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Meet our Designers

JulieJulie Peterson, MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
Julie is the lead designer at Sargent’s with great expertise in all areas of landscaping. Her father, Max Sargent, taught her the ins and outs of good design practices and with her 25 plus years of design experience her talent and creativity is evident in each project completed. Julie loves to garden and quilt when at home.

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Anne Matzek, MNLA Certified Landscape ProfessionalAnne
Anne has had a passion for design all along. As a fourth generation Sargent, she grew up in the family business, shadowing her parents, Lloyd & Julie Peterson. Anne enjoys perennials, outdoor living spaces and always adds a unique flair to her designs. She has a good feel for how plants work in your landscape, through her experiences as the garden care crew leader for 10 years .
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SaraSarah Blue, MNLA Certified Landscape Professional 

Sarah loves everything horticultural. Her background begins with her family’s apple orchard business. She has a degree in Applied Design and is a Master Gardener and Tree Care Advisor through the University of Minnesota Extension. Sarah has a passion for native plants and prairie restoration.
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Senior Landscape Designer

John Hulburt, MNLA Certified Landscape Professional
John has 30 plus years of experience in the landscaping industry. He is well versed in all forms of landscape styles and knows how to apply just the right design element to each one. His colorful plantings will reflect his belief in building year-round interest in plant schemes.  John attended both Hennepin and Dakota County Technical College for Landscape Design.
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Meet Our Landscape Installation Professionals

Greg Fjetland
Greg is the Landscape Installation Manager at Sargent’s. He coordinates the install/delivery schedules and supervises the crews. He’s a family man at heart that has also enjoyed his 20 + year career in the green industry.


Logan Leonard
Logan’s attention to detail is evident in his landscape installations and his polite and friendly demeanor is frequently noted by clientele. Logan is also Sargent’s Lead Grower, producing 1,000’s of beautiful annuals each spring. We anxiously await for June to arrive, so that we can have him back to completing landscape installations though! Logan Leonard attended Dakota County Tech to study horticulture.

BrandonBrandon Hirman
Brandon is Sargent’s dependable and knowledgeable Landscape Installation Foreman. His ability to take a design and make it a reality is always certain. He enjoys a challenge and meets it with a level-head and consistent pace. Brandon shows great respect for the client’s property, keeping the construction process the least invasive as it can be.  Brandon graduated from the University of WI River Falls in the Horticulture program.



Meet Our Seasonal Garden Care Supervisor

Allie"Allie Doose
Allie has been with Sargent’s since 2015, starting out as part of the garden care crew. Making good use of her degree in Environmental Science, it was not long before her eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and love for all things plant-related made her a natural fit for her current role as Garden Care Supervisor. She enjoys the new challenges each day brings and relishes the feeling of taming a runaway garden. In her downtime, Allie likes to spend time with her two pet rabbits and volunteer through her county’s 4-H program.


What is a MNLA Certified Professional?


The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota as well as other institutions of higher learning, offers the Certified Professional designation.

MNLA-CPs have studied a broad range of horticultural topics and have then passed a rigorous examination of general industry knowledge, as well as an examination within their specialty field (grower, garden center, or landscape). Continuing education is required to maintain the status. These individuals are committed to the industry and are a great resource to customers for knowledgeable information.

" The employees are all very knowledgeable and friendly. "

Jane Rietmann