President, Principal and Co-founder

    Rosborough Partners

    In 1991, Phil Rosborough, Partner, co-founded Rosborough Partners, Inc.

    Phil has taught ILCA design seminars and courses at the University of Illinois for many years; he also serves on the board of the Ragdale Foundation.  He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Phil has over 25 years of industry experience.  He is a Registered Landscape Architect in Illinois and Indiana.

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    Design Department Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Joe Haubert, Design Department Manager, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in 2008. While in college, he interned at ILT Vignocchi. After college he gained design experience while working at a Chicago based architecture firm, and project management experience working at a company in Dayton, OH.

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    Project Landscape Architect

    Rosborough Partners

    Chris Durley, Project Landscape Architect, has been with Rosborough Partners since 1994. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Chris is a Registered Landscape Architect in Illinois. He is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Landscape Architecture.

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    Landscape Designer

    Rosborough Partners


    Taylor joined the landscape design team at Rosborough Partners in 2016 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. As a student, she interned at a landscape architecture firm in Kansas City. Taylor’s goal as a landscape designer is to optimize the quality and creative potential of every one of her projects.

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    Residential Maintenance Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Jose Mercado, Residential Maintenance Manager, brings over 23 years of industry experience in residential maintenance. He conducts industry seminars at a variety of locations throughout the Chicago area, including the Chicago Botanic Gardens and College of Lake County. Jose holds a Pesticide License and is a Certified Landscape Technician in Maintenance and Installation.

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    Residential Account Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Katie, Residential Account Manager, joined Rosborough Partners in 2016 after years of experience in the landscape industry honing her design and client relationship skills. She graduated from Mississippi State University with her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, and immediately put that education to work providing design and account and project management for her clients. Katie is dedicated to providing exceptional service by partnering with clients to achieve their aesthetic, quality and budget goals.

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    Residential Maintenance Account Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Terri Thornton’s experience in Residential Landscape Management along Chicago’s North Shore and suburbs spans over 20 years. Terri’s strong background in perennial and native plants, combined with her enthusiasm to ensure client enjoyment of their home landscape environments, makes her a valuable asset to the Rosborough team.

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    Gabe Mercado, Fleet And Equipment Manager, has over 20 years experience in the landscape industry, and is Certified Landscape Technician certified in Construction and Maintenance.  He has attained a Pesticide License and has a commercial driver’s license.  Gabe strives for perfection, resulting in client satisfaction.

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    Construction Project Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Doug Swartz joined Rosborough Partners in 2018, bringing with him extensive landscape knowledge and experience, including construction supervision, estimating and operations. His attention to detail and superior customer service and communication skills ensures objectives are achieved and client expectations are exceeded.
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    Plant Health Care Department Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Lucio Torres, Plant Health Care Manager, began his career in the landscape industry in 2006, bringing his positive attitude to each day and every interaction.  Lucio is certified for turf by the ILCA, and holds licenses in Illinois and Wisconsin for turf, ornamentals, mosquito abatement and Right Away. Through continuous training and seminars, he stays up to date on pest problems and plant health concerns, including their current treatments and proper horticulture practices.  Lucio also works with the University of Illinois to resolve issues that arise. Our clients benefit from his expertise in plant health care as it protects their investment, and because the foundation of beautiful gardens is healthy plants.

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    IT/Facilities Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Kurt Hacke, IT/Facilities Manager, has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY. He’s worked in the green industry for almost 25 years in several capacities, and developed software to monitor plant availability and pricing from nurseries all over North America. Kurt is responsible for finding top quality plants for Rosborough Partners from the best nurseries in the country.  While not scouring the countryside for beautiful plants, he manages our production yard and handles our IT needs.