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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    Rosborough Partners

    Blaine A. Owens joined Rosborough Partners, Inc. in 2004 as a full Partner with the firm. He has 30 years of industry experience with his education in Turfgrass Management. With his experience in Commercial Landscape Maintenance and Turfcare, he launched the Commercial Division in 2005.

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    Manager, Design Department

    Rosborough Partners

    As manager of the design department, Chris Durley 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

    Joe Haubert, Landscape Designer, 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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    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
    Residential Division

    Rosborough Partners

    Jose Mercado 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 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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    Residential Account Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Kathryn Rockett’s extensive and fascinating landscape experience began in the South of England in Surrey, where she worked in The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens in Wisley, which instilled in her a love of English gardens and natural rolling landscapes. There is a special enjoyment to this day every time she is able to incorporate that charming look and feel into landscapes. Kathryn’s passion for beautiful gardens is a benefit to her clients and an asset to Rosborough Partners.

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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.

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    Commercial Account Manager
    Commercial Maintenance Division

    Rosborough Partners

    Brock Williamson, Commercial Account Manager, has been in the industry for over 20 years. He holds a Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Landscape Technician in Maintenance.

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    Construction Department Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Steve joined Rosborough Partners in 2016 as Construction Department Manager, and brought with him over 25 years of landscape industry experience, most recently focused on design/build. Steve has spent years successfully developing and maintaining private residences in the Chicagoland area. His emphasis on business management, including organizational processes, scheduling, employee training, and client relations, ensures projects will be expertly managed with effective communication and attention to detail.

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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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    Fleet & Equipment Manager

    Rosborough Partners

    Gabe Mercado, Fleet & 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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    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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    Commercial Maintenance Manager/Snow Team Manager
    Commercial Division

    Rosborough Partners

    As the Commercial Maintenance Manager, Manuel Mercado brings over 25 years of industry experience maintaining and enhancing commercial properties. Manuel is also responsible for running Rosborough Partners snow removal operations. Many of the Commercial Foremen have proudly been an integral part of Manuel’s team for most of his career.

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    Commercial Business Development Coordinator
    Commercial Division

    Rosborough Partners

    Dawn Tecza, Commercial Business Development Coordinator, has been in the landscape industry for over 23 years, specializing in Landscape Management planning with a focus on utilizing resources and techniques to protect and create a sustainable, environmentally friendly surroundings.