Operations Manager

Jeff Lilja

  • Jeff Lilja
  • Operations Manager

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Skilled Landscaping Professional

I joined Southview Design in 2017. I love building positive long-lasting relationships with team members and clients. Working outdoors is a great bonus.

I'd say for anyone thinking about working in the industry, if you're passionate about working outdoors and being around plants, trees, etc. this is a great career to be in.


  • Went to Penn State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting
  • 23 years of experience
  • I have a Pesticide Applicators License
  • I was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, and have been in Minnesota for 10+ years
  • I live in Foley with my wife, Megan (who I met on a cruise ship in the Caribbean), and our three kids (Charlie, Ava, and Tyler) and a cat.
  • I enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking
  • A good day for me is seeing smiles on people's faces

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