Landscape Design

About Rivertown Landscapes

Remodeling and Home Design

About the Company

Rivertown Landscapes was established by Mike Mlnarik in 2003 to provide the Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas with quality, professional landscape design, installation, and maintenance services.

At Rivertown Landscapes, our landscape design philosophy is simple; it all starts with your wants and desires.  Beyond looks alone, your landscape design should be a hand-in-glove fit to your unique personality and lifestyle.  Our collaborative approach to landscape design truly sets us apart from others and leads to genuinely unique designs for living.

As we like to say, extraordinary design is in our nature. Make a statement with Rivertown Landscapes.

Landscape Designer

About the Designers

Mike Mlnarik

Mike Mlnarik has a passion for creating distinctive, breathtaking landscapes, and has been bringing his award-winning landscape designs to life since 1983.   A former founding partner of Grand Rapids Landscape, Mike attended Michigan State University's program in landscape horticulture and is a Certified Michigan Nurseryman, member of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, and a certified Natural Shoreline Professional.

A member of the Home and Builders' Association of Greater Grand Rapids, Mike has won several awards from the MNLA and HBAGGR for landscape design and currently serves as a board member and chairman of the education committee of the Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals.

  • Michigan Certified Nurseryman (MCN)
  • Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional (MCNSP)
  • Member - Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA)
  • Member - Home & Builders Assocation Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR)
  • Member - Rockford Chamber of Commerce
  • Member - Association of Professional Landscape Designers, APLD
  • Board Member - Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals

Employing a "hands-on" approach to landscaping, Mike will expertly guide you through each step of the process, from concept and design to installation and maintenance.  Mike believes that, "A landscape is a living, breathing declaration of personal style.  Each design is a product of close communication and flawless coordination.  Understanding each client's lifestyle and vision is the first step."

Dan Miller

Dan Miller is a licensed landscape architect with an extensive background in the design, build, and maintenance of high-end residential landscapes. A graduate of Michigan State University's Landscape Architecture program in 2001, Dan's progressive designs and awe-inspiring environments have been featured in numerous industry publications including TRENDS and Lawn and Landscape magazines.

Talented in the design of exceptionally built environments that exceed client expectations, Dan's designs integrate well within the surrounding site and architecture. Having worked on projects ranging from 5K to 2+ million, Dan possesses a wide-ranging knowledge of construction materials and methods to compliment his knowledge of plant materials and planting combinations for any condition.

  • Registered Landscape Architect (State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin)
  • CLARB Certified
  • 2x Mariani Landscape Employee of the Year
  • ILASLA Presidents Award, 2011
  • ILASLA Merit Award, 2012
  • ILCA GOLD Award, 2011 & 2012
  • ILCA Professionals Choice Award, 2010
  • Guest Speaker - 2011 Great Lakes Trade Expo

After spending the past 12 years with Mariani Landscape as Landscape Designer, Project Architect, and Design Studio Coordinator in the Chicagoland area, Dan has returned to his Michigan roots.

We are happy he did. Welcome home, and welcome to the Rivertown team Dan!

Learn more about Dan Miller in Introduction PDF

Award Winning Landscape Designer

Rivertown Landscapes is an award winning landscape design company, having won numerous state and local awards for its handcrafted landscape designs.

  • Winner - Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals Award for Landscape Over $15,000 (2011) ---- View Project
  • Winner - Michigan Nursery and Landscape Assocation Special Feature (1989, 1993, 1994, and 1996)
  • Winner - Home and Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids Sales and Marketing Council Best Site Harmony (1995, 1997, 2005, 2007, and 2008)
  • Winner - Home and Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids People's Choice Awards (1997 and 2007)

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a consultation please visit our request consultation page or contact us at 616.866.1700 for a no-obligation consultation.  We’ll perform an initial evaluation of the property and explain how Rivertown Landscapes can help make your landscape dreams become a reality.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers HBAGGR Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Rockford Chamber of Commerce Michigan Certified Nurserymen MCNSP

Proudly Serving West Michigan Including Grand Rapids, Rockford, Ada, East Grand Rapids, Cascade, Holland, Grand Haven, & Muskegon