Mr. Pratt has 14 years of experience in the Landscape Design Business. Doug started in Scottsdale, AZ where he owned and operated "Creative Nursery and Landscaping" for 6 years. While there, he furthered his landscaping knowledge while attending Arizona State University for Horticulture.
Returning to Michigan where he became a Master Gardner, he continued his landscaping career working as the Manager of a local Nursery in the Alpena area until he created PRATTScape, LLC in the Spring of 2005.
Designing and installing landscaping in Northern Michigan presents several challenges, one being “deer”. Doug has spent a lot of time researching and trying plants in areas to develop a large list of plants that works very well.
Doug is also a Licensed Michigan Real Estate Agent, which enhances his understanding of how a homeowner can raise their property value through landscaping and the importance of "Curb Appeal” when trying to sell.
PRATTScape, LLC was honored when it was voted "Sunrise Sides Top Landscape Designer for 2008". PRATTScape, LLC also was nominated in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
PRATTScape, LLC has grown quickly over the last 7 seasons due to the cost effective practices in designing and installation of quality landscaping, along with the large support of the community. 60% percent of each year’s business is repeat, from satisfied customers. The word of mouth advertising and recommendations from these customers has also brought new and exciting projects each year to challenge Doug’s designing. Doug goes to Trade Shows and Garden Shows in and outside the state each year to help him keep current on new trends.
Doug hires and trains a highly qualified staff that works with the upmost professionalism. The Crew always does its best to assure that the design installation, meets not only PRATTScape’s standard but also that of the HOMEOWNER.
PRATTScape, LLC believes in giving back to the community, so it is involved in "Relay for Life", Local 4-H and the MDA Telethon along with other wonderful charities.
PRATTScape, LLC works with other local premier company’s when partnering on projects. This helps Doug assure that the project will be completed on time and with the best product installed and services preformed.