Our People

The story of our success all starts with our people. From our production team to our office staff, our team of professionals is passionate about what they do. We pride ourselves on hiring the best personnel in the industry and that all starts with people who love doing what they do.

Our team consists of highly trained foremen, masons, horticulturists, and designers. Add to that a well-organized and efficient office staff, and the possibilities are endless. We work together as a team every day and we achieve success together as a team. It is our people’s dedication and commitment to creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes that have made our success.

The Team

  • Ben Kaufmann
    Controller
    (605) 351-4748

    Ben grew up in Sioux Falls, graduated from South Dakota State University, and spent five years in the Marine Corps. Once he moved back to Sioux Falls, he began working in the accounting field and went back to school through the University of South Dakota to earn his business degree with a major in accounting.  He is involved in a wide range of the day-to-day accounting functions at Weller Brothers. Ben and his wife, Molly, have two young kids, Roger and Camille, and three cats. In his free time, Ben enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.

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  • Ian Libby
    General Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Ian attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a degree in landscape architecture. He has been in the industry for 20 years and is passionate about building beautiful landscapes. His passion for customer service and satisfaction make him a great leader to his team. Ian and his wife Connie have two boys, Owen and Logan. Ian enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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  • Brent Weller
    Vice President & Minnesota Operations Manager
    (507) 884-8999

    Brent is the co-founder of Weller Brothers. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the production team and is also responsible for company-wide planning and logistics. His effort to provide the highest quality service in the industry has been a driving force behind the growth of the Weller Brothers name since the beginning. Brent and his wife Nikki are the proud parents of their daughter, Aria, and son William. Aside from spending time with family, he enjoys golfing with friends in the summer and hunting in the fall and winter.

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  • Jill Holt
    CFO
    (605) 351-4748

    Jill is originally from Miller, South Dakota. After high school, she went to the University of South Dakota where she got her business degree with a major in accounting. Jill is passionate about continuously learning and digging into the numbers to identify ways to improve efficiency and add value to the company. Jill’s no-nonsense but fun-loving attitude keeps everyone in the office in line. Jill and her husband Kory have three kids who are all active in sports. In her downtime, you can find her coaching her kids, spending time with family, and reading.

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  • Ron Peterson
    Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Ron grew up on a family farm in southern Minnesota. It was there that he developed his love for natural environments and the outdoors. He went on to study at South Dakota State University, where he obtained his degree in landscape architecture. His passion for the outdoors, art, and use of native plants shows in his unique designs, as well as at his home where he has cultivated vast patches of wildflowers and prairie grasses. Ron enjoys time with his wife and four children, gardening, traveling, and spending time in the outdoors.

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  • ReNae Hansen
    Office Administrator
    (605) 351-4748

    ReNae grew up in Sioux Falls and received a degree in business management from Nettleton College. Hers is the friendly voice that Weller Brothers customers hear when they call our Sioux Falls offices, and she says her favorite part of the job is helping our customers. Outside of work, she stays active and enjoys walking. She's the proud mom to four daughters, including a set of twins, and is engaged to her fiance, Stephen.

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  • Cole Jenkins
    Assistant Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Originally from central Minnesota, Cole moved to South Dakota to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University. Soon after graduating, he attended Southeast Technical Institute to study landscape design, furthering his education. His background in the industry, install experience, and passion for the outdoors are all recognizable in his work. Cole oversees each of his projects to maintain top quality standards and enjoys building customer relationships throughout. In his time outside of work, Cole can be found traveling, hiking, or spending time with his family. He and his wife Jordan have a daughter, Pippa, and reside in Sioux Falls.

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  • Cole Weller
    President & CEO
    (605) 351-4748

    Cole, with his brother Brent, co-founded Weller Brothers in 2001. He attended Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls where he studied landscape design. His passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces has set Weller Brothers apart from the competition in the design, construction, and maintenance of the most stunning backyards and properties in the region. He leads his team with passion and enthusiasm. Cole and his wife Kari have two daughters, Roslyn and Elouise, and a son, Whitaker. His hobbies are golfing, hunting, skiing, and traveling with his wife and kids.

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  • Bryce Bills
    Landscape Training Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Bryce’s love for the outdoors led him to graduate from South Dakota State University with a degree in landscape architecture in 2012. He is also certified as a South Dakota Nurseryman and ICPI installation. He started in the industry in 2007 as a production laborer, then became a landscape foreman/designer for eight years. His on-site and production experience led him into the Landscape Training Manager role. Bryce oversees projects from start to finish and helps foreman/production crew evolve projects into the master plans they’re intended to be. Outside of work, you can expect Bryce to be fishing, boating, playing sports, or hanging out with family and friends.

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  • Cam Meyer
    Senior Account Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Camrin grew up in northwest Iowa. He moved to Sioux Falls to study at Southeast Technical Institute, where he obtained his associate degree in sports turf management. He went on to work in the golf course industry after his schooling before he came to Weller Brothers. He brings vast knowledge and expertise to our maintenance division. He is passionate about helping customers and meeting new people. His golden doodle keeps him and his wife, Marissa, plenty busy. Cam enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and son Daxson.

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  • Brooke Harmer
    Business Support Specialist
    (605)-351-4748

    Brooke is a Sioux Falls native and graduated from South Dakota State University with degrees in business economics and entrepreneurial studies. Her favorite thing about working at Weller Brothers is helping out her teammates whenever they need it and keeping the office organized. Outside of work, Brooke spends time with family and friends and enjoys playing tennis in the summer.

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  • Luke Wixo
    Maintenance Business Development
    (605) 351-4748

    Luke’s love for the outdoors and lawn maintenance inspired him to pursue and obtain his associate degree in sports turf management and landscape design from Southeast Technical Institute. He is originally from Moorhead, Minnesota, and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to start his career. Luke has shown great leadership and enthusiasm from the first day he started with the Weller Brothers team. He brings vast knowledge to our maintenance department from his experience in the golf course industry. Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as playing golf.

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  • Chad Kasten
    Senior Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Chad grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and obtained his degree in landscape architecture from South Dakota State University with minors in business and horticulture. He began his landscape career in 2010 as a landscape foreman and has worked his way up to becoming a Senior Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers. He loves to design and manage one-of-a-kind landscapes for his customers to enjoy. When Chad is not dreaming up beautiful landscapes, he enjoys spending time with his family or hitting the golf links.

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  • Tim Hawks
    Safety & Training
    605-351-4748

    Tim grew up in Hendricks, MN on a farm and went to South Dakota State University for horticulture, business, and agronomy. He landed at Weller Brothers after working in landscaping in San Diego for more than five years. His favorite part of his job is working with customers to solve their landscaping problems and creating beautiful Christmas decor. Outside of work, he enjoys a good conversation over a fantastic cocktail.

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  • Matt Stadel
    Minnesota Landscape Project Manager
    (507) 884 8999

    Matt grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and obtained an associate degree in landscape design and horticulture from Southeast Technical Institute. Matt is a dedicated employee with strong attention to detail. Matt may have a quiet demeanor, but the quality of his work speaks for itself. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, particularly fishing and snowboarding.

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  • Ryan Benda
    Associate Account Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Ryan grew up on a farm and ranch in south-central South Dakota before attending Southeast Tech, where he tripled-majored in sports turf management, landscape design, and horticulture technology. With so many options for contractors and landscape service providers, Ryan is passionate about being part of a team that provides quality, honest, one-on-one relationships with clients. He enjoys meeting the specific needs of each client and providing the best possible solution. Outside of work, golf has a special place in Ryan's heart. He also enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his family. He and his "rockstar" wife Andrea have three children who keep them on their toes with activities and sports.

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  • Kirk Olson
    Associate Account Manager
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  • Kyle Warwick
    Associate Account Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Kyle is from Sioux Falls and graduated in 2015 with an associate degree in general studies from South Dakota State University. His favorite thing about the work he does at Weller Brothers is making our clients happy. He loves to see them excited about the work we have done to make their landscaping better than anyone else's. Outside of work, Kyle enjoys golfing, fishing, and hiking — any outdoor activities pique his interest!

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  • Jaden Miller
    Marketing Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Jaden is originally from Freeman, South Dakota, and graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a degree in media studies and journalism. Before joining the Weller Brothers team, she gained a variety of creative and marketing experience through operating a videography business, doing creative marketing for a non-profit in Uganda, and spending several years in the automotive marketing industry.

    In her work, she thrives within the intersection of creativity and data. At Weller Brothers, she loves the positive team culture and the high standards for exceptionalism.

    Outside of work, she and her husband Reece are either planning their next international adventure or snuggling with their cat, Georgia.

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  • Matt Anderson
    Minnesota Maintenance Production Manager / Lead Horticulturist
    (507) 884-8999

    Originally from Ostrander, MN, Matt has lived in Rochester since 1993 and obtained an associate's degree in horticulture from Rochester Community and Technical College.

    As Lead Horticulturist and Maintenance Production Manager of the Minnesota branch, Matt enjoys working with his coworkers and improving customers' outdoor spaces.

    He and his wife of nearly 20 years, Betsy, have two sons. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can catch Matt tearing up the pool and billiards table during Thursday night league.

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  • Michael Blazing
    PLA, Landscape Architect
    (507) 884-8999

    Michael graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in landscape architecture and environmental studies.

    He was drawn to this profession after spending much of his time outdoors while growing up on a small farm outside Rochester, MN. Initially working in civil engineering, he switched to residential landscape design in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. Utilizing his architectural, engineering, and environmental backgrounds, he enjoys working with homeowners to create unique solutions for their projects.

    Michael and his wife Maggie have two children, Remy and Neva. He spends his free time reading, curling, and kayaking with family and friends.

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  • Tyler Nelson
    Landscape Production Manager
    (605) 759-2930

    Tyler began his career in the green industry mowing lawns when he was in a pinch for a job during high school. He ended up falling in love with the industry and has worked his way up from a landscape technician, to a successful landscape foreman, to the Landscape Production Manager at our Sioux Falls location. Today, he oversees the construction of many of the large-scale beautiful landscape projects that Weller Brothers is known for. He loves to spend time with his wife, Katilin, and their daughter, Aubrey. He also enjoys fishing and hunting.

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  • Camron Rol
    Staff Accountant
    (605) 351-4748

    Camron hails from LeMars, IA (aka Ice Cream Land) and obtained his accounting degree from the University of South Dakota. He enjoys the culture at Weller Brothers and always provides a funny comment for any situation.

    In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, and spending time with his fiance and family.

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  • Delilah Brinker
    Staff Accountant
    605-351-4748

    Delilah hails from Dimock, SD and obtained her Accounting degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.

    In high school math was her favorite subject, so she knew she wanted to work with numbers, and that eventually led to the Weller Brothers admin team!

    In her free time, Delilah watches tv, walks her dog, works out, golfs, and spends time with family and friends.

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  • Ryan Myott
    Action Lawn & Tree
    (605) 498-9510
  • TJ Gniffke
    Action Lawn & Tree
    (605) 498-9510