In 1955 Shelly Dubofsky loaded a manual reel blade push mower and some hand trimmers into the trunk of his father’s Oldsmobile ’88 and went off to start mowing lawns in the neighborhoods of Chicago. Realizing he could make some money and put himself through school he worked countless days and hours before and after school and on the weekends and so began the start of Shelly’s Landscape contractors, Inc.

Gary Shelly

Over many years our industry has changed in many ways. Many companies have come and gone but we have steadily grown into a full-service design, build and maintenance company with a core group of employees that have been with us for over 60 years!

With 2 generations of family running the company we have prided ourselves in our ability to provide professional services in all aspects of landscape design and maintenance with an eye for detail and the highest industry standards for materials, installations, maintenance standards and customer service. With our monthly newsletters, fully staffed office, and Facebook Page we are here to keep you informed and answer any and all questions that you may have all year long.

Over the years we have expanded our operations to include all of the following services. We have added each of the services in a responsible manner to ensure our ability to provide these services to the highest of our standards, so our clients receive exactly what they expect from a professional company.

Services Our Clients Receive:

  • Speciman Quality Plant Material
  • Grading and drainage solutions
  • Brick Paving Installations and repairs
  • Natural Stone Flatwork
  • Natural stone or Block retaining walls and planters
  • Sodding and Seeding, new or restoration
  • Seasonal color displays of annuals, bulbs, containers
  • Play system enclosures
  • Colorful and attractive perennial gardens
  • Custom Water Features including ponds, waterfalls and repairs/service
  • Attractive Low-Voltage Lighting designs and installations

What Sets Us Apart?

  • 60+ Years of Experience
  • We Provide Free Estimates
  • Unilock Authorized Contractor
  • Family Run Business Founded in 1955
  • Member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

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