About the Team

Professional Experts By Your Side

Jacob Basnett, Jeff Smith and Charlie Vickers founded Landscape Design Solutions in 2011.

 

" Be Honest, Ethical, Creative and Innovative"

 

We feel managing our company around these four principle's will help our business grow and flourish. We surround ourselves with leading industry professionals that share these same principals. 

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Jeff Smith

Owner/Maintenance and Sales

  • 22 Years in the landscape Industry

  • The Ohio State University-  B.S. in Agriculture,  Majoring in Horticulture Degree

  • The Ohio State University Minor in Construction Management

Jacob Basnett

Owner/Design and Sales

  • 30 years in the Landscape Industry 

  • Columbus State C.C. - A.S. Landscape Design Degree

  • Franklin University - B.S. Business Management Degree

  • Attended The Ohio State University - Landscape Architecture and  Landscape Horticulture 1992-1995

  • Columbus Landscape Association Past President 2009, 2011, and 2016

  • Columbus Landscape Association Board Member 2003-2017, 2019-Present

  • Columbus Landscape Association Home and Garden Show Chairman 2018

  • Columbus Landscape Association Home and Garden Show Assistant Chair 2017

  • HIC License - City of Columbus

  • General Contractor License - City of Columbus

  • (ICPI) Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Certified Installer

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Charlie Vickers

Owner/Construction Production Manager

  • 19 Years in the Landscape Industry 

  • Attended CSCC-Landscape Design/Build Program

  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician since 2008

  • (ICPI) Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Certified Installer

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Mat Kaufman

Maintenance Production Manager

  • 18 Years in the landscape Industry

  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician since 2010

  • Certified through the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a trained serviceman and applicator

  • Certified in Irrigation Backflow by the Ohio Department of Commerce

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Greg Gilbertsen

Landscape Sales and Design

  • 8 Years in the landscape Industry

  • Michigan Technical University - B.S. Forestry and Soil Science Degree

  • Columbus State C.C. - A.S. Landscape Design Degree