CEO

Chris Clifton

  • Chris Clifton
  • CEO

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Leading an incredibly talented Team

Since Chris took ownership in 2009, Southview Design has grown its revenues by more than 600 percent, ranking it among the largest landscape firms in the Midwest. Chris attributes this growth to the fact that he took a solid organization with good people and good visibility and continued to invest in marketing the Southview brand.

Chris is a proponent of the idea that, while product excellence and customer service are important, nothing is more important than providing a great work environment for people who want to thrive and grow in the landscape business.


  • BBA in Finance from Stephen F Austin State University
  • MBA from Minnesota State University
  • I have owned and operated a variety of businesses over the years.
  • Minnesota is my adoptive home state. I’m originally from the Dallas area and have lived in various parts of the country.
  • In my spare time, I like to play tennis.

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Core Values

Building on our tradition of excellence. We strive to be the most respected landscape firm in the Upper Midwest.