Rocco V. Fiore
President, ASLA, ILCA, IGIA, PLANET
Rocco V. Fiore is a 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in business with a minor in landscape architecture. In addition to growing and managing the company for nearly 40 years, Rocco has been actively involved in the landscape industry. In an effort to raise professional standards, he played a key role in the establishment of legislation for the State of Illinois Certified Landscape Technician’s Board (CLT). He then served as one of the first judges for the CLT testing in Illinois. From 1997 through 2004, Rocco served on the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) Board of Directors and proudly served a term as ILCA president from July 2002 – June 2003.
In addition to his long-standing involvement with professional associations, Rocco also supports the region’s landscape architecture programs with numerous donations of time, talent and treasure. One significant example was the company's funding of a trip to send a group of 20 college students abroad for four weeks to study the English landscape. Rocco also encourages our design team members to continue their professional education through curricula available at the Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum.
Stephen M. Fiore
Vice President, RLA, ASLA, ILCA
Stephen M. Fiore received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois in 1975. He is a registered landscape architect in Illinois and is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association. In addition to managing the company with Rocco, Steve’s responsibilities include overseeing daily operations and developing effective business strategies.
Steve is a dedicated, hands-on professional with extensive experience in residential design and project management. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the Mid-Am Horticultural Trade Show, which is held annually in Chicago. Steve has served on the City Beautification Committees in Highland Park and Highwood, Illinois. He also supports his alma mater by serving on the President’s Council at the University of Illinois. For many years Steve supported the industry through his participation in the annual ILCA Winter Design seminar that he helped create. He continues to teach both students and professionals interested in furthering their landscape design talents.