Founded in 1980 by Larry Wander, LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc. started out with nothing more than a push mower and a pickup truck. Slowly, it gained popularity as a small business, cutting grass for local families and helping them care for their lawns. Since, its popularity has sky-rocketed and LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc has expanded into a full-service landscaping company, offering hardscape installations and commercial snowplowing, as well as regular landscape maintenance.
At its core, LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc believes in family. From Larry’s son – David Wander, Vice President – all the way down to little Carter Wander who helps to clean up leaves and snow, family has always been at the forefront of this organization. Home grown, the roots of this company are extensive, and they have been paramount in its success.
Left to right; Dennis Hinkler, Sean Duncan and David Wander enjoying
the company display at the 2013 Home and Garden Expo.
A pillar of his community, Larry Wander coached little league baseball for nearly 20 years, donating materials and services to the field even after leaving the position. In the early ‘90s, he also donated the installation of three soccer fields for Fort LeBoeuf. Continuing the spirit of community involvement that Larry began, LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc has since donated their landscaping services to multiple projects throughout Erie County, including the reality television sensation, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition alongside Maleno Builders in 2009. In 2013, services were offered to Diehl School to assist teachers, staff and students in the construction of a new playground, and the installation of a tree was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank in honor of food bank volunteer Cindy Soltys, who tragically lost her battle against cancer earlier that year.
More recently, in 2014, LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc. donated the design and installation of the Garden Retreat area at Belle Valley School, for which they received the Spirit of Millcreek Award from Millcreek Township for exemplifying the mission and beliefs of the district and in 2015, they teamed up with R.I. Lampus Company and 93.9 The Wolf to give away a patio installation worth an estimated $7,000 to one lucky winner!
LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc also contributes regularly to the LECOM Scholarship Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, Salvation Army, Erie City Mission, Perry Hi-Way Hose Co., American Legion, Fort LeBoeuf High School, Cops & Rodders and more.
What People Are Saying About Us
“Absolutely wonderful job on cleaning up our build site, finish grading, and lawn installation. Will definitely recommend you to everyone and we will be in contact this coming spring to finish our landscaping plans!"
Jewelee Liddell, October 2017
“They did a great job and will be doing business with them in the future. I have recommended them to my family and friends.
Carol Turner, June 2017
“You don't have to have a MAJOR project, WANDER & SON do the same GREAT job, big or small, I highly recommend them for all your outside needs.”
Mark Anthonyo, May 2016
“L.M. Wander & Son Landscaping You Do Beautiful Work.
Sarah Kahler, September 2015
“I always look forward to seeing pictures of the wonderful
work you do. Bravo and well done, keep up the good work.
General Manager, Dennis Hinkler, and Vice President David Wander receiving the Spirit of Millcreek Award for donating the design and installation of the Belle Valley School Garden Retreat in 2014, giving students the opportunity to grow vegetables and donate them to Second Harvest Food Bank.
In 2015, L.M. Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc. teamed up with R.I. Lampus Company and 93.9 The Wolf to give away a Paw Print Patio to one lucky winner. After a grueling reverse raffle, Tracy Clark from Pittsfield, PA took home the prize worth approximately $7,000!
Dennis Hinkler, David Wander and crew at the home being
remodeled for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The plaque that rests at the base of the tree donated to Second Harvest
Food Bank by LM Wander & Sons Landscaping, Inc.
The Wander team with the owner of local lawn care company, Team Turf, during
their customer appreciation dinner in November 2015.
Left to right; Dennis Hinkler, Erica Hinkler, Diane Riccardi, Echo Seiersen,
Karen Conklin, Mark Conklin, Amanda Wander, and David Wander.