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“Building the High Road.” This is how The Reesman Company, located in Burlington, describes the work they do to provide a full suite of outdoor development services to their customers. Reesman has built roads that you travel, water systems that you drink from, subdivisions where you may live, schools where your children learn and outdoor spaces where you relax. Their services cover a wide spectrum, from excavating, grading, installing utilities and developing sites, to residential and commercial landscape designs, aggregate production and sales, and environmental restoration services.
Last year, Reesman also launched a new wood-build services division, which provides design and installation of custom wood features such as pergolas, gazebos, decks, pool and hot tub surrounds, three-season rooms, staircases, arbors and garden boxes. “For our landscape services team, our major goal is to involve the customer in the design building process,” landscape designer Dave Kmetz explains. “This helps with better communication during the construction process, and a finished project which exceeds all expectations.”
Environmentally friendly practices are extremely important to The Reesman Company as well. Many of the company’s projects work to restore natural areas, in order to prevent ecological loss. “Our environmental stewardship mentality is infused in all of our divisions,” Kmetz explains. “We continue to operate environmentally safe practices.”
In an area like Lake Geneva, there are often challenges — including changing water levels, erosion and other geographical obstacles — but The Reesman Company feels that its crews are more than prepared to face these difficulties. In addition, they understand what a gem the Lake Geneva area really is to so many residents and tourists. “Lake Geneva understands that putting investments into the community and properties attracts new population growth,” Kmetz says. “We’ve witnessed so much growth over the past few decades, yet it still holds true to its small- town feel.”
In fact, a focus on giving back to the community is very important to the multi-generational company, which has helped to build baseball diamonds, Martin Square in Burlington and a local ice arena. “We take great satisfaction in being able to share our knowledge to help build, teach and maintain the communities in which we live and work,” Kmetz says. “We take great pride in knowing we are bettering our community and making an impact on the future generations who reside here.”
Whether Reesman’s crews are building water features, putting greens, outdoor retreat spaces with kitchens and fire pits, or large-scale projects like roads and water mains, Kmetz says that the most rewarding part of the experience is when a customer simply says, “This is amazing.”
The customer is at the heart of everything they do. “Helping to make future memories for our customers is always a goal,” he says. “We have a customer-first focus and are always looking to improve, and continue to streamline our customer process for an efficient, smooth and enjoyable experience.”