Defining the ART of outdoor living since 1978
PRACTICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN IDEAS
It is our mission to help you create a uniquely personal outdoor space. Our landscape design will fit your values and budget, but also reflect your own personality and lifestyle. From concept to completion, the professional landscape designers and certified installation specialists at Earthworks are committed to getting every detail perfect, whether it be your new retaining wall, paver driveway, or outdoor kitchen.
2ND GENERATION FAMILY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
Established in 1978 by brothers Dennis and Sam Caliva, Earthworks Landscaping is now in its second generation of family ownership. The River Falls, WI-based landscape design company has been defining the art of outdoor living for over 42 years, providing backyard landscapes in the St Croix Valley. It’s our mission to help you create a uniquely personal outdoor space that not only fits your values and budget but also reflects your own personality and lifestyle. We are your professional full-service design and build landscape contractor serving WI and MN. Servicing River Falls, Hudson, Stillwater, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Hastings, New Richmond, Somerset, and surrounding communities in the St. Croix River Valley. From concept to completion, the designers and installers at Earthworks are committed to getting every detail perfect, whether it be your new retaining wall, paver driveway, or outdoor kitchen.
Who We Are
LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND HARDSCAPE INSTALLATION EXPERTS
Our team of trained and experienced professionals service both Residential and Commercial accounts. The professional services we offer and provide include: Landscape Design and Installation, Hardscape Design and Installation (pavers, retaining walls, decks, pergolas, landscape lighting, etc.) and Softscape Design and Installation (trees, shrubs, perennials, and sod).
MEET THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN TEAM
Owner – Landscape Design + Project Manager
Nick is a graduate of the Dakota County Technical College Landscape Design program, and also has attended the UW-River Falls Horticulture program. He has been involved in the green industry since a child, growing up working in the family business. Progressing his way up from nursery work and into landscape construction. With years of experience in the field, Nick then moved to operations management and into design and sales, and became a co-owner in 2015. Now, Nick specializes in designing and building creative and unique outdoor living spaces. His passion is leading his team of skilled craftsmen out on the job sites and creating beautiful landscapes that his customers truly love. In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife Talia and two teenage daughters, hunting, fly fishing, and mountain biking.
Landscape Design, Dakota County Technical College (2004)
Horticulture, UW-River Falls (2010)
Organizational Leadership, CVTC (2014)
ICPI Concrete Paver Installer – Residential Specialist
NCMA Certified SRW Installer – Level 2
MN PLT License # PL011207
Owner – Landscape Architect*
Dennis is a 1974 graduate of the UW-Madison Landscape Architecture program and has worked in the industry since he graduated. He started the landscape design and nursery business in 1976 with his brother Sam, later taking over sole ownership. Having designed 1000’s of landscape projects for homeowners and businesses in the St. Croix Valley, Dennis has been recognized in the industry with various landscape design awards. In his free time, Dennis enjoys reading, fishing, spending time at the cabin, and woodworking.
Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison (1974)
WI Dwelling Contractors License #1000240
Blue Thumb Rain Garden Certified
*A retired LA, Dennis still practicing as a landscape designer. He has held his LA title for 44+ years and decided to retire that recognition in 2022.
MNLA Certified Professional
You will not find a better hardscape and landscape warranty in the Twin Cities. We are proud to stand behind our craftsmanship. Our reputation was built on satisfied clients.
5 YEAR WARRANTY – PAVER PATIOS, POOL DECKS, AND RETAINING WALLS (non-vehicular)
3 YEAR WARRANTY – PAVER DRIVEWAYS
2 YEAR WARRANTY – DECKS AND WOODEN STRUCTURES
2 YEAR WARRANTY – ARTIFICIAL TURF INSTALLATIONS
1 YEAR WARRANTY – PLANT AND SOFTSCAPE INSTALLATIONS*
*Plant warranties do not cover evergreens, perennials, or annuals