Design and Sales

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David Cook:

Owner and Head Landscape Designer

David Cook

Designer David Cook holds a BS in Art from Olivet Nazarene University, Studied Horticulture at Joliet Junior College and has worked for Art's Landscaping for nineteen years. He is a past President of Kankakee Kultivators Garden Club and an active volunteer of Hospice of Kankakee Valley & the Kankakee County Humane Foundation. He is skilled in floral and garden design and many of his designs have been featured on garden tours and in garden magazines. Art’s Landscaping is affiliated with Illinois Landscape Contractors Association & Kankakee Chamber of Commerce.

Project Experience

  • City Park Design
  • Commercial landscape designs
  • MLK Park, Kankakee
  • Depot Park, Kankakee
  • Conrad Park, Momence
  • Clock Tower Park, Momence
  • Lions Park, Momence
  • Residential Landscape Designs and Installations
  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Commercial Interior and Exterior Landscape
  • Unilock Authorized Contractor
  • Nursery, Greenhouse, and Propagation Experience
  • Certified Small Business Owner


James (Jimmy) Rich-Van Drunen:

Landscape Designer/ Digital Landscape design

Jimmy Rich-VanDrunen

James (Jimmy) Rich has extensive experience in Customer Service, Event & Restaurant Management as well as Excavation. He has been with Art's for the last 9 Seasons and has been on the Sales team for the last 5 years. He heads up the C.A.D. efforts here at Art's as well as procurement. Art’s Landscaping is affiliated with Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce.

Project Experience

  • Irrigation design
  • Commercial & Industrial landscape designs
  • Municipal Park design & Installation
  • Large Scale Residential landscape rehab
  • Hard scape design and Installation
  • Hotel Landscape design and installation
  • Crew management
  • Waterscapes Design and Installations
  • Municipal Tree Programs
  • Unilock Authorized Contractor


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Landscape Designer

Kaylee Keigher

Kaylee earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Design from Texas A&M University in 2018. During college she managed the Horticulture Club's nursery and volunteered at the National Association of Landscape Professionals Convention. She started working in the nursery industry but realized she wanted to create beautiful landscapes. She uses her skills of plant production and commercial landscape estimating to design functional landscapes for clients to enjoy.

Project Experience

  • Residential Landscape Design
  • Commercial Landscape Design
  • Commercial Project Estimating
  • Plant Production


Art Mantoan:

Jimmy VanDrunen

Art earned a degree in plant and soil science from Southern Illinois University. He has been a licensed landscape architect for over twenty-five years. His home garden has been featured on tours and in gardening magazines. Art is a past Chairman of the Board of the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School Foundation. He has served as President of his local chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy and recently received the Leonardo Di Vinci Award for Entrepreneurship. He has been named Volunteer of the Year by Hospice of Kankakee Valley.