“I have worked with Jim for almost ten years and have been so impressed with his professionalism and sincere desire to satisfy his clients. Jim is a true partner with a high level of integrity and perseverance. Jim always acts and responds on behalf of his customer and his customer's clients. He is someone you can trust and depend on all the time. His word is as good as gold and he is always accountable for his actions.
Jim chooses his employees well and assures they are trained in not only landscape maintenance but also in areas of professionalism and customer service. They are a direct reflection of him and the empire he has built. One would not think of a Landscaping business as an empire but Jim's company is full of the wealth of optimism, high quality workmanship, positive attitude, and willingness to satisfy and engage in positive customer relationships.
Jim Ratliff has committed many years of hard work, energy and time into Marquette Management. Many times putting our business before others he serves. We should be proud to have partnered with a vendor that has our best interest in mind at all times.”
“Land Technicians, Inc. exceeded my expectations. The design is superb and the quality of the shrubs is exceptional. Jim T. was fabulous to work with, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.”
Kathy and Steve E.
“I appreciated the fact that you called when you said you would and handled the project promptly”
Donna and Jim H.
“Sometimes we go through life taking things for granted but we don't take for granted the great job Jim Ratliff and Land Technicians has been doing for High Point, and all of the other MMI properties that entrust their landscaping to his company. Landscaping requires specialized service from time to time and Land Technicians has always been there to go above and beyond. Jim always” does an exception job, even when he is working with a limited budget. He always considers our budget, and is always looking for ways to save our properties money. In addition to the savings willingness to give us the exceptional work there are no complaints from their hard working team of professionals. The way they work is in close contact with us; with continuous follow-up and sharing their knowledge and experience with us for improvement ideas that has created for us a beautiful landscape that brings the "ooh's" and "aah's" from onlookers and has helped increased our-occupancy. We know we don't need to look any further than Highpoint’s landscaping to know Land Technicians does, what they promise.”
“I love my pond. Have customers call me – I can finish the sale!”
“Jim Tait was excellent. Hard-working crew.”
Oak Brook, IL
Mary Ann S.
“It has been a pleasure to do business with Land Technicians. Jim was extremely dependable, personable and knowledgeable. He is a true professional and an asset to your company. We look forward to working with him again.”
Bill and Rita M.
”When I think of Land Technicians two things come to mind: Customer Service and Accountability. Land Technicians exemplifies everything Marquette Management looks for in a vendor.
Two years ago when our Snow Removal crew dropped the ball, Land Technicians sent multiple crews our in the middle of the night to bail us out of what was a very out of control situation.
The outcome of all of Land Technicians efforts has been higher curb appeal at our properties, a greater peace of mind knowing, without a doubt, that Land Technicians will be there, and heightened expectations of our other vendors with regards to customer service by Land Technicians example.
Jim Ratliff and the staff at Land Technicians are people we all want our vendors to model themselves after.”
Eric Schmidt of Marquette Management
“We’re ready to have you back for the 3rd time…I’ll be calling soon! Lots of work for spring so we can enjoy it in the summer.”
“Mindy is wonderful! Replacements were readily done when needed. Thank you for her knowledge, thoroughness and friendship.”
Ed & Judy W.
Glen Ellyn, IL
“Jim Tait changed the design several times until we got exactly what we wanted. The job started on time as promised & was finished promptly. The one minor repair needed was completed in one day. I am so glad we found Land Technicians! You were a pleasure to work with!
“While I have overseen Green Trails and HighPoint through out the past 2 years, it has always been reassuring to have a vendor that I could depend on. We have had several bad experiences in the past with our previous snow removal and landscaping vendors. I could not remember having to spend so much time worrying about these things.
In January of 2001 made a call to Jim Ratliff, owner of Land Technicians, explaining to him how we were buried in 20 inches of snow and no where to go with it. Jim assured me he could get the necessary crew together and could be at Green Trails within a few hours to tackle this horrendous situation. His commitment to me was followed through immediately. He not only had trucks out to push the snow, he had bobcats, and front end loaders to remove the snow from the property. It took Jim and his crew nearly 24 hours to complete the clean up, but they did it. Jim was there when I needed him, two years later Jim still continues to follow up with all the commitments to our properties and me. It is certainly reassuring to know that Jim and his staff are there for us.”
Land Technicians starts with and invests in Relationships! There is always great communication and constant follow-ups to make sure our needs our met.
A few years ago we made the decision to partner with another vendor, and when that fell through, Jim picked up within hours of being called and took on those contracts at the same cost. Saving the properties not only from inflated expenses, but also irate residents. Never missing a beat Jim and his staff "Make a Difference", and that is why we have referred to him as our Lifesaver.
The High Point Staffing
Dear Highpoint Staff,
We want to thank you for the beautiful job that is being done by the landscapers this summer. In the past years, we would get so angry by the "butcher" job being done on the bushes in the front of our apartment. The workers didn't care how it looked, but we certainly did, it's our home.
This year they did an excellent job, they took care and it is beautiful!
We were very impressed with the way the landscapers planted the flowers this season. The plants were spaced evenly and in straight lines! There are a lot of flowers here at HighPoint, and we appreciate that.
The day lilies were spectacular this year. We heard many positive comments about the lilies from other residents also.
Thank you for finding and hiring the right landscaping company that care enough to do the job right, and to make High Pint the beautifully place it is.
Mr. & Mrs. John Barbush
“Your Crew & your style were so far above other Landscape Companies we’ve used and/or interviewed. You listened to what our goals were and put them into reality. Love the result!”
Albert & Mary Etta L.
St. Charles, IL