The company was founded by Brian Abel on May 1, 1975, when Abel started doing small landscaping jobs while working alone out of a small garage. He soon hired Tom “Squint” Dilling and Steve Smith.  They are still working with him today.  The work force stands at about 15 in 2010. Snow Plowing raises it to about 25.


Brian Abel, President and Founder
Becky Wightman, Office Manager
Steve Smith, Superintendent
Tom Dilling, Lead Foreman
Mark Plowsky, Foreman


Our 50+ plus major pieces of equipment include semi tractors, quad axle and single-axle dump trucks, 4x4 rubber-tired loaders, bulldozers, tractor loader backhoes, grading tractors, skid steer loaders, trenchers, more than 20 trailers from semi to utility hydro seeders, and straw mulchers, and many attachments for the listed equipment.


Abel Landscaping provides lawn installation with hydro-mulch, traditional seeding, sodding, nursery stock, edging, Typar-cloth installation under stone, some 50 types of decorative stone and mulch, excavation, top soiling, stonework, walks, patios, retaining walls, construction of large ponds and snow removal.

Here are some larger noteworthy projects successfully completed by Abel Landscaping across the state:

Correctional Facilities:  Sturtevant, Taycheedah, Oshkosh, Mauston, Waupun, Fox Lake, Dodge County, Racine and Fond du Lac/Milwaukee County Jails.
Large Wastewater Treatment Facilities:  Ashland, Racine, Eau Claire, Milwaukee South Shore, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Waukesha, Sturgeon Bay, Fond du Lac, Sun Prairie, Brookfield, Maustin, Madison and Iowa City, Iowa.  Also, many smaller projects were handled by Abel Landscaping employees in Wisconsin.

Fond du Lac-area projects include the New High School, Marian College, Smith Field, Youth Baseball Complex, Fruth Field, The Johnson Street Corridor, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Area Visitors & Convention Bureau, Fire Stations, Water Plant, Menards, National Exchange Bank, Hometown Bank, Target, Shopko, Holiday Auto, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Peters Church, Chicago Tube and Iron, JF Ahern, Badger Liquor and the Public Library plus thousands of private homes.

Walmart Distribution Center -
Beaver Dam, WI
The contract was for $725,000.00. We completed the job in approx. 7 weeks. We also took care of our other customers during the same time frame.