Nick attended MATC-Milwaukee and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Design. He grew up around the family business gaining experience that paved the way for his future in the company. As the third generation of the Schmalz family, he feels honored to take over from his father, Luke, as owner of the company. Prior to joining Schmalz full time, Nick worked for three years at Breezy Hill Nursery in West Salem, WI. The knowledge and skills that he obtained there have allowed Nick to incorporate his own unique perspective and ideas into operations at Schmalz. Many of Nick’s designs utilize native material, enhancing the landscape and creating a natural setting. He also specializes in commercial projects and managing large-scale projects with numerous details. Taking ownership of the business in 2014, Nick continues the traditions and family pride established in 1949 of being a leading landscape company.