2016 Maintenance Customer

“To Audrey and your crew: Thank you ever so much for your great efforts to get the final touches for the wedding. It was wonderful and all the guests so appreciated the beauty of the environment!”

Private Residence 2016

“We felt Jacob and Allie did a stellar job matching us up with something that fit us, as well as explaining the process. Also, the work staff were very, very efficient and fast in completing the work. We are very happy!”

Private Residence 2016

“We were very happy with how the project worked out. Andrew was terrific-he listened to us, communicated well, and worked hard to craft the plan we wanted. All the workers were top notch: careful, hardworking, and considerate. Overall a very satisfying experience and thanks for you personal attention.”

Private Residence 2015

When I walk up to our house, I find myself pausing to take in the natural beauty of the landscape.  It looks like something out of a magazine, yet it is our home!  We live in a simple red-brick ranch, yet the landscape work makes the front and back yards so much more inviting and lovely.  One of my favorite things is how throughout the year, the colors and lines of the foliage change.  Even in winter, it is still appealing, and of course spring into summer and fall bring new blooms.   Stunningly beautiful is how I would describe the work we had done through Rost Landscaping!”

FCS Financial

“We really appreciate how nice our lawn and landscape are kept. When we receive compliments on the appearance, we don’t hesitate to let people know who maintains it for us” – Donna Thompson, Financial Services Specialist, FCS Financial

Private Residence 2015

“We just  wanted to thank you all for the wonderful job on our landscaping! Everyone was so profession and did such great work. We were amazed by how quickly you transformed our entire yard. We loved Andrew’s design and knew it would look good but the actual end result exceeded our expectations! We are very pleased with our decision to trust Rost with this project and have already recommended you to several people. Thanks again!”

Private Residence, 2015

“Just wanted to say that you did an EXCELLENT job with the landscape job at our new home. It truly is the #1 comment by most people. It really adds more character than I ever could have imagined. You all should be proud of what you created! Thanks!”

Private Residence, 2015

“Dear Tim,

‘Stunning’! ‘Absolutely Gorgeous’! Incredible’!

I thought you might want to hear a few of the comments from guests who have seen the completion of Phase 2 of our ongoing landscape project. You may remember, I was quite delighted with ‘Team Rost’ efforts on Phase 1. So, I must admit, my expectations for Phase 2 were quite high. I’m pleased to report that you absolutely did not disappoint.
Jake, as always, took my rudimentary ideas and created something lasting and beautiful. Rost simply could not have a better liaison. He always kept me up to date and responded immediately to my queries. The entire team was always professional and courteous. Despite the project occurring in one of the rainiest Julys in recent history, the project was done in a timely manner. We offer our warmest thanks and congratulations for a job well done. We are eagerly anticipating Phase 3.”

Central Gardens, Inc.

“It is with a great deal of appreciation that I take time to express my thanks for the wonderful and outstanding job you did at Central Gardens. Very seldom, if hardly ever anymore, can you rely on contractors of any kind to design a job and complete it within the time frame. Not only did your very disciplined personnel proceed as directed; but did so totally and with great preciseness. Please, again, accept my appreciation and compliments on a trouble free job well done.”

C.H. Parsons, Jr.
President of Stoddard Manor, Ltd.

Private Resident, 2014

“In September 2014, we had a major landscaping “do-over” on our property done by an excellent crew from Rost. They worked hard, were courteous, and did a beautiful job–including a meticulous clean-up at the end of the work. We also appreciated working with Rost Designer, Jacob Porter, who planned the new landscaping and was attentive to our needs. We were impressed and continue to be pleased.”

Private Resident; 2014

“I want to thank you for the excellent landscape work that you recently completed at our new home. I was concerned initially because our intention was to create a unique landscape that complemented our modern, prairie style architecture. This is a style that is uncommon in the Midwest and I feared I’d have trouble finding someone who “got it.” My fears were certainly unfounded as I could tell very quickly that Jake understood exactly what I was trying to achieve aesthetically and made excellent, practical suggestions to improve the plan. I was so happy with the completion of the initial phase of landscape that I decided to go ahead with phase 2. Jake managed to complete a large project ahead of schedule and within budget. I will continue to recommend you company and in particular, Jake’s excellent service. I will  most assuredly be using Rost Landscape in the future.”

Boone County Courthouse Plaza

“Both the County and the community could not be more pleased with the design and overall renovations of the Plaza  In order to accommodate the annual Veterans Day Celebration, the project was held to a strict, short timeline. Impressively, Rost completed the Veterans area ahead of the deadline, providing and renovated Veterans area that enhanced the celebration. During the course of the renovations, unanticipated problems were discovered. They Rost staff and subcontractors were more than accommodating when these problems arose, working with the County to remedy the problems while being mindful of time and budge constraints. Rost was also very flexible when the County wanted to make adjustments to the original plans or add additional features. The finished Courthouse Plaza has far exceeded the expectations of Boone County and the community. I would strongly recommend Rost Landscaping to anyone wishing to create a significant, very public, and welcoming landscape.”

~Karen M. Miller, District I Commissioner, Boone County Commission

Private Residence; 2013

“I have been meaning to send you a note to tell you how happy we are with the landscaping.  We have had lots of compliments.  Since we have been blessed with nice weather Rog and I eat most of our meals in the screened in porch.  I really enjoy seeing the flowers around the birdbath – the daisies and coneflowers have put on quite a show – and the Service Berry tree is perfect for that spot.  We can see through it but it adds some interest to the view. Thanks for the good work.”

IBM Building

“I just wanted to say how beautiful the grounds are here at the IBM building. The flowers and plants and the weekly trimming has made the center a thing of beauty. I am really enjoying it. Please tip my hat and thank the groundskeeping crew for the great job they are doing here. We notice it and it makes a difference for our employees and anyone who drives by the center. Great Job!”

~Jim Chapdelaine-Director, Cross Competency Services;IBM, GTS Services Delivery

Daniel Boone Regional Library

“I am pleased to recommend Rost, Inc. for your consideration as a candidate for landscape planning and design services. With their range of professional experience and resources, I am confident they will be responsive to your needs and provide excellent value to your project. Rost, Inc. was first selected as the library’s landscaping firm in response to public request for proposals for landscaping the expanded library site and two parking lots. In all of their work for the library, Rost, Inc. has been most professional in their management of our projects and their communications with the library board of the trustees, other contractors and consultants. They consistently meet project schedules, deadlines, and budgets. They make themselves available on a timely basis to provide additional information and present options as needed, and cheerfully accommodate the requests and schedules of the client, frequently with very short notice. The quality of their presentations and work has always been excellent. You can count of Rost, Inc. to successfully complete your project and you’ll be proud of the results.”

~Elinor Barrett, Associate Director of Daniel Boone Regional Library


“We just wanted you to know how pleased we were with your company! Our landscape designer truly had a vision for the berm located on our family farm. He definitely has an artistic eye and made the project flow beautifully! From the landscape team, to your irrigation company, everyone was top notch and treated us first class! We wanted you to know what a great experience we had with Rost Landscaping and Superior Irrigation. The whole crew totally exceeded our expectations!”

~Connie and Eddie Sydenstricker and Kim Sydenstricker Monte

FCS Financial

“We wanted to take the time to thank Rost, Inc. for your work on the FCS Financial-Columbia New Lending Facility. This was a project that took of quickly and continued at a fast pace throughout with a tight schedule. Procurement of your materials was handled effectively. Your team did an excellent job in providing a quality product and the owner is extremely pleased with the final results. The communication, coordination, attention to detail and overall management throughout the project was much appreciated. We feel your work was completed efficiently and issues resolved without constant management. Thanks again for your team’s effort on this project. We would, without hesitation, recommend Rost, Inc. for future projects and look forward to working with you again.”

~Eric Woltje, McCownGordon Construction, LLC (Senior Project Engineer)

Little Dixie Construction

“Over the past 15 years, Rost Landscaping has served as my company’s preferred landscaping contractor on countless projects. Whether it was a small commercial project or a major site development, Rost Landscaping has exceeded my expectations. They have a hands-on-approach to landscape construction/design management help ensure that the projects were on time and on budget. I have the utmost respect for Rost Landscaping and their commitment to our community. Without reservation, I routinely recommend Rost, Inc.”

~John L. States, Member; Little Dixie Construction Company, LLC

The Cottages of Columbia

“Cottage Builders hired Rost Landscaping to perform all landscaping and irrigation work, to include the construction of several retaining walls and drainage systems. We were extremely pleased with the quality of work performed by Rost, Inc., their ability to work on a crowded site with numerous other subcontractors, and their ability to work within a compressed time schedule. The crews that worked on our job performed the work in an unusually professional and dedicated manner. They were able to quickly and rather easily adapt to several changes made in late stages of the job. Based on my experience, I would recommend Rost Landscaping without hesitation to anyone in need of a commercial landscape/irrigation contractor in the Missouri area. As I have indicated, they were and remain to be among the top subcontractors that I and many others within our organization have worked with.”

~Anderson Neighbors, Vice President, Capstone Development Corp.

VA Hospital, Columbia MO

“Your workers were very professional. I was very pleased with the conduct, courtesy and maturity of your foreman. Your work is critically important to the quality of life for patients at our facility, and thus shall probably receive a lot of positive attention. Your design has also created interest in what can be down with hearty native species. Please continue the exemplary work.”

~Ray Marsh, Truman VAMC

Fort Leonard Wood MANSCEN Building

“Rost, Inc. installed the irrigation system at the MANSCEN Building which is regarded as one of the best areas on Fort Leonard Wood and is also the highest watched area. I have never had a job run so smooth. Rost was very professional, one of the best at running a safe job, keeping their men busy, and happy. If I have another irrigation job, I hope I have Rost doing the work for me.”

~Chris Liesman, Project Coordinator, LBB Associates

Other Satisfied Homeowners

“I want to thank you for all of your years of labor, creativity and help in designing and maintaining my dream property. Your professionalism and personal service exceeded my expectations. Thank you for being a company with heart.”

~Jennifer Shurnas


“The staff of Rost offered timely, efficient and stellar work. We plan to go with Rost for our next hardscape/softscape project!”

~CeCe Leslie, Director of Student Recruitment


“It looks like a resort around here. You guys are great! It looks incredible!”

~Brenda Eichholz


“We are loving our new landscaping. I have a hard time tearing myself away from the window to get any work done!”

~Dianna Borsi O’Brien

Country Club Villas

“The team at Rost, Inc and Superior Irrigation worked to determine the timeline to implement this project and especially how to communicate and work with 107 homes. Our project took approval by the majority of the homeowners by vote. Rost, Inc. did a great job dealing with the complexity of 107 homeowners. We had frequent emails and calls from homeowners about their professionalism, unobtrusiveness, tidiness on the job site and attention to detail. Our timeline for our project was Spring/Summer 2012. In retrospect–it was a difficult year for this overhaul. As you may recall, we went quickly from a wet spring to months of no rain. We had timed the system to be down before we needed it to run but when it became hot in late spring, the system had to be run manually. This often needed to occur on weekends. Rost/Superior had the men on site to do just that so we did not lose irrigation for weeks. They really did whatever it took to keep this project going under extreme circumstances. In addition, Rost/Superior was highly effective in working with our other contractors and figuring where we could find improvements that benefited our overall operations. Without reservation, the Country Club Villas Homeowner’s Association highly recommends Superior Irrigation for irrigation analysis and installation. We do not believe any other company could have accomplished this project with the same integrity and attention to detail.Our community is very happy with the end result.”

~Robin Wenneker, President, Country Club Villas Homeowner’s Association

Columbia Country Club

“Working with Rost Landscaping was a solid experience.  A creative professionals, they took our thoughts and ideas and melted them into their design.  Very open to discussions, the Rost Landscaping Team made our vision possible making sure our budget was attained, timelines met and expectations exceeded.  The final product will be a showpiece for our members and guests of the Columbia Country Club for years to come.”

~Brett Bieske, PGA, General Manager and Direcor of Golf, Columbia Country Club


Boone Hospital

“The landscape at BHC looks wonderful.  I received and overheard many compliments on the site work last night at the opening and I let everyone know that the high quality appearance came from your company.  You used good quality matched material, detailed the plant and boulder placement well and installed everything per plan with good workmanship and attention to detail.  I do not think that any other Mid-Missouri landscape company could have accomplished this project with such detail and quality.  The Hospital staff and trustees were very happy with the end product.  Thanks for everything that you did to make it a success.”

~ Todd Teuscher, ASLA, LEED AP | Senior Landscape Architect | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Potterfields Midway USA

“Rost Landscaping has worked with Midway Arms for over 20 years.  They designed our first employee break area in 1989 and since have provided everything from landscaping design, planting and maintenance.  When ‘Midway USA campus’ expanded from one building to two, the continuity of the landscaping design was essential, so we asked Rost to draw the design to coordinate with the work they had done on the first building.  That design was then put out for bid.  Rost’s bid was chosen and that work was completed.  As we have needed repairs, replacements, or minor revisions to the existing plantings, Rost was always chosen to do that work.  The third building of the campus is nearing completion and the landscaping design was delivered by Rost this week.  Their designers understand our preferred trees and plants and try to incorporate those where possible.  They are easy to work with and very professional.  I personally hired them to do a major rework of landscaping at my home.  The design was fresh and made the home look new.  Their people are such a pleasure to work with, that I then hired them to do routing maintenance – providing weeding, watering, and colorful seasonal plantings.  I have full faith in their ability to do a good job at a competitive price in a timely manner.”

~Larry & Brenda Potterfield | Owners | Midway USA

Art Johnson, AAA

“Tim, this letter is long overdue but as I look and admire my front and backyard every day, I couldn’t let another day pass by without thanking you for such an incredible job.  You, Dale and the Rost Landscaping team far exceeded my expectations.  Your team was instrumental in the design of some very intricate landscaping and hardscape,  and frankly, it was an incredible experience.  From the very first time we met to discuss the project, you were attentive to our needs and provided us plenty of suggestions and direction in the design we had envisioned.  You were timely in getting back to us, came in under budget, and to say the least, the front and back yards are spectacular.  Your crew worked tirelessly, cleaned up after themselves every day, and the work was completed on time.  I would highly recommend Rost Landscaping, and as you know, I am very proud to show the finished project…  In a day when service seems to be a lost art, Rost Landscaping has shown that hard work and excellent service is achievable!”

~Arthur W. Johnson | President & CEO | AAA Missouri, St. Louis

Chris Howe

“Seeing a vision come to Life is always an exciting experience. Knowing that the execution of that vision is in the hands of Tim Moloney, an experienced,competent and creative professional, is priceless. At Howe Custom Homes we are commited to excellence. That, quite simply, is why we choose Rost.”

~ Chris Howe | Howe Custom Homes | Columbia, MO

CeCe Leslie

“The Staff of Rost offered timely, efficient, and stellar work.  We plan to go with Rost for our next hardscape / softscape project!”

~ CeCe Leslie | University of Missouri Director of Recruitment – School of Agriculture

John Albright

“The professionalism of Owner Tim Rost, Landscape Designer Jake Frink and Landscaping Supervisor Dale Rost was very impressive. Their knowledge, plant quality, communications, and overall service was outstanding and exceeded our high expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Homeowner

“We knew we wanted an outdoor living space, but didn’t know where to begin.  A colleague recommended Rost Landscaping, and from the moment we met with the landscape-designer, we have been impressed with their attention to detail and high-quality reliable work.  They have created a wonderful space that blends with the historical architecture of the house and enhances the natural beauty of the surrounding trees.  The outdoor kitchen area is both sleek and functional, and the entertaining space contains gracious design elements, making it an inviting area to gather with friends and family.  We are just thrilled with how the patio turned out, and  would highly recommend Rost for their superior landscaping work.”
~ 2011 Homeowner

Maintenance Testimonial

The Rost Maintenance crews keep my home looking well kept and manicured all year long.  From planting my flower beds in the spring, designing containers for the deck to cleaning up our landscaping for the winter, they do it all with flair and professionalism that can’t be matched.

Irrigation Testimonial

Superior Irrigation is a group of professional hardworking individuals who help us keep our lawn and landscaping looking fresh even in the heat of summer.  I’d recommend their service to any in need of irrigation for their business or home.