ArtisTree Landscape Designer Joe Mantkowski grew up in Southwest Florida, helping his dad with their growing landscape business. His lifetime of working around the area’s lush landscapes inspired Joe to seek a career in the green industry, and now as a successful landscape designer, he serves many of the region’s most discerning clients and luxury builders.
When meeting with clients, Joe quickly gets to the pertinent questions of color and design preferences, then moves on to the functionalities of plants, drainage, hardscapes and lighting. He uses local materials and resources to help clients reduce their energy costs, approaching each design project as if it were his own. The result is a customer-driven design process leavened with LEED principles created by the US Green Building Council.
Joe is a multiple award winner at the annual Manatee-Sarasota Builder Industry Association’s Parade of Homes Awards Show and holds certifications as a FL Water AP and a Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician through the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Joe resides in Venice with his wife Honesty, daughter Olivia, and fur-babies Silvie and Reese. He is also a longtime volunteer and current director for Venice Challenger Baseball.