Landscaping

Rost Landscaping is the premier and largest landscape design/build firm in mid-Missouri. We offer our clients exceptional design services and detailed landscape installation. The design/build division is the core of Rost Landscaping’s Products & Services.

Design/Build Excellence

For over 30 years, the heart of Rost Inc. has been providing quality commercial and residential landscape design and installation. With four full-time designers on staff, Rost, Inc. continues to create stunning outdoor spaces by offering our clients exceptional design services and detailed landscape installation throughout the state of Missouri.

We strive to bring value to your home and lifestyle by creating both functional and beautiful softscapes and hardscapes. Our designers take the time to collaborate with each client and create a detailed design to suit every style and need, in all sizes and budgets.

Rost excels in its ability to understand our client’s needs, incorporate those needs into a design, and bring outdoor spaces to life with the highest standards in construction. Both the designer and the crews will work with you, start to finish, to ensure you are completely satisfied with your new landscape.

Meet Our Designers

Jake Frink - Design Sales Manager - Rost Landscaping

Jake Frink

Design Sales Manager

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Jake Frink - Design Sales Manager - Rost Landscaping

Jake Frink

Job Title

Design/Sales Manager, Creative Mastermind, Problem Solver, Dad of Three, Harvester

Main Duties

Oversee design and sales, customer service, project management

Interests

Anything outdoors. Rain, shine, hot, cold, I’d rather be outside.

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

A Chef. Or a Taxidermist.

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Bio

I started working for Rost, Inc. in 1999. Creating outdoor spaces and watching client’s dreams shape to reality quickly inspired me to pursue an education from the University of Missouri in landscape design. Since starting at Rost, Inc. I have gained a true appreciation for the creativity and quality of their work. I am confident that Rost, Inc. can take a client’s wants from a vision, to design, to finish product with a level of expertise unmatched by our competitors. I am proud to be a part of that exciting and creative process!

jfrink@rostlandscaping.com

Travis Ryan - Irrigation, Lighting, Fencing Manager - Rost Landscaping

Travis Ryan

Irrigation, Lighting, Fencing Manager

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Travis Ryan - Irrigation, Lighting, Fencing Manager - Rost Landscaping

Travis Ryan

Job Title

Design/Sales Manager, Problem Solver, Husband, Handyman, Foosball Champ

Main Duties

Irrigation, lighting, and fence design and sales, customer service, project management

Interests

Hunting, fishing, golf, and football. Competitive Foosball – National Champion 2013

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I moved from Kansas City to Columbia and started working for Rost, Inc. in 2016. I have a degree in business administration and entrepreneurship from Kansas State University. Landscape work is in my blood. I put myself through college while working being the owner operator of a tree service as well as working grounds maintenance at Colbert Hills Golf Course. After college I immersed myself into the business world and sales in both the auto as well as recycled energy industries. It didn’t take long before I realized that I was not an all office or cubical person.

When my wife and I moved to Columbia, I decided to get back into the landscape industry I told myself I would only work for the best. I found the best in Rost, Inc. everything from the ownership to employees is top notch. I enjoy being part of the creative process and working to make visions a reality. There is no greater satisfaction than at the end of a project being able to see the difference you make and seeing a customer’s.

tryan@rostlandscaping.com

Jacob Porter - Landscape Designer - Rost Landscaping

Jacob Porter

Landscape Designer

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Jacob Porter - Landscape Designer - Rost Landscaping

Jacob Porter

Job Title

Landscape Designer, Design and Sales Support, The New Guy, Husband of a Farmer’s Daughter, Competitive Bass Fisherman

Main Duties

Design and sales support, site analysis, bidding

Interests

Hunting, fishing, being outside, woodworking, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

Cabinet and furniture builder

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I have always enjoyed being outdoors. So, when I started college at MU I decided to take a job working for their landscape division. After a few months of working with and learning about plants, it inspired me to change my degree. I decided to major in Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri and emphasize in Landscape Design and Turfgrass Management. Before I graduated, I knew Rost Inc, was where I wanted to be. I knew they had the ability to take a client’s dream and make it into a reality with the highest quality. I enjoy working for Rost and creating outdoor spaces so that everybody can enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.

jporter@rostlandscaping.com

Nate Anderson - Landscape Designer - Rost Landscaping

Nate Anderson

Landscape Designer

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Nate Anderson - Landscape Designer - Rost Landscaping

Nate Anderson

Job Title

Landscape Design Intern, Design and Sales Support, Jake’s Chauffeur, Newlywed, Father of Two Dogs

Main Duties

Landscape design, 3D perspective drawings, estimating, designing quality outdoor spaces for people to enjoy.

Interests

Gardening, camping, motorcycles

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

Scientist…at one point, I was considering pursuing a career as a research scientist in the field of plant science.

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I started working for Rost, Inc. in 2014 on the landscaping crew while finishing my degree in Landscape Design at the University of Missouri. I like working for Rost, and had the opportunity to see many beautiful landscapes come to life. being a part of the construction of these designs has influenced how I design today. Now, I have the benefit of using my own creativity to design quality outdoor spaces for clients to enjoy.

nanderson@rostlandscaping.com

Kelly Wilsdorf - Landscape/Maintenance Design - Rost Landscaping

Kelly Wilsdorf

Landscape/Maintenance Design

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Kelly Wilsdorf - Landscape/Maintenance Design - Rost Landscaping

Kelly Wilsdorf

Job Title

Landscape Designer, Maintenance Manager, New Homeowner, Jane of All Trades, Doughnut Consumer.

Main Duties

Landscape Design, 3D Perspectives, Assisting Lead Designers, Landscape Maintenance Sales and Coordination,

Interests

Eating, Camping, Gardening, Sewing, Being Outdoors and Doing Crafts.

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

I almost minored in Textile and Apparel Management, so it might have been a fun alternative to design a clothing line.

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After touring the University of Missouri I realized I was intrigued by their Plant Science Degree with an emphasis in Landscape Design. As a Columbia native, I went to daycare with the Rost kids and came to know the family very well! More than 20 years later, I was very blessed when they offered me a design intern position at Rost, Inc.  This job reveals new challenges every day that push my creative skills while meeting the client’s needs. Then, they can enjoy their outdoor space as much as their inside.

kwilsdorf@rostlandscaping.com

Brendan Rost - Landscape Design Intern - Rost Landscaping

Brendan Rost

Landscape Design Intern

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Brendan Rost - Landscape Design Intern - Rost Landscaping

Brendan Rost

Job Title

Landscape Design Intern, Design and Sales Support, The Son, Ultimate Frisbee Player

Main Duties

Landscape design, sales, site analysis, 3D rendering, bidding, Gatorade distribution

Interests

Hunting, hiking, traveling, Antique Firearms

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

Marketing and advertising

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I began working for Rost Inc. officially in 2010, despite being drafted for odd tasks long before that. Since my official hiring I have since worked in every division, in some capacity, which has given me a full overview and understanding of the process from start to finish which I believe will give me an advantage from the design end. I am completing my Plant Science degree at the University of Missouri in May of 2018 and plan on switching to a full time design/sales position. I really enjoy finding new elements to incorporate into my designs while hiking and traveling; and that, along with building client relationships, is what really draw me to this position.

brost@rostlandscaping.com