John Joestgen has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer at David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc., Germantown, Wisconsin, one of the largest landscape contractors in the nation and the employer of the largest landscape workforce in Wisconsin.
A press release posted to gmtoday.com, says Joestgen has more than 30 years of experience in the landscape industry and has spent the last 20 of those in an executive capacity. While he was an Illinois-based executive vice president and chief operating officer, Joestgen was in charge of maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow operations for up to five branches — stretching from Milwaukee to Chicago to Indianapolis — with annual revenues exceeding $25 million.
Joestgen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in landscape architecture and ornamental horticulture.
The press release states, it has been estimated that over 50,000 trees have been planted in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas under Joestgen’s management. His understanding of tree biology, soils and fertilization, construction, maintenance, and sustainability led him to teach these five subjects as an adjunct instructor at Triton College.
“We are pleased to have someone of John’s caliber join our team of experts,” says company President David R. Frank. “His experience will be integral in guiding our next generation of leaders to ensure our future success.”