Green View has been artfully shaping the midwestern landscape for over 60 years. With retail garden centers, and award-winning landscape services offered throughout Illinois, we’re ready to assist you no matter the scale of your project. Whether you’re looking for professional design and installation, a talented maintenance crew to handle your weekly upkeep, or just looking for some quality plants and advice for a do-it-yourself project, let’s work together to transform your outdoor space into something incredible.
Green View’s story begins in 1955 when Peter W Hoerr and his father, John, co-founded “Peter W Hoerr Trucking & Landscaping.” Just a few years later, Peter’s son Thomas D Hoerr, Sr, joined the team along with a few seasonal employees while the company was rebranded as “Peoria Landscaping Company.” In 1966, the company headquarters were relocated to Dunlap, IL with the concurrent purchase of 130 acres of farmland set to begin sod production. The company continued to develop, and in 1972 held a grand opening for its first retail garden center in Dunlap. By the end of the decade, production had expanded to include trees, container shrubs and perennials while landscape and maintenance operations were extended to Bloomington/Normal.
The early 1980s continued the growth trends started in the previous decade, as a new location in Champaign/Urbana opened services to Eastern Illinois. In 1981 the company’s name was changed to “Green View” at the same time plans were made to establish a Springfield branch which offered not only landscape and maintenance services, but also a second retail garden center. Peter W Hoerr passed away in 1992 at the age of 92, passing leadership to Thomas D Hoerr Sr. who lead the company through the 90s and 2000s before his passing in 2009 at age 70. His wife, Jeanette Hoerr, took the position of Chairman of the Board, while his sons, Tom Hoerr II and Michael Hoerr assumed the roles of CEO and COO respectively. In 2016, Green View launched a brand new retail garden center in Mahomet after moving Champaign’s operations to the neighboring town.