Biographies


Michael Sidlowski - Founder

After starting Live Oak Landscape Contractors in 1989 to help pay for college, the graduate from Rutgers Landscape Architecture Program decided to follow his passion for plants and the living environment to create one of the area's finest landscape architecture and design/build firms. Michael's understanding of his client's desires is a large focus in the design process and has permeated down through all aspects of his business. The client-first approach has allowed Michael to work on projects ranging in size from the very small garden to over a million dollar landscape. Our client roster dates back to the founding years.

In addition to coaching his son's ice hockey team and his daughter's softball team, Michael is committed to many civic and charitable organizations including The Valerie Fund for children with cancer and blood disorders, Lupus Foundation and the ALS Association of America.

As a result of Michael's 25 plus years of experience, Live Oak Landscape Contractors has grown to over 80 employees. Many of our key team members have over 15 years of tenure.