A Residential/Commercial Landscape Construction and Maintenance Firm

Who We Are

Altered Grounds is a firm with a vision founded on achieving excellence in service to our customers, while exceeding all expectations in the planning, execution, and delivery of landscape and construction projects in the communities we serve. We are dedicated to maximizing our customers’ investments, while working in a manner that is sensitive and respectful to our customers and their surrounding environment.

The company has now evolved into a full scale commercial and residential landscape firm. Offering both residential and commercial maintenance, landscape design, installation, and irrigation services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise, personal commitment, service, and attention to detail, allows us to deliver projects that maximize the long term value and beauty of your investments.

Why Choose Us

Altered Grounds will carefully perform an analysis of your needs and respond to each detail of your requirements, offering value added advice and guidance at each stage of your project. Our cost proposals are detailed to the smallest considerations, assuring you the most favorable quotes with value-added solutions for your landscape and site project objectives. Our success is a reflection of our experienced staff. Our integrated team consisting of design and project management support staff coupled with professional craftsmanship and service creates efficient and effective projects that are completed on a timely basis.

Eric Modeer CLP

  • 5 years as a Project Manager for a Residential Landscape Construction Co.
  • 3 years as Landscape Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Spa Dallas.
  • Founded Altered Grounds in 2001 upon graduating college. Built clientele through contacts via coaching youth soccer.
  • Eric is directly involved establishing and maintaining client relations. He is the lead designer, and is involved in all aspects of business operations.
  • BS in Business Administration and minor in Management from Southern Illinois University. 2-time All-Region player for the SIUE Men’s Soccer team.
  • Certified Landscape Professional
  • Certified Irrigator
  • Enjoys playing soccer, golf, fishing, and skiing.
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Chris Modeer, CGCS

  • Spent 15 years in the Golf Course Maintenance Industry as an Assistant and Superintendent at various courses in Arizona, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
  • Spent 4 years as Superintendent at CWV at the Four Seasons Resort.
  • Chris is the newest addition to the Altered Grounds team. Chris’ background in the turf grass industry make him a perfect fit to manage the maintenance division. His resposibilities include time management of crews, managing fertility and pesticide programs, and quality control.
  • BS in Turfgrass Science from Penn State University.
  • Certified Golf Course Superintendent
  • Chris is an avid golfer. He also enjoys fishing, camping, soccer, and spending time in the mountains.
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Our Team

Javier Pineda

Javier has over 14 years of experience in the landscape and nursery industry. He has been a part of Altered Grounds for over 5 years niw. Prior, he spent 3 years working for a large plant grower in South Texas. He also spent 7 years with various landscape companies doing maintenance. He is an expert shrub and tree pruner, and is constantly getting compliments from our clients. Javier has continued to develop his skills as a mason and hardscape installer, as well as managing the day to day operations of projects. Javier is a key member of the team and will play an important role as the company grows.

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Walter Ramirez

Walter has been in the landscape industry for over 15 years. He has been on the landscape team at Altered Grounds for over 3 years now. Walter has a great eye for seeing the detail on properties and has great leadership skills. Walter oversees a crew of 4, and manages all the day to day maintenance of properties.

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