Who We Are

Outdoor Upgrades, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of landscaping services. We renew existing landscapes, upgrade landscapes with additional plantings, and design and install entirely new outdoor spaces. We perform every project — no matter how large or how small — with a dedication to professionalism and customer service.

Our Team

Meet the passionate, creative professionals behind Outdoor Upgrades, Inc. With decades of experience in residential landscape design and construction, we have the knowledge and the dedication to make the best use of your outdoor living space.

Brian Casey

Brian is the President of Outdoor Upgrades, Inc. He brings over 20 years of high-end residential landscape design, construction and maintenance experience to your landscape. Brian believes that your landscape is a crucial part of how you feel about your home. He founded Outdoor Upgrades as a means for all homeowners to improve their outdoor living space in a short period of time and at a good value. Brian has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, where he studied Landscape Design & Construction. He furthered his post-graduate education at Colorado State University.

Bill Lahtinen

Bill is the Production Manager for Outdoor Upgrades, Inc. He has over 30 years of work experience in the high-end residential design/build, nursery and maintenance industry. Bill’s work in the North Shore and western suburbs includes some of the finest properties in the Chicagoland area. He has a thorough knowledge of plant material, hardscape installation and maintenance practices. Bill believes in doing every task the correct way the first time and he wants what is completed today to look even better five years down the road. He is the winner of multiple Gold Awards from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association for landscape installations and maintenance. Bill received a degree from William Rainey Harper College and is a Certified Landscape Professional.

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