River Heights Lawn & Landscape was founded in 2007 out of a small garage in south Minneapolis and has grown into a full service landscape design/build company. Since our inception, River Heights has put quality and customer satisfaction above all else. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make sure that our clients are satisfied with every aspect of their project. 

Conveniently located in the south metro, River Heights services the entire Twin Cities area from commercial property maintenance to residential landscape design and install. We have the Knowledge and skill to tackle any landscape project.

If you can dream it, we can build it. 


Nick Marsden



With over 20 years of experience in the landscape industry, Nick is our resident expert on everything. When Nick is not managing crews and making sure everything runs smoothly, you can find him relaxing at home with his family, shooting hoops, or raising chickens.


Brett Harris

Design Manager


A true plantsman, Brett comes from a long line of green thumbs and loves to play in the dirt. When not working on other's gardens you can find him weeding his own, mountain biking, or traveling. Brett has earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture and is currently working toward his Landscape Architectural license with the State of Minnesota.


Gabe Long

Landscape Manager


Gabe is a master craftsman at all things landscape. Square edges and happy customers is what he is all about. Even outside of work, you can always find him tinkering on a project. 


Ryan Callahan

Carpentry Manager


Ryan knows his way around a tape measure and comes to River Heights with decades of experience in the construction industry. When not ripping fence boards or fastening pergolas, you can find him coaching youth sports or catching the latest Twins or Wild games. 


Joe Van den Berghe

Maintenance Manager


With 10+ years of experience in all things lawn care, Joe is our resident grass guru.  His low impact approach and experience shows through in the perfectly manicured sites he maintains. Joe can take your property from waking it up in the spring, to making sure it's ready for the winter and everything in between.   When not making sure your landscape is in tip top shape, you can find Joe out cruising back country roads on his motorcycle.


Maria Noga

Landscape Designer


Maria comes to River Heights as a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota with a keen eye for design and plantings. When not sketching ideas on paper she enjoys hiking, camping and all things outdoors. 


Lindsey Marsden

Office Manager


Lindsey keeps our accounts in order, the lights on, and bills paid. When she's not keeping us all in line, she's busy running our outdoor storage lot. Lindsey enjoys pickleball, camping and traveling with Nick and their three daughters.