The History Behind B&L
B&L Landscape was established in 1973 by Mark Lindgren – the “L”- and Michael Bordenave – the “B”-. The Business started by installing seeded/sodded lawns and quickly expanded into landscape design and construction. This included retaining walls, patios and installing plant material for both residential and commercial customers.
Ric, Michael Bordenave’s brother soon joined the company and was instrumental to its growth and continued to be a partner until his passing many decades later.
During these years, B&L did restoration and turf repair for Illinois Bell Telephone after installation of cable lines. The company also does work for the city of St. Charles Electric Department, repairing disturbed areas from numerous projects and continue to do so to date.
Eventually B&L added a Lawn/Property Maintenance Division which ran for a number of years under the direction of Mike Bordenave until he left the company and has since passed.
Continuing to grow, B&L expanded the scope of services offered: designing and construction of walkways, patios, pool decks, seating areas, drive borders, fire pits, etc. They also started constructing retaining and seat walls, decorative entry walls, pillars, mail boxes, borders and other projects.
Mark Lindgren continued to own and operate B&L until his passing in late December 2014.
A friend of Marks and owner of another landscape company in St. Charles worked with the family and continued to move the company forward. With the family’s help and blessing B&L is now owned and operated by Matt Fattes and the two companies have combined. With the combination, B&L has a revived future and will continue to provide all the previous services (landscape design, Hardscape and Softscape installations, spring/fall clean ups, etc.) along with new services, most notably Residential and Commercial lawn/property maintenance.
With the retention of a majority of B&L’s previous employees along with the addition of many new, B&L is perfectly situated to provide the high quality service along with the customer experience that they have always been known for.
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Our trained and talented team of designers and installers use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to create and build your landscape concepts. We will take your vision and make it appear before your very eyes.