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  • P.O. Box 185
  • 750 South Monroe St.
  • Waterloo, WI 53594
The McKay Design Studio

The McKay Design Studio provides unsurpassed landscape design expertise for commercial, government, and civic projects as well as large residential estates and finer homes. Learn about The McKay Design Studio for:


Commercial Landscapes & Outdoor Spaces

McKay's staff of LEED accredited site planners, designers and landscape architects understand and appreciate that before your customers or clients even set foot in your door, the landscaping that surrounds your store or office affects their overall customer experience.

  • Well designed, installed, and maintained hardscapes and softscapes set a premium aura. Your guests will carry that aura into your facility and thereafter associate it with your business.
  • Conversely, ragged landscaping starts you off at a disadvantage. It leaves a first impression that needs rehabilitation - before you have even met your prospect.
Softscapes

Elegance

design

HARDSCAPES

Landscape        

premium


Parks, Playgrounds, and Civic Projects

McKay's Design Studio bring the same commitment and understanding to site planning and landscape design for public and civic enterprises as they do for commercial outdoor spaces.

  • The quality of greenscapes found in and around a city, inside its parks, and elsewhere can quickly identify it as upscale, or in the process of renewal, and thereby a desirable place to live.
  • Such intangibles also influence the decisions of corporate site-selectors regarding expanding, locating, or relocating their companies in one city, town, or EDO over another.
  • Citizens entering a municipal office note the quality and condition of the building along with the landscaping that surrounds it. Thereby they anticipate the value of the employees and services found inside—for better or worse according to what they see.

Whether your needs are for a commercial, government, or civic project, McKay Design Studio can provide analysis, planning, and design expertise including but not limited to:

  • Productive landscape systems that purge pollutants from storm-water, air, and soil
  • Traditional and natural playgrounds
  • Systems mapping (including GIS analysis)
  • Open-space planning
  • Urban landscape design & downtown redevelopment strategies
  • Green infrastructure projects
  • Landscape design guidelines
  • Public process
  • Fundraising and grant writing

landscape   

COMMERCIAL
Civic Projects       

Parks

OUTDOOR        

corporate

Playgrounds


Residential Estates & Finer Homes

Alongside our regional network of McKay Design Pros, The McKay Studio provides landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for large residential estates and finer homes—including premium “hardscape features such as:

  • Driveways
  • Fire pits
  • Interlocking walkways
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Water features
  • Retaining walls
  • Steps
  • Sunken patios
  • Waterfalls
  • And more

Estates   

HOMES   

Steps

Waterfalls      

kitchens

Driveways      

walkways

 

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What Our Customers Say

We used McKay to do a complete landscape on three sides of our home.  They designed and installed a new brick walk and small patio and remodeled the landscape with a variety of new shrubs, perennials and grasses.  We are very satisfied.  McKay is very good and very accommodating.  Ask about extended two-year warranty on the plants!

Leslie from<br>St. Charles, IL Leslie from
St. Charles, IL
What Our Customers Say

We used McKay to do a complete landscape on three sides of our home.  They designed and installed a new brick walk and small patio and remodeled the landscape with a variety of new shrubs, perennials and grasses.  We are very satisfied.  McKay is very good and very accommodating.  Ask about extended two-year warranty on the plants!

Leslie from<br>St. Charles, IL Leslie from
St. Charles, IL