We believe that education is a lifelong pursuit, so we recruit and retain the best people in the landscape industry and provide continuing education for every staff member to be the most highly trained and knowledgeable that they can be. Our staff is made up of Michigan State University Horticulture graduates, Certified Green Industry Professionals and Certified Interlocking Concrete Paver Installers.



We have installed thousands of landscapes since 1985. In doing so we have developed an unrivaled scope of experience that allows us to employ the best horticultural and construction techniques on every project. As a Licensed Builder in the State of Michigan, you can trust that your project is being designed and built by the best.


We’re proud of the work we’ve done over the years and always stand behind it.  For more than 3 decades over 70% of our business has come from repeat customers and referrals.  That means that we’ve had the pleasure of working for your family, friends and neighbors and earned their trust and respect with every project.

The Barkman Team

Mark Barkman, founder

Mark Barkman
Licensed Residential Builder, CGIP, ICPI

Ron Fricke, Associate Partner

Ron Fricke
Associate Partner

Rob Herron, Associate Partner

Rob Herron
Associate Partner
B.S. Horticulture, CGIP, ICPI


The Barkman Guarantee:

Barkman Landscaping project.
  • Our employees will treat each customer with dignity and respect.

  • We will provide knowledgeable staff to work on your landscape project using the best techniques in the industry.

  • We will provide the highest quality materials to complete your project.

  • We will be on the job site with clean trucks and equipment, at the appointed time.

  • Our staff will be uniformed and easily identifiable.

  • We will work responsibly and keep the job site safe during landscape construction.

  • We will utilize all safety equipment required while on site.

  • We will handle all communication with utility companies and have the utilities marked as needed.

  • Upon project completion we will join you on a walk through to review the work.