Joe Bartuska founded Roots Landscape in 2010 after working 15+ years in the landscape and hardscape industries. Joe created Roots Landscape on the premise of returning integrity, craftsmanship, and creativity to the landscape/hardscape industry.
Joe started his landscape career at the age of 16, accepting employment with a small, family run establishment in East Grand Forks, Minnesota called Greens Garden Center. It didn’t take long for Green’s to become Joe’s home away from home, where he spent long hours learning plants and the ins-and-outs of landscape. Green’s took good care of Joe, and taught him well. His time there provided valuable opportunities to improve his skill sets, learn the value of customer service, hard work and taking pride in a job well done.
During the summer of 1999, Joe and his wife, Jamie packed a U-Haul and said good-bye to North Dakota. They headed out west to Big Sky Country, settling in Missoula to attend the University of Montana. While working and studying at UM, they both fell in love with the town of Missoula, and like so many others, they decided to stay and make Missoula their home.
Upon graduation from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Joe took employment with a small Florence-based Hardscape Company. This experience allowed Joe to expand his craftsman skills, gaining experience with building block and the complexities of natural stone. Joe found an art and a love.
During his time in the Bitterroot, Joe’s interest evolved and he also discovered a passion for timber framing. He had the opportunity to work with a timber framing company, learning the value of patience and importance of being precise. As the economy turned, Joe found himself on another journey.
After the birth of his oldest child, Joe decided it was time to venture on his own. Equipped with 15+ years of experience, he wanted to return respect, workmanship and integrity back to his field. In the spring of 2010, Roots Landscape LLC was established and has flourished since. Joe has an innate connection to stone, and it is evident in the care he takes in construction of his projects.
More recently, Roots Landscape formally welcomed Jamie (Joe’s wife) to the team. She adds another level of depth to Roots Landscape by bringing her positive attitude, attention to detail, creative thinking and her love of gardening to the table.
Roots Landscape is a local, family-run professional landscape/hardscape design build company. We specialize in creating thoughtful, comfortable and functional outdoor living spaces that meet your personal or professional needs. Whether you are looking to build a garden for solace, an outdoor kitchen to beat the heat, a natural stonewall to retain or a patio to entertain, Roots Landscape has the experience, quality of workmanship and service you are looking for. We combine modern engineering with old-world craftsmanship to create a beautiful product that lasts.
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