Our People

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

Our team consists of highly trained foreman, 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 has made our success.

The Team

  • 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 backyards has set Weller Brothers apart from the competition in the design and construction of the most stunning backyards in the region. He leads the design and sales team as well as the office staff with passion and enthusiasm. Cole and his wife Kari have two daughters, Roslyn and Elouise. His hobbies are golfing, hunting, skiing, and spending time at the lake.

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  • Brent Weller
    Vice President & COO
    (507) 884-8999

    Brent is the co-founder of Weller Brothers. He oversees 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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  • 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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  • Jill Holt
    CFO
    (605) 351-4748

    Jill is originally from Miller, South Dakota. After high school she went on 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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  • Ben Kaufmann
    Accountant
    (605) 351-4748

    Ben grew up in Sioux Falls, graduated from South Dakota State University, and spent 5 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 with 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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  • Charlie Moberg
    Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Charlie grew up west of the Twin Cities. He began landscaping in high school and very quickly became passionate about the industry. Charlie went on to the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a degree in horticulture and landscape design. His passion and over 20 years of experience makes Charlie’s designs beautiful, functional and timeless. Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife, Marit and their three children as well as hunting, boating, fishing and hiking.

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  • Chad Kasten
    Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Chad obtained his degree in Landscape Architecture from South Dakota State University in 2009. He is also a South Dakota State Nurseryman. He began in the industry as a Landscape Foreman and continues to enjoy a day or two a week on the job site. He has a knack for designing beautiful outdoor living spaces and uses his vast knowledge of plant material to set his designs apart from the rest. Chad oversees the installation of all of his designs to ensure his finished product is second to none. He enjoys photography and golf when he isn’t dreaming up beautiful backyard designs.

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  • Ron Peterson
    Landscape Designer
    (605) 351-4748

    Ron grew up on a family farm in southern Minnesota. It was there, at an early age, where he developed his love for natural environments and the outdoors. He went on to study at SDSU where he obtained his degree in Landscape Architecture. His passion for the outdoors shows in his unique designs as well as at his home where he has cultivated vast patches of different wildflower and prairie grass varieties. Ron enjoys time with his wife and four children, especially in the outdoors.

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  • Grant Nustad
    Landscape Production Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    I'm a South Dakotan and a proud veteran of our Armed Forces, honorably serving 4 years in the United States Air Force.  After graduating from the original Washington Senior High School commonly known as the "the Rock".  The next step for me was to achieve an Associates Degree through Southeast Technical Institute prior to joining the Air Force. I later finished my academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.  My career path has led me to where I am today.  I enjoy the industry of construction and really enjoy seeing the finish product of a landscaping project.  It is important to continually look for ways to gain industry knowledge, friendships and connect with business colleagues to find ways to challenge myself to strive towards excellence.  I married my high school sweetheart over 27 years ago, we have four children ranging in ages from 14 to 22. As the Landscape Production Manager, I will be a part of your project, from the pre-construction meeting to the exciting final walk through.

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

    Bryce’s love for the outdoors led him to graduate SDSU 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 8 years. His on-site and production experience led him into the Landscape Training Manager. 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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  • Cole Jenkins
    Commercial Estimator
    (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 of industry, install experience, and passion for the outdoors are all recognizable in his work. Cole oversees and installs 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 reside in Sioux Falls.

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  • Luke Wixo
    Maintenance Account Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Luke’s love for the outdoors and lawn maintenance inspired him to pursue and obtain his Associate’s 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 two daughters, as well as playing golf.

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

    Camrin grew up in Northwest Iowa. He moved to Sioux Falls to study Turf Management at Southeast Technical Institute where we obtained his Associates 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 Goldendoodle keeps he and his wife, Marissa, plenty busy. Cam enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

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  • Amanda Beck
    Maintenance Production Manager
    (605) 351-4748

    Amanda is originally from Fergus Falls, Minnesota and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2010 with a degree in Horticulture. She first joined the Weller Brothers team as a Horticulturist before her promotion to Maintenance Production Manager where she uses her passion for the industry to successfully lead the maintenance team. Amanda is also a part-time teacher in the Horticulture Department at Southeast Technical Institute. In their free time, Amanda and her husband Dan enjoy working in their extensive home gardens and camping.

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  • Daryl Hunt
    Mechanic