karen filloon


Karen Filloon

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Office (651) 203-3004
Mobile (612) 282-8834


Excelsior Crossings Receives NALP Silver Award of Excellence

Aug 24, 2023

​​Southview Design is proud to announce it has been awarded a Silver Award of Excellence by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Mariani Landscape announces The Mariani Premier Group

May 24, 2023

Lake Buff, IL – Mariani Landscape announced today the launch of the Mariani Premier Group, a first-of-its-kind national platform supporting a growing family of the country’s top landscaping companies.

Mariani Landscape Announces Acquisition of Southview Design

Apr 27, 2023

Lake Bluff, IL - Mariani Landscape, a leader in the residential landscape industry, has announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based landscaping firm, Southview Design.

Wetland Overlook Receives MNLA Award for Excellence in Landscaping

Dec 14, 2022

Southview Design was honored in 2023 by the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association with an Award for Excellence in Landscape.

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With more than 210 employees during the landscape season, Southview Design provides residential and commercial landscape design, construction, and maintenance services. Founded in 1978, the company has completed over 8,500 landscaping projects. Southview's landscape designs have garnered awards from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, the Minnesota Chapter of NARI, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and Professional Remodeler Magazine.

In 2023, the company was #78 on Lawn & Landscape magazine's Top 100 list and ranked #80 on Landscape Management Magazine's LM150 List.

In 2023, Southview Design joined the Mariani Premier Group. Founded by green industry pioneer Frank Mariani, the Mariani Premier Group is a collection of the finest landscaping companies across the country, with the singular goal of creating and caring for unparalleled outdoor living spaces for our clients. By joining together as a “family of family companies”, our founding companies share the best practices in landscape design, construction, maintenance, and stewardship. We use our combined scale to gain priority access to new technologies and preferred materials. Most importantly, the Mariani Premier Group works together to attract, develop, and reward top talent in the industry.

Headquarters: St. Paul, MN
Phone: (651) 203-3000
Founded: 1978
Primary Business: Landscape Design | Build | Maintain
Ownership: Privately held
Employees: 100 during the winter months; more than 230 during the landscape installation season
Customers: Over 8,500 customers throughout the Twin Cities area
Website: www.southviewdesign.com

Management Team

President / Partner: Ryan Slipka
Vice President, Finance & Administration: Jenny Pelant
Vice President of Operations: Chris Petree
Vice President of Design/Build Sales: Justin Dorschied
Vice President of Landscape Care Sales: Theo Lenneman
Director of Human Resources: Rebecca Moreno
Landscape Designer / Partner: Josh Koller