About Us

Family Owned and Operated

Shantz Landscapes provides landscape and mini excavation services, in a 1 hr radius of our Alma location. Our commitment to quality and passion for landscape is why we succeed. We design and build landscapes that stand the test of time. Whether large or small we take pride in giving our customers a unique landscape that matches their living style. Landscape adds value to your home and can turn your own back yard into a great outdoor living space.

We offer a large line of equipment because every job is uniquely different. We have the equipment and experience to tackle many jobs including but not limited to retaining walls, interlocking patios/sidewalks, excavation and lawn seeding.

A beautiful landscape goes deeper than only surface level. That is why when we build a hardscape we start it right with a solid gravel base and good water drainage because we want our work to last. Our specialty is excavation through to hardscape and lawn completion and we can network with other contractors for softscapes and bed planting.

Typical areas we service include:

  • Alma
  • Arthur
  • Fergus
  • Elora 
  • Elmira
  • Drayton
  • Mount Forest
  • Listowel
  • Guelph
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
Murray Shantz

Murray Shantz: Owner

Murray started his career on a farm until life threw a curve ball when he developed farmers lung. In 1993 Murray sold the farm to find a cleaner working environment. He held various jobs including truck driving, welding and small engine mechanic. He began to do some after hours garden tilling and plowing. In 1998 Murray founded Shantz Lawn and Garden Care. In 2015 the business was rebranded Shantz Landscapes and Murray and his son Dan joined in partnership. Today Murray’s experience and insight into turf management is a great asset to our team.

Dan Shantz

Dan Shantz: Owner

Growing up Dan spent many of his summer breaks working alongside his father. He learned what hard work and integrity was all about. Dan’s interest in excavation and larger equipment took him to work as a heavy equipment operator. This time of hands on training in the construction world became a real blessing when Dan came back to work for his father in 2008. In 2015 a partnership was formed and the business rebranded to Shantz Landscapes. Today with Dan’s vision for landscape and his experience in excavation, our team at Shantz Landscapes is qualified to tackle a broad scope of work projects.