from his extensive experience of the various trades in the industry. Over the years, the highlights of Eric’s experiences and involvement in his passion have included 25 years of Landscape and Turf Management, 15 years as a Landscape Design Sales Consultant and 31 years as an Irrigation Design/ Service Consultant.
Travis has been with Prairieview since 2010, when he started his career here as a Maintenance Technician. Since then Travis has worked in the Maintenance and Lawn Care divisions gaining in-depth knowledge of local lawn, tree and shrub care problems, solutions and best care practices. He works closely with his clients to insure their lawns and landscaping are provided with the proper nutrients and maintenance care programs to protect them from disease, weeds and pests.
Carla joined Prairieview in August 2013 as our Office Manager. Prior to joining Prairieview, Carla worked as an Administrative Aid for the University of Illinois. She spent 16 years in the Office of Admissions and Records where she was responsible for all the daily functions of the Associate Provost’s office. She finished her career in the department of Philosophy, where she was responsible for a variety of functions,including budget, human resources, faculty assistance, student funding, and travel.
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Blake Harned has been working in the Landscape Industry since 2009. He graduated with an Associate's Degree in Agri Business and Landscape Design from Parkland College, where he also received several state and national honors for sales and design competitions. He started out his career working on the Parkland Grounds Crew and completed a student internship with Prairieview while attending school.
Prior to joining the Prairieview team in 2016, Denise worked in the construction industry for over 15 years and assisted in the design, bidding process and management of commercial projects in the Springfield and Carbondale areas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Bobbi joined the Prairieview Team in 2015. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Parkland College in 1997. Prior to joining our team, Bobbi worked as a manager at a local retail store.
Eric holds a CIC National Irrigation Certification and was an ICN Pro (Illinois Certified Nurseryman) for 10 years. He is the founder and principal owner of Prairieview, which he started over 25 years ago in the early 90s. Eric operates as a hands-on CEO and is closely involved in all areas of the company’s daily operations. More….
He is a committed member of the Illinois Green Industry Association, and was named the Illinois Certified Nursery Professional of the Year in 2007. As Prairieview’s Senior Landscape Architect, Bill is responsible for the successful interpretation of our client’s needs and objectives from which he creates design solutions that artistically join these desires into unique and creative landscapes that are functionally and horticulturally sound. His expertise spans a wide range of horticultural applications, including plantscapes for the Midwest, native plant pallets, landscaping for wildlife, and water gardening. He combines this with years of experience in hardscape solutions, such as grading, drainage techniques, retaining wall construction, patio and deck design, and the integration of pergolas, arbors, privacy structures, and special site features.
Maintaining his Illinois Pesticide Applicators License since 2010, Travis understands the latest issues concerning your turf care, ornamental plants, and needed mosquito protection programs. As Maintenance/ Application Manager, he leads and trains his team to provide friendly service and high quality care to each and every client. Regardless of the size of your outdoor area, Travis strives to provide excellent and top quality care to every homeowner’s maintenance needs to keep their landscaping and lawns healthy
and looking their best.
Blake is very passionate about his career and takes pride in each and every landscape design and detail behind reaching a quality finished product. Customer service is also a very important factor to Blake in making sure all projects are custom to the clients’ wants and needs, while also striving for a unique touch along the way.
Her passion for plants and landscaping has brought Denise and her associated skills into the Green Industry. She assists the Design Team in bringing your landscape ideas to life through site surveys, analysis, drawings, estimation and installation. Denise strives to bring teamwork and detail to every project.
Carla is very detail-orientated; her greatest strengths are honesty, reliability, organization, and customer service. Carla is a life-long member of Central Illinois. She brings a wealth of general office knowledge and experience with her, and is excited to be joining the PLC team.
When you call our office, Bobbi will gladly help you answer any of your customer service questions. She is a committed team member and is looking forward to working with you.
She is originally from and has lived in Monticello for the past 55 years. Her commitment has always been and continues to be to provide our customers with the very best service.